The Maurice Benard Project: The Ghost and the Whale


I have some information about a project Maurice is doing right now and a few ways we can all help make his dream come true.

Maurice is working on a very special project right now up in the San Francisco area. He’s starring in the production of The Ghost and The Whale. His wife, Paula is the executive producer of the film and a project she has been working on for quite some time.


This is an excerpt from the movie’s web page:

““The Ghost and the Whale” tells the story of Joseph Hawthorne, a man who went off to sea with the love of his life and came back to town (Bodega Bay) alone. Accused of murder, Joseph was found not guilty after a long and grueling trial that was nationally covered. Now, Joseph questions his own innocence, because at the time of the death of his wife, he was suffering a bi-polar episode. One year later, acclaimed journalist Ed Hale has been called to Bodega to cover Joseph’s mysterious story. What he encounters is a hornet’s nest of uncontrollable consequences.”

There is a great way to get involved in the production of this film. You can donate as little as $1.00 on up to$10,000.  The Kickstarter page is located here:

Please go to The Ghost and the Whale Facebook page and “like” it:

Okay, now I have another way we can help Maurice and Paula raise some money. Our friend, Sylvia, at Orabella Skin Care (, is putting together a limited edition bath soap line for Sonny and Brenda fans.

She has put together a beautiful set of soaps and candle in a Strawberry Champagne scent for our S&Bers and anyone else who loves organic, beautiful and wonderful soaps. She also has a beautiful skincare line that you should check out if you are interested.

Here are the selection of products in which all profits over cost go to Maurice’s project:


Our bath cupcakes look and smell amazing! The “frosting” is actually bubble bath and the “cake” part is a moisturizing bath bomb! Use it all in one incredible bath or break it up over 2 or more baths.  Our cupcakes are packed in a super cute bakery box and ready to give as a gift to yourself or someone you love.  $12.50

This wonderful candle has the scent of Strawberries & Champagne.  Nice juicy fruit aroma with sparkling effervescent notes of warm, sensual back ground.  Our soy massage candles are made with natural soy and organic nourishing butters and oils.  Use as a traditional burning candle, or to use as a massage candle, burn for 10-20 minutes to make a pool of wax.  Blow out the flame and dip your fingers in the melted wax.  Use as a lotion, in your cuticles, or for a massage oil.  $11.95


Fun, fizzy, and relaxing! Our bath bombs are handmade and filled with Organic Sunflower, Organic Shea and Cocoa Butters to give your skin extra moisture while you bathe. Orabella Bath Bombs are Vegan and are a natural alternative to bubble bath. $4.50


The fresh scent of strawberries and pink champagne blended together as a salt scrub!  $25.99


Immerse yourself in a lightly strawberry champagne scented bath and relax with warm familiar aroma!  Pamper yourself with a gentle scrubbie all over and carry the light scent with you all day or night!  $18.95


Restore your skins’ natural balance and rejuvenate dry, chapped and sunburned skin with healing properties of Shea butter, olive oil, and vitamin E.  $15.99


Sinfully sweet strawberries and sinful champagne Hand-made soap!  A lush strawberry & champagne scent like you have never smelled before!  $6.50

If you’d like to place an order, please email Sylvia at: 

I’ve used many of Sylvia’s products myself and I can say to you that once you’ve tried them, you’ll be ordering more as you run low. They are beautiful, made with care and natural. My friends who have tried her products love them and I love them. They make great gifts for any occasion for someone or maybe just as a treat for yourself.

If I hear of anymore updates of the movie, I will let you all know!

TTFN xoxo~Ro

*GORGEOUS new pic released from the movie….. It’s Joseph and his Ghost