Thanksgiving Dining specials

For those who enjoy spending free time outside or doing something else other than spending your entire day in a kitchen cooking a Thanksgiving feast, here are 16 dining destinations open on Thanksgiving Day. Check out some spots to pick up a pie to bring to a family or friend’s home. Merry Thanksgiving at Mari…

Caley Cosmetics – A Mother and Daughter Favorite

Yesterday Kate and I had the opportunity to meet another mother and daughter team – Annie and Cindy Holland-Rodriguez, founders of Caley Cosmetics. It’s a third generation beauty company and family affair. Momma Annie worked with her mother Sue Holland to help women look and feel their best while selling cosmetics. This passion was passed…

Impacting Lives through Art

Imagine walking through the halls of your school and seeing brightly colored uplifting words: BE Positive, BE Kind and Thoughtful spotlighted on a wall. On November 13, the fast casual Mediterranean flavorful and healthy restaurant brand CAVA  sponsored renown muralist Ruben Rojas to help them paint and beautify some of the walls at Jackson Elementary School in Altadena,…

Italian Food & Art at Luigi al Teatro

The Chateau Paintings displayed at Michelin-starred chef Luigi Fineo’s restaurant Luigi al Teatro, adds to the theatrics of the Santa Monica California seafood with a Southern Italian flair menu. Luigi al Teatro has an artistic past as once the historic Powerhouse Theatre. Inside the dining room on the walls are painted faces of actors looking towards…

Go See Valley of the Heart at the Mark Taper Forum

As the front doors opened at the Mark Taper Forum, three Japanese style drummers led the audience into the theatre to see Luis Valdez’s newest stage production Valley of the Heart. Sitting in my seat, I looked down admiring John Iacovelli’s exquisite wood floor stage displaying rays of sun, and a mesmerizing thin blue line…

Universal Studios Hollywood “Day of Giving”

Yesterday hundreds of Universal Studios Hollywood volunteers gathered together,  offering some warm Universal cheer to 300 homeless LAUSD students. The 14th annual “Day of Giving” on Nov. 8, 2018 offers children 5 to 11 years old a day they will never forget. The inspirational “Day of Giving” yearly event is designed to connect Universal Studios…

Sweet Sunday Brunch at Herringbone

With whimsical marine décor and artwork displayed among the interior’s cool blue and green hues, Herringbone allows beachgoers to revel in the seaside without the crowds of the Santa Monica Pier just a few blocks away. On a beautiful day, the best way to experience this California coastal restaurant is with brunch on the al…

Peatos instead of Cheetos

Recently while I was at my daughter’s middle school, I noticed groups of teenagers devouring bags of Takis and Cheetos. The purple with yellow and orange bags were scattered around lunch tables and near trash cans. Why is this snack food so popular? I did a little research online and discovered that medical professionals have…