National Bloody Mary Day

Are you a Bloody Mary lover? On January 1, 2018 celebrate National Bloody Mary Day! You can order one of these nutritional beverages with a pour of vodka to help cure any hangover or without alcohol as a healthy Virgin Mary. Some say the popular drink was created in 1921 at the Harry’s New York Bar in Paris, a…

Lunch in Sixty at Jean Georges Beverly Hills at the Waldorf Astoria

While the esteemed Michelin Chef Jean Georges Vongerichten was in Beverly Hills for 24 hours to debut his new “Lunch in Sixty” at the Waldorf Astoria, I met the chef while dining inside his elegant Jean-Georges dining room. Jean Georges grew up in Alsace, France, and developed a passion for cooking and food, while studying…

Coolest House for the Holiday Season

Santa came early to my house this year to make sure I have one of the coolest houses in the neighborhood. He delivered an ATMOS FX Digital Decorating Kit. Inside the box is a – Projector Professional mounting tripod Remote control (2 AAA batteries not included) UL power adapter Standard Window Projection Material Digital Decorations…

Play a Round of Golf and Tennis at Westin Mission Hills

During October through April the community of Rancho Mirage offers the ideal weather and temperature for sports enthusiasts to play a round of golf or a few hours of tennis. One of the best resorts offering both experiences is the Westin Mission Hills. The resort offers two championship golf courses designed by Pete Dye and…

Mediterranean Delights Cleo Third Street

When Cleo Third Street opened two weeks ago inside the Orlando Hotel, a Cleopatra look-alike stood on the stairway landing greeting guests as they arrived. The new, 6,000-square-foot restaurant design by DesignAgency is striking. There is an enormous seven-foot mirrored ball hanging over the entrance in the front patio. It reflects back the guests entering…

5 Best Gingerbread Houses in SoCal

1. Winter Wonderland at the Beverly Hills Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel – Come enjoy evening snowfall and a life-size Gingerbread House by Executive Pastry Chef Chris Ford. The talented Chef Ford designed, baked and built a larger-than-life gingerbread house made with over 40 gallons of marshmallows, 9,000 hand cut gingerbread cookies, 3,000 candies and endless…

5 Holiday Host and Hostess Gifts

It’s always nice to arrive to a holiday party with a gift for the host or hostess. Here are 5 gifts to bring to a party that will put a smile on anyone’s face. For the Chocolate Lover – Give a Box of Chocodiem – For a sweet gift, order a holiday Chocodiem Gift Box….

More Soup Please at The Tsujita

My husband and I have been noticing lines forming outside ramen houses lately. Last week while strolling along The Americana at Brand, we decided to see why people were so excited about the new dipping ramen at The Tsujita. Since we are newbies to ramen, I asked our server to give us a Ramen 101…

Holiday Herzog – Wines to Give and Receive

Drinking wine is a Mitzvah (good deed) and prescribed for many Jewish rituals: Bris Milah (circumcision), the wedding chuppa (canopy), and the Kiddush that starts all Sabbath. Wine is essential to enjoy during the holidays. Celebrating Purim, wine is the beverage of choice for the festive meal. It may be sipped in abundance as described…