Month: December 2015

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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….

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…

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