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Each Year About This Time, The Entire Town Is Ablaze And Abuzz With 1000s Of Modders Gathered From Far And Wide To Live And Love Mid-Century Modernism More Than They Ever Have Before

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Palm Springs Modernism Week is almost here !!! ... It's the moddest time of the year in the moddest place on the planet.

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Valentine’s Day Just Got More COLORFUL !!! ...

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Before I nearly tripped over the Sweethearts candy standee virtually blocking a graceful entrance to at the almighty Party Store a few delightful days ago, I had no idea Sweethearts had been around for 150 Valentine’s Days. That’s a long time in candy years.

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Downtown Los Angelesland Just Got A New “land.”

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On the outside, Broadland is a sensibly sized structure that inspires thoughts of grated cheese, mainly because it looks like what would happen if a building and a cheese grater had a baby.

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The Refabricated 1955 Chevrolet Biscayne Had My Eyes Buggin' Outta My Head.

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It was the 1955 Chevrolet Biscayne, a one-off General Motors concept car, once a darling of the Motorama show circuit, that had my eyes buggin' outta my head, ratfink style!

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As Long As I Can Remember Christmas Trees, I Can Remember Flocked Christmas Trees.

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Long an admirer of the rare art of Christmas tree flocking, I unexpectedly happened upon a “flock lot,” (what I call Christmas tree lots that offer flocking,) at the corner of Crenshaw and Imperial in Los Angeles.

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But Will It Erupt Whipped Cream?

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Since we all like things that erupt, I thought it was high time to bake a cake that would spew, spurt and spout whipped cream fresh from a highly pressurized aerosol can.

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We Found Santa In An Unexpected Place.

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Went to Knott’s Merry Farm recently to enjoy a fried chicken dinner and a ghost town all decked out for the holidays. As my friends and I scampered in and out of the shops, saloon and general store, we happened by the place to meet and greet Santa. Without skipping a beat I said, “Let's go say hi to Santa!”

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