the reason we went to calabasas, darlings.


this week’s column is here!

so exciting.





it IS exciting.

we love meeting all these glorious new people with who-we-are-in-RL (some of them not-so-new-to-us but equally precious a meeting-of-minds-and-aesthetics) and writing about them.

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That’s why We Were In Calabasas the other day……

isn’t life delicious?

postscript: we went to a certain place for lunch today and sat at the same table where we wrote this piece previously (and *coughs* actually ordered exactly-the-same-thing) and the lovely waiter said:

are you familiar with our menu?

(note to europeans: they say that sort of thing in Los Angeles)

and we smiled (prettily) and said (demurely)

why, yes.


we were DYING to say –

actually we wrote a rather lovely piece about this place for Los Angeles, I’m Yours

but we decided against it.

so what we did say was:

a pot of tea (P G Tips is fine) with milk on the side please (cold, skim – you have to ask – Angelenos don’t really do hot tea) and the lovely salad with the green goddess dressing.

then we opened up a selection of poetry (thank you Los Angeles County Library Request Materials Service) and proceeded to dream of far-off places and Adventures.

notes from friday: 1844 californian adobe, #HuffPo, message sent to berlin and received from JAPAN #glorious


we are so very excited – who-we-are-in-RL is writing film reviews for our good friend Arianna – isn’t that splendid?

not many know, of course, that she (RL, not our good friend Arianna) started writing film reviews as a young (and so very deeply naive) student at the London University newspaper which is (still!) rather aptly named – London Student.

ah yes.

the years in the dark, looking up at the silver screen……..




on another note.

our writing research for next week’s column in Los Angeles, I’m Yours took us to Calabasas and back in 90-degree burning sunshine (whatever that is in old money) yesterday.

we weren’t writing about the Leonis Adobe per se but we can’t resist popping into a museum when there are a few moments free on the calendar.

why yes!

we *did* take pictures.

you are most kind for asking.

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we posted the picture on Instagram (how modern, as William would say)

and then one of our virtual friends from JAPAN


yes, JAPAN!

left us a billet doux on the photograph to tell us that the blue we had captured (we adore blue-blue-blue) reminded him of Kitano.

well, this was a cultural reference we did not hitherto know (which is very exciting – we love new knowledge pod moments).



don’t open a new browser window and visit mr. google – we’ve done it for you….

and an article here



isn’t that amazing?

a european-Living-in-LosAngeles visits an adobe structure built in 1844 and drives to the Pacific Ocean – takes a photograph for a friend in Berlin and someone in Japan tells us about a whole cultural movement around the shade blue-blue-of-LA-Ocean_and-sky that we did not previously know – in the space of a few  h o u r s.

now that, ladies and gentlemen and undecided gender warriors, is The Future of storytelling and communication.

right here.

a m a z i n g.


we must tell Arianna – she’ll love that.