Vine Vera

19 Dec 18
Efena Smiles

Click. Click. Click. My long, graceful fingers were typing away with understated intensity. Sucked into the imaginary world of intergalactic adventures of The Girl in the Bright Orange Wheelchair, a novel for teens inspired by yours truly, I glanced up at the clock to see what time it was. My meeting at the Lagos City […]

15 Dec 18
Finding things that bring a smile to others

UNCLAIMED PROPERTY that belongs to you can be from many sources, such as: utility deposits, inactive savings or checking accounts, overpayments, refunds, such as hospital bill refunds, funds for liquidation escrow accounts, and uncashed checks.   Also, check under the names of your parents, grandparents and other relatives (one bachelor uncle left behind a nice […]

14 Dec 18
Frequent Miler

Travel Mileage/Points Increases Merchant Best Rate on 12/14/2018 Best Rate on12/13/2018 Ace Hardware 6 (3) mi./$ 5 pt./$ Best Rate History Alibaba.com Worldwide 0.9 mi./$ Best Rate History Athleta 10 (2) mi./$ 4 pt./$ Best Rate History Aveda 10 (2) mi./$ 8 pt./$ Best Rate History BackCountry 10 (3) mi./$ 5 pt./$ Best Rate History […]

13 Dec 18
SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE

Servius, Commentary on the Aeneid 3.14: “This Lycurgus was the son of Dryas, the king of the race of the Thracian Bistones. As the story has it, he cut his own legs while contemptuously attempting to cut Dionysus’ vines. In truth, he abstained from drink, which is agreed to be a characteristic of a harsh nature, […]

13 Dec 18
Frequent Miler

Travel Mileage/Points Increases Merchant Best Rate on 12/13/2018 Best Rate on12/12/2018 Bacon Freak Inc 2 mi./$ Best Rate History Barneys New York Warehouse 10 (2) mi./$ 7 (2) mi./$ Best Rate History Bobbi Brown Cosmetics 8 (4) mi./$ 6 (4) mi./$ Best Rate History eBags 15 (7) mi./$ 10 (7) mi./$ Best Rate History For […]

12 Dec 18
Crumbs

We visited the rather impressive Sri Meenakshi Temple in Madurai, the beautiful Mysore Palace and the ruins of Hampi.

11 Dec 18
Pasadena Star News
It’s beginning to look at lot like Christmas, well at least by L.A. standards, at a local rooftop where the chill in the air, Christmas trees, lights, fake snow along and life-size decorative reindeer add to the holiday cheer with the help of a few movies. “It’s cold, it’s winter, that’s why we do it on the holidays. You get that Christmas feeling so it’s a nice festive feeling,” said Ricardo Ortiz-Barreto, chief operating officer of the The Montalbán theater, which is holding its holiday rooftop movie series through Dec. 23. Named after Emmy-winning actor Ricardo Montalbán, the 1927 Beaux-Arts style theater is located at the intersection of Hollywood and Vine and holds about 250 people during its rooftop movie series. There’s a full bar and food from Umami Burger,  plus lounges and love seats to watch the films with blankets and headphones provided on a patio decorated for the holidays. “It’s a nice kickback atmosphere out at the roof at night,” Barreto said. So if you want to get chilly and into the holiday spirit, here are the holiday films coming to The Montalbán this month. “Die Hard,”  8 p.m. Dec. 14 This isn’t really a typical holiday movie, since it involves German terrorists taking hostages in a building. But hey, it all happens during a company Christmas party, and there’s Bruce Willis, so close enough. “Bad Santa,” 8 p.m. Dec. 15 You might want to leave the little ones at home for this one and make it a date night for the adults instead because this Santa is at the top of his own naughty list. “The Holiday,” 7 p.m. Dec. 16 How do you find love? Trade homes with a woman in another country and for sure you’ll find the guy of your dreams. Yeah, because if that were to happen it would really be a holiday miracle. “The Nutcracker” Royal Opera House Performance, 5 p.m. Dec. 18 Forget trying to see the famous Christmas ballet live, catch this version recorded in London instead. “White Christmas,” 8 p.m. Dec. 21 You need to watch at least one real classic holiday film, so make it this one with Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, and Vera-Ellen. Double Feature: “The Nightmare Before Christmas” and “Incredibles 2,” 8 p.m. Dec. 22 Check out these two family-friendly films in one night, even if the latter doesn’t really have anything to do with Christmas. “Love Actually,” 7 p.m. Dec. 23 You get multiple love stories set around the holidays all in just one movie. Love it or hate it, Christmas is all around. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”] If You Go: Where: The Montalbán, 1615 Vine St., Los Angeles Tickets: Start at $18 per person Information: themontalban.com
11 Dec 18
Press Enterprise
It’s beginning to look at lot like Christmas, well at least by L.A. standards, at a local rooftop where the chill in the air, Christmas trees, lights, fake snow along and life-size decorative reindeer add to the holiday cheer with the help of a few movies. “It’s cold, it’s winter, that’s why we do it on the holidays. You get that Christmas feeling so it’s a nice festive feeling,” said Ricardo Ortiz-Barreto, chief operating officer of the The Montalbán theater, which is holding its holiday rooftop movie series through Dec. 23. Named after Emmy-winning actor Ricardo Montalbán, the 1927 Beaux-Arts style theater is located at the intersection of Hollywood and Vine and holds about 250 people during its rooftop movie series. There’s a full bar and food from Umami Burger,  plus lounges and love seats to watch the films with blankets and headphones provided on a patio decorated for the holidays. “It’s a nice kickback atmosphere out at the roof at night,” Barreto said. So if you want to get chilly and into the holiday spirit, here are the holiday films coming to The Montalbán this month. “Die Hard,”  8 p.m. Dec. 14 This isn’t really a typical holiday movie, since it involves German terrorists taking hostages in a building. But hey, it all happens during a company Christmas party, and there’s Bruce Willis, so close enough. “Bad Santa,” 8 p.m. Dec. 15 You might want to leave the little ones at home for this one and make it a date night for the adults instead because this Santa is at the top of his own naughty list. “The Holiday,” 7 p.m. Dec. 16 How do you find love? Trade homes with a woman in another country and for sure you’ll find the guy of your dreams. Yeah, because if that were to happen it would really be a holiday miracle. “The Nutcracker” Royal Opera House Performance, 5 p.m. Dec. 18 Forget trying to see the famous Christmas ballet live, catch this version recorded in London instead. “White Christmas,” 8 p.m. Dec. 21 You need to watch at least one real classic holiday film, so make it this one with Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, and Vera-Ellen. Double Feature: “The Nightmare Before Christmas” and “Incredibles 2,” 8 p.m. Dec. 22 Check out these two family-friendly films in one night, even if the latter doesn’t really have anything to do with Christmas. “Love Actually,” 7 p.m. Dec. 23 You get multiple love stories set around the holidays all in just one movie. Love it or hate it, Christmas is all around. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”] If You Go: Where: The Montalbán, 1615 Vine St., Los Angeles Tickets: Start at $18 per person Information: themontalban.com
11 Dec 18
San Gabriel Valley Tribune
It’s beginning to look at lot like Christmas, well at least by L.A. standards, at a local rooftop where the chill in the air, Christmas trees, lights, fake snow along and life-size decorative reindeer add to the holiday cheer with the help of a few movies. “It’s cold, it’s winter, that’s why we do it on the holidays. You get that Christmas feeling so it’s a nice festive feeling,” said Ricardo Ortiz-Barreto, chief operating officer of the The Montalbán theater, which is holding its holiday rooftop movie series through Dec. 23. Named after Emmy-winning actor Ricardo Montalbán, the 1927 Beaux-Arts style theater is located at the intersection of Hollywood and Vine and holds about 250 people during its rooftop movie series. There’s a full bar and food from Umami Burger,  plus lounges and love seats to watch the films with blankets and headphones provided on a patio decorated for the holidays. “It’s a nice kickback atmosphere out at the roof at night,” Barreto said. So if you want to get chilly and into the holiday spirit, here are the holiday films coming to The Montalbán this month. “Die Hard,”  8 p.m. Dec. 14 This isn’t really a typical holiday movie, since it involves German terrorists taking hostages in a building. But hey, it all happens during a company Christmas party, and there’s Bruce Willis, so close enough. “Bad Santa,” 8 p.m. Dec. 15 You might want to leave the little ones at home for this one and make it a date night for the adults instead because this Santa is at the top of his own naughty list. “The Holiday,” 7 p.m. Dec. 16 How do you find love? Trade homes with a woman in another country and for sure you’ll find the guy of your dreams. Yeah, because if that were to happen it would really be a holiday miracle. “The Nutcracker” Royal Opera House Performance, 5 p.m. Dec. 18 Forget trying to see the famous Christmas ballet live, catch this version recorded in London instead. “White Christmas,” 8 p.m. Dec. 21 You need to watch at least one real classic holiday film, so make it this one with Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, and Vera-Ellen. Double Feature: “The Nightmare Before Christmas” and “Incredibles 2,” 8 p.m. Dec. 22 Check out these two family-friendly films in one night, even if the latter doesn’t really have anything to do with Christmas. “Love Actually,” 7 p.m. Dec. 23 You get multiple love stories set around the holidays all in just one movie. Love it or hate it, Christmas is all around. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”] If You Go: Where: The Montalbán, 1615 Vine St., Los Angeles Tickets: Start at $18 per person Information: themontalban.com
11 Dec 18
Whittier Daily News
It’s beginning to look at lot like Christmas, well at least by L.A. standards, at a local rooftop where the chill in the air, Christmas trees, lights, fake snow along and life-size decorative reindeer add to the holiday cheer with the help of a few movies. “It’s cold, it’s winter, that’s why we do it on the holidays. You get that Christmas feeling so it’s a nice festive feeling,” said Ricardo Ortiz-Barreto, chief operating officer of the The Montalbán theater, which is holding its holiday rooftop movie series through Dec. 23. Named after Emmy-winning actor Ricardo Montalbán, the 1927 Beaux-Arts style theater is located at the intersection of Hollywood and Vine and holds about 250 people during its rooftop movie series. There’s a full bar and food from Umami Burger,  plus lounges and love seats to watch the films with blankets and headphones provided on a patio decorated for the holidays. “It’s a nice kickback atmosphere out at the roof at night,” Barreto said. So if you want to get chilly and into the holiday spirit, here are the holiday films coming to The Montalbán this month. “Die Hard,”  8 p.m. Dec. 14 This isn’t really a typical holiday movie, since it involves German terrorists taking hostages in a building. But hey, it all happens during a company Christmas party, and there’s Bruce Willis, so close enough. “Bad Santa,” 8 p.m. Dec. 15 You might want to leave the little ones at home for this one and make it a date night for the adults instead because this Santa is at the top of his own naughty list. “The Holiday,” 7 p.m. Dec. 16 How do you find love? Trade homes with a woman in another country and for sure you’ll find the guy of your dreams. Yeah, because if that were to happen it would really be a holiday miracle. “The Nutcracker” Royal Opera House Performance, 5 p.m. Dec. 18 Forget trying to see the famous Christmas ballet live, catch this version recorded in London instead. “White Christmas,” 8 p.m. Dec. 21 You need to watch at least one real classic holiday film, so make it this one with Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, and Vera-Ellen. Double Feature: “The Nightmare Before Christmas” and “Incredibles 2,” 8 p.m. Dec. 22 Check out these two family-friendly films in one night, even if the latter doesn’t really have anything to do with Christmas. “Love Actually,” 7 p.m. Dec. 23 You get multiple love stories set around the holidays all in just one movie. Love it or hate it, Christmas is all around. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”] If You Go: Where: The Montalbán, 1615 Vine St., Los Angeles Tickets: Start at $18 per person Information: themontalban.com
11 Dec 18
Daily Breeze
It’s beginning to look at lot like Christmas, well at least by L.A. standards, at a local rooftop where the chill in the air, Christmas trees, lights, fake snow along and life-size decorative reindeer add to the holiday cheer with the help of a few movies. “It’s cold, it’s winter, that’s why we do it on the holidays. You get that Christmas feeling so it’s a nice festive feeling,” said Ricardo Ortiz-Barreto, chief operating officer of the The Montalbán theater, which is holding its holiday rooftop movie series through Dec. 23. Named after Emmy-winning actor Ricardo Montalbán, the 1927 Beaux-Arts style theater is located at the intersection of Hollywood and Vine and holds about 250 people during its rooftop movie series. There’s a full bar and food from Umami Burger,  plus lounges and love seats to watch the films with blankets and headphones provided on a patio decorated for the holidays. “It’s a nice kickback atmosphere out at the roof at night,” Barreto said. So if you want to get chilly and into the holiday spirit, here are the holiday films coming to The Montalbán this month. “Die Hard,”  8 p.m. Dec. 14 This isn’t really a typical holiday movie, since it involves German terrorists taking hostages in a building. But hey, it all happens during a company Christmas party, and there’s Bruce Willis, so close enough. “Bad Santa,” 8 p.m. Dec. 15 You might want to leave the little ones at home for this one and make it a date night for the adults instead because this Santa is at the top of his own naughty list. “The Holiday,” 7 p.m. Dec. 16 How do you find love? Trade homes with a woman in another country and for sure you’ll find the guy of your dreams. Yeah, because if that were to happen it would really be a holiday miracle. “The Nutcracker” Royal Opera House Performance, 5 p.m. Dec. 18 Forget trying to see the famous Christmas ballet live, catch this version recorded in London instead. “White Christmas,” 8 p.m. Dec. 21 You need to watch at least one real classic holiday film, so make it this one with Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, and Vera-Ellen. Double Feature: “The Nightmare Before Christmas” and “Incredibles 2,” 8 p.m. Dec. 22 Check out these two family-friendly films in one night, even if the latter doesn’t really have anything to do with Christmas. “Love Actually,” 7 p.m. Dec. 23 You get multiple love stories set around the holidays all in just one movie. Love it or hate it, Christmas is all around. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”] If You Go: Where: The Montalbán, 1615 Vine St., Los Angeles Tickets: Start at $18 per person Information: themontalban.com
11 Dec 18
Orange County Register
It’s beginning to look at lot like Christmas, well at least by L.A. standards, at a local rooftop where the chill in the air, Christmas trees, lights, fake snow along and life-size decorative reindeer add to the holiday cheer with the help of a few movies. “It’s cold, it’s winter, that’s why we do it on the holidays. You get that Christmas feeling so it’s a nice festive feeling,” said Ricardo Ortiz-Barreto, chief operating officer of the The Montalbán theater, which is holding its holiday rooftop movie series through Dec. 23. Named after Emmy-winning actor Ricardo Montalbán, the 1927 Beaux-Arts style theater is located at the intersection of Hollywood and Vine and holds about 250 people during its rooftop movie series. There’s a full bar and food from Umami Burger,  plus lounges and love seats to watch the films with blankets and headphones provided on a patio decorated for the holidays. “It’s a nice kickback atmosphere out at the roof at night,” Barreto said. So if you want to get chilly and into the holiday spirit, here are the holiday films coming to The Montalbán this month. “Die Hard,”  8 p.m. Dec. 14 This isn’t really a typical holiday movie, since it involves German terrorists taking hostages in a building. But hey, it all happens during a company Christmas party, and there’s Bruce Willis, so close enough. “Bad Santa,” 8 p.m. Dec. 15 You might want to leave the little ones at home for this one and make it a date night for the adults instead because this Santa is at the top of his own naughty list. “The Holiday,” 7 p.m. Dec. 16 How do you find love? Trade homes with a woman in another country and for sure you’ll find the guy of your dreams. Yeah, because if that were to happen it would really be a holiday miracle. “The Nutcracker” Royal Opera House Performance, 5 p.m. Dec. 18 Forget trying to see the famous Christmas ballet live, catch this version recorded in London instead. “White Christmas,” 8 p.m. Dec. 21 You need to watch at least one real classic holiday film, so make it this one with Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, and Vera-Ellen. Double Feature: “The Nightmare Before Christmas” and “Incredibles 2,” 8 p.m. Dec. 22 Check out these two family-friendly films in one night, even if the latter doesn’t really have anything to do with Christmas. “Love Actually,” 7 p.m. Dec. 23 You get multiple love stories set around the holidays all in just one movie. Love it or hate it, Christmas is all around. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”] If You Go: Where: The Montalbán, 1615 Vine St., Los Angeles Tickets: Start at $18 per person Information: themontalban.com
11 Dec 18
Press Telegram
It’s beginning to look at lot like Christmas, well at least by L.A. standards, at a local rooftop where the chill in the air, Christmas trees, lights, fake snow along and life-size decorative reindeer add to the holiday cheer with the help of a few movies. “It’s cold, it’s winter, that’s why we do it on the holidays. You get that Christmas feeling so it’s a nice festive feeling,” said Ricardo Ortiz-Barreto, chief operating officer of the The Montalbán theater, which is holding its holiday rooftop movie series through Dec. 23. Named after Emmy-winning actor Ricardo Montalbán, the 1927 Beaux-Arts style theater is located at the intersection of Hollywood and Vine and holds about 250 people during its rooftop movie series. There’s a full bar and food from Umami Burger,  plus lounges and love seats to watch the films with blankets and headphones provided on a patio decorated for the holidays. “It’s a nice kickback atmosphere out at the roof at night,” Barreto said. So if you want to get chilly and into the holiday spirit, here are the holiday films coming to The Montalbán this month. “Die Hard,”  8 p.m. Dec. 14 This isn’t really a typical holiday movie, since it involves German terrorists taking hostages in a building. But hey, it all happens during a company Christmas party, and there’s Bruce Willis, so close enough. “Bad Santa,” 8 p.m. Dec. 15 You might want to leave the little ones at home for this one and make it a date night for the adults instead because this Santa is at the top of his own naughty list. “The Holiday,” 7 p.m. Dec. 16 How do you find love? Trade homes with a woman in another country and for sure you’ll find the guy of your dreams. Yeah, because if that were to happen it would really be a holiday miracle. “The Nutcracker” Royal Opera House Performance, 5 p.m. Dec. 18 Forget trying to see the famous Christmas ballet live, catch this version recorded in London instead. “White Christmas,” 8 p.m. Dec. 21 You need to watch at least one real classic holiday film, so make it this one with Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, and Vera-Ellen. Double Feature: “The Nightmare Before Christmas” and “Incredibles 2,” 8 p.m. Dec. 22 Check out these two family-friendly films in one night, even if the latter doesn’t really have anything to do with Christmas. “Love Actually,” 7 p.m. Dec. 23 You get multiple love stories set around the holidays all in just one movie. Love it or hate it, Christmas is all around. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”] If You Go: Where: The Montalbán, 1615 Vine St., Los Angeles Tickets: Start at $18 per person Information: themontalban.com
11 Dec 18
Daily News
It’s beginning to look at lot like Christmas, well at least by L.A. standards, at a local rooftop where the chill in the air, Christmas trees, lights, fake snow along and life-size decorative reindeer add to the holiday cheer with the help of a few movies. “It’s cold, it’s winter, that’s why we do it on the holidays. You get that Christmas feeling so it’s a nice festive feeling,” said Ricardo Ortiz-Barreto, chief operating officer of the The Montalbán theater, which is holding its holiday rooftop movie series through Dec. 23. Named after Emmy-winning actor Ricardo Montalbán, the 1927 Beaux-Arts style theater is located at the intersection of Hollywood and Vine and holds about 250 people during its rooftop movie series. There’s a full bar and food from Umami Burger,  plus lounges and love seats to watch the films with blankets and headphones provided on a patio decorated for the holidays. “It’s a nice kickback atmosphere out at the roof at night,” Barreto said. So if you want to get chilly and into the holiday spirit, here are the holiday films coming to The Montalbán this month. “Die Hard,”  8 p.m. Dec. 14 This isn’t really a typical holiday movie, since it involves German terrorists taking hostages in a building. But hey, it all happens during a company Christmas party, and there’s Bruce Willis, so close enough. “Bad Santa,” 8 p.m. Dec. 15 You might want to leave the little ones at home for this one and make it a date night for the adults instead because this Santa is at the top of his own naughty list. “The Holiday,” 7 p.m. Dec. 16 How do you find love? Trade homes with a woman in another country and for sure you’ll find the guy of your dreams. Yeah, because if that were to happen it would really be a holiday miracle. “The Nutcracker” Royal Opera House Performance, 5 p.m. Dec. 18 Forget trying to see the famous Christmas ballet live, catch this version recorded in London instead. “White Christmas,” 8 p.m. Dec. 21 You need to watch at least one real classic holiday film, so make it this one with Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, and Vera-Ellen. Double Feature: “The Nightmare Before Christmas” and “Incredibles 2,” 8 p.m. Dec. 22 Check out these two family-friendly films in one night, even if the latter doesn’t really have anything to do with Christmas. “Love Actually,” 7 p.m. Dec. 23 You get multiple love stories set around the holidays all in just one movie. Love it or hate it, Christmas is all around. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”] If You Go: Where: The Montalbán, 1615 Vine St., Los Angeles Tickets: Start at $18 per person Information: themontalban.com
11 Dec 18
Redlands Daily Facts
It’s beginning to look at lot like Christmas, well at least by L.A. standards, at a local rooftop where the chill in the air, Christmas trees, lights, fake snow along and life-size decorative reindeer add to the holiday cheer with the help of a few movies. “It’s cold, it’s winter, that’s why we do it on the holidays. You get that Christmas feeling so it’s a nice festive feeling,” said Ricardo Ortiz-Barreto, chief operating officer of the The Montalbán theater, which is holding its holiday rooftop movie series through Dec. 23. Named after Emmy-winning actor Ricardo Montalbán, the 1927 Beaux-Arts style theater is located at the intersection of Hollywood and Vine and holds about 250 people during its rooftop movie series. There’s a full bar and food from Umami Burger,  plus lounges and love seats to watch the films with blankets and headphones provided on a patio decorated for the holidays. “It’s a nice kickback atmosphere out at the roof at night,” Barreto said. So if you want to get chilly and into the holiday spirit, here are the holiday films coming to The Montalbán this month. “Die Hard,”  8 p.m. Dec. 14 This isn’t really a typical holiday movie, since it involves German terrorists taking hostages in a building. But hey, it all happens during a company Christmas party, and there’s Bruce Willis, so close enough. “Bad Santa,” 8 p.m. Dec. 15 You might want to leave the little ones at home for this one and make it a date night for the adults instead because this Santa is at the top of his own naughty list. “The Holiday,” 7 p.m. Dec. 16 How do you find love? Trade homes with a woman in another country and for sure you’ll find the guy of your dreams. Yeah, because if that were to happen it would really be a holiday miracle. “The Nutcracker” Royal Opera House Performance, 5 p.m. Dec. 18 Forget trying to see the famous Christmas ballet live, catch this version recorded in London instead. “White Christmas,” 8 p.m. Dec. 21 You need to watch at least one real classic holiday film, so make it this one with Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, and Vera-Ellen. Double Feature: “The Nightmare Before Christmas” and “Incredibles 2,” 8 p.m. Dec. 22 Check out these two family-friendly films in one night, even if the latter doesn’t really have anything to do with Christmas. “Love Actually,” 7 p.m. Dec. 23 You get multiple love stories set around the holidays all in just one movie. Love it or hate it, Christmas is all around. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”] If You Go: Where: The Montalbán, 1615 Vine St., Los Angeles Tickets: Start at $18 per person Information: themontalban.com