Well, after a few years of being back home in Southern California, I am feeling welcome and acclimated. The only thing that I lack is someone to share all of the great local attractions and distractions with.
As for me, on the "name that spot" roster, I like the Cobb Salad at Kate Mantillini, side tortillas at Rivera, the view from Yamashiro's and the shopping at Fred Segal's. I am looking for what all of us are looking for. The whole package, refined and down to earth, loves the simple and the sophisticated, enjoys the outdoors and fine indoor activities as well. I work out but I am not a fanatic, I do have one simple rule for myself. If I ever get to the point where I cannot see my belt buckle when I look straight down, you can shoot me.
My years away from L. A. Were spent in the Music Business and those days are now a great memory. I have moved on to better things but still entertainment related. USC MBA, traveled to South America, Iceland and Europe, Mount Rushmore, the bayou and the keys on a motorcycle, favorite spots Venice, Cannes, the Vatican Museum and Cartagena Columbia. Golf at Royal Dornoch. Lunch at Skibo Castle and although some of my photos are of me on the motorcycle I do have a nice car with seats, MP3 compatible stereo and air conditioning, and I wear a tux like Sean Connery. I enjoy fine dining and all kinds of music, (I am still working in the Music Industry with concerts this time.) I also teach Graduate and Undergraduate level Business and Finance classes part time at a local University some evenings after my 9 to 5.
My quirk? For some reason lately you can find me at the kind of a spot where a torch singer is doing her best Billie Holiday. I will be there sipping my gin and tonic thinking about L. A. In 1948, when gentlemen and ladies dressed to the nines. And yes, if you have an outstanding profile but live several states away, I may send you a wink as my way of saying wow! And to wish you well with no offense intended.