Well, here I am, firmly settled in the lap of luxury in Claire and Colin’s apartment in Marina del Rey. It is fab. I hit the ground running and went to an art exhibition opening the evening I arrived, even though my body was saying ‘It’s 5 in the morning!’ Needless to say, I made it to bed at 10pm and then woke at 3am. Jet lag is such a pain but I am determined it is not going to get me down.
Last night was a real treat. We went to the Greek Theatre in LA, an open air theatre to see a concert featuring Ziggy Marley (Bob’s son) and with India.Arie headlining. We went with Claire’s sister, Julia Fordham who is a successful singer/songwriter and I have been an admirer of her music for many years and have all her CD’s. You can read about her and listen to her music on her web site but here is a sample. This is the title track from her album ‘Concrete Love’ and she duets with India.Arie
Claire and Julia are such a talented pair. Claire has written a book about her experiences when she first moved to LA to be with Julia. Julia was invited to many swanky Hollywood parties and events and the invitations were always addressed to ‘Julia Fordham plus one’ and she always took Claire with her. Hence the title of Claire’s book ‘Plus One – A Year in the Life of a Hollywood Nobody’. (Available from Amazon and all good book stores….)
It’s hilarious, and I feel that I have lived this book as I read the very first draft, have lived through the trials and tribulations of getting it published and I am mentioned in the list of ‘I would like to thank…’ people at the start of the book. Probably the one and only time I will get mentioned in a book, I might add, so I am particularly fond of it! Claire is now working on getting it made into a movie so it is all very exciting.