Category Archives: Livings In Los Angeles

Livings in Los Angeles. Whole Foods and the Terror of Me. Now!

  It’s Tuesday, so-called “Taco Tuesday” to be precise. Beaming at everyone with a Californian sunshine smile, a young “dude” with a white cap and the gestures of a 1920’s hotel bellboy is handing out samples. I’m in a hurry …

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Are You Smelling the Roses?

  Like almost every morning, I took the dogs to the park for a good, over an hour walk. While they were enthusiastically hunting and chasing squirrels, I discovered this beautiful clean and completely intact pine cone. I thought of …

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Press Release ~ New Album ~ Frances Livings’ Ipanema Lounge

   : : FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : : MOONTRAXX, LOS ANGELES, SEP. 2016 : : Capturing a rich atmosphere of cultural diversity, this sensual, multi-lingual world jazz album, with songs in French, English, Spanish and Portuguese, guarantees to carry you …

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Songs of the Soul ~ In Memory of Zane Musa (1979 – 2015)

  Drink in hand, we sat down, shortly before the show was to begin. It was the summer of 2005 and I was on one of my first visits to Los Angeles from Germany, where the guitarist Greg Porée and …

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Livings in Los Angeles. Closet Stories – The Hollywood Uniform

It’s true. Most transplants here in Los Angeles are quite obsessed with detecting and pointing out how different things are. I belong to them. One of the things that struck me immediately on my first visit to L.A. in 2006 …

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Livings In Los Angeles. Public Parks and Gardens and their Impact on Mental Health and the Creative Mind

The title of my poem ‘Evaporated’ may not suggest it, but its imagery draws from the different and contrasting botanical areas at the Huntington Gardens in San Marino which has been one of my favourite place to visit ever since …

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