Are you back to your post-summer routine yet? I am about 85% there. I lost a little time when I took a trip to Los Angeles last week for a Swiffer event. I took the red eye back to South Carolina. The flight didn’t leave until 11:30PM. I arrived home at 9:00 AM the next day and have been trying to get caught up with sleep and life since then.
I had never been to LA and was excited to go.
We stayed in Hollywood for 3 days and got to do some of the more popular touristy things… like find the Hollywood sign.
This is the 3rd year that I have been a Swiffer Ambassador… AKA… a Swiffer Fanatic. The team at Swiffer always mixes up learning about what’s new with the Swiffer brand (I think you are going to love a new product that comes out next spring) along with some fun.
Does anything about the above photo look familiar to you? It is the set of Central Perk from the show Friends. It is on the Warner Brothers Studio Tour.
And so is this house….Do you recognize it? I have never watched the show, but my youngest did. It is the exterior for The Gilmore Girls house. I bought my denim dress, here.
This is the set for the exterior of Luke’s from the same show. The day we toured, it was getting set for another show that has a Polynesian theme. It was truly amazing how they stage and style the sets. A job I think I would enjoy.
After seeing all that has to be done to get one of these sets, set up, I now have appreciation for all those names that roll along the screen at the end of TV shows and movies.
Most of the Swiffer bloggers are humans, but there are a few, four-legged Fanatics in the ranks. Tinkerbell is the tiniest and is a star in her own right. A true star….and best of all, she was a rescue dog! Her owner found her at an animal shelter in NYC. One day she was walking Tinkerbell along the street and a Ralph Lauren talent scout saw her…. the rest is history. :-)
On the last day, I had some time to explore the town with another blogger who was leaving on the same red-eye flight I was. I had one thing in mind to do.
If you know anything about me, you know I adore old movies from the 1940’s through the early 60’s. My favorite actor of all time is Cary Grant.
I went to Grauman’s Chinese Theatre so I could put my feet into Cary’s. :-) What fun!!! I am not a star struck person, but I do LOOOOVE all his movies. My faves are Mr. Blanding’s Builds His Dream House , Father Goose, and Destination Toyko. He made these impressions in the sidewalk back in 1951. I wasn’t even born yet! :-)
It is always fun and exciting to go to new places, but as the saying goes – “There is no place like home” and that is exactly what I am feeling right now as I sit back at my desk in my studioffice thinking just as Frank sang –
No more packin’
Light the home fires
Get my slippers
Make a pizza
It’s oh, so nice to go trav’lin’
But it’s so much nicer, yes, it’s so much nicer to come home.
Or in my case – get in my yoga pants and make a hot cup of tea. :)
Before I head into the weekend…
Hurricanes and fires are part of many of our lives right now. I am thinking and praying for all those affected by these natural disasters and hope life can get back to normal for them as soon as possible.
Hurricane Irma will impact my area on Monday – 9/11. An historic date on its own. We are getting prepared for high winds and rain and will most likely lose power and see lots of trees and limbs down after the storm passes by. Those on the coast will feel the real impact of the storm.
To leave you with something on the brighter side of life…
If you have not see this….you are going to love it. It is one of the most creative ideas I have seen in a long time.
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Are you an Outlander fan? I can’t wait for the new season to start. You will find me watching it this Sunday at 8PM… I am hoping Hurricane Irma will wait to mess with our electrical power until after the season premiere. :-)
I hope you enjoy your weekend. Next week I will be showing you how I added some new color pops in my kitchen.