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Last night, the neighborhood carolers serenaded the block with songs of the season. It’s a sweet tradition. Every year I like to receive the carolers and offer them something. This year it was hot chocolate—and it was cold enough out to justify it. The kids sat on our curb to drink their chocolate. The parents […]

A Girl Friday for the Holidays

A Girl Friday for the Holidays

December is a good time to tell you about a new small business in the Dena: Girl Friday. I’ve mentioned them before because I visited their book club to talk about my novel, Camelot & Vine. But Girl Friday is much more than a book club. It’s a Girl Friday, just like it says. Here’s […]

Almost December

Almost December

I’m not gloating. It looks nice, but this kind of weather is wrong this time of year, even for Los Angeles. So really, no gloat.  I had jury duty recently. At lunch break, I would visit Grand Park, buy a pulled pork sandwich from a lunch truck, and find myself some shade (too hot in […]

Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday

   photo by John Sandel   Small Business Saturday, held every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, is sponsored by American Express. But you don’t have to use a credit card to take part. You can shop at your favorite local independent businesses all year ’round and make a difference in your community with every […]

The Altadena Farmers’ Market Challenge

The Altadena Farmers’ Market Challenge

The challenge: to feed a family of four using only $25 at the Altadena Farmers’ Market. Since we’re a family of two, I thought, “no problem!” Not only was it not a problem, it was a pleasure to find good things to eat at the Market—enough to make us a meal with leftovers and then […]

Girl Friday Book Club at Kidd’s Jewelry Heist

Girl Friday Book Club at Kidd’s Jewelry Heist

Best event ever! I was invited to speak about Camelot & Vine with the Girl Friday Book Club. I knew it was going to be fun when I walked into Kidd’s Jewelry Heist and saw this display. Girl Friday Personal Assistant Services is just what it sounds like: a small, personal assistant company so loaded […]

Guest Author: John Vorhaus

Guest Author: John Vorhaus

Guest author John Vorhaus has visited here before. The guy’s prolific, with six novels to his name and a plethora of other books besides. Here, a sample of John’s eloquence:   The Search for Purpose is the Purpose Having just finished writing my latest novel, Poole’s Paradise, an Imperfect Search for Purpose, I now find […]

Namesake

Namesake

This morning my neighbor did me the great honor of naming one of her butterflies after me. J owns a small butterfly pavilion,and is doing her part to regularly bring new butterflies into the world. This is not Petrea, however. Petrea is shy and retiring, doesn’t like to have her picture taken. This is Tickle, […]

An Intimate Heist

An Intimate Heist

Kidd’s Jewelry Heist in South Pasadena is a cache of trinkets and treasures, surrounded by Victorian finery and cozy divans. It’s the perfect place for an intimate party. And that’s just what we’re going to have on November 14th with the Girl Friday Book Club. There’s a lot of information on the flyer below, but […]

Wilma’s Holiday

Wilma’s Holiday

Wilma behaved beautifully last night and didn’t bark at any trick-or-treaters. After the festivities, I asked her how she was feeling. “Bring me a lemon coke, child,” she said. “Mama needs to rest.” Read the Full Story at Pasadena Daily Photo

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