Outdoor Paint Class at The London Hotel

Last night I attended a special painting session at The London West Hollywood near Beverly Hills. I was warmly welcomed by the creative artist Gage John Lazare. Raised in Kahnawake, near Montreal, Canada, he now he lives in New York City and travels around the world, creating his own pieces and collaborating with other artists…

Sunset and Dine Event on Sept. 1

Sunset & Dine Food Festival Explore some of the great foodie spots in Hollywood on an entertaining food and beverage crawl on Thursday, September 1. This is the fifth year that has organized a food festival featuring more than a dozen Hollywood restaurants near the historic and famed Sunset and Vine. Guests will enjoy a…

Multi-course Interactive Dining at Maude in Beverly Hills

My friend Allison reserves a dinner once a month at Maude in Beverly Hills. She has become a groupie of Australian chef Curtis Stone, since he opened the restaurant in 2015. She knows many of his small selective team of chefs and professional servers by their first name. I’ve been told that most come from…

10 Ways to Enjoy the Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival

Los Angeles Food & Wine weekend starts Thursday, August 26 through August 28. It’s presented by Coastal Luxury Management and founding partners FOOD & WINE and Lexus. This three-night, four-day, not-to-miss culinary extravaganza takes place all over Los Angeles from Downtown LA along Grand Avenue next to the Walt Disney Concert Hall, to Hollywood, Beverly…

Free Wine Tasting & Tour in LA

Right in the heart of Los Angeles is the San Antonio Winery offering locals and visitors FREE tastes of their award-winning favorite wines that include wonderful whites, robust reds, Champagnes, semi-sweet and sweet wines. Afterwards, take a tour of the winery to learn about how wine was originally made by the Franciscan Fathers of the early Spanish…

10 Unique Dishes To Eat in LA

Los Angeles is a melting pot of people from all over the world. It’s a city offering a diverse range of cuisine, with many restaurants offering a fusion of flavors with some special, one-of-a-kind dishes. As a restaurant reviewer, I’ve enjoyed some of the most unique dishes offered in California. I’ve compiled a list of…

Fun, Family-style Dining at Buca di Beppo

In the Cardinal room at the new Buca di Beppo at the Original Farmers Market, you can dine at the Pope’s table where a plexiglass box holds a bust of the pontiff. It’s fun to spin the lazy Susan resting in the middle of the table, and the Pope looks you directly eye if the…