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. http://www.dodgers.com/.
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The Diva Does Dodger Stadium

pattiandrichatballpkThe Diva and Richard in the Stadium Club enjoying a sumptuous buffet and mighty fine Chard.

Our friend Tom took us out to the ballpark last night 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. The facility underwent major renovations recently and it’s all good.   It was Tom’s annual Georgetown U get together and began with a dinner buffet  at the Stadium Club   followed by  the game. We had nifty right field seats in section 46. Didn’t get to 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 fo the home team.

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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. www.dodgers.com.

Surf City Seeking Surfboarders For September Centennial

HUNTINGTON BEACH SEEKS SURFBOARDS IN THE SAND

 A surfer’s paradise, Huntington Beach sports 8.5 miles of sandy seacoast. A booming beach town, the popular pier section is  undergoing  a  multi-million dollar renovation that includes a 31-acre oceanfront development called Pacific City. 

OnSeptember 19,  Surf City USA® Celebrates Centennial, Surf Culture and the Coastal Environment  with a major event,  SURFBOARDS IN THE SAND, that commemorates the surf culture of the area, as well as those who protect our oceanic and coastal environments

The event begins at noon  onSaturday, September 19, 2009 at the Huntington Beach Pier and is expected to draw thousands of surfers with surfboards in one massive group on the sand, along with  surfing legends and local dignitaries

Endorsed by surfing’s elite including Peter “PT” Townend, pro surfing’s first world champion, SURFBOARDS IN THE SAND (www.SurfboardsInTheSand.com) invites surfers of all generations to place their long or short boards in the sands on the beach next to the famed Huntington Beach Pier in Huntington Beach, California on Saturday, September 19, 2009. Thousands of participants with their boards will stand together on the sands of Huntington Beach to demonstrate their support for preserving our coastal environment and to pose for a photograph to be shot by professional sports photographers and published worldwide in Transworld Surf magazine and other national publications. Sponsored by the Huntington Beach Marketing and Visitors Bureau, SURFBOARDS IN THE SAND is an inaugural event celebrating surfing culture and promoting awareness for sustaining the coastal environment. A portion of event proceeds will be contributed to the Surfrider Foundation and Orange County Coastkeeper organizations in support of their service to the ocean and beaches of Southern California. “Every surfer and anyone who loves the ocean should join us in Huntington Beach on September 19th at noon to be a part of history and to benefit the environment,” says Peter “P.T.” Townend, pro surfing’s first world champion and official spokesperson for the event. “Surfboards in the Sand highlights Huntington Beach’s commitment to the surfing culture and coastal environment that make Surf City USA unique in the world.” Individuals and groups who would like to be part of this historic event in Huntington Beach on September 19, 2009 should register online now at http://www.SurfboardsInTheSand.com. Those who are not able to be in Huntington Beach on September 19 can show their support by purchasing commemorative SURFBOARDS IN THE SAND T-shirts online, with a portion of all proceeds benefiting Surfrider Foundation and Orange County Coastkeeper.

For more information, contact HBMVB Vice President and COO Donna Mulgrew at donna@surfcityusa.com (via telephone at 714-969-3492) or “P.T.” Townend at activempire@aol.com (714-742 0355) Or visit us on Facebook athttp://www.facebook.com/SurfboardsintheSand. About the Huntington Beach Marketing and Visitors Bureau The Huntington Beach Marketing and Visitors Bureau (AKA Huntington Beach Conference and Visitors Bureau) is the official destination marketing organization of Huntington Beach, Surf City USA®. One of Southern California’s premier coastal destinations, Huntington Beach is the ideal location for a California family vacation or relaxing weekend getaway. With 8.5 miles of wide-open white sand California beaches, Huntington Beach is a destination of choice for vacationers and business travelers alike. To plan your Surf City USA® vacation, or to learn more about Huntington Beach, visit the Huntington Beach Marketing and Visitors Bureau website at http://www.surfcityusa.com or call 800-729-6232 for information.

You can also pick up a copy of my latest ACCESS Los Angeles  (Harper Collins publishers and edition 13) to learn more about Huntington Beach and environs and the greater Los Angeles area.

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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