Interview with Actress Saycon Sengbloh at The Wallis in Beverly Hills

Broadway veteran Saycon Sengbloh, who was nominated for a Tony Award last year for her role in Danai Gurira’s Eclipsed, is now in Los Angeles, starring in Michael Arden’s production of Stephen Sondheim’s masterwork Merrily We Roll Along at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. I recently caught up with the striking Saycon…

Enchanted Forest of Light at Descanso Gardens

Here’s my review of one of the most spectacular interactive light show in Southern California. Located in La Canada Flintridge is a hidden gem – The Descanso Gardens.  Starting on Black Friday, November 25 to January 8, 2017, starting at 5 p.m. each evening, visitors can stroll about one mile to witness eight different gardens. Read more…

Free Thanksgiving at Café Gratitude

TODAY from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Cafe Gratitude opens its doors to Los Angelenos for a free meal. Every year hundreds Café Gratitude celebrates Thanksgiving with a free meal to anyone who enters their doors in a welcoming atmosphere. Feel grateful at the Café Gratitude Arts District on November 24th for a plate of…

Pink Taco & Rodger Scaffold of LA RAMS Feed 500

Offensive Guard for Los Angeles Rams Rodger Scaffold and Pink Taco Sunset Strip are serving hot meals Thursday, November 24th, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., to PATH clients. PATH (People Assisting the Homeless) helps homeless individuals, families, and communities, by building housing and supportive services throughout California. In just the last three years, PATH…

New Chef Rockin the menu at Cavatina

The first review I wrote in 2016 was about my memorable dinner at Cavatina at the Sunset Marquis Hotel. The hotel sits in a 3.5-acre oasis of gardens and is a home-away-from-home to rock legends, filmmakers, writers, actors and discerning guests from around the world. Recently, James Beard Award-winning chef, Michael Schlow, the owner and…

Pok Pok – Sugar, Spice and Everything Nice

The culinary experience at the Thai restaurant Pok Pok is very authentic and is exemplified even in the water. A pandanus leaf is dropped in the glass, as is done often in Northern Thailand, giving it a toasted rice, vanilla and grassy essence. We were invited to Pok Pok to celebrate James Beard award-winning chef…

Special Veterans Day Deals in Southern CA

To honor our nation’s heroes and show appreciation to Veterans on their special day, the following dining venues are offering complimentary meals and specials : Rock & Brews El Segundo – Free Sandwich Not only can local veterans receive a complimentary pulled pork sandwich this Veterans Day on November, 11, but active duty military and first…

Be An Artist in Ojai

There’s a saying in the little bucolic town of Ojai – “A town with nothing to do and not enough time to do it.” Postcards have this saying overlapping a photo of a cotton candy Ojai sunset where the dusk colors enhance the Topatopa Mountains into a “Pink Moment.” Ojai is situated East and West…

24 Hours at the Cape Rey in Carlsbad

Driving to the coastal inspired, three-story Cape Rey Carlsbad, you can see the 215 room hotel directly across the street from the legendary Ponto surf break and beach. This property attracts surfers with families, girlfriends seeking a reunion, beach themed weddings, and couples looking for a romantic 24 hour getaway. The California Craftsman design takes…