Thursday, October 02, 2008

The cutest little car in the entire world could now be yours! We are offering a limited amount of Golden Opportunity Tickets, to win a brand new Smart Car! The proceeds benefit the Beverly Hills High School Madrigals & Minnesingers (our top-notch choirs if ya didn't already know!)
Yes, I know you may be saying, "but it's Beverly Hills High School;" contrary to common belief, the school does not have solid gold desks or catered lunches from Puck. Our program basically relies on the dedicated boosters ability to come up with successful fund raising efforts in order to maintain (and surpass) the reputation that years of excellence has afforded.
If you'd like to participate, shoot me an email and I'll give you the details...let's just say that the odds are extremely good (and the donation is tax deductible!) Big thanks to Beverly Hills Mercedes Benz/Smart Center; they've arranged us to bypass the two year long wait list in order to present this opportunity!
(BTW...I'm still posting on my account as a rule...)

Friday, June 06, 2008

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You'll be happy!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

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Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Drove out to the edges of civilization...
Porter Ranch, that is. (No offense.)
Why, you may ask?
Well, for the best reasons: meeting up with best-selling author Linda Woods and artist Holly Dye! I picked up this scrumptious box of Paulette Macarons for Linda...flavors (from left:)

Caramel, Peach, Pistachio, Mocha, Lemon, Coconut, Earl Grey and the pink one on the end is Almond.
Why were we meeting up on a Tuesday night? To take a peek at the very first copy of Journal Revolution, Linda's follow-up book to the number one Visual Chronicles!
Totally impressive.

(and yes, that is my Apple Martini.)
Chicken breast with mushrooms, tomato and avocado (I removed every trace of bacon; no need to go there!)
Our waitress, Shannon. She was sweet and sassy, and truly professional. She made our night so pleasant!

...and another peek at the counter of Paulette.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Lucky to be here...
A marvellous new "macaron" shop just opened on Charleville Blvd (at Beverly Drive,) called Paulette. I can't say enough about the exquisite flavors and texture of these light-as-air tongue-pleasing bits of delicious...each colorful creation is more yummy than the last!
Coming to my neighborhood? You'll have to make sure and try them. I have a feeling that these macarons are totally addictive (oh no!)

Friday, September 07, 2007

Helle JUST sent me this really-truly-special link...please, you must see this!
CLICK HERE and be amazed!

A little shameless pride: my cousin Wendy just got another award!


September 6, 2007. Monterey, CA. Wendy Brickman, MBA, MA, owner of Brickman Marketing, has won the 2007 Business Excellence Award in the area of Communications from the Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce. In addition, she has recently launched a new “how-to” blog that will include numerous marketing and publicity strategies for small to mid-sized businesses. The blog can be viewed at:

Wendy Brickman, who launched her marketing and publicity firm, Brickman Marketing, in 1990 ( has worked with hundreds of companies and non-profit organizations locally and nationally. She is the winner of two other Business Excellence Awards (2003, 1998) from the Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce and a 1999 Small Business Advocate of the Year Award from the California Chamber of Commerce and a 1999 Robert C. Littlefield Award from the Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce. She holds an M.B.A. in Marketing/Management from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, an M.A. in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Southern California, also in Los Angeles, and a B.A. in English from the University of California at Berkeley. She is a graduate of Leadership Monterey Peninsula and the Leadership Santa Cruz County.

Wendy moved from Los Angeles to Monterey and established Brickman Marketing in October, 1990. Wendy has an extensive background in the areas of marketing, publicity, advertising and market research. Before relocating to Monterey, she worked in the management training film area for over seven years and held management positions in the home video industry for several years at Paramount Home Video, Media Home Entertainment and Pacific Arts Video. She also held marketing management positions for Salenger Films, a training film company.
She has served on numerous Boards of Directors in Monterey County, including the Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce, Development Executives Network, Professional Women’s Network, Shelter Outreach Plus, Monterey History and Art Association, National Football Foundation, Monterey Celtic Arts Academy, and USC Alumni Association of the Monterey Peninsula. Wendy has taught Business Reading, Writing and Critical Thinking at California State University Monterey Bay and Business Communication at Golden Gate University.

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