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A PERFECT NEW YEAR’S EVE…

...began with Veronica decorating the house in places I didn't even know could be decorated. No corner was safe! The Ferrero Rocher is from dear Tania! This was at the front door for everyone to get their hat, noise maker and bling! Then a New Year's Greeting! You saw...

THE BEST CHRISTMAS EVER…

But wait...I always say that! It just seems celebrating gets better and better as I understand that living joyfully requires full cooperation regardless of circumstances. Besides, I think I'm putting in more of an effort...sort of getting with the program. It's always...

DECEMBER’S JOY

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...

ABSOLUTELY THE BEST THANKSGIVING EVER!

First Mr. Turkey greeted everyone with a request to sign one of his feathers with a Thanksgiving statement! Wondrous Carol Soucek King... Precious Maryam... Adorable Sam and Maddie... Special thanks Precious Izabela and Wayne for the beautiful floral arrangement!...

MARCHING TOWARDS THANKSGIVING…

Bravo Adrian Spence, Founder and Artistic Director of Camerata Pacifica for the brilliant November concert at the Huntington Botanical Gardens. As always, brilliant pianist Soyeon Kate Lee was flawless! Principal Percussionist Ji Hey Jung is truly a force of nature...

WALK WITH ME…

...in the Garden of Our Friendship,' my third inspirational book published by Benjamin Darling at Laughing Elephant Books had its Zoom launch on November 1st! Dear Carol Soucek King had suggested that I include the meditations that I present for her fine Salon on the...

THREE BIRTHDAYS IN A ROW and OTHER JOYFUL STUFF…

Beginning with Delightful Susi at the Belvedere at the Peninsula which was very belated as her birthday is actually August 24th! Time has new dimensions now... Wishing you a whole year of happy days dear Susi! You even have an extra 'E'! Have you heard about...

A WONDERFUL BEGINNING TO OCTOBER…

I was pretty much in shock over the realization that summer is officially over. Fortunately Center Theatre Group had a delightful brunch on the first of October to soften the blow. Check in please... It's always fun to see Peggy Collins. I told her I want to live in...

A LOVELY REMEMBRANCE and CELEBRATING A DEAR FRIEND

Every year, on September 25th, Wondrous Carol Soucek King remembers my mother's birthday with a delightful celebration. This year it was at the Jonathan Beach Club where we had the loveliest setting and yummiest food. It was a joy to have dear Susi join us! Can you...

YES IT’S STILL MY BIRTHDAY AND OTHER STUFF!

Thank you dear Kathy and Clara for the splendiferous birthday dinner at the Peninsula's Belvedere restaurant! Of course it's all about the cake but the amazing Plant Based Tasting Menu was wonderful! It's always time for a stop at Monte Carlo Deli... But the truth is...
A PERFECT NEW YEAR’S EVE…

A PERFECT NEW YEAR’S EVE…

...began with Veronica decorating the house in places I didn't even know could be decorated. No corner was safe! The Ferrero Rocher is from dear Tania! This was at the front door for everyone to get their hat, noise maker and bling! Then a New Year's Greeting! You saw...

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THE BEST CHRISTMAS EVER…

THE BEST CHRISTMAS EVER…

But wait...I always say that! It just seems celebrating gets better and better as I understand that living joyfully requires full cooperation regardless of circumstances. Besides, I think I'm putting in more of an effort...sort of getting with the program. It's always...

read more
DECEMBER’S JOY

DECEMBER’S JOY

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...

read more
ABSOLUTELY THE BEST THANKSGIVING EVER!

ABSOLUTELY THE BEST THANKSGIVING EVER!

First Mr. Turkey greeted everyone with a request to sign one of his feathers with a Thanksgiving statement! Wondrous Carol Soucek King... Precious Maryam... Adorable Sam and Maddie... Special thanks Precious Izabela and Wayne for the beautiful floral arrangement!...

read more
MARCHING TOWARDS THANKSGIVING…

MARCHING TOWARDS THANKSGIVING…

Bravo Adrian Spence, Founder and Artistic Director of Camerata Pacifica for the brilliant November concert at the Huntington Botanical Gardens. As always, brilliant pianist Soyeon Kate Lee was flawless! Principal Percussionist Ji Hey Jung is truly a force of nature...

read more
WALK WITH ME…

WALK WITH ME…

...in the Garden of Our Friendship,' my third inspirational book published by Benjamin Darling at Laughing Elephant Books had its Zoom launch on November 1st! Dear Carol Soucek King had suggested that I include the meditations that I present for her fine Salon on the...

read more
A WONDERFUL BEGINNING TO OCTOBER…

A WONDERFUL BEGINNING TO OCTOBER…

I was pretty much in shock over the realization that summer is officially over. Fortunately Center Theatre Group had a delightful brunch on the first of October to soften the blow. Check in please... It's always fun to see Peggy Collins. I told her I want to live in...

read more
YES IT’S STILL MY BIRTHDAY AND OTHER STUFF!

YES IT’S STILL MY BIRTHDAY AND OTHER STUFF!

Thank you dear Kathy and Clara for the splendiferous birthday dinner at the Peninsula's Belvedere restaurant! Of course it's all about the cake but the amazing Plant Based Tasting Menu was wonderful! It's always time for a stop at Monte Carlo Deli... But the truth is...

read more

WELCOME…

to my personal blog where I’ll be sharing adventures and how I determine each day to live joyfully as an Artist, Teacher, and Author. My latest book “What If… We Have the Power to Change Our Lives” an inspirational book that hopefully will empower you to live your best life! You can find me and my work at nanraestudio.com My hope is that this blog will inspire you to find joy everywhere and in everything and that is what I wish for you!

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