Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Friday, February 2, 2018

Claire's big "20"

I've been coaching Claire Kay since she was 15.  We've celebrated her 16th, 18th and now her 20th birthday!  Claire and her family have adopted Vince and I and we love being a part of their family.  Here we are at Torroni's celebrating Claire's 20th birthday.  Next year we'll be celebrating with a bottle of champagne :)




Thursday, January 18, 2018

Huntington Gardens

January 17th and it was 85 degrees.  I was happy that I wore long sleeves so I didn't get burned.







Sina and the Blue Boy:
 
And with Bette and Pinky:


Monday, January 8, 2018

Golden Globes 2018

Time to go to work - on his way to the Golden Globe HBO party:


Boys - your halo is showing!  Vince bumped in to Chris and Eiko at the party.  I love this photo...it looks like they have a shared halo.  Well, they are angels to me so I see it :)


Friday, January 5, 2018

71 Above Birthday Dinner with my boys

We went all fancy for my birthday.  The boys took me out to 71 Above which was really delicious and so fun to be so high up overlooking the city.  I'd say this dinner was the official end of the holidays.  Time to stop pigging out and clean up my act.  But it sure was fun while it lasted.
When we first arrived it was clear out...

And then the fog started to roll in...

 
And just like that the city was covered in a thick fog...
The food was delicious.

 
Fat and happy after a fun meal.


New Year's Eve at Patty and John's house

A fun tradition that our friend Patty does for New Year's Eve...she makes Tom and Jerry's.  They were really yummy.


She even has a special Tom and Jerry Bowl and serving cups:


Birthday celebration in La Quinta

We spent a few days of R&R in La Quinta.  It was a perfect way to usher in the new year and my birthday.  Life is good!

Just rolled in to town and found a great organic breakfast place.

Got to our room and was immediately in love with this resort.  This is our private patio.  We used it a lot. 
 My birthday sunrise.

I felt like God was literally pointing down at me and saying "Happy Birthday"

When we were sipping coffee on the patio a bee landed on me.  I think it was cold and moving slow.  Vince took his wallet and scooped it off of me.  We set the wallet down and put some of the cappuccino foam from my drink and the bee had a treat with us.  It stayed there for at least 10 minutes before flying away.  I looked up the symbolism of bees and it was quite positive.  Between God pointing down at me and the bee I felt there were many positive aspects and signs for my new year.

 The next morning the hills turned a deep red that only lasted for five minutes but definitely made it worth getting up early.


The moon on it's way down...



 I love this photograph.  It's me, arms outstretched, in front of a giant Christmas tree.  It looks like I'm flying in to the cosmos.

The tree elf:



 A little city of cans:

I thought of my Dad and Uncle Bob when we were eating breakfast on this golf course.


We didn't take pictures at Okura Japanese restaurant but I've got to say that it was the best sushi I ever had.  It was so beautiful and delicious.  I'll always plan on eating there when we're in La Quinta.
And for ice cream....we went to Nitroinfusions...an organic place that makes ice cream using nitrogen.  It had the most delicious consistency and good organic flavors.  A perfect treat after our hike in the desert.

And last but not least....on our way out of town we stopped at Manhatten in the Desert Deli and had a pig out - white fish platter and potato pancakes.  My friend Mark called this picture: "Jewish Food Porn."  :)