Hogwarts Castle is illuminated at Universal Studios during Spring Break

Last weekend my I was invited to a preview of “Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle” inside the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood. This new illumination projection show is darker than their traditional Christmas show, and wowing amusement park guests and Harry Potter fans. A VIP Premium experience included a premium catered feast…

Renée Taylor’s MY LIFE ON A DIET 

Last night I laughed throughout the autobiographical comedy by Academy Award nominated and Emmy Award winning writer and actress Renée Taylor. Written by Taylor and her late husband Joseph Bologna, this one-woman show MY LIFE ON A DIET was originally directed by Bologna, and made its New York premiere in 2018. With such critical acclaim,…

Fine dining with a steady beat at Culina

Artistic and modern Tuscan cuisine is the focus at Culina, the Italian restaurant at the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills. Last weekend, my husband and I enjoyed an intimate dinner in Culina’s refined and comfortable atmosphere. The main dining room features sophisticated décor and excellent service. For a more private experience, dine…

Mommy and Daughter Weekend at the Four Seasons Scottsdale

Driving up to the Four Seasons Scottsdale, a friendly valet welcomed us with a bottle of water and glass of hibiscus tea, before entering the lobby. Inside is a very pleasing signature “desert rose” Four Seasons scent that lingers, as the well trained and attentive staff check guests in. Entering one of the deluxe adobe-style…

Petal to Plate Picnic in The Flower Fields

Acres of super bloom ranunculus are located between LEGOLAND and the Pacific Ocean in the beachside community of Carlsbad. The hills of The Flower Fields are ablaze in yellow, purple, salmon, pink, gold, red and white. Located behind Armstrong Garden Center is the largest argritourism destination in Southern California. Over 60 acres of land are…

Pacifique pleases your palate

In the sophisticated dining room of the new Pacifique restaurant on La Cienega, guests can sit in intimate Japanese izakaya-style booths with curtains for a discreet dining experience. Pacifique is located at the former Le Petit Bistro, which closed its doors in 2018 after 25 years in business. Restaurateur Joel Herzer and partner and designer…

Egg House is LA’s newest Instagram worthy pop-up

I guarantee you will smile while exploring West Hollywood’s egg-themed pop-up – The Egg House. It’s a multi-sensory “Eggventure” by female founder Biubiu Xu and a team of “eggcellent” creators, designers, and artists. It first debuted in the Lower East Side of NYC in 2018 and has since traveled to Shanghai, China and now Los Angeles….

Two Taste of the Nation LA Events in 2019

Taste of the Nation LA is celebrating its 30th charitable food festival on May 4, 2019 with favorite chef chairs Bruce Kalman, Dakota Weiss, and Nick Shipp. Special guest chefs include Top Chef’s Katsuji Tanabe. The public is invited to a special preview night on Monday, March 25 at SLS Hotel Beverly Hills. Tickets are available for sale to enjoy a…