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My Run In With Mandy Patinkin

My Run In With Mandy Patinkin

Last Sunday I had the pleasure of attending Mandy Patinkin’s concert with the Pasadena Pops Orchestra at the Ford Amphitheatre. Mandy Patinkin, for those of you non-musical-theatre nerds out there, has had a long career originating some of musical theatre’s most monumental roles on Broadway for composers such as Stephen Sondheim and Andrew Lloyd Webber. … Continue reading

The Graceful Glossies

The Graceful Glossies

Living in Los Angeles, I frequently find myself surrounded by beautiful exteriors. And I ain’t talkin buildings. And I’m not really talking about the beautiful people either. Though there are plenty of those walking around too. I’m talking about the people who seem to have it all together. They are always perfectly dressed for wherever … Continue reading

That’s What Friends Are For

That’s What Friends Are For

“I just ate a piece of dried orzo as though that were the kind of thing that belonged in my mouth,” said Marah. We were prepping for a bridal shower we were throwing that day. We had done an amazing job of pre-prep the day before, chopping veggies, arranging flowers, laying out platters & hanging … Continue reading

Pregnant, Not Fat

Pregnant, Not Fat

Well the cat is out of the bag, or rather the belly is out of the pants…I’m pregnant! Cue the trumpets and the parade already. Jon & I are very excited to be welcoming a new addition to our family this September. There’s all sorts of anxieties that come with the idea of bringing a … Continue reading

One Hand In The Air For The Big City

One Hand In The Air For The Big City

New York New York truly is a wonderful town. Last week, me and the husby traveled across the country for a little well-deserved vacation in New York. We had a great time–cramming so much into our 3 1/2 days that we left feeling satisfied, and a little exhausted. Vacations are for rest and relaxation. They … Continue reading

My Tailor Is My New Bestie

My Tailor Is My New Bestie

I first learned about the concept of regular everyday people visiting a tailor for their regular everyday needs several years ago when I began my obsession with the TLC show “What Not To Wear.” On the show, stylists Stacy London & Clinton Kelly surprise their “client” for the week with the promise of a whole … Continue reading

Lord Chocolamort

Lord Chocolamort

You guys my pantry is talking to me again. And my refrigerator. And my delivery menus. Oh boy. It’s been a long week. Sometimes I just want to eat. I want to eat a lot of something. And that something is most likely sugar based–the sweet or salty variety will do as long as there’s … Continue reading

The Zen Forage Dash

The Zen Forage Dash

Well, life continues to be busy for me this week. And while I do still eat from my fully stocked freezer, I’ll admit to dipping into my wallet and eating out in order to feed myself when needed. This week, it was a splurge dinner in between meetings to one of my favorite local restaurants … Continue reading

Fat Cow

Fat Cow

Yesterday I decided to treat myself to lunch. I had just gotten out of my improv class and had some errands to run at The Grove (which is an obnoxious word for “outdoor mall” here in LA) so I decided to check out some of the new restaurants there I’d been hearing about. After being … Continue reading

Girls! Girls! Girls!

Girls! Girls! Girls!

“I promised myself that if I ever got this chance, I would thank Chad Lowe.” This is why I love Lena Dunham. Among other reasons. Namely her honest, funny, weird, outrageous HBO show, “Girls,” for which she won Best Actress & Best TV Series—Comedy or Musical at this past weekend’s Golden Globes.  But the awards … Continue reading