My Nest May be Empty, But My Kid Still Calls Me Mom

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Books and Artists in DTLA

Books and Artists in DTLA

By on Sep 9, 2013 in Food and Drink, SoCal Life | 0 comments

We spent yesterday afternoon walking around downtown Los Angeles (DTLA). This is something my husband I do often, with cameras in tow so we can photograph the place, while admiring the vibrant community that has grown there over the last decade. We didn’t take many pictures yesterday. I wasn’t especially keen to go this weekend. It has been hotter than...

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Chicago is My Kind of Town

Chicago is My Kind of Town

By on Jul 25, 2013 in Food and Drink, Travel | 0 comments

That old Frank Sinatra tune has been playing in my head since I landed at O’Hare Tuesday night — which is not really a bad thing. (It could be worse, right? Like a Justin Bieber ear worm?) How can you help singing when the view from your hotel window looks like this? There’s no shame in being a total tourist when visiting a new city, and I had...

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Independence Day at Grand Park

Independence Day at Grand Park

By on Jul 5, 2013 in Food and Drink, SoCal Life | 2 comments

My daughter decided that if she HAD to stay in Los Angeles for Independence Day, she would at least spend it with friends. She invited two of them for an overnight marathon of movies, junk food and board games. Ever last-minute, I decided we would be traditional and grill burgers for dinner. I queried the girls on their preferences. “Any vegetarians...

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Taking a Los Angeles Food Tour: A World of Exotic Cuisines Right Here

Taking a Los Angeles Food Tour: A World of Exotic Cuisines Right Here

By on Apr 4, 2013 in Food and Drink, SoCal Life, Travel | 3 comments

I may live in the Valley, but I consider myself an Angeleno. I was born right here in Los Angeles and have always been fascinated by our mythical, colorful, multi-ethnic city. And I jump at any excuse to go over the hill and experience it. I am also something of a foodie. I love trying new dishes, whether in restaurants or cooking it myself. I am on a lot of travel...

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Daylight Savings Time Sucks. So Does Losing Your Neighborhood Market.

Daylight Savings Time Sucks. So Does Losing Your Neighborhood Market.

By on Mar 10, 2013 in Blather, Food and Drink | 1 comment

I’m not up yet. I wrote this on Friday, before Daylight Savings Time robbed me of a precious hour. When I do get up, I will be tired — and probably unable to string more than a couple of thoughts together at a time. My favorite day of the year is the day we Fall Back. Getting an extra hour puts me in a wonderful mood, because no matter how late I am...

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An Evening at LA Live

An Evening at LA Live

By on Feb 18, 2013 in Food and Drink, SoCal Life | 1 comment

The milestones continue for my baby girl: She can now drive herself to and from school (when I’m feeling benevolent about letting her use my car). She’ll be taking the SAT in a couple of weeks. And last night, she attended her first concert. “It’s not my first concert,” she corrected me last night. That’s true. A couple of years...

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