2014 Palm Springs Desert Resorts Restaurant Week

  Starting Friday, May 30 through Sunday, June 8 Palm Springs locals and diners can indulge in three-course, prix fixe dinner menus for $26 or $38 per person.There are over 90 participating restaurants this year and special rates and packages at luxury desert hotels and spas. Here are some new restaurants participating in this Eat,…

National Burger Month Specials

The Rockefeller Today is National Burger Day and May is National Burger Month. What better way to eat a burger (or two) than by giving back while eating one of America’s most beloved foods. The “Feel Good Burger” exclusively at The Rockefeller gastropub  at both the Hermosa Beach and Manhattan Beach location offers a special…

Awe-Inspiring Yosemite

The best way to appreciate Yosemite is by hiking or bike riding.  Yosemite Valley is home to the highest waterfall in North America – Yosemite Falls. You can hike up to the top of the falls to get a magnificent view of the Valley and Half Dome. Yosemite Valley is 7-miles long and 4000 ft. above…

Best BBQ in Los Angeles

Walking on Melrose Ave. near Crescent Heights, I could smell the aroma of smoky BBQ wafting outside of the IMPROV. As I peeked inside, I saw a recycled wood interior with various patrons feasting on brisket, mac n” cheese and triple fried fries. At the bar, there were guests sipping beers on draught, creative cocktails…

Dancing With The Stars Wrap Party

The Dancing With The Stars Season 18 official wrap party was held last Tuesday night at Riviera 31 of the Sofitel Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills. The winners Meryl and Maks were not at the party, because they had to be quickly whisked away to LAX to fly to New York to appear on…

Mr. Chow Malibu – Sky, Land and Sea

The nightly noodle show at Mr. Chow Restaurant is just one of the many reasons to dine at the restaurant either in Beverly Hills or Malibu. At 8:15 p.m., the pasta chef enters the dining room, and the restaurant grows quiet. With a few claps, all eyes are fixed on the chef as with great…

Enticing Edible Arrangements

Walking inside the Edible Arrangements store on Beverly Blvd. near the Beverly Center I smiled. It’s a cheerful store with bright colors on the walls and stuffed bears holding soft hearts. The day I visited was right before Mother’s Day. Mylar balloons decorated the ceiling and customers kept coming in to pick up arrangements. This…

Where to Take Mom on Mother’s Day

Whether your mom loves the glamour of Hollywood, the peacefulness of the beach or lunch up in the mountains, she deserves a wonderful day with her favorite people. Here are a few spots offering some great food, lovely atmosphere and maybe even a gift for Mom on Sunday. Mr. Chow at Malibu Country Mart’s Mother’s Day…

Synchronized Swimming at the Sportsmen’s Lodge

The Sportsmen’s Lodge used to be the A-list spot for the Hollywood elite. Katherine Hepburn, Clark Gable, Bette Davis and Humphrey Bogart would all hang out here in Studio City. People used to come to go trout fishing.  John Wayne taught his children to fish here. Bette Davis used to sip martinis while baiting hooks with…