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Celebrating twenty years since the amazing Lissi Kaplan was commissioned by the Peninsula Hotel to design and produce a line of fine china for the tea service in the ‘Living Room’ of the hotel.  Each piece is lovingly hand painted and then fired  by Lissi and it’s a joy to see the service each time I’m there!  Bravo Lissi!

Amy And I had a delightful time…

Everyone was gifted with their own ‘Lissi Kaplan Original’! Thank you dear Lissi for this precious treasure!

Next Amy and I went upstairs to the pool area.  Did you know you can get a pedicure poolside?  Thank you dear Irene!

I still don’t know how or why we got a cabana for our dinner time…Mistaken identity?

Many hours later it was time for the ‘Relaxation Room’ in the Spa.  Strike a pose!

Ha…..Me too!

Thank you dear Laura for helping me get the perfect ‘thank you’ gift for Ryan who was sooooo kind to help with Kita!

Lunch with Beautiful Mary is always delightful….Bistro Gardens is perfect!

And dinner with brilliant Claire and Patrick at The Athenaeum….

I love them both dearly but it’s quite possible I love their Cavalier King Charles Spaniels more!

Classes at the Huntington and in the studio are always my greatest joy! November is such great fun because it’s the time when we work on images for Christmas cards!

Lisa Bowman and I celebrated dear Amy’s birthday at the Langham but first….a gift for me??? A hand painted della Robbia hand carried from Italy no less!

Happiest of Birthdays Precious Amy!

I have such wonderful memories of Charles and my beautiful wedding in the courtyard when it was the Ritz Carlton.

Checking out the hotel’s Gingerbread House!

Afterwards Amy and I settled in for some tea in the bar area.  The table next to the fireplace is best!

Well, it finally happened, the final celebration for my May birthday was Saturday night at the fabulous Santuari in Toluca Lake!  Thank you dear Miss Judith and Eileen, my templates for doing good in the world!

Their houseguest, Katharine, delightful and brilliantly talented theatre director from London share’s May 18th….How amazing is that!

Now it’s on toThanksgiving…

May yours be blessed!

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