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….and that’s exactly what beautiful Maggie’s sacred environment is!

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In case you’re wondering, Manjil is a Hindi word and nothing expresses the all encompassing, loving environment better.  I so wanted Nikka to see this enchanting home and what a universal, literary spirit creates.

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As soon as you enter there are art pieces, books, tiles… much to see and everything has a deep, meaningful history. Nikka was enthralled as I knew she would be.

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Sooooo cute!

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Did I mention books everywhere?

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Serious books…..IMG 5857

Books to make you think…..

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Non-fiction histories…..IMG 5874

….and charming books that may have a tiger clinging to them!

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I’ve told you before about Maggie’s knife skills and culinary expertise…..

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This was really interesting.  All I remember is that is was a crab something….in a perfect avocado shell!

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Maggie knows I’m crazy for her home made ice cream….This one, lemon with poppy seeds!  Thank you Maggie! 

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Charm in every corner including this in the kitchen…..

IMG 5877The next day Nikka was still dreaming about our afternoon at Maggie’s while we waited for beautiful Tina Marie at the Beverly Hills Hotel.IMG 5882


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At this point we’ve sat in every single booth in the pool area and usually for five hours at a stretch……

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Getting ready for some Gazpacho….IMG 5896

It tasted great but looked way different from what I was expecting…..

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I thought I’d close this blog with something rather domestic….Basil waiting to be planted in the garden.

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