10 Reasons to Go To The LA Travel & Adventure Show

The Los Angeles Travel & Adventure Show returns this weekend February 27 -28 to the Long Beach Convention Center. Since 2004, it’s the premier travel industry and consumer show helping over 1.1 million travelers connect with 2,800 travel brands. This year there are more than 500 exhibitors, keynote speakers, culinary delights, giveaways, entertainment and innovative…

5 Fun Leap Year Facts & Where in LA To Celebrate

Since it takes the Earth approximately 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes, and 45 seconds to circle once around the Sun, we have a Leap year every four years to maintain our Gregorian calendar, otherwise we would lose almost six hours off our calendar every year. Here are some fun places to celebrate and interesting facts…

A Peek Into Celebrity Award Shows Gift Bags

I was giddy with excitement all day when I received a Madison & Mulholland’s 2016 Awards Season Gift Bag and discovered a multitude of products that award show nominees enjoy. For 15 years the Madison and Mulholland team work with clients who have interesting and exceptional products to provide elegant swag bags to celebrities, journalists,…

Venice’s Leona: California flavors with a hint of Korean pizzazz

Strolling along the canals in Venice, built in 1905 by developer Abbott Kinney, is a relaxing experience. It’s a charming area with its eclectic architecture, the bridges tha span the canals and the graceful white egrets that fly overhead. Located next to a canal and just a block from the Pacific Ocean is Leona restaurant….

Three Ways To Dine at ROKU

I was saddened to learn that Sushi Roku closed its doors on Third Street near La Cienega. The other locations in Santa Monica and Pasadena are still open. Owner and partner of Innovative Dining Group (IDG), Michael Cardenas started his career as a teppan chef in San Diego after graduating from culinary school in 1981….

Kicking Back in Kauai

Visiting the oldest of the Hawaiian Islands, known as the Garden Island, is ideal for relaxing, sightseeing and enjoying the taste of authentic Hawaiian cuisine. All year round, Hanalei is one of the most idyllic towns along the North Shore to experience the true beauty of old Hawaii. The name Hanalei means “crescent bay” and the…

National Pancake Week Starts February 21

National Pancake Week is February 21 through February 27. Here are some great spots to celebrate in Los Angeles and indulge with lot’s of syrup. 1.Restaurant: Du-Pars This diner-style restaurant chain is based in Los Angeles, California. The first Du-par’s was founded in 1938 at the Los Angeles Farmers Market by James Dunn and Edward…

Plan Your Own Oscar Dinner Party

As a little girl, my parents loved to throw an Academy Awards Oscars Party. We would make a special dinner, decorate the house and write each category and nominee on pieces of paper. I remember making a separate bowl for Best Picture, Best Song, Best Actor, etc… We would put loose change from my father’s…

Single & Ready To Mingle on Valentine’s Day in LA

Don’t be sad if you are single this Valentine’s Day! There are 10 great dining and drinking spots opening their doors to offer fun events for all the single ladies….and men. 1. Tom Bergin’s Public House The historic Irish pub is celebrating an alternative to the romantic Valentine’s Day holiday with their second annual S.A.D….