IT ALL STARTED WITH AN AIRFARE THAT CAME ACROSS MY SCREEN FOR A $49.00 TICKET TO BURBANK,CALIFORNIA!
A BOOK READING BY BEATRIX OST.
A BOOK SIGNING AT AN OLD ESTATE in BEVERLY HILLS by GAYE TAPP who authored HOW THEY DECORATED.
MY FIRST VISIT TO THE GETTY MUSEUM.
Plus, a WALK DOWN A RED CARPET AT THE CBS STUDIOS!!!!!!
I have been COOPED UP in MY ABODE for MONTHS NOW…….and thought; I need to START LIVING!
I told THE ITALIAN I WAS LEAVING HIM FOR A FEW DAYS………..and he was in CHARGE of THE BEASTIES!
He told me to have a GOOD time and off I went like a KID in a CANDY SHOP!
My First trip…….I made two trips in two weeks!I stayed with FELLOW BLOGGER: TOO BEGUILING AKA: VICKIE LESTER
I invited MYSELF to stay with her as we had spoken a few times and she had sent me her BOOK TO READ………. IT’S in HIS KISS.
She did not HESITATE and said, “OF COURSE YOU CAN STAY WITH ME!”
Do you have any idea HOW FUN it is to drive up in your YELLOW RENTAL CAR to a home that is OUT of the FAIRY BOOKS and meet someone you had never met!?!
The DAY I arrived we met up with the GLORIOUS HOLLYWOOD DIVA herself SANDRA SALLIN at a MEXICAN restaurant where we enjoyed GOOD FOOD and COMPANY and witnessed a CAR CRASH!!
We were the FIRST to ARRIVE as we had to be at THE LINE on MELROSE PLACE by 7 pm.
Let me give you a little history of BEATRIX OST!
She grew up in Germany………during the WAR.On a beautiful estate in BAVARIA.
She was a MODEL.
She married and moved to New York where they became well known at STUDIO 54.!Her MOTHER adored going there……..
She and her Husband were known about Town and were on THE BEST DRESSED LIST for VOQUE for many YEARS.
She is an AUTHOR,PRODUCER,ARTIST,MOTHER, GRANDMAMA,and a STAR OF INSTAGRAM.
Let me tell you what transpired……….
Instagram is a wonderful tool for middle age ladies to spend time cruising the world looking for BEAUTY.
You can Follow GARDENS, OPERA HOUSES, BALLET DANCERS and of course women of ADVANCED STYLE!
I follow BEATRIX at BEATRIX OST.
She even takes TANGO LESSONS!!!!!!!
We have had a lovely back and fourth over the past couple of years as I have read ALL her BOOKS……….
I feel we share a FEW SIMILARITIES.
I received a PRIVATE MESSAGE from HER saying she would be doing a BOOK READING in Los ANGELES in the coming month could I come?
OF COURSE I CAN COME!!!!!!!!
As we arrived to the event I noticed her SON and DAUGHTER IN LAW on the sidewalk
I follow them TOO on INSTAGRAM!
They Knew who I was and the fact I had flown in for THE EVENT!
I just did not know what to expect as she is a FAMOUS WOMAN!
I arrive at the TOP of THE STAIRS and look LEFT and there she is!!!!!
She recognizes me and we embrace……SHE couldNOT have been SWEETER!
We speak in Italian as she too speaks better than me!
She was a REAL PERSON………kind and interested in hearing about BANKSY the GRANDPIGGY!
I was touched especially when she asked if I was ITALIANA!
The night was already DIVINE when VALERIE von SOBEL walked in!
Another INSTAGRAMMER who RANKS HIGH!
She runs a foundation THAT DOES REALLY GOOD WORK……..GOOGLE HER!
VALERIE von SOBEL and BEATRIX OST
That was my FIRST TRIP…………..TO HOLLYWOOD!
Than I went back the following week for a longer stay with THE DUCHESS!
For a BOOK SIGNING by GAYE TAPP AT the 1911 HOME of ROBINSON’s department stores .
THE HOME is well known for it’s GARDENS………….Smack DAB in the MIDDLE of BEVERLY HILLS!
GAYE spoke and than there was a lunch in THE GARDEN……….SO CIVILIZED!
I was RECOGNIZED as soon as I walked in by THE SWAN!!!!!!
A PEN NAME for another woman who ROAMS the BLOGS in SEARCH OF BEAUTY!
A BETTER PHOTO OF GAYE!!!!!!
I got to SEE MY FRIEND PENELOPE BIANCHI TOO!
LA CONTESSA ~ SANDRA~ PENELOPE
MY HOSTESS SANDRA SALLIN…………..
WE SEEM TO HAVE A CURLER THEME WHEN WE MEET UP!
DO you recall the time she met me in BLOOMINGDALES with ONE CURLER IN HER HAIR?
I ADORE HER!
WE HAVE THE BEST TIME TOGETHER!
YOU KNOW WHY?
BECAUSE SHE IS FUN AND FULL OF LIFE
AND DOES WHAT I TELL HER TO DO!
I have to PUSH her outside THE BOX sometimes!
I will let HER explain in the COMMENT SECTION!
DO YOU READ HER BLOG?
Recently she has been visiting DOWNTOWN Los Angeles and giving a HISTORY LESSON!
I find it FASCINATING!
CLICK HERE TO GO TO HER BLOG!
TO SUBSCRIBE SCROLL ALL THE WAY DOWN PAST HER PHOTOS!
IS THE GETTY READY FOR THE TWO OF US?
As her husband of 57 years said as he snapped this PHOTO!
HERE I AM AT THE GETTY……..
I could have stayed there ALL DAY!
Did you know it is FREE?
I was VERY IMPRESSED BY THAT!
AS I DASHED back to LOS ANGELES I had to meet LYNN of HAUTE COLLIER!
She make BEAUTIFUL jewelry and is on INSTAGRAM.
WE met up at CHATEAU MARYMONT for dinner.
An old establishment for the HOLLYWOOD SET……………
For a MONDAY NIGHT it was a hopping PLACE!
UNFORTUNATELY,they didNOT ALLOW PHOTOS……………..I told the waiter an aspiring ACTOR/DIRECTOR I wanted a photo with LYNN and SANDRA who by the way wants to be called THE DUCHESS, (has to do with WAFTING down stairs.)He didnot have to get any background as I had never met her before and would like a memory PHOTO!He told us he could lose HIS JOB if he was seen snapping away………..so, I said,”FINE,WE WILL GO TO THE LADIES ROOM!”Which WE DID but the photos are not so GOOD of ME!
I had to SHOW YOU LYNN!!!!
Isn’t SHE PRETTY!
WE POUNCED ON HER for her BEAUTY TIPS!
MAC LIPSTICKS and BARE MINERALS POWDER are just part of her routine!
YOUR CONTESSA getting informed about a painting!
THE DUCHESS thinks I LOOK LIKE A PAINTING HERE.
On our way to watch the TAPING of the 50th ANNIVERSARY SHOW of THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW!
NOTE ON THE RED CARPET!!!!
I was VERY PRIVILEGED to be apart of this NIGHT!
A BIG THANK YOU to ROBERT SALLIN, SANDRA’s husband for getting me included!
I know it could not have been EASY as the STUDIO is NOT that BIG!
This is where I will leave YOU until I do a CAROL BURNETT POST closer to DECEMBER 3,2017 when THE SHOW will be AIRED!
YOU may even SEE US as they panned the audience A LOT!
HINT, look for TOM SELLACK we are right behind HIM!
Fourth ROW CENTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Does NOT get BETTER THAN THIS PEOPLE!
HOW DID I BECOME SO LUCKY?