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L.A. – A Nice Place to Visit… Vol. 2

My trip to Los Angeles was for a dinner with the cast of Django Unchained. With the dinner behind me, I could enjoy the friends I miss so much. Janell and I started the day with a decadent breakfast at The Farm. Though I miss her children too, it was nice to spend the morning just the 2 of us like old times. We talked about life and did a little shopping before picking the kids up for an audition. In L.A., even the kids might be on TV and the industry tends to find children as beautiful and personality-packed as Janell’s. Continue reading

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Under the Sea, Julia’s 4th

If you know any young girls, you know about the importance of princesses. Like movie stars and models, they are coveted for their beauty, wit, ability to land a prince and their fashion sense. And not even Buckingham Palace has more of them than Disney. I remember loving Cinderella. Based on a story from the first century B.C. and perfected in the 1600’s, Cinderella went from being a slave girl covered in ash to the Disney version with magical pumpkins and a fairy godmother. I liked her because she had my hair color and a pretty dress. Continue reading

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From N.O.LA to L.A.

One year ago, after nearly 18 years in Los Angeles, I packed up a rental truck and moved my life to New Orleans. It was a leap of faith. I knew how to make a living in Los Angeles. I’d met friends there and 2 friends I’d known since high school moved there over a decade ago. I knew how to get around, where I liked to eat, and which doctors I trusted. I knew what to wear and what the cultural expectations were and I knew how dating worked there. About New Orleans, all I was certain of was that it was, and had always been, my favorite city in the world. Continue reading

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