Posted: December 8th, 2011 | Author: admin | Filed under: Dog Lifestyle | Tags: beverly hills, charity, cookie gift tins, dogs beverly hills, feeding seniors with pets, meals on wheel, saks, saks fifth avenue | No Comments »
Over the past year I have had the pleasure of working with St. Vincent Meals on Wheels.
We deliver over 4700 meals to those in need who live in the Los Angeles area regardless of age, illness, disability, race, religion or ability to pay. Many of our clients have pets and we have come to find that 80% of seniors who own pets share their meals with them, often feeding their pets before themselves.
Tonight St. Vincent Meals on Wheels is partnering with Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, and Miss Lilly’s Trading Company- a dessert company that donates a portion of proceeds from cookie sales to provide seniors in need with food for their pets.
Saks will donate a percentage of all sales between 6 pm and 8pm tonight to St. Vincent Meals on Wheels! Moreover Miss Lilly’s Trading Company Cookies– which are being sold through the holidays at Saks– will be offering special cookie gift tins as well as their exclusive polo and tennis shirts.
Please come join me at Saks tonight. Ranger and will there and at least one of us will be live blogging! Your support would mean a lot.
This could be the perfect excuse to buy that new pair of Louboutins you had your eye on! Come on… it’s for charity!
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Posted: June 18th, 2009 | Author: admin | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: beverly hills, dog, dogs, Mickey Rourke | 2 Comments »
Mickey Rourke & Me in Beverly Hills
Last night I went to dinner with my friend Lewis at Nate n’ Als in Beverly Hills. As we drove by Cristoni, a nearby Pizza place, I caught a glimpse of what I thought was Mickey Rourke.
Mickey from TMZ
Once we parked, and walked by on foot, I saw that indeed I was correct! Mickey Rourke was having a slice with some buddies. Even TMZ snapped a pic of Mickey at the same time.
While I’m not a celebrity stalker, I had to compliment him on his amazing work on behalf of dogs and get a picture.
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Posted: May 19th, 2009 | Author: admin | Filed under: The Complete Single's Guide to Being a Dog Owner | Tags: Ben Stein, beverly hills, dogs, Hollywood Dog, LA Magazine | 1 Comment »
LA Magazine’s impossibly chic blogger Shayna Rose Arnold came to my book party last week and posted this story on LAMag.com’s Spyglass Blog.
My eyes are closed but otherwise pretty good pic!
Last Thursday night, Ben Stein hosted a book signing for The Complete Single’s Guide to Being a Dog Owner by Betsy Rosenfeld at his Beverly Hills home. A fan of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and Win Ben Stein’s Money, and coincidentally single and a dog owner myself, I stopped by to see what the man behind the monotone had to say on dogs and dating in L.A.
Click here to read the entire post!
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Posted: May 6th, 2009 | Author: admin | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: beverly hills, boxer, c, insurance, Los Angeles, pet-friendly, rentals, s | No Comments »
There is an amazing apartment building at the end of my block that has been sitting mostly empty for at least a year. From years back when I first moved to Beverly Hills I had always admired it, but I knew it was quite pet unfriendly and remained so at least up through this year when I was recently on the apartment hunt.
But last week I noticed a bevvy of action around the building. Apartments that had been empty for months were all of the sudden lit up and the building buzzed with the sounds of people, and wait what was that, yes it was the harumphs of dogs barking. Looking in the windows as I walked by with Ranger I have seen a boxer in one apartment and a poodle and a hound of some variety in another. Aparently the landlords have had a change of heart.
I’m sure it has something to do with the economy, I mean how long could they let these apartment lose money. But it got me thinking about dogs and renting. Why are landlords so hesitant to rent to dog owners. Of course there is the obvious soiling (nice euphamism, right?) issues, but I’ve seen non-dog onwers rip a place to shreds and besides landlords usually take a fat pet deposit to cover these cost. Then there is also the issue of noise, but I’ve had plenty of neighbors make tons of noise without the help of a canine friend.
I’m lucky enough to have found an amazing apartment (it was designed by famed architect Paul Williams who also designed that crazy building at the center of LAX) that was willing to take Bella, and now Ranger. But I also came with good references from my former apartment building. If you are a dog owning renter, and are having a tough time, do the following.
1. Give yourself time to find a pet friendly place. There are pet freindly apartments in every city. It just takes some time. Craigslist is awesome for finding pet friendly places.
2. Don’t give up. Dogs are too often given up because people can’t find housing right away. When you start looking for a place line up an interim place to stay, and or someome to babysit your dog in case there is lag between when you have to move out of one place and when you find the second place.
3. Always ask. Particularly in this economy even places that say no dogs may consider it if you sign a 12 month or even offer to sign a longer lease if they take your dog.
4. Have references ready to give from your former landlord or neighbors. It may seem a little hokey but it might be enough to get them to consider you.
5. Get renters insurance that covers your dog. You never plan for things to happen but they do, and this way at a resonable cost you can protect yourself, your dog and your wallet!
6. Be a conscientious dog owner. When you’re not, you ruin it for the rest of us!
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