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Cloudy Day in Santa Barbara: Sakana Lunch, Montecito Chevron Altercation, and Reflections on “Love the Hard Way” (2001) with Adrien Brody, Charlotte Ybarra, John Seda, and Pam Grier

I. Sakana and Tales from Montecito Chevron Station Sakana is my favorite sushi in LA, SB, or NYC, even among the upscale Japanese like Nobu, Blue Ribbon or Matsuhisa (I went once only), or Deep Blue at JFK, a highly-rated … Continue reading

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“Victorian Chick on the Patch” (New Blog in Various LA Patch Branches) and Musings on Why My Closest Friends Came from Facebook or NYC Trips not my K-12 LA Private Schools (Ventura Lunch with Westlake Girl, 1973)

It’s no secret that New York City moves me in ways no other place does, but I can honestly say that I’ve found a lovely rhythm in Southern California and made a nice life for myself when I’m away from … Continue reading

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Quick Happy Friday Blog: Scores from Cottage, Valentine’s Dinner Pictures and Link to Patch Blogs for the Week (5!)

I just finished my fifth patch blog in a week–a review of Cafe Vida embedded in observations of the Palisades, Brentwood and Santa Monica (north of Montana area particularly) over and above Beverly Hills. This is a condensed version of … Continue reading

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Victorian Chick Is Now on Video! Whirlwhind First Week in NYC (and New Haven Overnight) [Four Videos]

  With each passing day, writing a blog to do justice to the wonderment of New York at Christmas while galavanting, dancing, visiting, dining and just being in the city I am blessed to call home three months a year … Continue reading

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Happy Fiesta Weekend from Santa Barbara! (Plus Preview of “To Rome, With Love” Rave and Reflections on Victorian Chick’s “Rarefied” Life)

I am back from New York (and the Cape/Barrington, Rhode Island), happily ensconced with J and the animals on a stunning, sunny Saturday after a morning of clouds and drizzle. I didn’t plan to return on Thursday, August 2nd because … Continue reading

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