Posts Tagged ‘Services’

AROUND LA WITH AVA: Is It What It Is ?

As the Summer season unfolds around us and we head to the beach, to the mountains, to the back yard, or–if we are really fortunate, to Finland, we get a chance to take a step back to look at the fast-paced world around us.   Here in our City of Angels, every now and again, it is beneficial to put our […]

AROUND LA WITH AVA®: MAY-nia

AROUND LA WITH AVA®: MAY-nia What is so fair as a beautiful day in May?? Nothing –when some 150 fine Finns show up at your home with smiles on their faces, ylioppilaislakit [graduation caps] on their heads, and the promise of Summer in their souls. Add some homemade Finnish Sima, some Spanish Cava, some Danish […]

AROUND LA WITH AVA®: “HAVE COURAGE AND BE KIND”

AROUND LA WITH AVA®: “HAVE COURAGE AND BE KIND” Marchin’ on as Women’s Month celebrating female success and strength in our hearts, minds, and accomplishments drew to a close, we welcomed Spring’s arrival with optimism, joy, and hope. The US Winter this year was a ‘puzzlement’, to say the least. Conversations with family and friends […]

AROUND LA WITH AVA®: HILLS, VALLEYS, & CLEAVAGE

AROUND LA WITH AVA®:  HILLS, VALLEYS, & CLEAVAGE Heights, Achievements, and Awards—LA Has What the World Wants There is something about California that brings the dreamers and the overachievers [sometimes even underachievers who get lucky] to pursue their schemes, to showcase their personae and products, and to defy the STAR odds in amazing and surprising […]

AROUND LA WITH AVA®: Saying Goodbyes

AROUND LA WITH AVA®: Saying Goodbyes Candles From Above Sometimes saying goodbye comes with a ‘wink from above’. About a year and a half ago, I wrote a column entitled Pennies From Heaven to describe a phenomenon my father and I experienced when my dear mother passed away. Then, shiny new pennies suddenly began appearing […]

AROUND LA WITH AVA®: Hail and Farewell

FINNISH INDEPENDENCE 6 December 1917 ARI J. ANTTILA 1925-2014 This column is dedicated to the memory of my dear Veteran father, Ari Anttila. He heard me give this speech at the 95th Independence Day Gala. Independence Day Gala 2012 Speech by Ava Anttila: Welcome everyone (Tervetuloa kaikille) Thank you for being here!! As we begin […]

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