Santa Barbara’s Foodie Hot Spot – The Lark

Last time we visited Santa Barbara we had a longer list of restaurants to experience, than days. It is becoming a wonderful field-to-table dining destination. One “foodie” spot that we regretted not having time for was The Lark. Last weekend we had another opportunity to drive up to Santa Barbara for the weekend. We put…

5 Passover Dinner Seders in LA

Passover 2015 begins in the evening of Friday, April 3 and ends in the evening of Saturday, April 11. There are a multitude of restaurants in Los Angeles that are celebrating Passover dinner and seder service. Here are some great places to enjoy the holiday with your family and friends. 1. Petrossian Executive chef Giselle Wellman is preparing…

Montrose’s Newest Darling – town kitchen & grill

I was saddened to see the Italian Cucina Rustica next to the Japanese restaurant Sake on Honolulu Ave. close its doors permanently. It was just another restaurant in the charming and bucolic town to vacate. Surprisingly, Town Kitchen & Grill took over the space in January 2015 and had their grand opening 19 days later….

All That Jazz at Spaghettini and the Dave Koz Lounge

I can’t think of a better evening than an enjoyable dinner, while listening to toe-tapping music? Learning that the new Spaghettini and the Dave Koz Lounge opened in Beverly Hills, my husband and I made a reservation for dinner on a Friday night and to enjoy the Neo-Ragtime sounds of the mega-talented Dessy Di Lauro….

The Bazaar By Jose Andres : A Night of Sipping Champagne and Tapas

Sipping champagne paired with José Andrés’ tapas at The Bazaar in the SLS Hotel is a great way to start a weekend. Four varieties of Champagne Jacquart, from the Champagne region of France, were poured, and paired with tapas created by celebrity chef, Andrés, named “Outstanding Chef” in 2011 by the James Beard Foundation. Andrés…

Cabo San Lucas Bounces Back

Flying into Los Cabos International airport, one doesn’t see too much damage from hurricane Odile that hit Baja California Sur on September 13, 2014. However, when you drive towards the hotels and lavish resorts heading towards the Cabo San Lucas Marina, the strongest hurricane ever to make landfall in the Baja Peninsula of Mexico destroyed…