Sociable in Seattle—Born to Act


I want to talk about Seattle, reunions and being ‘born to act’…

Born to Act Players

A cozy spot -- In the lobby of the Four Seasons Hotel in Seattle to visit with Valorie and LaVerne (nee Caracuzzi) who grew up in Toluca Lake.

Cissie Wellman kept her promise to let me know when her passion, the Born to Act Players, are doing their next production. So… Ta da! The BTAP are proudly presenting “Moment 2 Moment.” A show with improv, music, poetry and a heavenly cast (including Cissie). It’s such a joy to see special needs children and young adults have this golden opportunity to show their special talents. Do the new word of the decade: Google the Born to Act Players. See how you can participate. Learn and love.

A Perfect Weekend

A view from our room in the Four Seasons Hotel Seattle. Rain or shine, people enjoyed the pools.

Speaking of Born to Act, David’s sister Lynn is a great actress. She recently had a great success in “Golda,” the one-woman tour de force on the life of Golda Meir. And, playing the perfect sister, Lynn and her perfect husband Gene drove us to Seattle after celebrating their ‘Golden’ wedding anniversary. At their perfect party we met very special acting friends of Lynn’s (who has never stopped acting since LACC), wonderful singers sang, and artful and witty friends entertained us with their fun and touching sentiment. The party was given to her by her best friend Carolyn, who also happened to be her maid of honor 50 ‘golden’ years ago.
My husband had never seen Seattle. What a happy discovery for him!
We stayed at the new Four Seasons. It was, for sure, superb. A real treat for me; an opportunity to reunite with two young friends (of my kiddies) that used to hang (or live) in my Toluca Lake house for years. Valorie and LaVerne Caracuzzi (their maiden names). I’m sure that many Tolucan folks knew these darling mischief-makers. Val and LaVerne are married now and each have two children. They are lovely and good adults and, now, great friends of mine. Val is a successful hairdresser in Seattle and Laverne is a first-rate make-up artist in Hollywood, currently working on “The Office.” We had some delicious, small plates (via ART’s Restaurant in the hotel, not Studio City’s), and some delicious conversation. I dearly love them.
In our short time there, we saw the Seattle Art Museum which was right across the street! It was under a five-minute walk to Pikes Place where they are still tossing fishes around.
We walked and gawked at the delightful shops. One cheese store had a window the length of their wall where we watched a giant cheese doing its thing! Speaking of cheese, there is a sweet little French bistro where I had the most fabulous Croque Monsieur, an open face masterpiece that rivals Paris by far. The spectacular view of Puget Sound and the island beyond, much less the clear air and the beautiful people reminds me… We have to return, there is so much more to see and eat.

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