Friday, December 28, 2007


This is yet another fabulous snap mastered by Debra and Charlie. How did they ever get this pose? It's yet another "Where the skies Are not Cloudy all Day" day. We love Palm Springs.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Sugarplums dancing in her head...our little Dusty Springfield in her Xmas Finery...

Dusty has been in recovery for a year and a half after being thrown out a car window. Ruby was lucky enough to be there to adopt her.

Feliz Navidog...Lola Blue Rockin' around the Xmas Tree

Lil Louie Lamour Wishes You a Very Special Xmas Eve

Capturing the "soulful" at this special time of year. You can't tell in this particular photograph but Louie has on his new upside down has rheinstone buttons and leggins...his legs actually fit into the ensemble. Very dashing.
Louie was sighted just a few moments ago sunning around the pool. It's a dog's life.
Click on any of these images to enlarge them.

Lola (Riffic) in all her Gay Apparrel...

The dogs are really excited about Xmas!

Santa What Are You Reelie Thinkin'.... PhotoDuoKnows

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Santa Is Staying at The Sands Preparing for His Reindeer Run

The tree and all of it's ornaments, lights, topper are red this year...extremely festive...The lights are completely hot pink and delicious. Remember Santa knows and he's been talkin'. xoRuby

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Jay jones, Jamie Kabler, Bobby and Shari Applebaum

We are all missing Bobby Applebaum...A bright light has gone out...

Bobby crossed over just after Thanksgiving. Fortunately a number of us shared that holiday together at The Coral Sands. Bobby was a tender and very sensitive man.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Dog of the Century--Color of the Year!

The unofficial fashion doyenne of the Coral Sands
has been forced to hire her own photographers
Debra and Charles,
in order to get on the blog.
So be it.

I, Ms Lola Falana, while perusing the NYTimes early this morning, read a little item and would like to bring it to your attention. Seems that the posers, I mean powers-that-be have named Blue Iris the Color of the Year for 2008.

Yes my pretties, that's next year.

You will ALSO note that Blue Iris is the exact shade of
the transitional autumn/winter frock that I have been wearing around town.

Some may call it PANTONE 18-3943 TCX,
"Combining the stable and calming aspects of blue with the mystical and spiritual qualities of purple, Blue Iris satisfies the need for reassurance in a complex world, while adding a hint of mystery and excitement"

Yes, I am afraid that IS a direct quote.

Reassuringly, hinting at mystery and excitement, I call it Lola Blue

And so should you.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

grrl-la recipes from the south

Now, I know y'all want the best for you AND your families and friendlies. So I am goin to let you in on my favorite fudge recipe. it's a secret so it's just between us . . . no tellin.

My dear friend Paula (Deen) has this on the Food Network site but let me tell you, it is even older than cable, it's as old as cheese food, trust me you'll love it. AND your friendlies will love it too.

Chocolate Cheese Fudge
Recipe courtesy Paula Deen

1/2 pound Velveeta cheese, sliced
1 cup butter
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup chopped nuts, pecans, walnuts
2 (16-ounce) boxes confectioners' sugar
1/2 cup cocoa powder

Spray lightly the bottom of a 9 by 2-inch square pan with a nonstick spray.
In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the cheese and butter together,
stirring constantly until smooth.
Remove from heat and add the vanilla and nuts.

In a large bowl sift together the sugar and cocoa.
Pour the cheese mixture into the sugar and cocoa mixture and stir until completely mixed.
The candy will be very stiff.

Using your hands, remove candy from bowl and press evenly and firmly into pan.
Because of the amount of butter in this recipe, pat the top of the candy with a paper towel to remove the excess oil.
Place pan in refrigerator until candy is firm.

To serve candy, cut into squares.

eat eat eat
i like to tell my first time guests what they're eating, after they ask for the 2nd piece.

Much love and Happy Holi Daze,

Barbie Doll,
cookin from Hollywood

Monday, December 17, 2007

Sharon Jones - Dropped In To See What Condition My Condition

Wow...This is a new kind of American Bandstand...looks like equality to me...Ruby