Where to celebrate NYE 2014

Now that Christmas is over, it’s time to plan what to do this New Year’s Eve. Here are some great spots that offer scrumptious dining or packages to stay safely overnight, so you don’t need to drive after the champagne toast.   2014 near Palm Springs     La Quinta Resort is offering a family New…

Healthy Eating is a Breeze

After experiencing a Paleo dinner prepared by Chef Ali Parvinjah last Saturday night at Breeze Restaurant and Bar, I vowed to start my New Year’s resolution early, by eating like my ancient ancestors in the Paleolithic era. Chef Ali at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza is an expert at Paleo cooking and inspired me to…

Shhhhh! The Whisper Restaurant and Lounge is Terrific

Stepping into the dark and cozy Whisper Restaurant and Lounge on a cold winter night, it took us about a minute for our eyes to adjust to our surroundings, as we sat down at a high back banquette table and were handed our menus. The restaurant’s interior is elegant with its tall ceilings, mood lighting…

Elegant Dining before 2014

Soaring up the elevator to the 35th floor of the Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites was a thrilling start to an anticipated meal at the award-winning signature restaurant, LA Prime. As the doors opened, we marveled at the stunning views from the 1970s iconic post-modern design hotel. Following the hostess to a cozy booth framed…

CHAYA is Full of Delightful Surprises

My daughter came home from college for the weekend and craved sushi for dinner. We came up with a list of restaurants in Los Angeles to take her on a Saturday night. Since she has never been to Chaya downtown, we made a reservation. As I walked up to the hostess stand, I admired the…