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Archive: Sep 2012

Pizza the Eatalian way!

Do you like your pizza crust thick or thin? For some of you, the thickness of the crust doesn’t matter, you’re just happy to be eating pizza. Well I am a big fan of thin-crust pizzas. At Eatalian Café in Gardena, they specialize in a thinner than cracker-thin pizza, which I’ve pictured here, trying to…

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September 27, 2012

The best bite I ate this week: chocolate!

Chocolate! Yes, it’s my favorite food and a regular topic of my blogs. I had more than my share of chocolate (and caramel) at the 6th Annual Chocolate Salon in Santa Monica on Sunday. This is also where I had my best bite of the week. I discovered a company called Droga Confections that had…

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September 24, 2012

Some Like It Hot at The Del

From my earlier blogs you may know that the first weekend in August was spent with the Immortal Marilyn fan club, as we honored the 50th anniversary of Marilyn Monroe’s death. I wasn’t able to attend every event due to my work schedule; one that I was disappointed to miss was a visit to the…

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September 22, 2012

Cranberry Sweets on the Oregon Coast

I’ve been visiting the Oregon Coast regularly since 1997 when my parents moved to the coastal town of Bandon. At first the neighbors would ask if I also would be moving there. I always replied that if I did move there, I would want to work at Cranberry Sweets & More! Housed in a large…

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September 19, 2012

The Best Bite I ate this week: Pie at Tomaselli’s

Who doesn’t love pie?! I recently had three varieties of pie at a lovely little place called Tomaselli’s Pastry Mill & Café in Elkton, Oregon. It’s located on the Umpqua Highway, about an hour southwest of Eugene. My cousin and I had flown into Eugene and drove 3 hours to the coast to visit my…

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September 17, 2012

Beverly Hills Pool Party

You may know it as the Pink Palace. Nestled just north of Sunset Boulevard, this beautiful hotel (and the 21 bungalows) has always held a bit of magic for me. I’ve taken countless out of town friends for drinks at The Polo Lounge. I’ve had brunch poolside and also was treated to a birthday lunch…

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September 12, 2012

Cranberry Heaven in ’97

Cranberry Heaven in ’97. That was the theme of the first and only Cranberry Festival I had attended until this weekend when I Casted Away to Cranberry Island. My parents live in the lovely little coastal town of Bandon, Oregon. During the second weekend every September (which also coincides with the start of cranberry harvest)…

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September 11, 2012

The Best Bite I Ate This Week: Cranberry Croissant

Castaway to Cranberry Island. That’s the theme of this weekend’s 66th Annual Cranberry Festival held in the charming coastal town of Bandon, Oregon. You can imagine all the yummy items I’ve sampled over the weekend, with cranberries and without. Cranberry honey, cranberry bread, cranberry cheesecake, cranberry beverages, whole cranberries, dried cranberries and more. But I…

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September 10, 2012

Voodoo Doughnuts

I once had a Voodoo Doll. A group of co-workers and I were having a particularly bad school year. It felt wrong, but strangely also made us feel better. Many years later I heard of VooDoo donuts, the Portland, Oregon based business that created the maple bacon bar. As I was planning my trip to…

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September 8, 2012

My First Walk of Fame Star Ceremony

I recently attended my first Walk of Fame Star Ceremony! I have seen several ceremonies from onboard our tour van, but this was my first time being on the sidewalk, and experiencing it from start to finish. Daytime talk-show hostess, actress and comedian Ellen DeGeneres received the 2,477th star in the category of Television on…

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September 6, 2012

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