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Suzanne Sommers and Me

January 18, 2009

I had a very long, very real dream that involved living in Malibu, me running in running shoes, sweatpants, t-shir, baseball cap and running into a plethora of celebrities as I make my way home. I know, how can that be realistic? Me, in sweatpants and a baseball cap running? The strange thing about the celebrities were that they were mostly TV actors – I do not have…

Love/Hate Los Angeles

September 9, 2006

Things I love about living in Santa Monica/Los Angeles: – living 6 blocks from the beach. – Never having to use my car because I can walk to Whole Foods, a favourite cafe, the post, shopping, the beach, the bank – having California near the top of those pull down address menus – Not needing air conditioning – The weather (72F most days with cool nights) – Luke…

Dependent LA Life

January 22, 2006

One of the best blogs I’ve read in a really, really long time. Her take on L.A. is especially comforting: You don’t so much live in Los Angeles as cohabitate. And you fight sometimes, and then you make up, and sometimes you really REALLY want to leave each other. Or cheat on each other. Then you cry in your vodka martini and say, Baby, I’ll never leave you.…

Hollywood Life

January 16, 2006

I’ve worked on Hollywood movie sets for over ten years and the last year, since living in the Los Angeles area, been more heavily involved. I started with the top people, met more along the way, work with a-listers, chat them up at the local cafe, wave hi to them in Brentwood and generally have seen pretty much everyone. The only time I’ve ever been tongue tied was…

Los Angeles

November 17, 2005

Driving down Wilshire, horns honking continuously from Mercedes cars with cell phone drivers. Negotiating six lanes of traffic like you’re sipping coffee. Getting your hair done with Charlize, your hair dresser is your friend and your facialist is on speed dial. Lunching with Jennifer, giving Tori Amos advice at the grocer, getting advice from Ellen on not waiting for anything, running into Orlando so much he starts to…

California Girls Trip

September 27, 2005

On Tuesday afternoon she arrived in simple jeans, t-shirt and flip flops and I with tired eyes and a drained personality. Little did we’d know that this trip would change us both enormously. The first order of business after leaving the airport was to fuel ourselves at Whole Foods for lunch before hitting the Pacific Coast Highway for our two nights in Santa Barbara. After with drinks and…

Hollywoodland

April 10, 2005

Tonight was my first big Hollywood event; a dress was bought, heels went on and a little lipgloss was swiped. After being terribly sick for the past week and inside on the couch for most of it, getting a chance to go out was welcomed. And although I’d been to the Beverly Hills Hotel on several occasions (their soda fountain restaurant has the best burger in town, I…

Finding balance

January 25, 2005

Since moving into my flat on the 7th, I’ve been go, go, go every day. New place here, new place there, do this chore, that one, get this, get that. I was literally running myself down by doing so much. Yet I couldn’t slow down because there was so much to do and I was loving all that I was doing. But my body and sanity required that…

Why LA Living

January 18, 2005

There’s been a lot of questions about why I, a girl who adores simplicity, authenticity and a European lifestyle would move to L.A. – a place where everything seems to go against all that I write about. People have been wondering why I would make such a move and if it’s because I’m now buying into some kind of lifestyle. The truth is, I moved for two reasons:…

Feeling home.

January 11, 2005

After two weeks of non-stop storms and record rains, the sun came out and I decided to make use of it since I have not been able to wander since moving here. Being close to the charming Montana Street here in Santa Monica has it’s benefits – a quick walk and I was sipping tea to fight of the forceful winds that were taking down palm trees everywhere.…

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