IT’S THAT TIME AGAIN! THE 2013 AWARD EXTRAVAGANZAS!

Posted by on Jan 17, 2013 in 'Livin it Up' Blog, Blog | 0 comments


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IT’S THAT TIME AGAIN! THE 2013 AWARD EXTRAVAGANZAS!

By Stockton Briggle It is almost too much. We have just gotten through a Presidential election, Christmas, New Years, and now we have to face a glut of award shows. It used to be that there was only one and we all looked forward to the excitement of the annual Academy Awards. Now we are going to have to sit through a slew of awards ceremonies that boggle the mind. The Golden Globes, the Screen Actors Guild Awards, The People’s Choice Awards, The Razzie Awards, the Producers Guild Awards, the Writers Guild...

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THE GOLDEN GLOBES EXTRAVAGANZA

Posted by on Jan 17, 2013 in 'Livin it Up' Blog, Blog | 0 comments


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THE GOLDEN GLOBES EXTRAVAGANZA

By STOCKTON BRIGGLE Sunday nights Golden Globes ceremony was a delicious E RIDE into the world of Hollywood award shows. Probably, no other show is as much fun and unpredictable as this evening was. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler set a very high bar for original and very funny jokes throughout the evening, which provided a breezy and jazzy impetus moving things along quite nicely. Poehler’s aside about nominee Kathryn Bigelow knowing about torture because “she was married to director James Cameron for four...

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Restaurant Musings -THE SYCAMORE KITCHEN BAKERY AND CAFÉ

Posted by on Sep 12, 2012 in 'Livin it Up' Blog | 0 comments


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Restaurant Musings -THE SYCAMORE KITCHEN BAKERY AND CAFÉ

One of my favorite restaurants in L.A. is HATFIELD’S on Melrose Avenue. It is a very “grown up” kind of restaurant where you can hear the conversation at your table, be treated to impeccable service by a knowledgeable wait staff and most importantly, served creative and delicious food created by Quinn and Karen Hatfield. The decor is sleek, modern and yet somehow restful. There is no relief when you leave to have escaped a mind-numbing sound system of other restaurants that encourages diners to yell at the...

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FENLEIGH

Posted by on Aug 22, 2012 in 'Livin it Up' Blog | 0 comments


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FENLEIGH

One bright Sunday afternoon, not to long ago, my Life Partner Mark Tillman burst into our apartment with an air of excitement about him. “I was driving home and I saw this pet adoption sign so I stopped to take a look.” Now, you should know that Mark had been harboring a not so secret desire to bring a dog into our lives for a very long time. Our beloved platinum Burmese cat Dewey, or “Dewbucket” as we called him although neither one of us remembered why we had come up with that, had just died after...

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WHAT THE HECK WERE THEY THINKING?

Posted by on Aug 1, 2012 in 'Livin it Up' Blog | 0 comments


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WHAT THE HECK WERE THEY THINKING?

First off, let me point out that this is my own personal opinion, but what the hell were they thinking when they let Movie director Danny Boyle conceive and put together the opening ceremony of the London Olympics? What a hodgepodge of confusing history lessons about Great Britain’s contribution to the further advancement of mankind. No wonder the sun has set on the British Empire. Now don’t get me wrong, I lived in London for several years and had one of the best times of my life. London is a stunning city...

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SUMMER FOOD STAR

Posted by on Jul 25, 2012 in 'Livin it Up' Blog, Recipes | 0 comments


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SUMMER FOOD STAR

When I was exploring the glories of the Pacific Palisades Farmers Market last Sunday, I was struck by the beauty of the mounds of organic Heirloom tomatoes and tomatoes on the vine as well as jewel-like cherry tomatoes. Van Gogh with his sunflowers or Matisse with his water lilies could not find a more spectacular subject matter. For me, summer is fresh corn right from the fields and tomatoes every which way. So I was thrilled the other day to run across a Gazpacho recipe from the great chef Thomas Keller. A...

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