From Me to You


One of my favorite memories of the holidays in 2020 is seeing photos of families whose members are all wearing matching pajamas, even the dog! Big checked patterns were most popular with black and white and then red and black being worn the most.

I did find out from Lisa at Ye Olde Kingshead Pub in Santa Monica that it is possible to order Tea in a Box to go so you can serve high tea in your home. Their afternoon teas include finger sandwiches, a sausage roll or quiche, freshly baked scones with Devonshire cream and preserves, plus a red velvet cupcake, mince pie and specialty tea or coffee. Think about what a treat it would be for your family. Call 310-451-1402 and tell Lisa I suggested you explore their English menu.

One of the treats I accidentally discovered on the Internet were walking tours of cities the world over. I’ve been missing the holiday season in Manhattan, and soon I was looking at the animated store windows in Macy’s and Saks Fifth Avenue. Then, I went to London and Paris to see their holiday decorations. It was so much fun!

Be sure to watch for our pages within the Monday issues of the Santa Monica Daily Press.

Beth Shir Shalom Temple invites potential families to tour their Early Childhood Center on Sunday, January 10 and February 7. Contact robin@bethshirshalom.org to RSVP.

Plan ahead to start the Chinese Lunar New Year on February 12, the year of the Ox. It ends with the Lantern Festival on February 26.

We are sad to report that our dear friend Florence Kinney, who would have been 109 on March 12 this year, passed away at 3 a.m. on New Years Day. She was the oldest living Samohi graduate.

So many of us are looking forward to next year and hoping for better news health wise. We wish all of our reader’s inner peace, good health, and happiness in 2021.


By Diane Margolin

Publisher, The Santa Monica Star

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