Month: May 2015

Oceanside – Swim. Sip. Dine. Stay. Bike. Explore.

Oceanside is a small, casual beach community to explore by foot or bicycle. Located next to Camp Pendelton and along the Pacific Ocean, Oceanside is a terrific vacation destination for couples and families. Here are some great things to see and do: SWIM There…

Terranea Chef’s Table Dinner

Last month, I experienced a Chef’s Table Spring’s Bounty Themed evening featuring Justin Winery and benefitting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Located on the patio of one of Terranea’s villas atop a bluff on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, it was an intimate and interactive…

Trivia Night at 3 Square Cafe

Sitting on the patio at 3 Square Cafe on Abbot Kinney in Venice on a Saturday night at 6:30 p.m. we received a buzzer and were asked for our team name. Since we were newbies to Trivia Night, we had no idea how much…

Take away Gjusta in Venice

Our first impression of Gjusta was Alton the affable guard helping us find a place to park in the parking lot. Next was a pastry chef bringing out a tray of little decadent blackberry pies. WOW! I’ve heard great things about Gjusta’s adorning sister…

The New Pistachio Diet

Researchers have discovered that eating pistachios provides fiber, protein, potassium, and may improve blood pressure. Here are 7 health benefits: 1. Pistachios are a naturally cholesterol-free and sodium-free food that contains 13 grams of fat per serving, the majority of which (11.5 grams) comes…

Cheryl Forberg – Award Winning Chef For NBC’s The Biggest Loser Has A New Book – A Simple Guide to Losing BIG

I met Cheryl Forberg at Chi Spacca in Los Angeles for lunch with James Beard Winner Nancy Silverton and the American Pistachio Growers. She shared with me that she has been on the NBC’s hit television show, The Biggest Loser for 15 seasons. It…

10 Mother’s Day Venues in So Cal

Don’t let Mom cook this Sunday. Instead take her out to one of these fun dining spots. Some offer complimentary champagne and others give Mom a special gift after her meal. All will pamper Mom and help make her special day memorable. 1. Downtown…

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