"Bit of a Doodle Do" - she is the one who owns Blue and has Labradoodle playdates.I am staying next to lovely Cameron, my Oakland friend, who moved down here three years ago. I wrote about her in
I am hoping for some star sightings. The tabloids and celeb mags have led me to believe that the place would be chockafull of celebs. "Oh it's you! Oh you again!". A huge percentage of the paparazzi photos you see in mags are shot on the beach here, at the Starbucks or in the park. Around the shops and cliff front some of the houses are smaller with compact yards, but even the most modest home here will set you back $2m. Jamie Lee Curtis is just around the corner from where we are staying, Sissy Spacek is apparently always out walking her dog, Tom Hanks is always spotted, here - sitting on school bleachers - and there - knocking on bookstore doors.
"Adventures in Santa Monica" held by the Santa Monica Conservancy, one of the featured attractions was Popeye's creator who was buried at the Woodlawn Cemetery. We pulled up inside the cemetery and one of the docents said "The Popeye guy is very lonely up there, he would love you to go up." Standing by the grave was an actor, who fair dues, stayed totally in character as Popeye, the spinach eating sailor man. I was never that much of fan of Popeye but someone was, because the show was popular for five years and resulted in a 33% increase in U.S. spinach consumption.