Author Archives: Victoria Thomas

Victoria Thomas

About Victoria Thomas

Brooklyn-born Victoria Thomas loves writing about flora and fauna, although she chooses to do so in an urban setting. If she had it all to do over again, she might have become a forensic entomologist. She lives in Los Angeles.

Wanda Wen and Soolip Sensuality

Touch. Glint. Lustre. Glow. Heft. The way cold metal warms to bare skin. The bumpy, glossy feel of a reptile-emboss. The tough-yet-tender suppleness of laser-pierced black leather. Yum. Wow. Los Angeles and the world at large continue to rediscover Wanda … Continue reading

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Bursting With Japanese Delicacies: “RISING TOHOKU” Food Fair In Torrance

“This taste warms the cockles of the heart.” So says the wrapper of a Japanese green tea cream-filled dorayaki dessert pastry from Anchindo of Iwate Prefecture, in northern Japan. And it sums up the feeling one gets after sampling northern … Continue reading

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One to Remember: “The Fantasticks,” Pasadena Playhouse, Now Through October 2nd

“The Fantasticks” seems like just a syrupy treat—until it cuts your heart in two like a fine-honed sword. It’s an ambush, a lilting, mid-century psyche-out, and this twist of surprise makes “The Fantasticks” the must-see of the new theater season … Continue reading

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Long Cool Woman In a Black Dress

“My love, she’s like some raven, At my window with a broken wing.” -Bob Dylan, “Love Minus Zero/No Limit” Wearing white all summer long seems like a no-brainer. Except that brainier fashionistas favor basic black this season and year-round, straying … Continue reading

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You Say You Want a Revolution?

As we approach July 4, danger looms from every direction. Yes, you might blow your finger off with a pack of bottle-rockets, or singe off your eyebrows with a misfired sparkler. Or, you might be munched by a Great White … Continue reading

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Night Talks with Soraya Sebghati, Friday, June 17, DTLA

You see her before you hear her. And you sense her before you see her. Soraya Sebghati, songwriter and lead vocalist for Night Talks, a Los Angeles alternative rock band, takes the stage long after sundown with the metallic burn … Continue reading

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Fifth Anniversary Memorial Event for 2011 Japan Earthquake & Tsunami Takes Place March 6, 2016 in Downtown L.A.

The fifth anniversary memorial event for the March 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami will remember lives lost and honor survivors. It takes place March 6, 2016  in Downtown Los Angeles at LAPD Headquarters. “Love to Nippon 2016” (“Love … Continue reading

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Cat Hair vs. The World: Why this Hoover Sucks

Disclosure: The product which is discussed in this post was sent to me at no charge as a Press Preview Sample by the Hoover company. I did not buy the product. Also please note that Hoover did not pay me to … Continue reading

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Dakota Leather: The One to Watch

Do Halloween wishes come true? As then, as now. When I was a child, I had a traumatizing fear of Santa. When my well-intentioned mother and grandmother would lead me by gloved hands to the mall at Christmas time, I’d … Continue reading

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Lash Queen Tracy Murphy Lets the Freak Flag Fly

So, we’re ramping up to Halloween, undoubtedly the holiday which LA celebrates best. Halloween requires cocktails followed by makeup, and this is the basis of my annual Bitches Brew, also known as the “Make Me Fugly” fest. The location varies– sometimes … Continue reading

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