The Museum Of Awkward Family Photos

Last night the California Heritage Museum hosted the opening of an exhibit featuring a collection of Awkward Family Photos which have been featured on the hugely popular website of the same name. As I may have mentioned before here on the blog, my good friend Adriana submitted one of her childhood photos to the site many years ago and it remains one of the most popular photos on the site. Adriana was in attendance at last night’s exhibit opening and she happily posed alongside her photo on display. She was also interviewed by a news station about her inclusion in the world of Awkward Family Photos. Click below to see photos of Adriana at the California Heritage Museum last night and learn more about the Awkward Family Photos exhibit which will be on display until July. More »

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For The Record: ‘Tarantino’ RULES!

Last night I was invited to the opening night performance of For The Record: Tarantino at DBA nightclub in West Hollywood, CA and I had the best time ever. Tarantino is a fantastic production where songs and scenes from various Quentin Tarantino movies are performed in an interwoven fashion that makes all the sense in the world when you see it live. Who knew that the themes of violence, comedy and music that exist in Tarantino‘s body of work could be reconfigured into a a clever live show? I was really amazed by the strong vocal performances and the inventive stage direction. I spent a lot of time just marveling at how brilliant the whole concept of this show truly is. Needless to say, I had a great time last night and I can’t wait to go back and see it again. More »

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An Evening With ‘Tarantino’

Last Summer I was invited to a performance of a show called For The Record: Baz Luhrmann in Concert which was made up of scenes and songs from Luhrmann‘s collection of films. Tonight, I have been invited to attend the opening of the troupe’s new show For The Record: Tarantino which will be made up of various scenes and songs from Quentin Tarantino‘s movie catalog … and I couldn’t be more excited! I was so impressed with the Baz Luhrmann show that I know this new Tarantino show will be equally amazing. More »

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Fashion Designer Jay Ott Has Gone Missing

This isn’t the sort of thing that I usually post on the blog but in an effort to help spread word as widely as possible, I feel compelled to share this information with all of you. New York fashion designer Jay Ott was last seen in his Brooklyn, NY neighborhood of Bushwick last Saturday and hasn’t been seen or heard from since. Family and friends are frantic for any information regarding his whereabouts so people are doing whatever they can to try find him as quickly as possible. By sharing his photo and the information on the flyer below, the hope is that someone may have information about where Jay may be. Please take the time to see the flyer below to learn more. More »

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The ‘New Girl’ On The Block

Alas … my time here at the beach is quickly coming to an end. My dear friends Emma and Josh will be returning home from their holiday later tonight … which means I have to pack up my bags and return home — far from the sunny warmth of Manhattan Beach. Sigh. I have had a really great time maxin’ and relaxin’ here on my mini-vacay for the past two weeks but as with all good things, my short holiday from the city must come to an end. I did my best to enjoy my final night alone here at the beach. I spent some time outside, hung out at the beach for a while, went out for a drink, came home with a pizza. I also started binge-watching a new show. On the advice of Prince and my BFF Sarah, I decided to start watching New Girl. I started with season 1 and am just about ready to start season 2. I have to admit, the show is pretty funny. More »

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Celebrating The Birth Of Caleb

Last night a bunch of us got together at a bar called Wolf and Crane in Little Tokyo last night to celebrate my good friend Caleb’s birthday. Even tho it was a Monday night, we had to gather together to celebrate Caleb’s day. Even tho he’s not really big on showy attention, it was nice to see so many people together in the same place to heap all of our love on the birthday boy. More »

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A Venture Into The Valley

Yesterday afternoon, after I ran a few errands, I made the LONG trek into the San Fernando Valley to meet up with and have dinner with my friends Gillian and Tim at one of my fave suburban eateries. Because I live on the LA side of the hill, I don’t have much access to the chain restaurants that I cannot help but love so whenever I get the chance to hang out with Gillian and Tim, we make plans to have dinner at a fun place. Yes, folks, I’m a Chili’s fan … I can’t help it. I’m happy to relay that my yearly visit to The Valley was really fun not only because of the food but because I got to spend time with a couple of very dear friends. More »

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Movie Review: ‘Muppets Most Wanted’

Last night my friends and I made our way to the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood, CA for a showing of Muppets Most Wanted. Because the Disney-owned El Capitan is THE only place to see Disney films in LA, we wanted to make sure that we got tix to see the movie on opening night … despite the crazed franticness of being on Hollywood Blvd. on a Friday night. Before every movie showing at the El Cap, the audience is treated to a live performance of music by the theater’s in house organist. Before the Muppets movie last night, there was an actual Muppets show on stage to kick off the fun. I am very happy to say that Muppets Most Wanted is an excellent film, one that surpassed the last Muppets movie. More »

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Got It Made In Manhattan

Late last night, I packed up my bag and made the LONG trek back up to LA to spend the weekend in my own home after spending a few days maxing and relaxing in Manhattan Beach, CA where I’ve been housesitting. Altho I’ve been mostly working while in MB, I did take some time to make my way down to the beach to recharge my soul with the warmth of the sun and the smell of the ocean air. The temps were a bit chilly yesterday but it was a gloriously beautiful day at the beach. More »

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‘The Killing’ Me Softly

A couple of days ago, hungry for a new TV series to binge on, I started watching season 1 of the AMC series The Killing on Netflix. I had heard good things over the years about the show and because I’m such a big fan of the FX series The Bridge, I figured that I might like The Killing just as much. I managed to watch all 13 episodes of season 1 and about half of season 2. Overall, I like the show a lot. The characters are compelling and the dark & moody episodes are well filmed. The Killing is far from a perfect show, tho. I’m invested enough to watch the entire series but I must admit that there are a few things about the show that I do not like at all. More »

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