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I Left My Heart at Silent Frisco

Posted by on Jul 21, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

I Left My Heart at Silent Frisco

As part of my work with Thrillist.com, it’s part of my job to sniff out cool things happening around LA and share them in the Weekend Playbook. This week, my curiosity was piqued by Silent Frisco, a headphone-driven dance party where dueling DJs allow you to create your own listening experience (or, as they call it, a “silent disco!”). Pretty cool, right? So when I heard they were having an “80s vs. 90s” night, it was pencilled into my calendar in indelible ink. (I’m a giant music nerd when it comes to those two decades.) I managed to coerce my husband into...

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Picasso’s Great and All, But….

Posted by on Jun 18, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Picasso’s Great and All, But….

I take any excuse I can to get back to the great city of Chicago. This time around, it was a wedding of two very dear friends! My husband and I had a blast exploring the city (translation: lots of pizza, gratuitous Millennium Park bean photos, and karaoke with friends). The day after the wedding, my husband and a friend had tickets to see “Book of Mormon,” so I was left with two glorious hours all to my Chicago-loving self. After spending a bit of time shopping (obviously!), I headed over to the Art Institute of Chicago. I’d heard how amazing the Picasso exhibit was, and I...

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Thank God for Country Boys (and Creative Pinnacles)

Posted by on May 17, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Thank God for Country Boys (and Creative Pinnacles)

Well, it’s been a while since the last blog—apologies! The last few months have entailed a lot of work and a lot of travel, making this blogger a busier bee than usual. From Orlando to Chicago to Palm Springs to Temecula to Cleveland, it’s been a whirlwind these days! One of my absolute favorite recent trips was to the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, where I work on the Academy of Country Music Awards every year. It’s always an awesome time: all of the bands and musicians are ridiculously nice and down-to-earth, and they’re such great entertainers that even this girl—who...

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Talking the Talk: Appearing on Every Way Woman [video]

Posted by on Jan 19, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Talking the Talk: Appearing on Every Way Woman [video]

Recently, I appeared on Every Way Woman (a local talk show in Los Angeles) to talk about what we’re up to at Creative Groove! The producer, Yolando Mitchell, has assembled a remarkable diverse panel of women ala “The View” and it was a lot of fun to be part of their group for a day. Segment starts around 8:30:

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Groovy Q’s with pro photographer Diana Elizabeth

Posted by on Jan 18, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Groovy Q’s with pro photographer Diana Elizabeth

I first met Diana almost a decade ago when we were both working at The Sharon Osbourne Show. Even though she’s drop-dead gorgeous, really smart, and pretty much “your basic nightmare” (to quote When Harry Met Sally), she was also one of the nicest, most genuine people I met on staff. We immediately forged a friendship and have always stayed in touch over the years. A few years ago, we paired up to start offering classes in our respective fields (writing and photography, naturally)—and we’re still going strong with Creating the Image (starting February 6th) and...

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Groovy Q’s with Writing Matters guru Darin Painter

Posted by on Aug 22, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

Groovy Q’s with Writing Matters guru Darin Painter

As a full-time freelance writer, I’m well-versed in the daily challenges of freelancing and the absolute 24/7 commitment that it requires to make a solid living.That’s one of the many reasons I give major props to Writing Matters founder Darin Painter, who supports a family of four on his writing business. Darin and I both graduated from the Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University, where he and my husband were also editors on the school’s newspaper, The Post. It gives me great satisfaction to a good friend and fellow Bobcat succeeding the way Darin has — and he was...

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