……started with seeing ’The Trip to Bountiful’ at the Ahmanson with Tomiko. I had to change the tickets so many times we wound up seeing the last performance which I think is actually a good thing to do. It’s always bittersweet for the performers and they seem to give just that extra bit to make it memorable.
Somehow we had the best seats ever! Everyone was eager to see Cicley Tyson!
O.K. Priorities…..Isn’t dinner always the main event??? I had been wanting to try out Roy Choi’s ‘Commissary’ at the Line Hotel 3515 Wilshire in Korea Town so off we went. Fun to be greated by Hello Kitty!
O.K., enough of that. The Commissary resembles a glass domed conservatory.
Fun with the hostess!
They have great drinks but you’ll be served one in a plastic cup. Tomiko insisted on a proper glass!
The point and order menu...
It’s worth a trip there just for the carrots…..you get a little bag of seeds when you enter (or leave).
Corn was good...
Burger so so...
Not quite sure what the floating balloons were about….
We checked out Pot, the Korean BBQ on the main floor. www.eatatpot.com
….and there’s also a Cafe where you can get pastry take outs...
That Tuesday I had business downtown and checked out the new construction….
Nikka is working on a flyer for Mary Beth. I took a gazillion photos trying to get a great shot... Kita looks at her sooooo adoringly!
Running out of treats after an hour of this!
Watch for this commercial from Messenger…it’s soooo adorable…love it!
Laurie & Michael here from Rhode Island for their yearly Christmas card creations in the studio. Always so much fun!
Got this too cute book for Nikka (and Emma) after seeing the long line of peeps waiting for a book signing at Barnes & Noble (Americana).
And got this one for me!
Thoughtful Chef Kathy always treats me with persimmons from her mom’s tree. Thank you Kathy!
Nikka got corn dogs for lunch…how could I resist?
So you already know about the armed robbery but I bet you don’t know the fellons got $1,500,000.00 in cash! We had a visit from 4 plain clothes detectives and I crossed the line by telling them how much we loved them AND the firemen. Nikka asked how could I say that!
Oh well….On the bright side, Sweet Sandie Girl came over to work again on a Christmas card. We had planned on going to Bar Verde later but it got so late I brought out the cold cuts for sandwiches and we watched Orange is the New Black….Now we’re totally polluted but it was fun!
Next day Lizzie & I went to see 'Birdman' at the Laemlle No Ho. Lunch first….
We loved it and Michael Keaton is a revelation! It’s a great ensemble cast and the speech Emma Stone gives to her ‘father’ is a work of acting art! Jach Galifinakis and Edward Norton also a marvel.
Afterwards we went to the Coffee Bean and I had to tell these guys what I said to the police about loving the firemen. Oh they thought that was just great! Eddie is on the left, 41, single with 3 kids and the fireman on the right is single no children. Anyone interested??? They’re great guys!
Time to drive to Americana to meet Sandie at Bar Verde…..I won’t even get on a scale anymore!
More foodie stuff...
Met Jane Windsor (www.anyoneforteacatering.com) at Freds, the new restaurant in Barneys for lunch. Food was dreadful and overpriced, company delightful!
I had Clara join us so I could rub it in about her missing the tea event for Lisa See.
Then Clara’s long time friend who since moved to Panama, joined us…...
You know we had to do this...
6 hours at Barneys and I had to pay $18. even with a validation….eeee gads!
Next day to continue the eating orgy Trudy took me to Recess Eatery on Brand….
It was soooo good I took Marsha Ramos there the next day. (I’m suspecting things could be out of control.)
Great fun to have Priscilla in from Arizona and she’s going to try and make at least two classes a year!
Everyone did a great job working on Christmas cards….
Love this photo of Amy and Diane…..
Great work Amy!
Violet always makes these great gifts towards the end of class...
The two cuties,Mireya and Quyen with oranges for the teacher!
And love this Snowy Bamboo from Clara….
You know there had to be a movie and food to end the week so Clara and I headed to Americana after class.
First dinner at Din Tai Fung. I recommended the amazing pork dumplings and the green beans but Clara took over for the rest.
We saw ‘St. Vincent and I must say Bill Murray was brilliant as was the young boy…..we loved it…bring Kleenex!
I’m off now to raid the refrigerator….I think there’s the remains of something yummy from Recess. Have a great week and remember...