It boggles my mind how many people I mention Catalina to who tell me they have never been there! It is a mere 32 miles from Newport Beach, with easy ferry connections from Newport, Dana Point and Long Beach.
I was not born in America – I chose to come here! I had little choice as to where I was born. After the Second World War, my parents found themselves in a refugee camp in Lubeck, Germany. I was born there, and a year and a half later, we emigrated to Canada, where I spent my childhood and university years, finishing the University of Toronto Medical School.
The Los Angeles Latvian Community if fairly substantial and active; the one in San Diego is much smaller, consisting of about 20 families who participate in Latvian events regularly. This past weekend two events affecting the Latvian community took place in San Diego, which brought hundreds of Latvians to town.
Dr. John Compoginis is an exceptional choice for a Tummy Tuck, Mommy Makeover or Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) procedure for several reasons.
Last week, an Orange County Plastic Surgery contingent of Drs John & Staci Compoginis and Juris Bunkis, along with our office manager, Jo Cattell, met up with the Salisbury Plastic Surgery group consisting of Dr. Deborah Ekstrom, office manager Kristen Larocque and PA Makayla Porter, in Las Vegas for the Vegas Multidisiplinary Conference.
1. Stay Hydrated: Drink plenty of water throughout the day, especially in the summer heat. Water helps keep you hydrated, supports digestion, and can help control appetite. Choose water over sugary beverages or sodas, as they can contribute to weight gain.
This past weekend, Dr. Ekstrom and I had the pleasure of hosting my mother, sister and her husband in Massachusetts. Mom turned 97 the previous week and came down from Ontario, Canada to celebrate with us. Yes, many nice dinners and family time. But one event stood out for us – seeing Evita at the Loeb Drama Center in Cambridge. The musical Evita with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, was first staged in London in 1976. Evita’s memorable “Don’t Cry For Me Argentina”, recorded and released in 1976 followed by the complete rock opera concept album, went gold. The film adaptation, directed by Alan Parker, came out in 1996.
Last weekend we had the pleasure of attending a meeting of the Los Angeles Consular Corps at the Sunnylands estate in Rancho Mirage. We were hosted by the Annenberg Foundation and addressed by a former US Ambassador to Cyprus, Kathleen Doherty, now a part of the Annenberg team.
We hope that you will join us for our Orange County Plastic Surgery Soirée this Thursday evening at 5:00 pm. The event will be held in our medical building at 4501 Birch St in Newport Beach, in the lobby of the new Distinction Surgery Center (Suite A). Come and meet with Dr. John Compoginis, Dr. Staci Compoginis and Dr. Deborah Ekstrom. This will be a social and educational event. Of course, we will have our “wheel” which you will be able to spin for some fabulous prizes.