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…began the month of April thanks to Lenore “Nino” Wong, Head Docent in the Chinese Garden at the Huntington Botanical Gardens. There was a lovely reception for ”A Garden of Words,” the second part of “The Calligraphy of Liu Fang Yuan.” Here’s yours truly with Docent Helen Wood, Master Calligrapher Tang Qingnian and Nino.

Before viewing the show we were treated to nom noms and beverages and had a chance to sit down and visit. Here’s Sweet Patricia, Elegant as always Carol Soucek King, behind Carol is Bobbie Woo whose husband Richard is a docent and next to Bobbie my fav fellows Curtis and Yi Lin and seated is Catherine Mak.

Did I mention how much I love these two? Videographer and master photographer Curtis McElhinney and kindest man on the planet…Yi Lin.

On to the exhibit. I so hope you get to see it as there’s a wealth of information on all the script types, brushes, paper, Ink and seals.

I loved sitting there with dear Patricia and Carol Soucek King, watching the beautiful film highlighting the master calligraphers.

With calligrapher Terry Yang, in from N.Y.C. for the exhibit.

And so ended a truly magical, lovely evening at the Huntington Botanical Gardens.

I had a most interesting Zoom with Adrian Spence, Artistic Director of Camerata Pacifica, bringing Maryam Seyhoun and brilliant Iranian composer Niloufar Nourbakhsh together.

Special thanks to Debra Beadle from the Music Center for treating us to a marvelous evening starting with dinner at Abernethy’s…nom nom.

We then saw the brilliant Alvin Ailey performance with intermission treats in the Founder’s Room.

Thank you Debra and special thanks for the candles.

The second Sunday was time for dear Carol Soucek King’s Salon on the Spiritually Creative Life facilitated by Curtis McElhinney.

This months speakers, Susie Katherine Shaw, Edward Lee Goldstein and Jody Wiggins inspired us with their talks on “Intentional Faith.”

Time for dear Carol to treat all of her “Stars” at El Portal.

Before meeting everyone we were off to awesome Tania Norris’s beautiful home in Hancock Park where she had a celebratory dinner prepared by her brilliant Michelin French chef Christophe Emé before moving to her new home.

Did I mention there was lots of caviar and three desserts?

Thank you dear Tania! There was just enough time to make it to El Portal to sing Happy Birthday to Master Framer delightful Viva Sullivan (

…and for me to get a Chile Relleno!

I felt doubly honored when Sherry Dewane asked me to be the Play Review’s guest speaker for the second time. Here’s dear Sherry with lovely Diane Jenkins to the left.

This talk was to be on Inspiration as it was the first time in two years the group gathered in person. Our hostess, Valerie Foster Hoffman created the most exquisite environment for all the ladies.

Thank you Josie and your wonderful helpers for the nom noms!

Special thanks to Associate Veronica for taping the event. And thanks once again to Lovely Valerie Foster Hoffman with Alyce Williamson, LA’s most prominent philanthropist!

That evening I was off to the Valley Hunt Club in Pasadena for a special LA Phil event. Special thanks Richard Watkins!

Wishing you many yummy nom noms and joyful days always!

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