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….was held in the Nan Rae Studio for Lisa Di Vita’s page turner of a book, ‘The Shattered Peacock’ based on a real life story of displacement and heroism.  The theme is universal and relatable for so many whether you’re living in a city other than your birth or have crossed an ocean to begin a new life.
In keeping with the theme, stunning floral arrangements were designed by creative Amy at 818.625.5243. Can you see the peacock feathers?  Amazing!Fullsizeoutput 1713fOf course food is essential and precious Marine along with her way too adorable children Alex and Alyssa were in charge of the food detail.  IMG 6104This is how Alex rolls!IMG 6107Heartfelt thanks dear Marine!
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Sweet Patricia brought the most amazing cake….way too delicious for anyone’s good….Here’s just what was left of it.
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Lovely Farnaz added so much to the discussion….all touching and heart felt.IMG 6029
As did dear Maryam…
IMG 6025Valerie had an amazing experience to share as well…IMG 6032 After her inspiring talk, Lisa was surrounded and not only were people getting a book but many wanted two or three!Fullsizeoutput 17140
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Lovely Marine brought Eleen,  her delightful, talented artist friend.
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You know how much I love my peeps!  From the left:  Lynne, Kathy, Kc and Clara!IMG 6067
O.K. Kc, you’re going to have to fill me in on this conversation…IMG 8894
Joy Bell Clara gets her book and a big smile….IMG 8888
Three amazing women: Farnaz, my brilliant inventor friend, Valerie, the Hostess With the Mostest and Marsha Ramos who is saving the planet, one project at a time!IMG 6162
I have to say that Farnaz brought everyone to tears with her relatable story….
Fullsizeoutput 1713bI was delighted Lisa Lupo could join us.  She is a devoted, brilliant curator and authority on Russian Avant Garde art…
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I have to say these two, Maryam and dear Patricia, are truly the sweetest of the sweet!IMG 6077
We had great fun remembering the book signing for lovely, talented Lissi Kaplan here with fiancee Doug.  Amy, you’re amazing!IMG 6044
After getting three copies, Ralph was already enthralled by ‘Shattered Peacock’!IMG 6052
Max, this precious, adorable baby brought his parents Cole and Becca!
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The end of an amazing event in the studio… Lisa with producer, director hubby Chuck Bowman and producer son Stephen.
IMG 6091Special thanks to Nikka who worked over and beyond to make the event perfect and to Connor who was our driver in charge.
And to think I get to enjoy these exquisite flowers!  May you find beauty everyday!IMG 6099
You can order a copy of ‘Shattered Peacock’ at Amazon:
For inscribed copies please email Lisa at

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