Colorado Bridge Party fetes Queen

Last Saturday was most wondrous for my loyal subjects, as Pasadena Heritage kindly invited moi to stroll at the Colorado Bridge Street Party.


Flanked by Princess Valerie and Sir Ben McGinty, Knight of the Arts, I made my way through the masses from one end of the festival to the other. I caught quite a few performances, such as Aluminum Marshmallow and the Age of Aquarius Horns, Mercy & the Merkettes, Wreck N Sow and Snotty Scotty and the Hankies. I also enjoyed nibbling on a baked yam and, later, a shaved ice doused with fruit flavoring.


The paparazzi caught me in action~ I even graced the frontpage of the Celebrations section Wednesday as part of Patt Diroll’s On The Town column!  …You may have seen the photo of me cuddling up to Mayor Bill Bogaard in front of a classic car, along with event co-chairwomen Tina Hart and Maggie McDermott.


But the highlight of the evening was you, dear readers. Many of you stopped me to say hello or pose for a photo. I appreciate you more than you will ever know! It’s so nice to hear that you read my stories and to find out what you like (and even what you don’t like) about the Weekend section.


Thank you to Pasadena Heritage and everyone else who made the Bridge Party such fun!!


Now carry on, as you were,

Queen Mickie

Queen to take Esotouric trip

You, yes you, my loyal subject, may join me Saturday for a brand new outing! Esotouric will be unveiling its latest adventure- The New Chinatowns. Come, explore our changing socioeconomic landscape and bask in my royal glory. Tickets are still available, so here’s the basics:


The New Chinatowns Saturday, July 12th 11 a.m.-3 p.m.


Departing from Philippe The Original in downtown Los Angeles, just across from Union Station.


Tickets can be ordered online until the morning of the tour. For last minute bookings, please feel free to call 310-995-4591 after 8am on tour day, and if there are seats available, you can reserve a spot and pay with cash at the bus.


Food and drink are permitted and suggested; no audio or video-taping without permission. We regret that there are no refunds for passengers who miss the bus.


PARKING: There are a couple of pay lots in the immediate vicinity of Philippe’s, along New High Street one block north and parallel to Alameda. Please do not park in the restaurant lot. You may also choose to arrive by train at Union Station.


Price: $68.00
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And if you’re nice, you can even sit next to me!!
Now, carry on, as you were….