Archive for the 'Writers' Category



Summer Wedding Weekend in New Orleans

Published on July 8, 2014

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Since I have been missing New Orleans an awful lot lately, I was thrilled to receive an invitation to a wedding from my friend Danette and her longtime love Randy. Met through mutual friends in Los Angeles, I’ve known Danette since I lived in New Orleans, where she brought her musician friend Phil (who plays [...]


A New World with Melissa de la Cruz’s The Ring and The Crown

Published on February 28, 2014

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A wonderful part of blogging is that one never knows where the road will lead, as with attending events – one is often not familiar with the host. I found this to be particularly true on Wednesday when I entered the Boardroom at the Peninsula to join a Royal Tea party to launch The Ring [...]


Getting Back with Author Heather Porter and Jenny McCarthy

Published on June 5, 2012

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I had such a great afternoon at the Peninsula recently celebrating the publication of Heather Porter’s new book Body Back. When we last met, Heather was just finishing up the book, and I had a lot of fun learning about what life is like for a glamorous English mom living in Dubai, along with some [...]


Announcing – Three new ways for me to overshare!

Published on June 13, 2011

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I am so honored to be asked to contribute to two new sites for women and moms! You may have noticed on Twitter that I wrote posts for GalTime and MomsLA over the weekend, covering Kidstock and L’Enfant Terrible’s Fun Festival of Tragedy. I am really excited to be able to share more of the [...]


Another rockstar from the Citymommies

Published on February 8, 2010

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Linda Knight is fellow poster from Citymommy. I always enjoy her perspectives and was thrilled to find that she wrote this commercial that debuted yesterday at the SuperBowl. When I saw the spot yesterday I nearly died when I saw Sockmonkey riding a mechanical bull. That kind of stuff could have Ashton Kutcher shreiking “AWESOME!” [...]


And the Winners are:

Published on February 23, 2009

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For a funny recap, check this out. The list of the 2009 Academy Award Winners is as follows…
ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Sean Penn – Milk
ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Heath Ledger – The Dark Knight
ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Kate Winslet – The Reader
ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Penelope Cruz – Vicky Cristina Barcelona
ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
Wall-E
DIRECTING
Danny Boyle – [...]


Mamma Glamma

Published on October 17, 2008

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L’Oreal Paris Studio at the Beverly Center was the place for the book launch of Mompreneur Nina Sutton last Friday evening. The Chic Mom’s Guide to Feeling Fabulous is Sutton’s “actionable” advice on how to feel chic after everything has changed. Reading through the book and clicking around her site gives one the idea that [...]


Abundance of riches – torpor of spirit

Published on August 3, 2008

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Right now I have a couple of hours to do anything I want to do. I have before me:
• Beverly Hills Community Services Bulletin – and pore over pages six and seven – I can stress about whether the Critter is properly stimulated prior to entering preschool.
• Read
I, Rhoda Manning, Go Hunting with my Daddy
, by Ellen [...]


Robert L. Williams is bona fide

Published on May 9, 2008

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God I’ve known this guy forever! We went to the same elementary school, even – and I can remember the first time he visited me in the dorm at Millsaps College, bearing gifts of Burger King and Virginia Slims. We were thespians and members of the Alpha Psi Omega, [...]


It almost never happens…

Published on May 5, 2008

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…that there is not a line a block long at Sprinkles, the cupcake factory that has captured and addicted millions. In spite of the fact that I live a mere five minute walk from there, I never go, because I truly could bake cupcakes in the amount of time it would take to stand in [...]