beach pillows, daisies on the lawn, mr. colin farrell and ms. anjelica huston (not together but seen on the same day)

hello darlings

oh how Lovely – a SATURDAY!

now what can we tell you about Yesterday?

let’s see:

at a local cafe in Venice, California (called Local, rather confusingly although we guess Not if you really are Local), we saw a lovely bag and struck up a conversation with the owner (of the bag, not the cafe, he was very busy) and found out it was Emily Best and she’s deeply involved in the movie-making-artistry-world and we might well have to interview her for Where Shall We Meet at a not-too-distant date in the future.

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then we drifted (purposefully) down Abbot Kinney to take photographs for this week’s WSWM – no, not at this lovely beach pillow emporia – you’ll have to wait until wednesday to find out…….OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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then, not far away (probably about a 15 minute drive if the traffic is good and if you find out when That is, do let us know)OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

we saw a field of daisies. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

and – *lookstocameraforhelp* – cherry blossom? or some other pretty planting of spring anyway. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

then we just Happened to be rather near a Barnes & Noble (this one in fact) and we persuaded who-we-are-in-RL to pop in (even though she’s rather Overwhelmed by the whole experience surrounding the book so we are Treading gently).

while she wasn’t looking we did a Search on the Terminal (how clever) and found out Where the book lived in this part of the bookshop planet. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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yes, we popped a copy here.

don’t tell anyone.

and then we met Gretchen who is very nice and works at this particular Barnes & Noble (very near the self-improvement section, yes, on the top floor – sort of cerebral and high in altitude – not Gretchen, per se, but the books).

we got talking (because we talked to Everyone) and we just Happened to Mention that we had written this particular book and suddenly there was a PEN and a requirement to Autograph and a copy was about to be placed on the Autographed by the Author Table (we didn’t take a picture because Gretchen was searching for the Stickers that say AUTOGRAPHED BY THE AUTHOR before she placed it on the table you see).

so we grinned all the way down the down escalator and into the early evening.

we had Plans at 19:30 hours (7.30PM for you Americans) and so we had some time to fill and we spotted a lovely neon-lit cinema nearby. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

we chose Winter’s Tale but – confusingly – it was NOT by Mr. Shakespeare but seemingly by Mills & Boon but Mr. Colin Farrell was awfully Dashing in it (we stifled a giggle when he rode an actual White Charger).

after that?

well, let’s see.

we went to hear Ms. Angelica Huston talk about her life and work and memories and see clips and it was ever so delicious!OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

that’s Mr. Joe Morgenstern on the left, he writes for the Los Angeles Times and asks Very Good Questions.

do you see the DVDs around them?

that’s because it was at Vidiots – and was actually Postponed from an earlier date which we wrote about for Los Angeles, I’m Yours if you recall (if not, we’d like to be helpful and here’s the link)

gosh.

that was a busy Friday after a very busy Book Launched Week.

we’re taking it slow today – mostly sleeping, making nutritious food (on the good Conran white plates with proper silverware) – reading helpful books – watching British movies (more on that tomorrow perhaps).
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and more rest. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

and more reading.

we’ve had a Rather busy life, in fact, not just a busy week.

and took a moment today to look back at 2009, when we started coming up with the tips from the central section of our modern book of hours – the stuff that might help You get through that part of the day where one is Working or perhaps – like who-we-are-in-RL on stage at some conference……(can’t quite recall our fellow Panelists but one was from Playboy and the other from Vogue): march3rd2009

YES! that’s what it looks like when who-we-are-in-RL is *thinking* about the future book which will come out in 5 years after this shot. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

oh look at the era of the iPod (bottom right) – you can date it to 2009 from that alone…

this is who-we-are-in-RL at one of the offices she had while working in Manhattan (there were about 4 over a period of 7 years you see).

this office is VERY SPECIAL.

in the 1960s it belonged to Carrie Donovan.

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and we were pretty convinced she still inhabited the office when who-we-are-in-RL inherited it too.

funny how that happens.

when you need a guiding hand, the right person (dead or alive, in book form or some other ethereal-ness) often just Shows Up at Exactly the right moment.

well, that’s our experience anyway.

have a beautiful saturday wherever you are.

see you sunday.

back here?

lovely.

back to the drawing board….metaphorically speaking (although a real drawing board would be Nice)

darlings

*farofflooktothemiddledistance*

sometimes Things just Don’t Work Out.

but that’s ok.

even when it’s a book promo video shoot.

(pauses)

you see – the Industry (whomever they Are) decreed (is that the same as the sort of Tweet that King Herod might have put out? oh dear, can you imagine being His digital consultant……) – that a Talking Head is the way to sell a book.

mais non.

not when we saw it.

although who-we-are-in-RL did a valiant job but it just Didn’t Look Like a teamgloria production (because it wasn’t one – #notetoselves)

and the director did her (how modern) best. and the MUP (remember? make up and hair artist) did her best too.

but in the end, really, it’s about us (not who-we-are-in-RL).

so we’re Taking this baby over (there’s not really a baby, we just got a bit mobster’s moll for a second then).

back to the drawing board.

a cute teamgloria productions with a twinkle and inter-titles-like-a-silent-movie will arrive within the next week or so.

*chews_pencil*

now we just need the Right outfit to Direct this.

something in satin (naturally) and yet which emits deep Authority.

we’ll get back to you (although if you have a link or two – perhaps one with Ms Joan Crawford, or Collins, we adore both, do Send).

and in other news:

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we woke up before the dawn.
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because the Hollywood Trades had arrived. 5469c7fa7a1111e3af0c12857895c600_8

and it was going to be another one of those mornings that comes under the heading of:

“gosh, yes, this is Exactly how we thought it would Be!”

because we had a 7AM (our time) call on the princess-phone with our Publisher (such a delicious word) in england (hence the early hour and location) about promotional copy for the book launch for messrs apple and amazon (for ms. kindle and miss. iPad) 99614cc8799111e3863312af00698892_8

of course the call went well because we are still *swooning* from the walk down 3rd street promenade last evening when we gazed deeply at the chandeliers in the Shop that starts small people (aka children, not people of shorter stature although we’re sure they Adore chandeliers too) Early on their journey into blingcc84f398797811e391e112f156a0a67f_8the chandeliers gave us even more pleasure because we had already spent a quiet hour in the Library.

after a delicious morning (yesterday) at – well – we think we can tell You.

you see who-we-are-in-RL was asked (very nicely, with a lovely Scottish accent actually) to join the Committee (always a dubious hono(u)r but this is a very smart one) for the Innovation Awards at Brit Week and so we tagged along and hung out near the photocopier and waited and enjoyed the view (no pictures allowed on Government Property) and thought more clearly about our Directing task for her book promo 2.0.

a thought to leave you with:

July 18th 2011

before you-know-what happened we spent a quiet night pondering what-might-happen and where-would-we-end-up (hopefully Los Angeles, but it looks Ever so Unlikely at that point) and whenever we got down (which happened quite a lot more in those days) we decoupaged (doesn’t everyone?)

and we made this.

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imagine.

it was a sultry day (because Manhattan does a sultry summer July very convincingly) and we got covered in decoupage clue in a most wistful way.

and now LOOK – we LIVE IT***

This year’s weekly column Where Shall We Meet by Sophia Stuart was one of the site’s biggest attractions. Where should you go if a friend and you want to go shopping? Check this out. Where do you go if you want to house a meeting? Check this out. Where do you go if you just want a casual place to hang out with someone? Check this out. All of the entries in this series are fantastic but here are a few of our favorites from this year.

and, well, we’ll be meeting Anjelica Huston next week.

*blush*

right.

time to Concentrate.

we need to start looking back at some of our “previous work” to get inspiration for a teamgloria productions book promo of our own.

like, well, this one:

***careful with the Vision boards and decoupage – it might just come True *shivers_deliciously*

now where’s our AD and grip? (vocab alert: assistant director and the biggish chap with the sticky tape who moves large objects and the camera around)