ilona saari

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About me

Gender FEMALE
Industry Arts
Occupation writer
Location Los Angeles, California, United States
Introduction I love writing about food. Actually,I love writing about nearly anything. I’m one of those Finnish-Americans not born in a frigid,remote Scandinavian outpost of North Dakota or Wisconsin,but rather the Scandinavian hospital in Bkyn,NY(though I was raised in Bayside, Queens, Long Island–sadly,a“Finn-less”island)and grew up loving steaks at Peter Luger’s, hot dogs at Nathan’s, burgers at P.J. Clarke’s & stuffed mushrooms at Elaine’s. When work dried up in New York as a TV/film writer I sought my fame & fortune in LA. I love politics & worked as a press liaison for 2 Dem. Nat’l Conventions & ended up a Dep. Press Secretary in NY for President Carter. After moving to LA, I became a speech writer for celebrities stumping for Clinton-Gore.The rest is history. Well, their history-not mine. I periodically appear as a guest columnist in newspapers/magazines(from Teen Beat back ‘in the day’ to the sports section of the NY Daily News). I also finally made use of youthful art lessons & became an on-air guest Design Consultant on HGTV. Recently I started a home staging business. This coincided very nicely with the housing market bust which means I haven’t given up my day job..writing.
Interests food, wine, a good martini -- politics, art/design -- theater, movies, tv - and baseball