Despite what the calendar told us, we enjoyed yet another summer-like weekend. A spritz of rain and a fun, short-lived hailstorm earlier last week had me searching out a sunny spot to bask in this past Saturday and Sunday. My dog, Lola, already beat me to the best warm spots in the backyard. She has claimed my comfy swing with a canopy as her own and seems to not like it when I settle in and start swinging.
This lovely weather is likely just a teaser because there is a bit of winter to go yet. Hopefully we'll see more rain — our parched earth needs it.
The flurry of philanthropic benefits are still in a steady whirl and our community members are getting all dressed up for the many truly upscale parties.
The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra staged its Crystal Ball gala benefit party at the venerable California Club in downtown Los Angeles. The landmark club was founded in 1887 and is filled with beautiful antique furniture and exquisite paintings in rich, gold frames.