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.

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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Tuesday: Drinking in Tasya van Ree

As the Los Angeles weather morphs and heaves from blistering to blustery, it’s the perfect witchy-woman moment to discover artist Tasya van Ree. Presented by The Curator LA, the Los Angeles-based van Ree will present new mixed-media collage works which … Continue reading

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The Flintridge Proper: How to Face Summer’s End Like a Grown-Up

There’s a long, lingering quality to the end of summer in Southern California, especially since triple digit temperatures typically persist even as we haul the holiday bird out of the oven, and hideous Christmas sweaters proliferate in spite of soaring mercury. … Continue reading

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Yoga Gives Back to Honor Mallika Chopra with First-Ever “Namaste Award” September 26

Mallika Chopra, author of the recently published Living with Intent, will receive the first-ever Yoga Gives Back Namaste Award at the foundation’s fourth-annual “Thank You Mother India” fundraiser. This public event (tickets are now available for purchase) takes place at a … Continue reading

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