Exploring The San Andreas Fault

We took our 10-year-old daughter on a jeep tour to learn about the San Andreas Fault. Our informative guide De Karlen picked us up in her open air red jeep at the La Quinta Resort for an illuminating three-hour journey. We cruised for 20 minutes through La Quinta and Indio before reaching our off-road destination,…

10 Holiday Events in Palm Springs

Even though the temperature in December is in the 70s during the day, it can get chilly during the evening, inspiring at holiday climate. Here are 10 Festive Things to See and Do During The Holidays in the greater Palm Springs area – It’s A Wonderful Life at La Quinta Resort –Legendary director and screenwriter…

Fun Black Friday Specials

Black Friday at HACHÉ LA Take a break from shopping this Black Friday at HACHÉ LA. The new age burger joint in Silver Lake is cooking up tasty Thanksgiving specials. Bite into the Roaring Forties burger, topped with blue cheese, Portobello mushrooms and horseradish. Sweet tooth shopaholics are bound to enjoy the creamy frozen pumpkin…

Thanksgiving Dining-Out Guide

Here are some holiday dining events around Los Angeles before and during Thanksgiving. Why cook and clean? Go out and enjoy a memorable meal with family and friends. Tam O’Shanter Dickens dinner Tam O’Shanter is offering a special menu and Dickensian entertainment for its Dickens dinners on Monday, Nov. 23 and Tuesday, Nov. 24 at…

Two Thanksgiving Dining Options at The Montage in Beverly Hills

Celebrity Chef Scott Conant’s Scarpetta is serving an elegant Thanksgiving Day buffet that includes all the traditional trimmings inside The Montage Beverly Hills While overlooking the beautiful Beverly Canon gardens, families can begin with a complement of West Coast oysters, chilled shrimp, citrus cured salmon or Snow Crab legs, before moving on to enjoy slices…

Celebrate The Holidays at La Quinta

A dear friend of mine comes to La Quinta with a group of twenty friends annually to stay in a historic casita clustered around one of the 41 pools. Some play golf on the PGA West golf courses, others play tennis on one of the 23 La Quinta tennis courts. Kids ride Razor scooters around…

What’s New at smoke.oil.salt

After the success of his Peruvian pop-up, ONCE, James Beard nominee Ricardo Zarate didn’t sit idle. He was busy cooking in the kitchen of smoke.oil.salt. with chef Brian Gregg. Restaurateurs Adam Fleischman and Stephen Gelber recently selected Zarate to be the Executive Consulting Chef at smoke.oil.salt. Gregg and Zarate have created a new three tapas…

5 Sweet Delights at Valerie Chocolates

Local chocolatier Valerie Gordon of Valerie Confections is selling Thanksgiving and December holiday gifts made with fresh, all-natural ingredients. She wraps them up in chic, elegant packaging that will impress your loved ones. Here are 5 holiday gifts available as a sweet party gift or for a festive holiday family dessert- Peppermint Bark – Valerie’s version features…

Wine Tasting in Paso Robles

Gather some friends, rent a limo, and go taste some great wines. Paso Robles is 206 miles north of Los Angeles and 206 miles south of San Francisco. A group of us started our tasting at 10:30 a.m. at Eberle Winery. Walking into the tasting room, I noticed two interesting items on the walls. The first…