Thursday, March 31, 2011

Birthday Cake

It's a good one.
I'm inspired by Taste Spotting on the web. Gosh, there is so much to eat in the world. As you know, restaurant Angelini, on Beverly, a favorite. Marino on Melrose for very good food plus tablecloths and big leather booths to sit in and relax. Mario at the helm. Always good to be in a place where the lights are on, somebody's home and they take good care of you.
Ina Garten's coconut cake with cream cheese frosting.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Art - the movies - Potiche

Latest movie?       Potiche with Catherine      Deneuve. 

Latest book?         Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann.
Latest  art trip?     LACMA yesterday for Art & Music with Philip Glass. 
Latest play?       33 Variations with Jane Fonda 

Catherine Deneuve stars in Potiche at LACMA and here she is doing the Q & A afterwards. Lovely at 69, she is all woman. During the course of the movie her hairstyle changes as her character moves from "trophy wife" to Umbrella factory boss. From teased bubble to bouncy flip. Funny. Laughed all the way through. 

Books: Let The Great World Spin by Colum McCann

Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann: Book Cover

There is a driving beat inside the sentences of this work that pull me forward, make me look, increase anticipation and joy and breathtaking wonder, again, the sentences, like feet across the tightrope, one sentence at a time. 
           Read this book and say Oh - MY - God. 

"The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again."
                                                                         - William Faulkner