Toast NYE With Beer Instead of Champagne

The countdown to the New Year is on! For those who prefer to celebrate casually with a Beer Toast at the start of 2016, here are 10 places to get a great craft beer as the final beverage in 2015. Or the first libation in 2016… 1.Yard House – Enjoy a grilled burgers, gourmet salads,…

How To Have A Dazzling Smile in 2016

Your smile can help you start off 2016 with more confidence if you show it off proudly. It’s one of the first impressions you make to others. A big, happy smile draws others to you. It may help you get a job, a date, or table at your favorite restaurant. Dr. David Frey D.D.S., Beverly…

Having Fun at The Furnace Creek Ranch

You know the Western Ghost Town area in the Knott’s Berry Farm theme resort in Buena Park, Ca? It’s a step back in time with historical artifacts, wooden sidewalks, and a miniature replica of a borax hauling “Twenty Mule Team. I found the real thing about five hours away from Los Angeles at The Furnace…

Jill’s 10 Favorite Restaurants in 2015

In 2015 I dined at least three times a week in search of the quintessential dining experience. That is over 150 restaurants I had to reflect back on to chose only 10 favorites for the year. To qualify, the ambiance needed to be clean and appealing, the service must be friendly and efficient, and the…

Jill’s Favorite Celebrity Interviews in 2015

I met some fascinating people in 2015. Some were actors, others were chefs. One is an ambassador for the Special Olympics and another is one of the Housewives of New York City. All had a story to share with me that was poignant and uplifting. Read how each of these 10 VIPs help the world…

Timothy White’s Photos Inside The Sunset Marquis

I first was introduced to the works of Timothy White inside the innovative restaurant Cavatina at the Sunset Marquis Hotel. After enjoying a multi-course dinner prepared by the talented James Beard Award-winning chef and restaurateur Michael Schlow and the new Executive Chef Jonathan Kim. While dining out on the heated patio, I stepped inside the…

Jill’s Top 10 Vacation Destinations in 2015

Looking back on 2015, this was a enlightening year for traveling. Since my daughter was studying in Shanghai, China we planned a two week trip to visit and travel with her to some fascinating cities in Asia. Here are 10 of my favorite vacations in 2015 that I experienced and shared with my readers in…

10 Fun Facts about William Shatner

For the past three years, I have been invited to the William and Elizabeth Shatner – Wells Fargo check presentation breakfast. It’s an unveiling of how much money these philanthropists raise each year at their latest Hollywood Charity Horse Show. At this year’s ceremony, William Shatner accompanied his wife to the ceremony, dressed in a…

The Beautiful Myrka Dellanos Empowers Women

While enjoying lunch at Tanzy Westwood and watching the movie 20th Century Fox movie – JOY starring Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper, I sat next to one of the most beautiful and recognizable faces on Spanish television – Emmy-award winning broadcast journalist Myrka Dellanos. She excitedly shared with me that she loved the movie and…

A JOYous Movie For All To See

Instead of shopping for presents for the holidays last Saturday with my family, I treated myself to a holiday present by having lunch at Tanzy’s inside the iPic Theater in Westwood. Afterwards I joined a group of women and men in the elegant #3 screening rooms to watch the soon-to-be-released movie JOY. It stars Jennifer…

11 Days & Cocktails Before Christmas

Tis the time to celebrate the 11 days left before Christmas with 11 innovative holiday cocktails at some of Los Angeles’ Best Bars and Dining Destinations. It’s a great way to get into a festive mood before or after shopping for holiday presents. GIRASOL – Entering Girasol for a cocktail and dinner reminds me of…

10 Activities to Experience at The Marriott Resorts Cancun

Imagine baby powder soft white sand leading to warm turquoise blue water. Nearby are lounge chairs under palapas to spread a towel and enjoy the exquisite views all day long. Margaritas, chips and lunch are delivered to you by friendly servers. Sounds like a dream? It’s reality at the two Marriott properties located along the middle…