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…..starting with Clara at the Music Center on the 29th………oh that feels like a century ago!  We had planned on The Marriage of Figaro which I didn’t mind going to for the second time as it was the very first opera Charles and I had gone to together.  Sentimental me.  As we were rather late, we sat it out in the Founders Room to listen  and plot our course.

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Note to self:  Next time order the cheese plate.

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We hardly got talked out so the decision was to skip the opera and head to Kendall’s Brasserie for a late lunch/early dinner. Have I mentioned how much I love steak tartare?

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Next day, lunch with lovely Mary at Bloomie’s 59th and Lex Cafe.

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I’m actually embarrassed to say not only did I consume all that you see here but then I washed it down with a Strawberry Smoothie.

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Had to stop at Centinella for Kita’s food on the way home and met this handsome Doberman puppy. (Kita & I should both be on a diet but somehow I don’t think that will happen for either one of us!)

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How’s this for cute stuff…

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Up Close and personal….IMG 6960

Next day….more cute stuff at Americana….

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Time for another lunch….eeeeee gads!  This time with Molly, in from their second home in Mexico. This really was a week of catching up!

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Trying to be good at Bar Verde  I had the Kale Salad with grilled chicken and yummy little bits they add to it. Perhaps I shouldn’t add the honey to my tea or indulge in their delicious bread.  At least we passed on dessert.

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I could scarcely believe I saw a 2nd Papillon puppy in less than a week.  You never see them. How adorable is this pup!

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Maybe this is the answer to getting a dog….

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Works for this little girl.  Whoops…that’s Hello Kitty!

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Not to end the marathon I lunched the next day at Daphne’s Greek Cafe on Lankershim in NoHo with Lizzie Girl before seeing Cinderella.  We loved both events. Thank you Lizzie for the Easter surprise……I promise to share!

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 We shared the Starter Trio with Feta, Hummus & Avocado Dip and we each had the Mediterranean Salad with chicken…..both so yummy! As long as Lizzie gets her Diet Coke she’s happy!

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Everyone so loves a happy ending!

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Back to Bloomies & another Strawberry Smoothie.  Someone’s out of control!

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24 hours later it’s time for lunch.  Surprised?  Amy is laughing because after placing 2 salads in front of us……..

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A server came by and took them away.  Shades of the Soup Nazi.

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We split a burger and another salad.

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Time to see Cinderella again! Gosh two days in a row…..The best message ever…..’HAVE COURAGE AND BE KIND’!

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 Helena Bonham Carter was hysterical as the Fairy Godmother…..

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 ….and the star of the movie……

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 I must say Cate Blanchett was terrifying as the evil step mother……

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 Loved the mice….they starred throughout….

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 We laughed, we cried, we sighed and then went for ice cream and took this selfie! I just noticed the Eiffel Towel ‘crown’ on Amy’s head!

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 Awwwwwww………..bummer. Last year I had my picture taken with him.

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 This Italian Water Dog was flown in from Italy for his new owners.  It was his birthday so of course sweet Amy gave him her ice cream cone.

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 My goodness Amy, that good deed led to our running into the Easter Bunny….returning from his carrot break….

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 How perfectly adorable…..

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 Back to lunch….Next day with dear Trudy I was treated to lunch at Prosecco in Toluca Lake.

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 Sooooooo good….

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……and you know how I love Panna cotta!IMG 7203

Afterwards we stopped at the Trader Joe’s in Toluca Lake and to my great surprise…..Diane with friend Edwina.  How marvelous (as she would say)!IMG 7208


Next morning Sadie Girl stopped by with Jakey and a present from the Easter Bunny for me……Kita was looking for hers!IMG 7235

 How amazing that the Easter Bunny had stopped by earlier leaving a present for Jakey!

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And how cute is this…..a new App to play with…..IMG 7315

 On to Calligraphy in the studio with Shantien ‘Tom’ Chow….

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 I made a valiant effort to decorate the table for Easter…..

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 We worked hard all day so Nikka and I took a dinner break at Recess Eatery on Brand…..This is the only way she will let me take a photo!

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 Redondo Basket: Calamari, Shrimp, Lemons & Cocktail Sauce

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 A yummy Lobster Roll….

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 Lamb Dodgeballs:  Meatball Trio, Tzatziki, Harissa Essence…….soooooo good!

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 A lovely Petit Four…..

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 When we got back these beautiful Easter eggs created by Amy greeted us……

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 Along with this wonderful floral arrangement to beautify the table! Heartfelt thanks dear Amy!

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 I’m not bragging, just saying that I made the most delicious leg of lamb ever.  Quite possibly an Easter Miracle!

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 The Arugula salad was yummy too with endive, pears, cranberries, nuts and a lemon & EVVO dressing helped by Pineapple juice!

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My favorite…..Breyers Gelato Indulgences ‘Vanilla Caramel’, with mixed berries…..oh sooooo good!

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 Mom & I were watching a ‘promo’ for Nick Federoff’s ’Things Green’ program to be shown on PBS Saturday the 11th at 9:00 A.M. (#25 if you’re on Charter) There’s a segment that was filmed in the studio!

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When you see my next blog, “ARE WE IN NEW ORLEANS?”  I guarantee you will not believe it!

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