Hakkasan – Not Your Average Cantonese Restaurant

Cantonese cuisine was the first regional Chinese food to come to America. Over the years, it has developed a reputation of being bland or overly sweet. Hakkasan, on Beverly Drive, has reintroduced Cantonese dining with an intriguing club-like atmosphere and big, bold flavors. The first thing diners will notice when walking into the restaurant is…

Afternoon Tea for Two at the Parq Bar

When a friend invites me to afternoon “high tea,” I always accept, especially when it’s at the Montage, Beverly Hills. After a hectic week, it’s always rejuvenating to unwind and take time to pause, sip some elegant tea, nibble on finger sandwiches, and enjoy clotted cream and fruity preserves on freshly baked scones. Scones, tea…

10 Great Easter Brunch and Dinner Festivities in Los Angeles

This Sunday is Easter. A great way to celebrate this holiday is to hop over to one of these 10 dining destinations and enjoy the festivities. 1. Spring into the Terranea Celebrate Easter Sunday with family-friendly activities and brunch options at Terranea Resort. The Easter “Eggstravaganza Egg Hunt” will be held on the Palos Verdes Meadow…

Baja California Sur – Rancho Pescadero

Lisa Harper left her corporate life as a CEO of children’s apparel company, Gymboree, in Northern California to live a simpler life in Baja California. She purchased 15 beachfront acres and camped. During the day, she took long walks along the sand, played in the surf and explored neighboring towns. In the evening, she was…