66th Television Academy Emmy Awards Governors Ball

Yesterday I went to the Television Academy in NOHO for a sneak peek on the plans for this year’s ultimate Emmy® after-parties: the 2014 Creative Arts Ball on Saturday, August 16 and the 66th Emmy Awards Governors Ball on Monday, August 25. This year’s  Creative Arts Ball’s and the Emmy Awards Governors Ball theme is…

Cart Dining at Church Key

Dressed as a 1950s stewardess, Ashley pushed a vintage Pan Am airline beverage cart filled with the makings for a really good Bloody Mary cocktail through the dining room at The Church Key. As she approached our vintage table, we noticed the cart had house pickled carrots, celery, and asparagus in little glass jars to…

National Tequila Day Celebrated in LA

National Tequila Day is on July 24. Tequila is a regional name for a distilled beverage made from the blue agave plant. It’s made primarily in the area surrounding the city of Tequila near Guadalajara, Mexico. In Los Angeles, people will celebrate National Tequila Day at the following locations – Shots of Tequila at La Caveat The…

Groovy Blues and Southern Cuisine at House of Blues

Driving along Sunset Blvd. I stopped into the House of Blues to try celebrity chef Aaron Sanchez’s newly designed menu. Many know this chef as the co-star of Food Network’s hit series, Chopped. He also stars in the series, Aarón Loves NY, and the travel-food show, MOTOCHEFS.Sanchez brings new life and energy to the 20-year-old House of Blues in Hollywood. Ashton…

dineLA Kickoff Event – July 14 through July 27 Restaurant Week

Upon entering the Palihouse in West Hollywood for the kickoff dineLA event, I was handed a glass of Wolfgang Puck Sauvignon Blanc at the check-in table. The 2012 vintage had aromas of key lime and honeydew. The wine was slightly tart with a slightly sea breeze finish. Wolfgang Puck also made a Red Blanc wine…

Fourth of July Foodie Celebration

Undecided of where to hang out this Fourth of July? Here are some great venues that will put a lot fun, food and music into Independence Day. House of Blues The House of Blues on the Sunset Strip is celebrating Independence Day with grilled bratwurst, barbecue bacon cheeseburgers, marinated tri-tip sandwiches and drink specials offered…

Awe-Inspiring Yosemite

Ansel Adams once said “Yosemite Valley, to me, is always a sunrise, a glitter of green and golden wonder in a vast edifice of stone and space.” Driving through Yosemite Valley offers views of mountains with meadows, waterfalls, and spectacular geology that produces awe-inspiring moments. Many of the recognizable vistas were captured on film from…

Terranea – Ocean Views from Every Angle

As a little girl, I remember driving by the abandoned Marineland of the Pacific with my parents. It once was an animal seaside theme park. At the time, it sat deserted and forlorn for over thirty years. Then in 1998, Lowe Enterprises became involved with the 102-acre property and built the gorgeous Terranea resort. The…