A warm-your-heart kind of Halloween

A warm-your-heart kind of Halloween

On a rather blustery day, when the wind was lashing lustily and the trees were thrashing thrustily and the leaves were rustling gustily, we visited with the most wonderful collection of Tiggers, princesses, aliens, butterflies, zombies, ghostbusters and pirates. It was a magical Halloween, indeed. You guys! A tiny trio of Bing Crosby, Rosemary Clooney [...]

The Wizards of Our Neighborhood

The Wizards of Our Neighborhood

The Magic Hallmark House has outdone itself this Halloween season, and that’s not easy to do. Brian Kemp and his husband Mark Romanowski-Kemp put together an astonishing display that celebrates Home! Hollywood! and Halloween! With painstaking detail, they turned their corner into an MGM lot with their ode to the Wizard of Oz. "Mark came [...]

The Great Pumpkin

The Great Pumpkin

The Great Pumpkin landed on our front porch last week and we are thrilled. Grown and carved by a young friend of mine and his talented grandpa, the pumpkin weighed a healthy 180 pounds in its prime. It lost 60 pounds in preparation for the holiday season (due to gastric surgery that relieved him of [...]