Month: May 2014

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

A New Way to Watch a Movie

Walking into the lobby of the new iPic Theaters in Westwood is like walking into a posh hotel lobby. There is a full bar with seating areas to enjoy a martini or glass of wine before seeing a movie. The beautiful branch ceiling with…

Cinco de Mayo Celebrations in Los Angeles

Cinco de Mayo is not the most important national patriotic holiday in Mexico. Many think it is Mexico’s Independence Day, however that is not celebrated on May 5, but on September 16. Cinco de Mayo is celebrated primarily in the United States at Mexican…

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