Archive for April, 2010

APRIL IN PARIS: Part II

APRIL IN PARIS: Part II

DATELINE PARIS: I want to talk about another charming small hotel, and a historically great dining spot. (We escaped airline drama and have been “train-ing,” thanks to our wonderful Eurail Pass from ACPRail – check them out online!) While lolling in our Hotel d’Aubusson’s spa bathtub, bubbling away after seemingly walking the Paris marathon, I […]

The Electric Motorcycle is Here

The Electric Motorcycle is Here

I’ve ridden motorcycles all my adult life. The reason I like them is probably evenly split between the fact that I enjoy mechanical things, and that they’re so much fun to ride. Motorcycles also have a practical side, and that’s the side I used to convince my parents to let me buy my first one […]

An Arrangement to Remember

An Arrangement to Remember

What better way to celebrate Mother’s Day than by giving the gift of beautiful flowers? This special day marks the occasion to give thanks and appreciation to those we love. One recommendation is by celebrating with roses, tulips, freesias, and all the magnificent domestic and imported flowers and plants at Fleur de Liz. Joseph, owner […]

Janie Steele & Pacific Electric Plug In Variety

Janie Steele & Pacific Electric Plug In Variety

Janie Steele & Pacific Electric rocked the crowd during the heart of last weekend’s traditional St. Charles Festival in North Hollywood by playing a wide range of music. The toe tapping, dancing crowd enjoyed the band’s vast list of songs drawing from classic rock, swing, tango, easy listening and country Western. The group really enjoys […]

Death at a Funeral

Death at a Funeral

Death at a Funeral Run Time: 90 minutes OK for children. The father of Chris Rock and Martin Lawrence has died and lots of people are coming around for his funeral. What happens at the funeral is inconceivable and side-splitting funny. Even though I laughed thro-ughout director Frank Oz’s British original in 2007, I was […]

Paper Man

Paper Man

Paper Man Run time 110 minutes Not for children. I’ve seen Emma Stone in some truly dreadful pictures, like The House Bunny (2008) and Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (2009). Bad as the pictures were, Stone gave wonderful performances and left me with a very good impression. Here she finally gets a starring role and gives […]

Gregg Hunter’s Newspace

Gregg Hunter’s Newspace

It’s been four years since veteran Chef Uli Heugl closed the Matterhorn in Valley Glen, which he operated for a dozen years after a successful tenure at Adriano’s at the peak of Beverly Glen. Uli has re-emerged at the Swiss Chef Restaurant (formerly San Remo), again in Valley Glen where he oversees lunch and dinner […]

Cypher Key – Esoteric Poetry: A Book Review

Cypher Key – Esoteric Poetry: A Book Review

Author A.D. Upchurch has brought some light into the world with his first compilation, Cypher Key. Adding his own musings to America’s rich tradition of spiritual poetry, Upchurch grapples with mankind’s eternal issues – the nature of God and the universe, the purpose of suffering, and questions of death and birth. Upchurch feels passionately about […]

Ruby Hayes Sings Bessie’s Blues

Ruby Hayes Sings Bessie’s Blues

Full of foot-stomping, exciting music, Ruby Hayes Sings Bessie’s Blues reveals the life of blues singing legend Bessie Smith and surrounds it with some of her memorable songs. Ruby Hayes, an international blues and jazz singer, wrote the show to tell the dramatic details of Smith’s life, and to sing the marvelous songs for new […]

I had a lazy weekend off theatrically speaking.

No theatre opinions to share with you this week. Worked in my garden, hung out with my family, did a lot of vintage shopping for my store… etc. I glued myself to the tube catching all of my favorite shows and cooked myself some homemade “fave” dishes. An avid fan of American Idol and Celebrity […]