Sunday, July 19, 2009

The Diva Does Dodger Stadium

Patti & Richard in the Stadium Club....

TheDiva at Dodger Stadium

The Diva Got Taken Out to the Ballpark
July 19, 2009
The Diva and husband Richard in the Stadium Club enjoying a sumptuous buffet--no hot dogs or cracker jacks for this Diva-- and mighty fine Chard.
Our friend Tom invited us out for a Dodger-Astro game. LA won.
I was a reluctant participant at first seeing that I’m a major NY Yankee/American League fan. But the Diva on the Go is up for anything and this proved much better than expected. Largely due to the company. It was my first outing to this ballpark and I must say I was impressed.
It was Tom’s annual Georgetown U get together and began with a dinner buffet at the Stadium Club buffet followed by the game. We had nifty right field seats in section 46. Didn’t catch any balls but one did fly close and was caught by a fan. I assume he was a fan as he was cheering a lot for the home team.
Got to see Manny,who’s pictured here out in the field huddled with other players. He struck out but also got a double.
FYI: the team moved to LA in 1958 but the stadium wasn’t fully operative until 1962. It has seen many changes like a $20 million renovation in 2005 which added 1600 seats and improved dining venues as well as Martini Barnear the Dugout Club–which we didn’t get to sample.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

The Travel Diva Preens at Three6Nine and Goes for the Bling

She rises late, like 8 ish, stretches out on a mat in her home office, does some body toning work with weights and resistance bands and head out for a hike up Runyan Canyon–a popular spot for local denizens, celebs, industry-types and dog lovers. Back home, quick laps in the pool before breakfast of fresh melon and raspberries topped with almonds.

Off to her see her hair stylist, Tammy Kranzo, owner/operator of three6Nine, a charming Valley salon–with a Big Sur meets Provence ambiance– where the super talented Tammy Kranzo works mane magic on clients from far and near. She’s been snipping, coloring and doing her hair for more than a decade and is hands down one of the best stylist in Los Angeles. Which is why a loyal coterie drive over the hill from Beverly Hills, take the freeways from Palm Springs and even fly in from New York to have her do their hair. Her allure is an eagle eye for creating personalized hair styles that fit each customers’ personality. The charming shop has none of that Beverly Hills attitude or for that matter prices and what’s more, each styling comes with a heavening shampoo and head and neck massage.
Three6Nine, 21132 Costanso St., Woodland Hills, CA, 818-347-1900, fax: 818-347-2182
Coiffed and feeling fine the Diva does the usual grocery shopping with a sidetrip to the mall and ends up at her favorite jewelers, Valley Discount Jewelers, a family-owned business and neighborhood favorite where ordinary people, celebrities and movie set directors head when they need bling cleaned, repaired, or specially created for themselves or film and TV sets. A jeweler you can really trust, Greg Kalajian, creates exquisite pieces out of anything. I brought him two diamond rings and a broken diamond pendant which he transformed into two exquisite necklace pieces for me. He extracted the diamonds from my rings and made this beautiful pendant….He has also restrung my pearls, repaired broken rings, bracelets and earrings for me, and is my main squeeze for watch batteries. I have lots of watches and he charges the least of anyone in town, $4.50. They also carry a large assortment of jewelry, clocks and collectibles. Greg behind the window where he designs, creates and repairs bling.
Valley Discount Jewelers, 12119 Magnolia Blvd.m Studio City, 818-761-8832.
The Diva was happy with her new bro0ches. Then a little more shopping and home to feed Elmo, the cat, work on my blogs, do laps in the pool, join hubby for cocktail hour, followed by a cozy dinner (he made) and TV. It’s all good.
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