Barcari W. 3rd in Beverly Grove

When the Greek restaurant Sofi closed, I hoped another restauranteur would take over the space at this hidden gem in Los Angeles. Recently I learned the Bacari Restaurant Group took over the space and opened Bacari W. 3rd. I’ve been to the Bacari GDL at Caruso’s Americana at Brand in Glendale. It’s a Venetian-inspired Cicchetti-…

Holiday Sunday Brunch at WP24 by Wolfgang Puck 

For the first time ever WP24 by Wolfgang Puck at The Ritz-Carlton, in Los Angeles at L.A. Live opens its doors to guests and the public for an interactive Sunday brunch. Start with a complimentary lychee mimosa and an array of lovely baked items before you are escorted to your view table. Guests are invited…

Holiday Gift Snacknation Delights

Bring some holiday cheer to your office or home with SnackNation. It’s a snack subscription box filled with healthier snacks to munch on at home, put into school lunches, supply at the office break room or bring to a holiday gathering. Starting on December 10th, SnackNation is offering two different curations – “Mindful Munchies”  and “All Sweet, No…

Disney Festival of Holidays Sip and Savor Pass 2018

There are so many fun holiday and seasonal culinary treats at both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure Park. Just walking through the parks will appeal to all of your senses in the merriment of decorations, colors and gourmet delights available until January 6, 2019. It’s a foodie paradise at Disney California Adventure Park, especially when…

29 Rooms of Immersive Fun in DTLA

It was an ideal day to be indoors with the rain storm in Southern California. My daughter and I played inside Refinery29’s Immersive World of Creativity & Cultural. It’s a pop-up exhibit inside The Reef. Refinery29 is a digital-media and entertainment company for young women with an audience of over 550 million across all platforms. Participants…

Dazzling Gingerbread Houses in America

During the holidays, pastry chefs in hotels design, create and bake the most spectacular gingerbread houses for their guests to enjoy. Here are three of my favorites dazzling displays: The Mission Inn & Spa The life-size “Santa’s Wonderland House” displayed in the lobby of The Mission Inn & Spa took Executive Pastry Chef David Blaine…

Enchanted: Forest of Light and Culinary Delights

For the third year now, walk along a one-mile long pathway to see 10 beautiful areas in Descanso Gardens decorated with different luminescent experiences. Lights are projected onto water features, plants, and trees nightly until Jan. 6, 2019. It’s an interactive, family fun time where guests can manipulate joy sticks to make the lights change, jump on colorful…

Celebrating the seasons at Café Pinot

Entering on Grand Ave., I found my group of friends out on the beautiful garden patio sitting under twinkle lights strung in trees. Heaters kept us warm as we ordered a variety of items off Executive Chef Phillip Martin menu. Before heading up the kitchen at one of Patina Restaurant Group’s prettiest dining venues, Chef…

Lin-Manuel Miranda & his father Luis

Sitting center stage at the Geffen Playhouse, Broadway sensation and Hamilton creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda and his father Luis A. Miranda Jr., enlightened the audience for 90 minutes about theatre, Puerto Rico and Lin-Manuel’s new movie role in Mary Poppins with moderator Soledad O’Brien. Together this father and son team are very entertaining. O’Brien:…