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Get to Know: Ruth Asawa

There was a bit of a kerfuffle this week after photos from Gwyneth Paltrow’s new Montecito home were featured in Architectural Digest *and all over the internet. The Goop maven is seated on a beautiful couch in a beautiful room …

2.9.22
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3 Black and White Classics for February

The last three films I watched were shot in black and white, a delightful accident that got me to think about why directors today would make such a bold choice. Joel Coen’s The Tragedy of Macbeth is artfully constructed by …

2.3.22

Groundhog Day: Get Up and Do It Again

Sarah Bowman // THE FAMILY SAVVY

For weeks last summer, I woke up around 2:00 am with the same song running through my head. It was Jackson Browne singing The Pretender. Coming to consciousness, I heard: “When the morning light comes streaming in, I’ll get up …

2.2.22

Traveling in Place… for Now

Sarah Bowman // THE FAMILY SAVVY

There’s no doubt that changing the scenery in general (and being in nature, in particular) reduces stress and improves our overall mental health.  One way to get out from under the crush of pandemic and political news is to make …

1.28.22

Travel Yearning: Build your 2022 Bucket List

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I’ve had a Scotland trip in mind since before Covid, but haven’t made much progress planning the adventure because I didn’t want to get my hopes up about a journey I might not take for …

1.26.22
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2 popular LA Conservancy Tours for February: Paul Williams + Modern Skyline

February 16/Virtual 6:00 PM

I participated in this virtual tour on February 2, and thought it was really interesting – the LA Conversancy is repeating it twice this month, because of it’s popularity. I learned so much more about an …

1.14.22

Get Ready for the Gilded Age

Cynthia Nixon and Christine Baranski.
ALISON COHEN ROSA

Julian Fellows is back, just in time to rescue us from our Omicron blues. A new series The Gilded Age debuts on HBO on January 24 – here’s the trailer to whet …

1.14.22

The 57 Bus is a YA Novel about Big Issues

I have fond memories of re-reading titles such as “The Scarlet Letter” and “To Kill a Mockingbird” alongside my kids during their high-school English classes. Going back to investigate the classics is a satisfying pastime but most of all, it’s …

1.12.22

Start Your Year with Lonesome Dove

I’ve led my book club down many risky reading paths over the past twenty years. Sometimes, my choices arouse vociferous resistance and when I’ve led the group astray, I readily beg forgiveness. But more often than not, trying something out …

1.5.22