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November 14, 2015

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Non-Surgical Beauty Miracle

by Valerie Summers Invented by Hollywood to perfect the appearance of the stars of stage and screen, Dermaflage scar cover and wrinkle concealer is now available to the public. Unbelievably easy to apply, this invisible silicone based waterproof product makes scars, frown lines and wrinkles disappear in less than two minutes. It is the perfect […]

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May 19, 2015

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Encountering The Barnes Museum

Story & Photos by Valerie Summers I hoped that rerouting my trip to Washington DC through Philadelphia to make a single stop was going to be worth the inconvenience.  Having heard and read about the much heralded Barnes Museum and its unique beginnings, I decided to investigate for myself.  Upon my arrival, as I approached […]

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April 10, 2015

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Emirates — A Heavenly Experience

by Valerie Summers When I overheard someone in the beautiful Los Angeles international Emirates airport lounge say that one of the best parts of their previous trip to Dubai was the flight, I found it hard to believe. However, from the moment I boarded the Emirates A380 airbus, my experience did turn out to be […]

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November 8, 2014

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Teeny Wojo Wallet

By Valerie Summers Measuring just 2×3 1/2 inches and open on both sides, this cleverly designed and extremely compact minimalist wallet keeps cash, cards, ID and even a key secure.  Made of silicone and neophrene, it is a great accessory for water sports, cycling, fishing and all things active and it floats.  Fits into small […]

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October 25, 2014

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Ocean Prime Opens in Beverly Hills

by Valerie Summers Situated on the most elegant stretch of Wilshire Boulevard across the street from some of the most exclusive department stores in Beverly Hills, a stunning new modern American supper club, open nightly, (also serving lunch during weekdays) has recently added its name to the list of upscale dining spots in the city. […]

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September 3, 2014

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My Son The Waiter, A Jewish Tragedy

by Valerie Summers It’s a one man show, written and performed by Brad Zimmerman at the Scherr Forum Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. For an evening of laugh out loud good clean comedy, My Son the Waiter, A Jewish Tragedy can’t be beaten.  With the only staging, a simple table covered with […]

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July 28, 2014

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Authentic Greek Yogurt Specialty Eatery

by Valerie Summers Strolling through Beverly Hills last night, I happened across a new yogurt shop and decided to check it out.  This is a yogurt eatery unlike any I have patronized before.  Very upscale and well worth the cost of a delicious authentic Greek  frozen yogurt — a choice of of four creamy flavors […]

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June 6, 2014

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Facts and Fiction of Route 66 at the Autry

by Valerie Summers U.S. Highway Route 66 is both a physical road and a romantic notion much of which is both confirmed and dispelled in the current do not miss exhibition at the Autry National Center of the American West. This is not a “fluff” presentation as portrayed in TV shows of days gone by […]

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May 10, 2014

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LAX International Superstar

by Valerie Summers Having recently briefly visited the newly transformed Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX, I had the good fortune to return for a closer look.  The  stunning 150,000 square foot Great Hall creates an impressive send off to passengers traveling abroad.  It’s a shoppers paradise with world class shopping at the mega duty […]

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May 5, 2014

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Valley Star Glows Brightly

by Valerie Summers Although the Valley Performing Arts Center opened three years ago, my first visit occurred recently when I headed over to the San Fernando Valley for a performance featuring the great jazz pianist Ramsey Lewis.   Situated on the southeast corner of  the California State University, Northridge campus, the stunning  glass walled landmark […]

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April 25, 2014

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New International Terminal Shines at LAX

by Valerie Summers At last visitiors from foreign countries arrive and depart in  Los Angeles at a terminal that Angelenos can be proud of.  Although not entirely completed, it is a good start.  The area for arriving passengers is now comfortable and attractive with places to have a drink or a bite to eat while […]

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April 20, 2014

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The Tallest Tree In The Forest

by Valerie Summers Multi-talented does not begin to describe  Daniel Beaty, star of The Tallest Tree in the Forest which just opened at the Mark Taper Forum at the Los Angeles Music Center.  In this one-man show, Beaty artfully and believably portrays the life story Paul Robeson but embellishes the tale with more than a […]

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April 19, 2014

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Super Portable Battery Charger

by Valerie Summers Silicon Valley keeps on making life easier. A state of the art battery charger which comes in six different styles and capacities are available to suit every need.  For people on the go and especially world travelers, Jackery, a slim, attractive battery charger for smartphones and tablets provides up to 220 hours […]

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January 5, 2014

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Mendoza Bodegas Come In All Sizes

by Valerie Summers The question I asked myself while blindly driving through a raging dust storm in the wine country of northern Argentina, which locals call a Zonda wind, was why I hadn’t instead re-visited Napa.  But I had heard so much about the merits of this extraordinary wine producing region surrounded by the magnificent […]

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