It’s National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day!

For those who love chocolate chip cookies as much as I do, today is a special day. Here are some popular dining spots offering free or uniquely special cookies on Tuesday, August 4, #NationalChocolateChipCookieDay: SoCalo – Celebrate at Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger’s Santa Monica restaurant. Their freshly baked chocolate chip cookies can be added…

Daphne’s Mediterranean Delights

Seeking outdoor dining venues re-opening in Los Angeles, I discovered that the Mediterranean-inspired Daphne’s California Greek Restaurant is open for takeaway and al fresco dining. This fast-casual dining venue offers an array of healthy starters, salads, bowls, pita sandwiches and plates. I visited the Pasadena location during my lunch hour. Walking inside I noticed a…

What’s new at Greater Palm Springs

For those looking to change your attitude and latitude during the pandemic, set your GPS to Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB), a Southern California wellness and relaxation resort oasis. As the warm summer sun cools down in the evening, blue skies above majestic mountain views is the backdrop for poolside cocktails and al fresco dining…

Meet the founder of LA’s 101 Cider House – Mark McTavish

Last week I had the opportunity to interview Mark McTavish, the CEO and Founder of 101 Cider House in Los Angeles. He and his team invited me to taste test a few of his popular 101 Ciders. Knowing that I write for the Beverly Press, McTavish shared that he lives in our readership area, in…

La Republica Organic Mushroom Coffee

Los Angeles based La Republica Organic Fair-Trade Coffee with an office in Montrose, is transforming morning coffee rituals with it’s unique Mushroom Coffee blend. CEO’s and founders Ian Harrison and Mark Merthe source their organically grown coffee from a 100% Arabica coffee grower in Ojai, CA. They forage for 7 of the finest organic mushrooms to add…

ZenDEFENSE during COVID-19

During the pandemic, everyone is seeking ways to keep their immune system strong. Lot’s of sleep, exercise and a healthy diet helps. Recently I was asked by the American Zenwise Health Company to try their ZenDEFENSE for a daily healthy immune system boost. I learned one capsule contains vitamins, minerals, fruit, antioxidants, and polyphenols to support…

Guest Chef Michael Hung at Raymond 1886

Enjoy a five-day dining staycation at Raymond 1886 in Pasadena while Executive Chef Michael Hung of Faith & Flower takes over the kitchen as  a guest chef beginning on Tuesday, July 28 through Saturday, Aug. 1. For those looking to venture out to celebrate the summer, the historic Craftsman designed restaurant offers three outdoor dining patios…

Rudi’s Organic Bread, Muffins & Buns

For over 35 years, Rudi’s Organic Bakery has been baking small batch loaves of bread. It all began in 1976, as a small local bakery opened by Sheldon Romer in Boulder, Colorado. Romer named his shop Rudi’s Bakery after Albert Rudoph, a spiritual leader Swami Rudrananda, who lead of an ashram in New York and was instrumental in…

Frooze Balls now at Trader Joe’s

Two new filled Frooze Balls flavors have launched exclusively into local Trader Joe’s stores and nationwide. These vegan energy snacks are filled with peanut butter & jelly or choc hazelnut. All the sweetness is naturally derived from real fruit including dates, apple juice, pears, strawberries and elderberry juice. These tasty snacks are certified non-GMO, certified…