Archive for February, 2009

A Sweet Design – Celebrating the Good Things in Life

A Sweet Design – Celebrating the Good Things in Life

By Adréana Robbins “Cake is our passion… Our clients the inspiration,” says Joeleen Medina, owner and founder of A Sweet Design Custom Cake Studio. “It gives me the greatest joy to celebrate the good things in life,” adds Medina. This 30-year-old entrepreneur was classically trained at the California School of Culinary Arts, Le Cordon Bleu […]

LA Chiro Spa & Wellness Clinic

LA Chiro Spa & Wellness Clinic

By Jessica Sheppard Dr. Dana Zappala has practiced as a chiropractor for over 20 years in Southern California. Dr. Zappala’s Clinic and Spa in Sherman Oaks has been open for over 12 years and is truly a gem, hidden and unknown to most, except to a lucky group. A sanctuary for all those who want […]

Worthless Words

Loyal readers of this space know that periodically I will go off the deep end on the use, or rather the misuse, of words and phrases in our “enlightened” society. One of the most bothersome phrases to my ears in recent years has been the “I was like” phrase, which started with young inarticulate teens, […]

All Things are Possible if You Only Believe

Dear Sweet Spirits, this column is about how your dreams can come true. If you want something badly enough, visualize it and believe in it strongly enough, it may well materialize. The other evening I was invited to a black tie dinner party in honor of the hostess, and for my great friend, Princess Magda […]

High Tech Los Angeles — A Personalized College Preparatory High School with State-of-the-Art Technology

High Tech Los Angeles — A Personalized College Preparatory High School with State-of-the-Art Technology

By Adréana Robbins High Tech Los Angeles (HTLA) is a diverse community of active learners dedicated to fusing traditional academic subjects with real-world, technical applications and problem solving skills. The 320 students (in grades 9-12) are productive, self-directed learners, engaged in rigorous work. HTLA’s secured campus and strong community focus prepares students to be motivated, […]

Magic Time

Magic Time

I want to talk about this magical time for local entertainment. Did I ever tell you that I was a Magician’s Assistant? In 1960, I was hired by Mark Wilson for Saturday morning TV show on CBS called “The Magic Land of Allikazam.” Two years of sqwinching into little boxes, levitating or being sawed in […]

Learn the Craft of Songwriting (Part 2)

I’d like to begin this column with a Merriam Webster Dictionary definition of one of the most misused words in our business, and that word is “art.” As in “your art,” “his/her art,” and “their art,” etc. So, here’s the dictionary definition: Art, noun. 1. Skill acquired by experience or study, 2. A branch of […]

Community Calendar

February 25 “Twilight” A Solo Installation- is showing now through April 23 in the Large Gallery of the Vincent Price Art Museum. On Wednesday, an Artist’s Talk will be held at 7:30 p.m. Gallery hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. and Thursday noon to 7 p.m. For more information, […]

Vortex Wellness & Aesthetics Offers Weight-Loss Program with Proven Success

Vortex Wellness & Aesthetics Offers Weight-Loss Program with Proven Success

  When Dr. Darryl Harris relocated to Los Angeles from Texas in 2007 after getting married, he knew that he had enough of delivering babies, over 4,000 in 6 years. He also knew that he wanted to pursue his passion for cosmetic surgery, weight-loss and women’s health. Once settled, his wife Rikki Hughes-Harris, a successful […]

Oksana’s School of Music Offers Lessons in All Areas of the Performing Arts for All Ages

Oksana’s School of Music Offers Lessons in All Areas of the Performing Arts for All Ages

Renowned pianist, composer and environmental advocate Oksana Kolesnikova, popularly known as the “people’s pianist,” is currently taking on another title just as inspiring. As founder of Oksana’s School of Music, Ms. Kolesnikova will be adding the role of teacher to her list of impressive credentials. Offering a balance in all facets of the performing arts […]