2020 Innovative products to eliminate plastic waste

Covid-19 has created a huge amount of waste from single-use plastics. Approximately 8 million tons of plastic waste enters the oceans every year. National Geographic recently had an article about how this amount will triple in 2040, if we don’t do something about plastic waste now. Two entrepreneurs came up with some brilliant solutions in…

Autumn Rogue Ales & Spirits

Just released for the holiday season, Rogue Ales & Spirits, a craft brewery and distillery in Newport, Oregon is offering its first-ever whiskey canned cocktail – the Ginger Lemon Whiskey Mule. Ready to drink, just pop a can open and pour into an icy copper mule mug. “It took us about a year to get…

‘Spook’tacular Apothic Wines

While discovering new wines to serve and drink this Fall, during Halloween and Thanksgiving, I received three bottles of Apothic Wines – Apothic Red, Apothic Cab and an Apothic Dark. The visually appealing labels in silver, white and red colors add to a little mystic and film noir. The Apothic Cab label has a blood…

Think “Inside the Box”

When renowned puzzle master, magician, and New York Times crossword constructor David Kwong discovered his show The Enigmatist, was postponed due to the coronavirus last Spring, Kwong and the Geffen Staycation team got creative to keep stay-at-home audiences entertained. Picking up a Rubik cube, Kwong was inspired to create his new show Inside the Box…

Visiting Descanso Gardens in October

Throughout the month of October, Descanso Gardens has decorated for a fun and not scary, Halloween at Descanso. Guests are invited to explore socially-distanced, pumpkin-themed displays in some of the most popular sections of Descanso Gardens. It’s fun for the entire family, and children 14 and under are invited to wear their costumes – and masks…

Covid-safe Haunt’oween LA 2020

Now at Warner Center through October 31, 2020 Experiential Supply presents Haunt’oween LA, a family-friendly drive-thru experience open nightly in Woodland Hills at The Promenade Mall parking lot. Highlights include driving through a pumpkin tunnel of lights and a tunnel of shadows. The Jack-O-Lantern Tunnel is a 90-foot installation featuring more than 1,000 pumpkins. Live music performing…

Mila’s Rooftop Shines Brightly

Recently, I discovered one of the newest sunset dining destinations in greater L.A., the rooftop of the new Glenmark Hotel. On the seventh floor, the almost 5,000-square-foot, open-air dining terrace offers sweeping unobstructed views of Glendale, the Los Angeles skyline, Hollywood Hills and Verdugo Mountains. The new modern boutique property opened in mid-July, with Mila,…

Sunday is National Taco Day

Where will you celebrate? Here’s some favorite spots that are offering creative specials on October 4, 2020. Tito’s Fiesta Mexicana For the third year in a row, LA’s Tito’s Tacos and Austin’s Tito’s Handmade Vodka are teaming up to donate money to the World Central Kitchen and will be giving away items on Sunday, Oct….

Peninsula Beverly Hills Chef’s Garden Grows

In 2016 when I dined at Belvedere inside the Peninsula Beverly Hills, I met the creative Executive Chef David Codney, while enjoying many of his signature dishes. In my Beverly Press review, I described the evening as an approachable fine dining experience, offering a distinctive flavor profile that lures guests to return for more. Now…