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YES IT’S STILL MY BIRTHDAY AND OTHER STUFF!

Thank you dear Kathy and Clara for the splendiferous birthday dinner at the Peninsula's Belvedere restaurant! Of course it's all about the cake but the amazing Plant Based Tasting Menu was wonderful! It's always time for a stop at Monte Carlo Deli... But the truth is...

JOY SEEMS TO BE OVERFLOWING

There's no better way to begin the second half of the month than with Inimitable Carol Soucek King's "Salon on the Spiritually Creative Life." This month's theme was "Kindness" and the main presenters were Ruth and Rick Megiddo with their fine documentary "Kind...

AUGUST BEGINS GRANDLY AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL

Thank you Amazing Debra Beadle from the Music Center for including me in such a magical evening. I'm embarrassed to say I had not been to the Hollywood Bowl since Charles and I were dating. Well, no surprise as I always thought of the impossibility of...

AND THE BEAT GOES ON…

Beginning with Master Calligrapher Qingnian Tang's class on the third Saturday of the month in the Nan Rae Studio. We all worked very hard... But this 'lefty' worked the hardest of all! After class it was a mad dash for Veronica and me to get ready to go with...

RUSHING TOWARDS CHRISTMAS!

That's right, don't laugh...haven't you noticed how the days are flying by? We're into the second half of the year and the train doesn't seem to be slowing down! However, I will say that 'Dear Evan Hansen' at the Ahmanson was a perfect way to begin July. It was a...

THE BEST FOURTH EVER!

Thomas Aquinas said "Joy is the human's noblest act" and as a 'human' I second the thought! Living Joyfully in the long run is the ultimate best way to be and this blog is all about my attempt to do so. Since the 4th of July is a perfect time for fun and merriment...

JUNE JOY CONTINUES…

It was so wonderful to have the Music Center's 'SPOTLIGHT' event back in person. Celebrating 34 years of guiding young artists to develop their talents, to strive and succeed. This life-changing program provides artistic development through workshops, mentoring, live...

JUNE REALLY IS BUSTIN’ OUT ALL OVER!

Starting with a 'Happy Birthday to Me' at the Castaways thanks to Lovely Marine, her adorable daughter Alyssa and Sweet sister Eliza! And White Peonies...imagine that! Brilliant Gallerist Maryam Seyhoun, whose mother was Massoumeh Seyhoun, famous Iranian artist and...

IT’S STILL MY BIRTHDAY!

Lovely Maggie stopped by with birthday wishes....books and homemade Biscotti! Kita was sure she came for her! Center Dance Arts had the most marvelous Salon in Beverly Hills with guest speaker Elizabeth Kaye who spoke on "The Choreographic Genius of Wayne McGregor and...

MORE FLOWERS THAT BLOOM IN MAY

Dinner under the stars at the Music Center's Jerry Moss Plaza for a Donor Appreciation celebration dinner. First, there was lots of meet and greet with drinks and tasty nom noms to nibble. I used to think I was tall! With Steven T. Benson, President of the Music...
YES IT’S STILL MY BIRTHDAY AND OTHER STUFF!

YES IT’S STILL MY BIRTHDAY AND OTHER STUFF!

Thank you dear Kathy and Clara for the splendiferous birthday dinner at the Peninsula's Belvedere restaurant! Of course it's all about the cake but the amazing Plant Based Tasting Menu was wonderful! It's always time for a stop at Monte Carlo Deli... But the truth is...

read more
JOY SEEMS TO BE OVERFLOWING

JOY SEEMS TO BE OVERFLOWING

There's no better way to begin the second half of the month than with Inimitable Carol Soucek King's "Salon on the Spiritually Creative Life." This month's theme was "Kindness" and the main presenters were Ruth and Rick Megiddo with their fine documentary "Kind...

read more
AUGUST BEGINS GRANDLY AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL

AUGUST BEGINS GRANDLY AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL

Thank you Amazing Debra Beadle from the Music Center for including me in such a magical evening. I'm embarrassed to say I had not been to the Hollywood Bowl since Charles and I were dating. Well, no surprise as I always thought of the impossibility of...

read more
AND THE BEAT GOES ON…

AND THE BEAT GOES ON…

Beginning with Master Calligrapher Qingnian Tang's class on the third Saturday of the month in the Nan Rae Studio. We all worked very hard... But this 'lefty' worked the hardest of all! After class it was a mad dash for Veronica and me to get ready to go with...

read more
RUSHING TOWARDS CHRISTMAS!

RUSHING TOWARDS CHRISTMAS!

That's right, don't laugh...haven't you noticed how the days are flying by? We're into the second half of the year and the train doesn't seem to be slowing down! However, I will say that 'Dear Evan Hansen' at the Ahmanson was a perfect way to begin July. It was a...

read more
THE BEST FOURTH EVER!

THE BEST FOURTH EVER!

Thomas Aquinas said "Joy is the human's noblest act" and as a 'human' I second the thought! Living Joyfully in the long run is the ultimate best way to be and this blog is all about my attempt to do so. Since the 4th of July is a perfect time for fun and merriment...

read more
JUNE JOY CONTINUES…

JUNE JOY CONTINUES…

It was so wonderful to have the Music Center's 'SPOTLIGHT' event back in person. Celebrating 34 years of guiding young artists to develop their talents, to strive and succeed. This life-changing program provides artistic development through workshops, mentoring, live...

read more
JUNE REALLY IS BUSTIN’ OUT ALL OVER!

JUNE REALLY IS BUSTIN’ OUT ALL OVER!

Starting with a 'Happy Birthday to Me' at the Castaways thanks to Lovely Marine, her adorable daughter Alyssa and Sweet sister Eliza! And White Peonies...imagine that! Brilliant Gallerist Maryam Seyhoun, whose mother was Massoumeh Seyhoun, famous Iranian artist and...

read more
IT’S STILL MY BIRTHDAY!

IT’S STILL MY BIRTHDAY!

Lovely Maggie stopped by with birthday wishes....books and homemade Biscotti! Kita was sure she came for her! Center Dance Arts had the most marvelous Salon in Beverly Hills with guest speaker Elizabeth Kaye who spoke on "The Choreographic Genius of Wayne McGregor and...

read more
MORE FLOWERS THAT BLOOM IN MAY

MORE FLOWERS THAT BLOOM IN MAY

Dinner under the stars at the Music Center's Jerry Moss Plaza for a Donor Appreciation celebration dinner. First, there was lots of meet and greet with drinks and tasty nom noms to nibble. I used to think I was tall! With Steven T. Benson, President of the Music...

read more

WELCOME…

to my personal blog where I’ll be sharing adventures and how I determine each day to live joyfully as an Artist, Teacher, and Author. My latest book “What If… We Have the Power to Change Our Lives” an inspirational book that hopefully will empower you to live your best life! You can find me and my work at nanraestudio.com My hope is that this blog will inspire you to find joy everywhere and in everything and that is what I wish for you!

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