French Laundry’s Garden in Yountville, CA

Before Keller purchased the French Laundry in 1994 from the former Mayor of Yountville Don and his wife Sally Schmitt, the one street town of Yountville, CA wasn’t as big of a tourist attraction. As his turn of the century stone restaurant, surrounded by lush gardens became a foodies’ culinary mecca, Keller purchased three acres of…

Kollar Chocolates in Yountville

While driving through the one street town of Yountville in Napa Valley, stop at the V-Marketplace and visit Chef Chris Kollar and Naomi Pasztor at Kollar Chocolates. Chris Kollar has been a savory chef for over 19 years. In 2001, he moved to Napa Valley and worked in some of the finest restaurants that include…

Spring Break Fun in Ventura

North of Los Angeles is the vibrant Ventura Harbor Village boasting 35 shops, galleries, restaurants and waterfront activities. Take a ride on a boat for a harbor tour. There are also boat, kayak and peddle boat rentals. Boat excursions take travelers to the five Channel Islands right off the Ventura coast to snorkel, hike, kayak…

SeaWorld celebrates 50 Years in San Diego

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment is one of the world’s foremost zoological organizations and a global leader in animal welfare, training, husbandry and veterinary care. The Company maintains one of the largest animal collections in the world and has helped lead advances in the care of species in zoological facilities and in the conservation of wild…

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in LA this Weekend

This year St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Monday. A lot of great bars and restaurants are celebrating the weekend before. Here are some spots to find green beer, corned beef and a lively crowd celebrating the “Luck of the Irish.” Cafe Rockenwagner – 3 Square Cafe & Bakery – Rockenwagner Bakery Now until March…

National Pi (or Pie) Day

Post & Beam What better way to celebrate National Pi Day than with a slice of pie.  Executive Chef Govind Armstrong whips up his signature sweet potato chocolate pie that plays with the classic combination of sweet and savory, served with a maple pecan topping and cinnamon whipped cream. 3767 Santa Rosalia Dr. (323)299-5599. Rustic…

Plan Check on Fairfax Ave.

When the talented Chef Ernesto Uchimura left the successful Umami Burger chain a little over two years ago, entrepreneur Terry Heller hired him to open the restaurant Plan Check in Culver City. It became a success with its contemporary gastropub food, creative cocktails and fun atmosphere. With strong family ties to the Fairfax neighborhood (Heller’s…

Spring Break in Washington D.C.

Visiting Washington D.C. during Spring Break is an educational journey in a fun, interactive way into U.S. history. The historic sights are awe-inspiring, the monuments thought-provoking, and many museums are free and filled with hands-on activities for children. It’s easy to get around Washington D.C. by hopping on and off the Metro. Cabs are another…