Month: August 2015

Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill

So a couple of nice Jewish boys from New York decide to open a sushi restaurant in Los Angeles … No, this is not an intro to a Jerry Seinfeld bit, it’s the foundation behind Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill at The Grove….

Escape The Heat in Ventura

When the weather gets above 90 degrees, my husband and I seek more comfortable temperatures in the 80s at the beach. One of our favorite escape the heat destinations is Ventura. It’s about a one hour from Los Angeles north up to the Ventura…

HYDE Sunset Kitchen + Cocktails

A free-form mural at the entrance welcomes patrons to Hyde Sunset Kitchen + Cocktails. Talented visual artist and designer Gregory Siff was commissioned to paint the edgy abstract of Sunset Boulevard. He wrote quotes from people he overheard while working in the restaurant, including…

Chefs Table Dinner at Terranea – VIP SPOTLIGHT – Dustin Plunkett

During my travels I meet some extraordinary people who make a difference in our world. Recently at a Terranea Chef’s Table Dinner, I sat at a table across from Kelly Pond, Executive V.P. Development and Communications for Special Olympics Southern California and near Dustin Plunkett,…

Fun Dim Sum at Shanghai Rose

The petite Rung Hu has pushed dim sum carts inside some of the best Hong-Kong-style restaurants in the San Gabriel Valley. After leaving her native home of Shanghai 25 years ago, she adopted the name Rose, and worked hard to someday open her own…

Ray’s & Stark Bar Designer Water Program and Cuisine

  ‘Water is the most important beverage you can drink,” said Martin Riese, the General Manager of Ray’s & Stark Bar. We all know that, however this certified water sommelier from Germany is an expert on water and the TDS (Total Dissolved Solid) in…

Jennifer Aniston & Justin Theroux Honeymoon at Four Seasons Bora Bora

Everyone who looks at a computer, reads a magazine or watches television knows that Jen and Justine recently tied the knot in Los Angeles. Finally! After their wedding, they flew to Tahiti and then to the tiny motu airport in Bora Bora. I saw…

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