Costumes have always been festive in Los Angeles when it comes to Halloween. I don’t think any other area of the country goes all out in the costume department, well maybe New Orleans?
So Halloween parties are all over the place the week of Halloween and no one throws a better Halloween party than Hef. It’s his favorite and he goes all out with grave sites, a haunted house and hired actors that dress up as creatures to jump out at you. This Halloween party was the biggest I’ve ever seen. Apparently there were 1500 people invited and massive security.
In fact I was upset that they took away my borrowed rhinestone handcuffs that went with my “Capt. Cuff Me” cop outfit!
Like I was going to do some damage with them? Ronn was dressed as my prisoner of course and what a cute jailbird he was.
In spite of it all we managed to have fun with artist Michael Mobius who was dressed as a doctor. The night before Hef’s party we went down to Hermosa Beach to my girlfriend Alana Curry’s Halloween bash with Wally who dressed as a gangster and Lori who made a great catwoman. A smaller more intimate gathering is always more my style and we all fit our parts well.So trick or treat, we hope your Halloween is fun and safe and no matter how you dress, make sure you play the part well.
It was a fun movie night at the Playboy mansion for Ronn and I had the pleasure of introducing Hef to one of his favorite TV stars, Michael C. Hall who plays “Dexter” on the popular Showtime drama. Our dear friend Wally Crowder who is the stunt coordinator on Dexter and his lovely wife Lori joined us in what seemed to be quite a moment for both Michael and Hef. Since Ronn and I saw Hef tweeting about watching Dexter and our friend Wally worked on the show, we thought we’d treat Hef for a change to something we knew he’d enjoy. Michael had never been to the Playboy mansion and was thrilled to meet Hef along with his girlfriend Morgan. I personally gave Michael a tour of the famous Grotto and Hef’s amazing zoo.
Then we had a wonderful dinner and it was such a pleasure to get to know the man behind serial killer, “Dexter.” Turns out I’m a little older than Michael and he admitted he saw his first Playboy in 1985 as he turned 14 right before my eyes. It was very cute to see the boy in him.
Michael was sweet enough to bring Hef a DVD of the latest season of Dexter and Hef in turn presented Michael with the latest issue of Playboy. Hef was so excited to show Michael the very first page of the new issue because it was a 2 page ad for none other than “Dexter.” Needless to say the two of them bonded in a very special way and now Michael is part of the Playboy family. We enjoyed the movie “Lawless” with Shia LeBeauf and I don’t think Dexter is all that bad now. In fact we may end up hanging out with him more often! A special thank you to our wonderful friends Alison and Joel who helped make this all possible. It was beautiful to watch Hef and Dexter gush over each other, who knew?
This past weekend spent in West Palm Beach was sheer heaven. We were invited to attend the 24th annual “Boys and Girls Club” charity event by our host Jim Glidewell, who was introduced to us by our dear friends Wally and Lori Crowder. Jim flew us in his private plane along with a few other couples and we stayed on his yacht, “Ohana” as we attended the various events all weekend long. We had a lovely cocktail party Thursday evening and got to tour the other yachts in the harbor and was treated to a spectacular finale of fireworks. Now being on board a yacht is really quite an experience, since the crew pretty much caters to your every possible need 24/7. This beautiful 157′ floating palace has everything that an amazing first class hotel could have! The boys spent a lot of time having cocktails and smoking cigars, while the girls hung out drinking tea and chatting. Since Friday was 11/11/11 and Veterans Day, Ronn and I took a moment to meditate on our blessings and our Veterans and enjoyed the rest of the day getting to know our new friends. We then dressed up for a roaring 20s party that evening in held in the amazing Flagler Museum.
The first thing we saw when we walked in was this woman dressed in a red dress with this extremely long red train that went down the stairs.
Our last day was spent on the dock where a clambake of lobster, clams, steak and fried oyster po-boys were served. Later that evening we had our grand finale to this amazing weekend at Donald Trump’s Mar-A-Largo for a black tie silent auction dinner with the “Doobie Brothers” as our entertainment. Needless to say, it all felt like a dream. Perfect weather, food, company and entertainment. I don’t think we will ever forget what we did the weekend of 11/11/11 and will always be in gratitude for our Vets and this glorious weekend spent in West Palm Beach. Thank your Wally, Lori, Jim and Parvina for inviting us along. Truly an amazing memory for us.
Ronn and I had fun attending PLAYER drummer, Craig Pilo’s wedding reception to his adorable Brazilian bride, Angela.They have been married a year and finally got around to a wedding reception. Speaking of weddings, you guys have to view this funny video that Craig did on a Wedding Band Drummer You guys will laugh your asses off!
As always it was awesome to hang out with Spacemonk aka Johnny English. The food was amazing and catered by Pierre’s Catering who also owns Planet Sushi. I fell in love with Pierre and his creative style of presenting appetizers that I may have him present my gumbo for our next jam party. In addition to Craig wedding reception, Ronn and I were invited by stunt coordinator,
Wally Crowder to attend the Stuntwoman’s Awards. I got to meet
Vivica Fox whom I found, charming and funny. I’ve always admired her acting and loved her in “Kill Bill.” Ronn was a presenter along with Katherine Kelly Lang who joined us at the luncheon. So now we are getting ready for cooler days as fall and Halloween are just around the corner. I think most of you know by now that Ronn is always his happiest playing music, so I’d like to plan a small acoustic jam party as soon as he has a break from B&B. Seems this time of the year is always so full because B&B does alot of holiday gatherings on camera, which entails long days because the whole cast is usually included. Poor Ronn had to sleep in his dressing room one long night because of the drive and another early call the next day. He was just exhausted and rightfully so.These long hours of him puts a damper on me nailing him down to autograph items for Ebay, give me photos to blog or just have a date night with my hubby. So having fun and rare moments with dear friends, family or just each other is totally relished and appreciated. So in appreciation, We want to thank our friend Robin Krasny for the is awesome video of PLAYER in Vero Beach recently. We had so much fun there and it shows when you watch this video. Robin really took care of us and we are grateful to have this fun video to share with you! Now that the holidays are just around the corner. I have our wonderful DevRonn fanclub president Gea helping me with Ebay items for you guys just in time for Christmas! She has been a great help to me in posting items from Ronn and me personalized to your desire. I’m thinking of parting with my computer, Playboy collectibles, clothing, shoes and jewelry. I’m sure I’ll eventually get Ronn to clean out his closet and give you a scarf or underwear, just kidding! He may give you one of his precious jackets, pillow cases, posters, T-shirts or a pair of his shoes or maybe his ipad? Whatever I get out of him, it’s yours! Check out Ronn\’s Ebay or Devin\’s Ebay stores for items that are now posted. Auction items are coming soon!