Living room gatherings end and begin the years 2023 and 2024

| January 25, 2024 | 0 Comments

LANDAY HOME in Windsor Square was still decked out for post-Christmas gathering.

The traditional worlds of neighborliness are coming back in focus, post-COVID-19, as neighbors once again are gathering in the living rooms of the community — two of which are on Irving Boulevard in Windsor Square. A last celebration of the holiday season took place at the home of Suz and Peter Landay on Dec. 28. They gathered a big group of friends who enjoyed the many decorated rooms of the Landay residence across the street from the

WINDSOR SQUARE neighbors gathered to hear House of Representatives candidate Nick Melvoin in early January.

mayor’s Getty House. Suz told the Chronicle that she loves decorating for Christmas and that she still had eight or so boxes of decorations that she had not used this year. That was hard to believe given the gorgeous finery in every corner of the house! The Landays once again saluted good friend Alyce Morris

SUZ AND PETER LANDAY welcomed holiday revelers at the end of December.

Winston, who founded the Jeffrey Foundation years ago. Instead of bringing hostess gifts, attendees were encouraged to bring donations of any size to help the nonprofit facility that Winston started 51 years ago for children with special needs and their families.
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Four blocks up the street on Irving, to kick off 2024 entertaining on Jan. 10, Amy Forbes and Andy Murr opened their house in a reception they co-sponsored with other Irving neighbors from a block north, Dena Bloom and Robert Klyman, to introduce their neighbors to their longtime friend (and Larchmont Village neighborhood resident) Nick Melvoin. Melvoin, who has served on the local school board (including as LAUSD board president), is one of the 15 candidates vying to fill the 30th Congressional District seat of Adam Schiff.
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OPEN SPACE behind the bar is a refuge for guest of honor Brendan Malloy, whose friends celebrating his 50th birthday filled up the rest of Tom Bergin’s.

In the middle of last month, neighbors and family members (at least 200 in total) filled up all the space at Tom Bergin’s on Jan. 13. They were there to celebrate the 50th birthday of Brendan Malloy. The lifetime Larchmont local, well-known for his coaching and leadership of Saint Brendan Basketball Association (SBBA), his co-ownership of the popular Goleta-based M Special Brewing Company (featured at the Larchmont Family Fair) and his commercial, film and television producing and directing talents with brother Emmett Malloy, let loose with friends who noshed on mac n’ cheese, pretzel balls and cupcakes and danced late to a loud and lively DJ (while draining the open bar). Too bad age 50 comes only once every five decades!
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A week later, the venerable Windsor Square Hancock Park Historical Society (WSHPHS) held its Afternoon Tea in Hollywood on Jan. 21. The venue was the historic Woman’s Club of Hollywood, founded in 1905. The property is the site of the former Hollywood School for Girls (1908-1932), which Jean Harlow, Carole Lombard, and many other Hollywood stars attended.

VOLUNTEER GREETERS (from left) Judy Zeller, Diane Sherwood, Damona Hoffman and Marlene Zweig welcome attendees to the Historical Society Afternoon Tea.

At the WSHPHS high tea, members and guests heard from Patrick Quinn, author of “Bar Keeps,” a tour of cocktail culture in the Golden State, from roadside diners and chic hotels to tiki bars and exotic dancer nightclubs.

Up next for members of the WSHPHS is a behind-the-scenes walking tour of CBS Television City on Sat., Feb. 10 from 10 a.m. to noon.

And now you’re in the Larchmont know!

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