The Endeavor Sighting! How Cool!!!

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I acted like a kid today when I saw the Space Shuttle Endeavor circling over my neighborhood in Los Angeles. Then I saw it again as I was on my way to a meeting. What an amazing sight! I understand that all things must change, but knowing that this is an end of an era makes me sad. I long for the days when a nation could be glued to the TV and look in complete awe at the possibility of space travel.

Those were the days!

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On the Set and a Hot Mess…

I would love to wake up in the morning, roll out of bed and look as though I’ve just stepped off the pages of Vogue. Hair and make-up done to perfection, beautiful designer clothes draped on my body like the finest spun silk. But in reality, my hair is all over my head (unless I have on a do-rag), morning breath in full effect, one eye is half closed causing me to bump into the obstacle course that is my bedroom, on the way to the bathroom for my morning look into the mirror of horror.

Once I finally get through the trauma of my morning ritual, I get my jolt of caffeine…Coca Cola baby, and by then I can move on with my day. I am truly lucky to have a variety skills that takes me to many places including TV and movie sets. It’s not all red carpets, doing lunch, movie premieres, fashion shows and slick Hollywood parties. There are people who make the stars look good when they’re up on the big screen or that dreaded HDTV and I’ve been fortunate enough to be one of them.

I thought that I would share some of the more interesting photos of me doing my thing on the set. WARNING….WARNING…I look nothing like the Warhol-esque photo on my blog and believe me, it’s just all sorts of wrong. HA..HA..HA..HA..HA..HA..HA!!!

The Scoodie Quick Hit – Weekend Hang-outs

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Every Friday I’ll give my little Scoodies a suggestion on where to drop-in for drinks, food and fun when hanging in Los Angeles or wherever I may be in the World. Tonight its Bar Marmont, located inside the famous or infamous Chateau Marmont Hotel on the fabulous Sunset Strip. This is one of my favorites because you never know who you’ll see…an amateur paparazzo’s wet-dream. Or, if you’re an actor, model or anyone who wants to be seen, this is just the place for you.

You’ll enjoy the posh yet quirky decor, the energetic atmosphere and try one of their signature cocktails like The Jalapeno, The Framboise Savage, The Ginger Rogers or my personal fav, the Sun Goddess – a simply intoxicating mix of Belvedere vodka, Lillet, lemon juice, simple syrup, mint, and muddled grapes. It’s smooth, refreshing and will have you seeing quadruple if you’re not careful. Oh, do I remember the days.

As a side note, every time I go there, I feel as though I’ve stepped back in time to the old Hollywood glamour and glory days. I somehow keep wondering if  at any moment, I’ll see the likes of Elizabeth Taylor, Cary Grant, Marilyn Monroe or Paul Newman with all the star-power, joie de vivre, elegance and class our present day little camera muggers seem to be lacking. If only the walls could talk, the tales that they could tell must be mind-blowing.

Over the years I’ve bumped into many of today’s celebrities when getting my party on with friends. Hate to name drop but what the Hell, here goes…Lindsay Lohan (before becoming the hot mess she is now), Eva Longoria (texting and gushing over her little French B-baller, pre-divorce of course), Justin Timberlake (who is terribly funny and wildly flirtatious), Eva Mendes, Ryan Gosling, Lebron James and entourage, P-Diddy, Puff Daddy, Sean Combs or whatever moniker he’s going by these days, and even on one rare occasion, Colin Firth, Mr. King’s Speech himself.

So if you’re ever out this way or already live in these parts, drop in and get your party on! But one suggestion, make dinner reservations or stay at the hotel to make sure your entry into this little slice of decadent heaven is locked down.  Hope to see you there!

Bar Marmont

8171 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046

Cocktail Bar

(323) 650-0575

Bar Snacks
$8.00

Gougeres

$5.00

House Cured Olives

$5.00

Crispy Chickpeas Zaatar

$7.00

Papadams & Yogurt Dip

$6.00

Pork Cracklins & Pumpkin Ketchup

$8.00

Bacon Wrapped Bourbon Apples

$7.00

Rabbit Rillette Toasties

$7.00

French Fries & 3 Dips

$5.00

Pickle Plate

$6.00

Deviled Egg

Small Plates
((6)) $15.00

Oysters

Bloody mary mignonette
$15.00

Taleggio Macn Cheese

$14.00

Smoked Trout In Crispy Potatoes

Creme fraiche & capers
$15.00

Crab & Avocado

Garlic lime vinaigrette & crispy potatoes
$15.00

Oxtail Bruschetta

Shallot parsley salad
$14.00

Crispy Calamari

Horseradish cream & lemon
$16.00

Garlicky Shrimp

Toast
$13.00

Caramelized Brussel Sprouts

Cippolinis
Main Course
$27.00

Almond Crusted Bass

Caper lemon sauce & haricots vert
$21.00

Sheeps Milk Ricotta Gnocchi

Cauliflower & pinenuts
$21.00

Lamb Ragout & Tagliatelle

Pecorino
$16.00

Damn Good Burger

Homemade ketchup, fries n fixins
$28.00

Grilled Salmon

Spiced lentils & spinach
$27.00

Cider Glazed Pork Loin

Mustard spaetzle
$26.00

Roasted Chicken

Kale & mashed potatoes
$27.00

Cast Iron Flank Steak

Romesco & potatoes bravas
Dessert
$9.00

Salted Pistachio Crumble

Pistachio gelato
$9.00

Coconut Creme Caramel

Pineapple rum granita
$9.00

Vanilla Buttermilk Panna Cotta

$9.00

Chocolate & Dulce De Leche Pudding

$9.00

Welcome To Hollywood Cake

$9.00

Chevre & Hazelnut Cheesecake

$20.00

Three Cheese Board

Buckwheat honey, date & fig jam
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