even laundry can be fun if you know how to behave.

darlings

we finished our work tasks at a nice and early hour yesterday and realized we had a TON of laundry to do.

*horrors*!

(that wasn’t just for laundry – although we will admit that in Manhattan, we dropped it off every friday morning, super early before heading to the office, and picked it up when we got the saturday edition of the Financial Times, Times Have Changed – we do our own Laundry now).

back to *horrors*!

because the (small but perfectly sweet with a view of the front plantings and fragrant they are too) Laundry Room at teamgloria (apartment) towers – was CLOSED (new floor being put in, which is very nice, but rendered the room Unavailable).

we *thought* for a moment about dropping off the two (rather large) bags for a Service Wash and then we reconsidered (we have time, and we are being Prudent with cash) – popped the bags in the perfectly Prius and drove to the nearby Laundromat/Launderette.

It was an engaging experience.

Because ANYTHING can be so if one has an eye for Adventure and a nose for a Hollywood reference or two and just takes a look around to sink into the Atmosphere.

so. we. did.

at first glance it was not a Great deal like the Levi’s 501 advertisement (if you can’t see this transmission in your territory ask your mr.local.google for “Levi’s 50s nick kamen”, you’re welcome)

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but then it WAS (the actors woke up and came to do their Laundry before heading out to the gym and, hopefully, an audition).

we took a look around (the wash cycle is 29 minutes and the drying cycle 30 so we had some time to Observe our surroundings).

there was a Spanish soap opera – telenovelas – playing – and then we switched to a ladies-in-a-row-at-a-roundish-table talking about Matters of the Day (movie stars, something clever with a fillet of fish and a beauty treatment), a 3D bas relief mural on the back wall, several vending machines (for washing powder – but we bought our own – and snacks – again, we brought a small picnic), outdoor tables (this is california, despite being March), a gossipy attendant (we chatted for a while, because she put up a postcard for the book a while ago and remembered us) and Lots of People Watching.

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we did feel a little Doris while folding the clothes (always nice).

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while also remembering our (mis-spent but useful for material) Youth watching ground-breaking films like this one. 

we always keep an eye on the Machines because there was that One episode back in – when? 1980-something? when Cindy Beale put her washing in the Albert Square launderette and it Got Stolen (this would be SO awful – not the programme – we quite liked it – strangely enough – and its Still Running!).

EastEnders-bartenders-Cindy-19finally – after all the People watching (and writing in our moleskine and enjoying the small picnic outside on the white cast iron tables not bolted down but you’d be hard pressed to nick them) – the laundry was done and folded and another engaging experience was made Better by a good Attitude.
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Thankful that the laundry room is now Open in teamgloria (apartment) towers, we may not have to see the Laundromat again for a while – but we are open to (many) new experiences. Or even re-inventing old ones.

*moving_swiftly_on*

so we went to the Movies.

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where we saw…….

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what’s that?

what did we Think of it.

*far_off_look_to_camera*

well.

let’s see.

it was perfect for a friday after doing laundry.

more?

ok.

it was sensuous and full of longing but little meaning apart from why do we meet the people we do and what happens if we follow them up to hotel rooms (probably best not attempted outside Paris) and tell them Secrets that we cannot tell the people in our real life – whatever real life is – does it exist?

even the middle bit – where they hold hands and see amusing street musicians and feel close-in-a-crowd (we are not ruining the plot for you – it’s a Film/e Francais/e – being a bit Violette LeDuc there et pourquoi pas?) and have Big Questions about their Lives and France (the two are Always intertwined), trains (might) be Missed or Caught and regretted, or not.

yes, it’s a French movie.

and that’s why it’s perfect for a Friday after doing Laundry.

just so you know.

what have you seen recently?

links-to-trailers-please!

*looks_out_the_window*

oh, glorious.

hello, saturday.

 

and all our clothes are freshly washed.

delicious.

hello sunday.

darlings

how lovely!

it’s       s u n d a y  m o  r  n  i n  g.

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our friends at the Velvet Underground (we adore velvet) sang it best:

oh.

really?

of course.

*sighs*

if you cannot see that Transmission in your territory either ask mr. google for “Velvet Underground” and “sunday morning” or, knowing you (*winktocamera4*), go to your Vinyl Turntable and find the original album – b l i s s.

you know the best things about sundays?

often they come after a night of Reflection and repose and perhaps talking to someone very kind on the beach before sunset and Going Over Things that have happened and getting some excellent guidance (the past is just a story – but sometimes it’s a very sad one) and then laughing at the points in a Tale when one feels a Tiny bit of despair and is reminded (gently) that everything is useful. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAor as the (very much missed) Ms. Nora Ephron’s mother said: “it’s all material.”

which Can be a very dark way of looking at things. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAand in another way, rather Liberating.

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sometimes that is Just for the best, love.

but we *did* take pictures.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAwe always take pictures.

and look around to gather tiny details for future novels like sea glass in the sand.

nothing is wasted.

everything is recorded. 
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and there are always thank you letters to send out to say how much one admired someone’s directorial debut where they told their own (rather sad) Tale and made it into something much better than it could possibly have been to live through.

which is sort of the point.

can’t waste a good tale.

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not when it might help other people.

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otherwise it was all for naught.

and that’s Truly Tragic, darlings.

*giggling*

exit left (we’re LATE!)

 

 

 

 

cat on a warm sun-kissed balcony and other thanksgiving Tales of Great Beauty

darlings

are you American (or residing here)?

if so.

a very merry Thanksgiving to you.

if you’re not (and so many of us in the world are indeed from Other Places and Other dreamscapes), hope your Thursday is going deliciously well, thus far.

ours?

well.

we’re sort of Celebrating Thursday (as opposed to Thanksgiving) to be honest.

not having any childhood baggage and trauma happy memories of Thanksgivings-gone-By, we really don’t know how to participate.

there were a few years when we did attempt it.

but it was Awfully strange watching people get a little tearful (too much pie was the diagnosis but perhaps a hidden trauma as yet unreleased was the reason for Indulging in the pie – who knows what comes first the pie or the pain? we digress) about Thanksgivings they have known – and we certainly fell foul of falling into Family dynamics *shudder* at one particularly memorable (and unrepeatable) meal where we were playing a role that, how do we put this, no one had given us the script for.

actually, there were three of those – different houses – alternate years.

so we gave up.

which makes Americans very nervous (they adore Thanksgiving, even the ones who hate it profess to adore it so).

oh. well, we don’t really celebrate Thanksgiving.

response = slack jaw, slightly manic eyes, unwilling to speak

but we hope you have a delicious time.

the remedy is always to be Charming here and people feel quite mollified for a while while they process (actually that should be “process”) what you’ve just Said.

the shops – we don’t go often but Trader Joes was PACKED last night and we only stopped in for milk but people were quite Crazed buying up pre-cooked caramelized onions and green beans – such a very Strange Combination – were full of people saying things like:

I’m doing the turkey.

which sounds slightly naughty.

or

we’re going to His parents this year (pauses for effect).

and you just Know there was a Massive Compromise to be made behind That statement because it comes with a pursed lips and a deep sigh.

so back to us.

*smiletocamerafive*

we’ll be heading to Friends later (after they’ve finished the Meal portion of the proceedings) because we’ve been Promised a Movie and the opportunity to look through someone’s DVD library is always Most Illuminating, darlings – up there with scanning-the-bookshelves, one of our most Favo(u)rite things to do with a raised eyebrow and a small smile on the left side of the cupid bow mouth when one spots That oh and That – most i n t e r e s t i n g.

now.

as it’s Thursday in the rest of the world we’ve done a little work.

in fact someone called From Finland this morning at 0700hours which is deeply glamorous.

then we got back to our Editor in Mexico (more on that, with links, late January, love) and also did some final edits to our piece for Good Housekeeping (oh yes, big league stuff now) for their March issue (in the UK) and then took the 2nd walk of the day (the first was at 0610 hours so we were fully Alert and sparkly for the 0700 hours call with Finland).

pictures?

you know we *did* take the camera……..scroll on.

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we’ve been sending out more cards about the book and thank you notes to people who inspire us greatly to, well, say so. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

this is a house that we walk past often and admire its chinese lanterns.

there was a sound emitting from Every house that we walked past this afternoon – banging pots and pans – most amusing – OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

see the cat?

the cat spotted us. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

the last latte before Everything closed down for Thanksgiving feasts. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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or Provence in heavy summer months. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

or Paris in the (very) late 17th Century. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

or dusky evenings in the Loire between the wars. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

palest pink ribbons on black boxes in the shop windows of an unmentionables store. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

the sort of boutique where one would purchase (or one’s lover would buy for one) under-the-evening wear to a party where this would be the long entrance up to the Chateau…OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

street art with an enthusiastic glow. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

and the soft feline that guards the plant shop. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAwe will be taking a small chinese take-out box of Citrus for our friends to enjoy and cleanse the palate post their Thanksgiving Feast.

before we go, we leave you with This:

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perfect for the night before Thanksgiving when you think about it.

or even before a regular Thursday.

not that we’d know a Regular thursday, of course.

*shysmiletocamera*

wait!

one last link. 

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listen and weep.

sadly none of it is linked there but if you have a spare hour to find a local service near you that contains such beauteous music (perhaps after you’ve indulged in the Thanksgiving feast or a particularly sumptuous thursday supper?), you’ll thank us.

which is what we hear today is all About.

isn’t that just d i v i ne?

like these tracks from the film:









a most enjoyable evening: film, feminism and delicious french beans.

darlings

we had a MOST enjoyable evening yesterday.

you see who-we-are-in-RL happened to find out about a deeply interesting project and, well, decided to do something small in a supportive type gesture by taking the young brave souls behind the project out to Supper during their Road Trip across the United States interviewing people for their Documentary.

the project was about Feminism and Film – both concepts dear to us.

in fact who-we-are-in-RL did her undergraduate thesis on the film theorist Laura Mulvey concerning the works of Maya Deren (yes, yes, it was a long time before the role of a “digital media executive” was dreamed up in whomever dreams up these job titles and so we were doing Something Else but it’s all connected, in the end, in some splendid way, non?).

who-we-are-in-RL also did “work experience” for a feminist film collective in Bethnal Green while a Student (because they owned copies of Maya Deren’s work – *shivers*) at the very Same university that Clarissa Jacob is studying at (she’s doing her Doctorate, we only just managed to get a 2:1 in the undergraduate before leaving……)

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yes. the University of London Royal Holloway College is magnificent (and yes, the building is pretty much what persuaded us from the Numerous Prospectuses we examined in 1987).

it was a splendid evening.

we talked about Film, Feminism and the delicious French beans (Musso & Frank has done a lovely vegetable selection ever since it opened in 1919)

why did we choose Musso & Frank?

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because we felt that Dorothy Arzner might well have eaten there.

and that makes it a feminist film homage indeed.

In other news:

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we had a lovely trip downtown and saw angels wings while stuck in traffic which gave us Pause for thought. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

the traffic was Intense.

but the angels wing sighting certainly helped. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

the car is washed (by hand, we’ll have you know – such FUN!) before we drive 100 miles south for a consulting gig later on today.

and here’s what we just finished reading: OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

as Research for our Very Brief trip to England next week (where we have a few work meetings, see just a couple of Friends and then Change Planes for Dubai and then South Africa, darlings – quelle g l a m.) OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

highly recommend this book – a very slim tome (we adore a slim volume) and most interesting. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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gosh.

that *is* a lovely new green satin throw pillow.

Portland Green?

what’s that?

no.

it didn’t work at ALL as an outfit.

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*small_smile*

you know those people who find a Divine piece of fabric in a shop on their travels and then bring it home and ask a local seamstress to whip it up into a boudoir throw cushion?

we have become one of those People.

*looktocamera*

and it’s marvel(l)ous.

of course one can be into Feminism, Film and boudoir pillows-in-satin darlings.

it’s chic, practical and forward-thinking.

and fun.

the other F word.

the ocean, the roses and the girl with green eyes (1964)

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a full day yesterday!

with much good news for who-we-are-in-RL about forthcoming work (such a lovely word) and so on and so forth (yes – we’re told to keep schtum/quiet/*sighs*)

so after Tasks Were Completed yesterday we happened to find ourselves in the loveliness of a View Over The Ocean and took a few shots.

which we’d like to share with you now (because we love doing that).

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on a clear day you can see almost as far as east los angeles. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

or Japan (would that be Japan over there? *looksvaguelyatanatlas*)OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

certainly a delicious spot to rest awhile and plot the evening’s entertainment.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

many roses in santa monica.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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and then the twilight came.

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and we Dashed up to the Los Angeles Public Library (Montana branch – which is on Montana Street – we didn’t need to catch a plane)

for a screening!

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gosh.

yes.

a Vintage Screening.

and not a Hollywood Industry type event for once.

we’ll explain…..

so we have a tendency to Pick Up Flyers wherever we are and pop them in our (patent leather black – of course – messenger) bag and then Sort through them when we get home.

our friend MP in NYC used to say:

you’re the sort of person who does interesting things on saturdays.

which is true.

because we do like to Plan ahead.

well – a few months ago (are you still with us? need some coffee? we’ll wait……….hello again, lovely mug, oh! and a nice biscuit too, splendid) we picked up a Flyer at the local library and it said:

“The British Are Coming!”

well.

we looked around nervously.

they can’t take us back now – we’ve got a green card, darlings.

but that wasn’t what it was about.

it was a Theme (we adore a Theme).

you guessed it.

British movies from the 1960s.

well.

we were Very Excited.

especially because we Adore Edna O’Brien and they happened to be showing The Girl With Green Eyes (Edna got to adapt the screenplay from her own novel and that so rarely happens these days) which was the “breakout vehicle” for Rita Tushingham (breakout in this sense means that the film made her famous whereby she ‘broke out’ of obscurity – she wasn’t in Trouble with the Law as far as we know).

if you scroll down on this page you’ll see some lovely Stills from the film.

so back to the Flyer – it was for screenings at The Library *shivers* of British films from the 60s.

so we carefully copied out the details into our digital device and looked forward to the screening at that future date.

but a few weeks later we checked the s m a l l  p r i n t

oh!

it was for a “seniors’ screening”

(for our non-american friends, this means people of an uncertain age or, less kindly, OAPs).

well.

A Girl With Green Eyes is shown so rarely (it being from 1964) that we just HAD to see it.

so we wrote a (very nice) note to the Librarian asking for permission to attend.

and she sent a lovely one back saying she (for tis a lady librarian) would be “delighted”.

so we finished our tasks for the day, yesterday, and bought a large cup of tea “to go” (as the americans call take-away) and waited for a while near the Library Branch in question enjoying the last few moments of late afternoon sun.

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and then we took a Deep Breath and walked in.

some people looked a little strangely in our direction (“how much plastic surgery has She Had to look like That as a ‘Senior’??”) but we smiled gently and walked to the 2nd row of chairs in the community room and arranged our pashmina (the dove grey/gray one) and waited for the projector to warm up.

everyone had snacks (something called Chex which was confusing because we were Already in the Theme and sort of waited for bowls of pink blancmange and a packet of orange spangles) and some people needed help with opening the packets of Chex and then we were all settled and in Place and the Film Started!

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and it was GLORIOUS.

full of Verve and Lynn Redgrave and creamy lipstick and “you’re not sorry are yer?” and “i don’t intend to get married ever!” and running through fields and slipping into his ex-wife’s long nightgown (she was in America, not in the nightgown) and lots of Tears and Tea and finding your way through the world and rushing to work because you’ve been naughty and stayed out with a Lover and avoiding the Priest because you’ve become a Fallen Woman *shivers* and oh it was GRAND.

(and we had to smile at the sub-titles to help the Americans understand the Irish accents.)

the best bit?

the Audience we saw it with.

because all the people in the Library last night Remembered the Sixties – because they were there (so they remembered it hazily) and every moment of a girdle or a ratted up hair-do or a breaking-the-morals-of-the-time happened there was a general sigh of pleasure and a chuckle of recognition.

just delicious.

Can you see this Trailer transmission in your Territory?

isn’t it wonderful?

so glad the Librarian said we could join them last night.

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and now here we are writing to you (not shown – we popped next door to check on the coffee percolating nicely)

a full day ahead.

Most Exciting.

to Pasadena to see #MadsMikkelsen (not literally) in #theHunt (which was jolly good)

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we’re Mid-Writing so Must Get Back to It (because someone is paying for our time)

it’s now 11.15 AM precisely (as the Speaking Clock used to say) – so this is what would be our Mid-Morning Tea Break if we still worked on the newspaper back in England – heady days *farofflook* when the lady-in-an-overall (british sort so a dress in nylon with a zip up the front and usually small blue diamonds on a white background, not american dungarees – confusing, non?) would trundle round with the trolley (again, british sort – tea tray on stilts – not a mechanical conveyance taking you up a steep hill) and say (invariably)

cup of tea love?

oh. yes please, doreen.

and a nice Arrowroot biscuit?

don’t mind if I do.

glad to see you’re not on a diet like those girls *sniffs* on the fashion desk *nodsintheirdirection*

oh. perhaps we won’t today.

nonsense. here you go – have two.

*sighs*

(this is why we only did 6 months on the Fashion Desk and mostly wrote about Photographers instead of Collections ;-)

gosh.

we digress.

and we only have a few Moments.

where were we?

aha!

Pasadena.

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we went to see The Hunt – and it was jolly good. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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an antique clock (pretty sure our grandmother had this exact model – is that possible? or an English Version at any rate)OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Pasadena seems to be Rather Radical in its “street furniture” (yes, that’s what they call it and not just in Pasadena – generally, one does, apparently)OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

ah. the twilight. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

and the long drive home. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

and the Dennis Hopper-esque scenes from the window (when paused at a traffic light we hasten to add)OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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and admiring our Stash of old magazines and books which we found in Pasadena at Cliff’s BooksOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAah. This is a Treasure and no mistake.

we shall write more about this in due course.

what’s that you just said?

oh.

the movie?

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAyes.

we did like it – very much.

and who-we-are-in-RL wrote a very deep and meaningful Review as well.

yes she does write Very Quickly.

which we must do now as well.

because we’re working on a movie (post-production – they’ve already made it).

isn’t that exciting?

which one?

we can’t possibly tell you.

sorry.

we signed all sorts of things *saidvaguely* but we’ll tell you later this year if we can.

must dash!

and not an Arrowroot biscuit in sight….

*sighs*

looks like that half a grapefruit in a white bowl on the counter is our mid-morning snack then.

yum.

*painedlook*

thank goodness there was cheddar cheese oatmeal for breakfast or we’d be very hungry right about now.

more movies #thehotflashes

darlings

just a short one today – we’re behind with Tasks…..

so we went to a screening the other day at the beautiful 1930s Laemmle Music Hall on Wilshire Boulevard (yes, the one near the Academy of Motion Pictures – do you know it?)

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAwhat did we see?

thank you for asking…

it was called The Hot Flashes

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now, it’s only open at a Very Few Cinemas, sadly – so here’s the Trailer (if you can see this Transmission in your Territory).

oh!

wait!

looks like somebody-wrote-a-review…..

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we Did suggest that opening line.

To paraphrase the great Mary Poppins, if you want to deliver a serious message (such as, “When it comes to breast cancer, early detection saves lives“), try a spoonful of sugar.

you guessed, non?

*smilingwinningviatheinterweb*

it’s a lovely sweet and funny and heart-warming movie.

and we even got to meet some of the stars afterwards.

because Ms. Camryn Manheim, Ms. Daryl Hannah and Ms. Virginia Madsen were all there!

isn’t that delicious?

and when we went to speak to Ms. Virginia Madsen at the end of the screening we even managed to restrain the words on our lips which were:

we adored you in the final season of Moonlighting when you played Maddie’s cousin….

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because it’s considered Bad Form in Hollywood to talk about former roles when the Stars are there to Promote the current Product.

so we just talked about The Hot Flashes because we liked it, a lot, which is why we wrote a Review to say so, darlings.

and because we know that George enjoys an amusing set of keywords or “tags” as the dark-art-of-SEO-chaps call them – we added in “spandex” to the keyword/”tags” dialogue box on the Content Management System’s Dashboard at The Huffington Post when we “uploaded” our story.

such fun.

gelato with jessica denay @HotMomsClubBuzz and (another) incomprehensible french film.

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our sweet little piece about gelato and Jessica Denay just hit the virtual newsstands so we Had to share it with you!

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and here’s a Helpful Link (because we do like to be Helpful) to Jessica’s books (we adore knowing other Authors).

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and when the day’s work was done (earlier than expected – it’s summertime here – which is confusing because it’s Los Angeles which means it’s Always Summer Time – but people still get Summer Scheduling issues Here) we went to the Movies (because we like to do that).

what did we see?

to be honest we’re Not sure (what it was About).

565171260 but look who was in it!

hero_EB20130313REVIEWS130319987ARso we wrote a review anyway for our friend Arianna (because we are Enjoying doing so) and we’ll see if her Copy Editors like it (and don’t mind that we didn’t really grasp what we were seeing while thoroughly swooning at the Experience).

THIS JUST IN: our review Hot Off the Interweb Press

back to today

*yawnsgently*

(only through the first few sips of coffee thus far)

we HOPE we’re going to meet one of our Hollywood Producer (business) crushes today – but one never knows – it’s been rescheduled *thinks* a Lot.

so we’ll see.

but we’ve read the book and are ready with-the-questions so here’s hoping, darlings.

see you later?

oh, that’s lovely.

yes, wear that one.

it suits your eyes and fair complexion.

those boots?

gosh.

where Are you going today?

do. tell.

Unfinished Song, the beautiful gardens @NHMLA and writing in a car park in culver city

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do you recall when we went to visit Richard at the Natural History Museum gardens?

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAwell who-we-are-in-RL wrote a piece for the lovely Los Angeles, I’m Yours which just went live a few hours ago (not a Column – this was more of a deliciously expanded News Piece – which in Newspaper speak used to be called NIB – news in brief – but we – well – it’s Not Brief, put it that way but it is News-y)

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the rest of our day?

oh it was lovely.

plenty of blue skies and palm trees and feeling Uplifted

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and then we went to see Unfinished Song (which is called Song for Marion outside the USA – not sure why the Americans wanted to be all metaphysical about it – they usually like a nice direct title – maybe Marion, the name, didn’t “test well”, love)

if you can see this transmission in your territory it’s very affecting (not affected – affecting – as in Engendering Feelings – yes – we W E P T in the cinema, in a very good way).

and may we say how beautiful Mr. Terence Stamp still looks? – his performance is wondrous. truly.

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why yes – we Did write about it more Fully – for the Huffington Post in fact –

isn’t life delicious?

especially on days that look like this………… *sighs*

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how was YOUR monday?

oh.

Is Mercury Still Retrograde?

that explains a Lot.

*sympatheticLook*

foreign films, taking the long road home, evening heat (and a new piece for #HuffPo)

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we had the most delicious day yesterday – packed with meetings and interesting people and a drive down mullholland drive and a Foreign Film from 1972 and who-we-are-in-RL had another piece published (which we thought was rather Saucy and Surprising in its use of Dating Tips with Marketing Campaigns – whodda-thought? Well, she did, clearly and that’s splendid).

pictures?

Bien sûr as they say in all the best parisian-style cafes around the world.

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valets standing to attention like sentries outside a Palace (any palace, pick a palace). OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

the splendid-ness of a Local Library (local to where-we-were-driving-briefly yesterday so we Had to pop in). #weadorealibraryOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

the sky was SO blue (and the temperature SO high). OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

splendid. splendid. splendid. 1972. alain delon. catherine deneuve. un flic. une marvel.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

can you see how hot it was (and this was the evening time)? #phew. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

we took the (very) long way home. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

because we could.

before you go!

justaddattitude wrote a very lovely and poignant and deeply interesting piece here about media-that-is-sociable and we just wanted to share it in case you didn’t get it in your post box today.

isn’t life delicious?

we. think. so