September’s Tablescape –  The African Queen BY PAT BURNS Some of us have been fortunate enough to visit Africa and experience wild animals roaming freely, its enormous vistas, picturesque plains,

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BY PAT BURNS Longer days and warmer nights are just two of the more pleasant highlights we’re able to enjoy during summertime. Perfect for entertaining. And … nothing says summertime

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Kaboom! Celebrating Independence Day in Style BY PAT BURNS Celebrating the 4th of July is one of the summer’s utmost fun times. In 2020, extravagant fireworks and neighborhood parades were

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Hey Y’all, It’s Father’s Day. Yee-haw! For many families Mother’s Day celebration generally includes a fancy brunch where endless mimosas are poured. Maybe even champagne! So what is it Dads

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Holy Guacamole! A Cinco de Mayo Tablescape BY PAT BURNS When it’s time for a fun gathering of friends, nothing says fun like chips, salsa, and tacos! And, if you

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Tablescaping: Move Over Martha BY PAT BURNS Since the beginning of time artists have provided not only beauty and enjoyment to our tedious lives – art has provided us a

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A Concerto…Is A Heartwarming Gift to Give Yourself BY PAT BURNS If you’ve got 13 minutes and would like to be moved by an inspiring true story, I would recommend

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To ZOOM or Not to ZOOM?   That is the question. BY PAT BURNS Shakespeare’s opening phrase of a soliloquy given by Prince Hamlet in the so-called “nunnery scene” could apply

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BY PAT BURNS From Russia With Love There’s been plenty of media coverage around questionable behavior coming from Russia. It’s also fair to say, there are many good things that

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Ending Disease film review for GRAND MAGAZINE By Pat Burns Ending Disease is an important film featuring scientists, doctors, and lawmakers who are committed to working towards a cure using stem

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RBG – It’s more than a collar…it’s a rite of passage BY PAT BURNS With tween and teen girls’ thoughts ranging from today’s distanced learning to restricted afterschool sports activities,

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Score One for Grammy BY PAT BURNS aka Grammy Ever since my 11-year old granddaughter became an avid reader, it’s become slightly problematic spending time with her. Rather than anything

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Newport Beach Film Fest:  For Film Aficionados and Popcorn Lovers By Pat Burns Maybe you’re like me. I find there’s something special about giving my friends an insider scoop on

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The World Peace Flame is a universal symbol for global peace and unity, dedicated to achieving peace through a process of education and the practical support of grassroots peace initiatives.

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BY PAT BURNS Looking for a resorts that caters to all generations? Situated just outside of Cancun, Mexico the Riviera Maya, Caribbean Coast has become one of the world’s most

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By Pat Burns With the title Love. Period. you’d be tempted to think nothing’s left to be said? Nothing more to it, right? That couldn’t be further from the truth.

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By Pat Burns – GRAND Magazine Film Reviewer On a sunny, Sunday morning in Malibu I met first-time director Scott Ehrlich; Scott Grimes, who played the lead role, and their

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By Pat Burns – film reviewer for GRAND Magazine Quoting Ben Franklin, Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.” Having said that, I think

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By Pat Burns, Regional Editor, GRAND Magazine  The story of my precious grandson Zeke’s adoption from Ethiopia is a tale of longing and love. My daughter, Jennifer, and her husband,

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By Pat Burns – Grand Magazine film reporter How many times have you ever said those words? Maybe it was someone coming in the door. Or calls you on the

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