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WeScoutLA – Episode 2

Aug 18th, 2014 | By | Category: WeScoutLA Filming Location Videos

Mike, from MovieShotsLA, and I just completed our second filming locations video – about locales in the Simi Valley area.  You can watch it by clicking above or on our YouTube channel here.  Enjoy!



The Racquet Club of Palm Springs

Aug 15th, 2014 | By | Category: Marilyn Monroe Locations, This and That

On July 24th, while waiting in line for my morning coffee, my eyes wandered over to a nearby newspaper stand and landed on the headline Historic Racquet Club Hotel Destroyed in Fire.  My heart immediately sank as the now vacant Racquet Club of Palm Springs is not only steeped in Hollywood history, but is rumored to be the spot where Marilyn Monroe was discovered in 1949.  The thought that it had been decimated was devastating.  My mom and I finally made it over there to [...]



SecondHand Wonderland

Aug 6th, 2014 | By | Category: This and That

My BFF Mike, from MovieShotsLA, recently opened a vintage/collectables shop named SecondHand Wonderland in Simi Valley.  The boutique’s motto is “Not your average thrift store,” which couldn’t more perfectly encapsulate the place.  Mike has accumulated a massive amount of entertainment memorabilia, movie props, sports collectables, magazines and vintage toys over the years, all of which has been sitting in storage for eons and is, therefore, in pristine condition.  I was practically drooling upon stepping inside.  So while today’s post is a bit of a departure [...]



Video Collaboration with MovieShotsLA

Jul 25th, 2014 | By | Category: WeScoutLA Filming Location Videos

Mike, from MovieShotsLA, and I have recently begun shooting videos of our stalking adventures.  I am extremely excited about this new venture, especially since Mike is so gifted when it comes to photography and camera work.  You can check out our first endeavor by clicking above.



Latest “L.A.” Mag Post – The Target “Say Anything” Commercial

Jul 24th, 2014 | By | Category: This and That

Don’t forget to read today’s Scene It Before post for Los Angeles magazine – about the Say Anything-inspired Target commercial.  You can find it here.  My columns typically get published in the late morning/early afternoon hours.



The “Walk in Walt’s Disneyland Footsteps” Tour

Jul 22nd, 2014 | By | Category: This and That

I have long considered myself a Disneyland expert (or a “foamer” – a term I learned from Pinky Lovejoy, of the Thinking Pink blog, that refers to those who foam at the mouth over all things Disney).  I have visited The Happiest Place on Earth more times than I can count and know its layout like the back of my hand.  I even had the amazing opportunity to dine at the park’s ultra-exclusive Club 33 back in 2009.  So I was shocked when fellow stalkers [...]



New “L.A.” Mag Post – The TCM Movie Locations Tour

Jul 17th, 2014 | By | Category: This and That

Be sure to check out today’s Scene It Before post for L.A. magazine – about the new TCM Movie Locations Tour.  You can find it here.  My columns typically get published in the late morning/early afternoon hours.



Fat Sal’s Deli – Jerry Ferrara’s Restaurant

Jun 17th, 2014 | By | Category: This and That

I’m back, people!  To say that last week was a blast would be an understatement.  It was honestly one of the best weeks of my life and a really special birthday celebration.  There was never a dull moment and I am officially exhausted (and now have a cold), but it was well worth it!  A huge THANK YOU to the Grim Cheaper and my friends Lavonna, Kim, Katie and Kaylee for making it all happen.  One of our many adventures (and I will be blogging [...]



Birthday Visit to L.A.

Jun 9th, 2014 | By | Category: This and That

I am heading to L.A. this week to meet up with my good friends Kim and Lavonna who are visiting from Ohio.  (That’s us, along with Pinky Lovejoy, of the Thinking Pink blog, at Ellen two years ago.)  We have about a million fun things planned (hello Disneyland!) and I am extra excited because my birthday is on Tuesday!  Needless to say, I will be taking the week off from blogging.  Don’t forget to check out my latest Los Angeles magazine post on Thursday here [...]



Happy Memorial Day!

May 26th, 2014 | By | Category: This and That

I would like to wish my fellow stalkers a very happy Memorial Day!  I hope you are all enjoying a fun and safe three-day weekend and taking at least a moment to remember what today is really about – America’s fallen heroes.