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MARCHING TOWARDS THANKSGIVING…

Bravo Adrian Spence, Founder and Artistic Director of Camerata Pacifica for the brilliant November concert at the Huntington Botanical Gardens. As always, brilliant pianist Soyeon Kate Lee was flawless! Principal Percussionist Ji Hey Jung is truly a force of nature...

WALK WITH ME…

...in the Garden of Our Friendship,' my third inspirational book published by Benjamin Darling at Laughing Elephant Books had its Zoom launch on November 1st! Dear Carol Soucek King had suggested that I include the meditations that I present for her fine Salon on the...

THREE BIRTHDAYS IN A ROW and OTHER JOYFUL STUFF…

Beginning with Delightful Susi at the Belvedere at the Peninsula which was very belated as her birthday is actually August 24th! Time has new dimensions now... Wishing you a whole year of happy days dear Susi! You even have an extra 'E'! Have you heard about...

A WONDERFUL BEGINNING TO OCTOBER…

I was pretty much in shock over the realization that summer is officially over. Fortunately Center Theatre Group had a delightful brunch on the first of October to soften the blow. Check in please... It's always fun to see Peggy Collins. I told her I want to live in...

A LOVELY REMEMBRANCE and CELEBRATING A DEAR FRIEND

Every year, on September 25th, Wondrous Carol Soucek King remembers my mother's birthday with a delightful celebration. This year it was at the Jonathan Beach Club where we had the loveliest setting and yummiest food. It was a joy to have dear Susi join us! Can you...

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...
MARCHING TOWARDS THANKSGIVING…

MARCHING TOWARDS THANKSGIVING…

Bravo Adrian Spence, Founder and Artistic Director of Camerata Pacifica for the brilliant November concert at the Huntington Botanical Gardens. As always, brilliant pianist Soyeon Kate Lee was flawless! Principal Percussionist Ji Hey Jung is truly a force of nature...

read more
WALK WITH ME…

WALK WITH ME…

...in the Garden of Our Friendship,' my third inspirational book published by Benjamin Darling at Laughing Elephant Books had its Zoom launch on November 1st! Dear Carol Soucek King had suggested that I include the meditations that I present for her fine Salon on the...

read more
A WONDERFUL BEGINNING TO OCTOBER…

A WONDERFUL BEGINNING TO OCTOBER…

I was pretty much in shock over the realization that summer is officially over. Fortunately Center Theatre Group had a delightful brunch on the first of October to soften the blow. Check in please... It's always fun to see Peggy Collins. I told her I want to live in...

read more
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

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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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