Dia de los Muertos Events around Los Angeles

Dia de los Muertos is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico, and in places such as the city of Los Angeles by people of Mexican ancestry. Acknowledged internationally by many other cultures, this multi-day holiday focuses on food, family and friends who pray for and remember loved ones who have died, in hopes that their…

12 Spooky LA Halloween Pub Crawls & Fun Events

Halloween is my favorite time to dress up in a whimsical costume and join friends at a fun restaurant and pub-crawl to people watch, sip some frothy brew, and nibble on spooky treats. Here are my favorite spots in So Cal in 2016 – Pre-Halloween Beer Tasting Event- Paper or Plastik Café is hosting The…

Au Fudge: Eat. Drink. Play

It’s always fun walking along the fashionable Melrose Ave. in West Hollywood. I park in the public parking lot next to the West Hollywood library, and enjoy walking towards Lisa Vanderpump’s Sur, Craig’s restaurant and over to the vegan favorite, Gracias Madre. In March, the stylish restaurant Au Fudge opened on Melrose. Last month, I…

What’s New With Starwood Hotels in Hawaii

Meeting with representatives from the Starwood Hotels and Resorts at 71Above in downtown Los Angeles, I learned what’s new on the islands of Oahu, The Big Island, Kauai and Maui. Each property offers authentic culture experiences and interactions to enhance your island stay. Here are 10 Fun Things To See and Do when Staying at…

Best Dining View Spot in LA – 71Above

The skyline in downtown Los Angeles has been transformed over the past few years. The US Bank Tower, erected in 1990, didn’t move or add more floors, but took things outside. OUE Skyspace opened the LA Skyslide in June, a 45 foot plunge outside of the building. The four-inch thick, clear glass slide, affixed 1,000…

Why the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank is Important

Unfortunately 1 in 7 people in LA struggle with hunger. The Los Angeles Food Bank #WeFeedLA organization helps to feed more than 320,000 individuals every month. During the month of 2015, more than 27,000 volunteers donated time to the LA Food Bank to distribute 62 million pounds of food to men, women.  Approximately 36% of…

Tickled Pink About Breast Cancer Awareness at Terranea Resort

Driving up to the elegant Terranea Resort in Palos Verdes, I noticed three large pink ribbons above the entrance of the lobby doors. This was one of many pink enhancements the Destination Hotels resort included during October to honor Breast Cancer Awareness month. Each year it serves as a reminder of how the disease can affect…

Michelin Star Chef in Beverly Hills

There are a few esteemed chefs in Los Angeles that have been awarded a prestigious Michelin star. One is 37-year restaurant veteran Shige Fujimoto, now at Shiki Beverly Hills. “Shiki” in Japanese means four seasons. This talented chef prepares fresh seasonal fare for his signature omakase and grand menu. The Japanese restaurant offers different types…

LA’s Top Chefs Help The LA Regional Food Bank

Seeing some of LA’s elite chefs is always a thrill, especially when they are cooking wonderful plates all together at a fundraising event. On October 5, 2016 at Universal Studios, Michael Flood, the President and CEO of the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, along with fifteen esteemend chefs and part of the LA Rams team,…