inspireverb 1 the landscape inspired him to write: STIMULATE, motivate, encourage,influence, rouse, move, stir, energize, galvanize, incite; animate, fire,excite, spark, inspirit, incentivize, affect. 2 the film inspired a musical: GIVE RISE TO, lead to, bring about, cause,prompt, spawn, engender; literary beget. 3 Charles inspired awe in her: AROUSE, awaken, prompt, induce, ignite,trigger, kindle, produce, bring out; literary enkindle.

I love to be inspired! My intern Chaysen gave me the book "Are you a Jackie or a Marilyn?" It was Fascinating and fun to read. If you don't get a little inspiration from reading this book you are crazy. I try not to read every blog that I come upon because if I did I would spend all day on the computer and there is much more productive things I could be doing with my time like taking a walk with Teddy K. and Mr. Pickles (my dogs) or creating something delicious in my kitchen, which either could be a "dish” or a "sneeky. " The first thing I do in the morning is read the New York Post and have a truly magnificent cup of coffee made by my husband, Stevie. For Christmas Stevie got a new milk frothier/warmer (Aeroccino plus) by Nespresso. He now hands me a cup of coffee that looks like a piece of art in the morning with the milk perfectly frothed…that froth "hatched" an idea. I get inspired by everything, you can too. Just look around. Take it in. My uncle Frank used to always say to me "Lu, don't forget to stop and smell the roses." That phrase is what allows me to read the blogs below and enjoy. To all the bloggers below-Thanks for inspiring me. I love reading your blogs. Keep that inspiration coming.


My favorite new online mag: My favorite new food site: My favorite new LA store: HAUS on 3 rd ST My favorite new eatery: Sweet Butter in Sherman Oaks