It’s been a royally wonderful year!


Best wishes for a sparkling New Year!



Queen Mickie



P.S. Don’t miss the Pre-Doo Dah Party (see info below). Also, entries are still being accepted for the 32nd Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade on Jan. 18, visit  



Lastly, special thanks to one of the best photographers around, who just happens to be one of my loyal knights too, Terry Miller for the cool photos of me primping at our shoot and me and Prince Andrew cutting up. The pics were taken at the Pasadena Museum of History earlier this year for its exhibit on purses.



H.R.H. Prince Andrew’s Pre Doo Dah Party

8:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10

Old Towne Pub
66 N. Fair Oaks Ave.
(enter Pub via Electric Alley off of Holly Street or Haynes Passageway off of Union Street)
$2, to be donated to Tree People
(626) 577-6583
Meet many of the participants in the upcoming 32nd Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade. There will be performances by Andrew’s Bad Stuff, Old But Not Dead and the Pasadena Scots, as well as appearances by former Doo Dah Queens Naughty Mickie, Mercy, Tequila Mockingbird and Kavita Sharma, plus a trivia contest. Ages 21 and over.

Seasonal thoughts

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It’s the time of year for wishes and dreams, so dear readers, today, my thoughts turn to you.


You are very important to me, as without your support I could not do the job that I love so much.


My hopes are that you will have a sparkling new year filled with success, happiness, health, luck and, most of all, love.


Now, carry on, as you were,


Queen Mickie

Can’t hide true regalness

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The first week of December was strange for me. I had just handed over my Doo Dah Queen reins and was feeling a little less shiny. But somehow, when you need it most, fate intervenes and brings back that sparkle in your life.


I had been sent by my editor to learn about Knott’s holiday offerings. On a tour of the park, I saw all the pretty decorations, checked out the shopping, went on the Elf Mountain Christmas log ride and watched several shows, including the ice show, which was very impressive. Next I was taken “backstage” to see the parade staging area.


You see where this is heading….


Well before even I knew it, I found myself in a costume and serving as a Snow Queen on a float in Knott’s Christmas parade!!  Hmmm…. Perhaps I should stop trying to appear as a commoner and just accept my calling….


Read my story and you decide:



Still Royalty and ready to Doo Dah

I have something very special to share today. McGinty’s Gallery at the End of the World in Altadena has invited me to ride on their float in the Doo Dah Parade!  They would like to honor me with one more roll down Colorado Boulevard in splendor.


Owner Ben McGinty and artist Dave Lovejoy will head the design team with other gallery denizens taking the ideas to task.


Rumor has it that you might be able to get a peek at their creation the weekend before the parade…. stay tuned for details.


And here’s a photo of Dave Lovejoy, who will not only be lending his talents to the project, but


his truck too!


I’m such a lucky grrrl… ummm…. Queen.

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Memorial for a friend

You may recall in August I blogged about my friend Robert “The G-Man” Shields, who had died. He was very talented in many areas, one in particular was art. I am exhibiting five of his works from my personal collection as a memorial for G-Man and I invite you to join me in honoring him by stopping by to view them. There will also be works in a range of media by more than 25 emerging and established artists on show and available for purchase.


McGinty’s Gallery at the End of the World

2475 N. Lake Ave. (cross street is Mariposa)

Altadena 91001

(626) 794-8779


The gallery will be open noon-dusk Dec. 4-7. Admission is free.


7 p.m.-1 a.m. Friday is the First Friday Art Club with entertainment by Wreck N Sow, Almase Arabesque and Ric Sarabia. Admission $5, includes refreshments.


During the day Saturday there will be a potluck barbecue, please bring a dish to share. And on Sunday, brunch will be available throughout the day.


I will be at the gallery for First Friday Art Club and on Sunday.


Please join me in celebrating a life well lived.