Something Rotten! is Hilarious

We learn that “Shakespeare is hotter than hot, and any other writer is not,” during Act One of Something Rotten! Especially in “God, I Hate Shakespeare,” with the line “Don’t be a penis, the man is a genius,” as we meet the Bottom brothers stuck in the shadow of Renaissance rockstar Will Shakespeare. Brothers Karey…

Omakase Dining at the Ainoko Bar inside Petite Taqueria

Making a reservation for dinner at Petite Taqueria on La Cienega Blvd., I not only received a reminder call 48 hours before my reservation, but also a text from the restaurant one hour before my reservation reminding me of my upcoming Omakase experience. Driving up to the restaurant, I fondly remember when this space was…

Christmas at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

The Yuletide atmosphere at the sneak peek of “Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter,” put me is such a festive spirit. As the night sky grew black, Hogemeade Village sparkled with snow capped roofs and storefronts were decorated with holiday garland and decorations.   Walking down the cobblestone streets, I felt as if…

Weekend Fun at the Westin Mission Hills

I picked the best weekend to drive out to Palm Springs to stay at the Westin Mission Hills in Rancho Mirage. The day I arrived was the beginning of the Cathedral City Hot Air Balloon Festival and a dozen trucks were on the Pete Dye resort course setting up for the Pinzimini Balloon Glow Dinner….

Experience Enchanted Forest of Light

This is the second year that Descanso Gardens, a renowned 150 acre botanical oasis filled with California native plants and oak wonderlands, is open in the evening for locals and visitors to witness one of the most dazzling and unique holiday season light show. Starting on Nov. 19, guests walk along a one mile long…

10 Disney Holiday Magic Experiences

Having just experienced Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure Holiday Magic, here are 10 activities to see and experience in both theme parks before January 7, 2017.California Adventure seems extra festive this year. For a second year the park is decked out for the spirit of the season with decorations offering a celebration of Christmas, Hanukkah,…

Fantastic Food at The FLATS

Walking into The FLATS, I scanned the bar to see if the hanging wicker chair in the corner was available. Located by a large window facing Wilshire Blvd., it’s the best seat in the house to swing and sip one of the clever cocktails made by Template Consulting’s Marcos Tello and The FLATS head barman…

Halo Top Creamery Scoop Shop in LA

The first brick-and-motar Halo Top opened at Westfield Topanga on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017. The Grand Opening Event dished out FREE ice cream and soft serve to first-time guests and loyal fans from 10 a.m. to closing. What makes Halo Top different than other ice cream shops is three things: Low Calorie Low Sugar High…

Cheese Please during the Holidays

What better gift to give or receive, than Marin French Cheese. I recently received a gift box filled with different varieties that I have been enjoying nightly for the past two weeks. California is known for many contributions to the world, including cheese. Since 1865 the 700-acre Hicks Valley Ranch has provided fresh cow and…