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  • Color Master

    Color Master

    Event designer Billy Butchkavitz creates extraordinary environments for HBO’s biggest celebrations.   Bold. Vibrant. Exotic. The lavish, elegant and over-the-top creations that event designer Billy Butchkavitz creates for HBO’s annual Emmy Awards and Golden Globes celebrations are legendary in Hollywood, making them the hottest party tickets in town. His rich and opulent style — often … Continue reading “Color Master”

  • Ring-a-Ding-Bling!


    Lois Boardman’s unusual jewelry collection forms an unusual show at LACMA.   It’s very unusual for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art to feature a jewelry collection, but this is no usual collection. As the exhibition title suggests, Beyond Bling: Jewelry from the Lois Boardman Collection (through Feb. 5, 2017) takes us into another … Continue reading “Ring-a-Ding-Bling!”

  • A Christmas  Memory

    A Christmas Memory

    Christmas was quite the big deal at our house when I was a kid. I lived with my mother’s parents – Nonnie and Pampy (as I called them) and Nonnie’s two unmarried siblings, my great-aunt, “Hotten,” and my great-uncle, Henry. There was always a lap for me to sit on, always a cuddle and a … Continue reading “A Christmas Memory”