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Table Manners with Jessie and Lennie Ware

Taking flight to La La Land

Season 13

Lennie and I became California girls for a couple of weeks and took Table Manners to La La Land! Thanks to Virgin Atlantic, we travelled in style and documented our journey in the air! We recorded part of this special episode at 35,000 feet. 

Two weeks of food, drinks, guests and palm trees! Table Manners the Los Angeles Affairs begins this Wednesday.

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