If you’re like me, you probably thought that by fall, things would be relatively back to normal. Now it’s October and because of the pandemic, kids are again learning from home and many of us still haven’t been back to the office. An election is looming, fires are burning and that last earthquake didn’t do my nerves any favors. It’s difficult to say what about 2020 is affecting me most, but putting this issue of the magazine together made me realize how grateful I am to be part of the Playa Vista community. The people who live and work here know about resilience and hope.
Everyone I spoke with or interviewed in these pages has had to change and pivot during this time and they’ve done it remarkably well. After months of waiting, Bull & Butterfly is now serving dinner on their beautiful patio, underneath gazebos and fairy lights. Owners Alan and Heidi Jackson have put their heart and soul into the endeavor and when I went to visit the restaurant on their opening night, I can honestly say that I see Bull & Butterfly becoming a Playa Vista success story.
At the cover photoshoot with Subir Singh and his father AJ, founders of Mico Tequila, the mood was light and optimistic. They are two gentlemen who focus on what is possible, not the limitations of this time. And, having sampled the tequila, I can honestly say it’s one of the best I’ve ever had. Thanks for sharing, Subir!
I also found out some very good news: pet adoption in the area is at an all-time high! The Annenberg PetSpace has reported being incredibly busy right now with online appointments and arranging adoptions. If there’s such thing as a silver lining, that would be it. Check out this issue’s Pet Page and don’t delay if you see a pet you’d like to add to your family.
Lastly, I really appreciate when you reach out to me with story ideas, events or recipes. That’s what a community does – it shares. As we continue to soldier on in the months ahead, it’s comforting to know that we’re in this together.
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