I normally dislike LAX because of the hustle and bustle but this has been an unexpected treat. Lots of visuals which are huge and quite spectacular. Well worth arriving early to take it all in. Even better if you can visit the newly vamped airline lounges and enjoy the visuals while sipping some delicious wine and nibbling on canapes. Has been a great trip. We will return soon.
The house, tucked high in the hills in the LaCrescenta area of Los Angeles is full of amazing memorabilia. The husband is retired as a toy designer who used to work for Mattel toys and designed a lot of Barbie toys among others, so there are many interesting old toys on the shelves around the house. However there are also a lot of other unusual pieces such as the phones in every room – which are still functional – which date back many, many years.
I just love admiring their many and varied knick knacks in this very comfortable home.
We have had such a great trip, baby sitting Michael’s new twin grandsons which have been such a joy and visiting great friends in San Francisco and having friends visit us here in LA. We also were lucky enough to be given a VIP invite to the Magic Castle http://www.magiccastle.com where all the members of the Magic Circle hang out for close up Magic and a great night out with dinner and magic galore. Thank you again LA. You never disappoint!
Well, here I am in USA once again. I don’t spend quite as much time here these days as I used to, but I still love it here.
I always know I am here in the States when I hit the coffee shops and receive refill after refill of coffee. I adore the old and quirky diners. They have so much more character than the more modern shops.
The home exchange house here in Los Angeles is near Pasadena. It is in the area of LaCrescenta and the house is high on a hill near the edge of the mountains which surround Los Angeles.
Montrose is our neighboring village which is full of older type shops including a very old bowling alley which is often used in films to depict that 50s Happy Days type style.