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The week was off to a perfect start with Lisa H. coming over…….She’s on to me……no fair taking a photo when I’m taking a photo! 

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 O.K. then, I’ll take a photo of my Cappuccino!

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 …..and the machine.  I love my Nespresso and the foamer is the best, best.  I was surprised to see my hands reflected in the machine.

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 Everyone could benefit from this book.  It’s about seeing ART in everything you do!

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 Thank you Lisa B…..I’m getting to this one as well.

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 Meanwhile, Kita stands guard waiting for the possum.

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 Alice and I met at Bloomie’s and had a delightful time catching up……..Thank you dear Alice for the treat!

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 My must have….a Strawberry Smoothie!  Sooooo good!

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 Gotta love this!

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 Bloomie’s had been advertising a huge sale on Kluft mattresses and I was sooooo tempted even though the last one I got there is only four years old.  All I can say is they made me an offer I couldn’t refuse.

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 That night I met Laurie Pie at Gelson’s on Laurel Canyon to be taken to a surprise destination for my birthday.  Yes, birthday…..I think there’s one more celebration coming up in two weeks.  Funny!  Anyway Miss Pie took me to Vibrato Grill/Jazz, Herb Alperts premiere jazz restaurant up on Beverly Glen Circle.

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 These four fellows are ‘The Tramps’ and were a throwback to Sinatra and the Rat Pack!  Great fun!

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 Laurie and I decided that this cute gal on the saxophone was absolutely amazing and great fun to listen to & watch!

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 Even the bread basket at Vibrato is cool!

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 We each had a roasted peach salad with burrata cheese.  Soooooo good!

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 Laurie opted for a dozen oysters……

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 ….and I had scallops…..

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Now that I’m a wine expert, after much contemplation, I ordered a Pinot Grigio.  The orchids are a gift from Vibrato to birthday celebrants.IMG 1157Happy Birthday to me!

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 Thank you Laurie Pie for an extraordinary evening I will not soon forget!

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What day is it?  It’s grilled cheese with bacon day that’s what!  I used pesto for one of the inner bread slices and the other was coated with Maille’s Old Style Whole Grain Dijon Mustard.  Do I need to mention the ton of butter?

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These beautiful heirloom tomatoes were a must for inclusion.

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Besides being Grilled Cheese Day it’s also the 4th of July!

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But I decided to take my own photo….Gotta love mom’s ‘flag’ pin!

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We watched ‘The Music Man’ while waiting for the fireworks at 9:00.  That’s about the best 4th of July movie ever!

My phone just does not co-operate when taking photo’s of the fireworks.  Too bad as this year they were the best and we have a great view from the deck for Dodger Stadium, Universal Studio and the Starlight Bowl.  In addition, there was a lot of free wheeling fireworks all throughout the valley.

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I used to have to give Yuki valium but Kita is totally unperturbed by the noise and more interested in catching that possum!

IMG 1276Wishing you a week of fun and frivolity!

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