While I miss living in Santa Barbara I am thoroughly enjoying living in close proximity Hollywood. I've always enjoyed the Golden Globes and the Oscars but I have new insight because I have been spending more time Hollywood. Becoming a member of Film Independent has been a part of that story, but having my daughter working in Hollywood has as well. This pic is the Beverly Hilton Ballroom and the cool part is that I've attended functions in this same venue. It just seems more cool now. Of course when I was there the red carpet was rolled up and stored in the parking garage (yes, I could see it).