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MY FAVORITE WEEKEND

Shiri Appleby

October 07, 1999|KEVIN BAXTER

* The 20-year-old actress from Calabasas stars in her first television series, WB's sci-fi drama "Roswell," which airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m.

Life's a Beach: I love to drive up to Santa Barbara and go shopping on State Street. It's really, really beautiful and there's a lot to do there. Start with breakfast in Malibu and then just spend the day driving up the coast and hanging out in Santa Barbara. And if you're in Santa Barbara, then you have to spend part of the day at the beach.

Shop Talk: I'm not really a shopaholic, but I do like to browse with my friends. There's a huge shopping center now in Calabasas, where my parents still live, called the Calabasas Commons. On Saturday, we might go there to eat lunch. And to shop, of course. Or maybe we'll go and see a movie. They have a really nice Barnes & Noble there. I love bookstores. I'm studying English at USC--although I'm taking a break now--and I read a wide variety of things. In fact, I just recently finished "Angela's Ashes" by Frank McCourt and before that, I read the classic "Catcher in the Rye" for the first time.

Party Hardly: I'm really not much of a partyer. Well, for one, I'm only 20 years old, so there's a lot of places I can't even get into yet. But I actually had a really good weekend a couple of months ago when I went to the Derby, the old restaurant. It's a swing club now, so we went swing dancing. It's really fun. Someone told me the other day that there's a karaoke opening down the street from my home on the Westside, so I'll have to check that out. But I really don't go out all that much to clubs; I'd rather just hang out with my friends. If you want to know the truth, on Saturday nights I usually hang out and watch television at home.

Flower Child: On Sundays, well, you've got to sleep in until noon or 1 o'clock. No, really, I wake up early and go to the Hollywood Farmers Market and get some fresh flowers. And cheese. Then maybe take a hike. Or I've gone bike riding in Santa Monica, right on the beach. I do that once in a while, but I'm really not that athletic. Then I'll make dinner at home and go to bed early to get ready for the week ahead.

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