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Beginning with Clyde’s Insider Night pre-performance reception at Kendall’s Brasserie. Here’s Sweet Nicole, my CTG person…

It was sort of a deli night nodding to the subject matter of Clyde’s.

Set Designer Akashi Kate was in conversation with Assoc. Artistic Director Neel Keller giving us an insiders look into the process behind Clyde’s.

Thank you Center Theatre Group for the fun evening! Here’s some new friends from Kendall’s…

Mary Poppins landed!

Lovely Marguerite invited Wondrous Carol Soucek King and me to be her guests at the Valley Hunt Club’s Annual Ladies Christmas Luncheon!

The club was all decked out in Christmas wonder!

Beautiful trees everywhere!

And yummy food!

I think a Pavlova is my favorite desert!

Bye for now…thank you!

The very next day was Calligraphy class with Master Tang in the Nan Rae Studio…

Dear Miss Judith, my template for doing good stopped by with a gift of gold…EVOO!

She approved of Jhonny’s hard work getting the Christmas decorations out!

After that adorable Debra and David Beadle came by to pick up their Brush painting supplies as they will be beginning the adventure in January!

David wrote a charming children’s book and gifted me with a copy. Doesn’t he look at lot like children’s book author Dave? Hmmmm….

I was gifted with 8 roses and 2 rose trees so a trip to Armstrong was in order to get planting material.

My little garden is finally complete thanks to my wonderful Monday gardeners!

Sooooo joyful!

California Closets came back to fine tune…

And Jhonny surprised me with this marvelous train from FAO Schwartz!

Christmas shopping at Americana is joyful if you beat the crowds!

A world of thanks Wondrous Carol Soucek King for the Harry and David treat …in a pear tree!

Linda and Steve stopped by to do some Christmas shopping in the Nan Rae Studio!

These are just a few of Linda’s fabulous collection of over 150 Nutcrackers! Absolutely love them!

We love it when these cuties stop by. Lambert and Dolly, stars of ‘Fuzzzy Tale!’

Super Amazing Force of Nature and Marvelous person Tammy Huang-Anacleto’s Christmas party with her dear friend Anolan.

Sooooo cute!

I am so touched dear Tammy that you are sharing “Walk With Me…” with your friends…thank you so much!

The theme for Carol Soucek King’s December Salon on the Spiritually Creative Life was Spirituality with guest speaker Rande Sotomayor who asked, “What Moves You?” I’ll have a photo of Randy later.

As always, Curtis McElhinney brilliantly handled all of the Zoom technicalities.

Dean LeGrand Carlston sang his original composition “Our Journey Home.”

And Douglas Decker gave a moving rendition of How Great Thou Art.

Lovely Susie Katherine Shaw always inspires us ending the salon singing It’s No secret.

Afterwards dear Carol treats her “Salon Stars” to a feast at El Portal. A world of thanks Wondrous Carol!

Guest speaker Rande Sotomayor is in the front.

Well there was just time to dash over to the Hostess with the Mostest, Valerie Foster Hoffman’s annual Christmas bash!

I always love seeing Elaine and Peter Adams….

The next day Steve Benson, Pres. of the Music Center Foundation stopped by.

Steve was in the holiday spirit!

I’m so into the karaoke thing now that I got a second machine. Curtis McElhinney came by to compare the two. But first, Kita the Akita must have some attention.

I’ve decided everyone should have a Karaoke machine. It’s so much fun…really beyond fun to another place…I’ve never laughed so much!

Kita’s not the only one who’s beyond happy Intern Sophie is back!

A world of thanks to Philanthropist par excellence, Bob Abernethy, Rachel Moore, Pres. & CEO The Music Center and of course Sweet Debra Beadle for a most memorable evening. First dinner at Chef Garcia’s “Astrid”.

Followed by Dudamel conducting Tristan: Act 11

I thought it only fitting that I take Picasso’s cape to the opera!

Did someone say party? Oh my goodness, it seems like forever since we had the annual Studio Class Christmas Party! Finally, we did it! It was so wonderful seeing everyone and how we’ve all missed one another.

Sooooo much fun!

Susan and Debbie came a bit later…

So happy to see Lauren who is traveling the world!

There was a holiday tea and martial arts event at Brand Park in the Japanese Garden.

At the Shoseian Tea House.

With Ardy Kassakhian, Mayor of Glendale, Japanese Consul General Sone and Paula Devine, Glendale Council Member.

I’m so thrilled…this treasure came home with me!

Now it’s on to Christmas!

Live joyfully!

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