Los Angeles

Does Your Identity Depend on Your City?

    I was reflecting a bit on the book Million Dollar View which I posted about on the blog yesterday. I may be off-base about this, but I got the feeling that one of the lead characters so deeply identified with the bohemian aspects of her city of choice (and, as it happens, birth)…

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Book Review: Million Dollar View

  At its heart, I think Million Dollar View by Silver Krieger is a romance. Yes, it’s a romance between characters, but it’s also about a deeply-held love for a city. And in that respect, it’s also about loss. The city is New York, and while much of the book takes place in the changing…

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A Good Mood Monday

Okay, I know that at least three of you rolled your eyes at the title. I did a little inward eye roll myself, but I’m trying to put a positive spin on the first day of this week. In that spirit, here are the things that are making me perkier than normal on this Monday…

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What You Missed

  This past week has involved a book, a big trip review and some gloriously good chocolate frozen treats. If your week has been similarly busy, here is what you’ve missed from me from around the web.   Dating in LA and Other Urban Myths Book Review: The French House   Broke Girls Travel Guest Post:…

The French House

Book Review: “The French House”

If you’ve ever had a fantasy about running away to a hidden oasis, you should read The French House by Don Wallace. In fact, if you’ve ever looked at your life, found yourself struggling to do things you don’t really find fulfilling, and wished for a bold escape, you should read this book. The French…

Ballet Shoes

The Comeback

Much to the surprise of everyone around me, though probably even more of a surprise to myself, right after writing Stalling Tactics, I went back to dance class. In fact, I’ve been to three now—only missing one when other commitments and a deadline got in the way. I suppose it isn’t really accurate to say…

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My Evening Out with Flora Nuit

 Every once in a while this blogging life results in a discovery. On June 28th, I discovered Flora Nuit at their pop-up shop launch in Los Angeles, and now my brain is thinking luxury lingerie more than it ever has in the past. I know it’s a little strange because you probably think of me…