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Quick Eve of Surgery Blog Before Century City Drinks with Westlake Girl ’89: Berlin Currywurst and Hollywood Patch Review of Zack Parker’s Proxy

Since I will be loopy on Vicodin for at least two days, I wanted to post my Friday blog today. Tomorrow I become officially infertile (woohoo!). Dr. Maureen Echt, the beautiful blonde gynecologist raised and trained in Louisiana is cauterizing, … Continue reading

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Simple Pleasures: A Perfect Cheeseburger, A Grapefruit Mimosa, A Fun Manicure/Pedicure and a Funny YouTube Video (My First on Boyfriend’s Channel about Gun Maintenance, Collectible Knives and More)

Thanks to all my readers for the wonderful feedback on the 3rd anniversary blog! I included links to a range of pieces on Huffington Post, Weekly Standard, Patch, and Victorian Chick, hoping to provide a representative sample of the many topics I cover. Except … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Victorian Chick’s 3rd Anniversary: Writing for Love and Identity, Dealing with Haters, and Getting a Real Estate License to Work as Relocation Consultant

Last week marked three years of Victorian Chick. I’ve been too busy to think of an anniversary blog which does justice to the role it plays not just in my everyday or social life, but the way in which it … Continue reading

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Winterpearls Jewelry Trunk Show Score and a Dodgers Game with Brother (Second Ballgame of my Life)

I’m going to the second professional baseball game of my life today. Baseball isn’t my thing, but I did have fun in 2012 when saw the Dodgers play the Mets at the gorgeous and newly renovated Dodger stadium.  Well, play … Continue reading

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A Beautiful, Crisp Week in Santa Barbara: Dr. Maureen Echt and New Yelp Reviews (Death Gardens, Whole Foods, Killer Shrimp) with a Brief Note on the Yelp Lawsuit in Virginia

I was supposed to head to LA yesterday, but Mom said she had no pressing engagements which took her away from Dad, so I stayed to be with J on a day he doesn’t have his 4th grader. Seven weeks … Continue reading

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“Victorian Chick’s Meditations on Jewelry as an Element of Style and ‘Appurtenance’ of Self” (Second Guest Blog on Bicoastal Brunette) with Note on Why New Yorkers Feel Superior

The security breach with SSL on IOS 6 delayed posting of the guest blog I finished two weeks ago. My email was down both on the phone and computer as a result, and I didn’t realize that Samara Lipsky had … Continue reading

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Bar AMA Lunch, My Evil Santa Barbara Landlord, and Brief Note on Gwyneth Paltrow from her K-6 Classmate

I love to watch the tail end of sunrise. I don’t enjoy arising at 5:30 AM and lugging two suitcases down four flights of stairs to make a 7AM flight out of JFK. That’s not early rising; that’s insanity. But … Continue reading

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Blue Tavern: Victorian Chick’s New Santa Barbara Food Crush (Minus the Barstools….)

Blue Tavern replaced the short-lived but exquisite Anchor on the lower end of State Street next to Hotel Indigo. That was a sordid story of theft, pettiness and people who didn’t play nice with others. I still mourn the Anchor’s … Continue reading

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Pacific Palisades’ Swarthmore Avenue is not Detroit: Why Rick Caruso’s Proposed Development Strikes Terror in the Hearts of Palisades Natives

When I received several panicked messages from older Facebook friends who grew up in the Palisades about billionaire developer Rick Caruso’s plans destroy my hometown and current part-time residence, I was in New York and just nodding off at 2AM. … Continue reading

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Happy Non-St Patrick’s Day St. Patrick’s Day Blog: Happy Hour at Wine Bistro, Notes on New York vs SB Dry Cleaning and Nails (Redux), and the Joys of Complaining

I thought I’d just check in since I never wrote a Friday or weekend blog. I’ve been rereading parts of Sigrid Fry-Revere’s Kidney Sellers: A Journey of Discovery in Iran and writing pitch letters. Saturday I had a glorious, long … Continue reading

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