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. Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill serves more than 50 different…

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 Harbor Village. Parking can be tough during the summer and early…

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 hundreds of poignant and whimsical questions, statements and requests. The motif…

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, a Global Ambassador for the Special Olympics. We enjoyed a cocktail and…

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 restaurant. When the Chi Dynasty restaurant closed in an architecturally-unique onion…

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 water. “The higher the TDS, the more minerals and health benefits. “There…

Grownup’s Summer Fun at Descanso Gardens

Tomorrow, August 12 and August 19, adults can enjoy the end of the summer with a grownup vibe. Enjoy cold Golden Road craft beer, fun camp crafts, The Flashdance spinning tunes on vinyl and lawn games at the Lakeside Lounge – in the Oak Woodland part of Descanso Gardens. “Camp” starts at 5 to 8…

Loving Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach offers everything Hawaii does – Palm Trees, miles of beaches, great tide pools, fun restaurants, interactive family activities and hotels ranging from economical to five star resorts. If you live in California or a nearby state, you can drive and don’t have to fly to this resort town. Once you check into your…