5 Experiences You Will Love at Universal CityWalk

With Valentine’s Day approaching, love is in the air at Universal CityWalk. Celebrate the fun with a loved one or friend from Feb. 8 to Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14. Here are 6 Romantic Moments to experience at The Entertainment Capital of L.A.See a movie – Universal Cinema offers plush recliner loveseats to cuddle up with your…

LA’s newest Ice Cream sensation

Opening on Feb. 1, 2018 The Dolly Llama Ice Cream shop is the newest sweet treat in Los Angeles. Its a Four Step process to achieve cones like these. Step 1: Order a bubble waffle ice cream cone. They are currently a street food sensation in Hong Kong. Unlike a regular waffle cone, the Bubble…

Astro’s Golden Delights

With award season approaching, Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken is making glittering gold red velvet doughnuts that are a perfect treat for your awards show viewing party. They are available for $5 each, and must order 24 hours in advance online or by phone. I was invited to try one of these red velvet cake…

Starting the day off at Culina

Pulling up to the Four Seasons Los Angeles in Beverly Hills, not only will a friendly valet welcome you, but Marilyn Monroe will catch your eye. American artist and sculptor J. Seward Johnson is famous for recreating life-size bronze casts of famous and ordinary people engaged in everyday activities. He recreated Monroe’s famous white dress blowing above…

Escape to Downtown LA

When I was invited to participate in one of the Escape Rooms in downtown Los Angeles, you know those intriguing spaces where you’re given clues and a time limit to escape – I wasn’t sure what to expect. My daughter and I joined six others in the Pyramid room, a secret tomb deep inside a…

BOA Steakhouse’s exclusive dineL.A. experience

With the winter edition of dineL.A. in full swing, now is the time to visit BOA Steakhouse for their exclusive series dinner menu. BOA is typically a pricey, special occasion destination, but during dineL.A., the restaurant offers multiple courses of innovative dishes at a fixed price. Sitting outside on the romantically dim patio with heaters…

Cookbook Review – OPA! Healthy Greek

My New Years resolution is to eat healthier and live a fuller life. When my friend Christina Xenos sent me a copy of her Opa! The Healthy Greek Cookbook, I excitedly embraced this gift as a guide to fulfill my 2018 resolution. I decided to make a recipe a week from her book to get…

Golden Moments Watching Aladdin

Want to see a great Bromance where the lead actors have each others backs? Go see Aladdin now at The Pantages. The first time I experienced Aladdin was in 1992 with my young daughter as we watched Disney’s animated feature until we could sing every word to each lyrical songs by Howard Ashman (two time…

Love & Salt makes everything taste better

After almost 40 years of serving French cuisine in Manhattan Beach, in 2014, father-and-daughter restauranteurs Guy and Sylvie Gabriele of Café Pierre were looking for change. They found inspiration in Michael Fiorelli – who previously worked alongside the late “Rock ‘n’ Roll Chef” Kerry Simon – and his philosophy that food only needs two ingredients:…