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.
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
Monday, December 24, 2007
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.
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 tux...it 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.
Sunday, December 23, 2007
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
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.
Friday, December 21, 2007
Thursday, December 20, 2007
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.
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
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,
cookin from Hollywood
Monday, December 17, 2007
Friday, December 14, 2007
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Sunday, December 9, 2007
Friday, December 7, 2007
As a female brass musician this warmed my cockles...Highly unusual to see an all girl band back up...Ruby