Mother’s Day Gift – Nurture by Lady Carole Bamford

Yesterday I had the opportunity to meet Lady Carole Bamford, the founder of England’s forward-thinking Daylesford Organic Farm Shops. We sat down at her daughter Alice Bamford and Ann Eysenring’s One Gun Ranch in Malibu. Alice fondly calls her ranch and biodynamic farm “The Wild West Coast surrounded by nature that elevates the spirit,” I thought…

25 Fun Places to Spoil Mom on Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 13. Here are 20 dining adventures around Los Angeles. BEACHSIDE BRUNCH Cinnamon Rolls at Del Frisco’s Grille Treat Mom to Nonna’s cinnamon roll on May 12 and May 13 at Del Frisco’s Grille Santa Monica. It’s freshly baked and smothered with house-made bourbon-espresso caramel and toasted candied walnuts. Mom…

Stick It To The Man – School of Rock

It’s been a while since I’ve walked out of a theatre humming a song from a musical. After seeing School of Rock on opening night, I found myself not only humming, but singing “Stick it to the Man” while driving home. The next day, I sang it again while doing chores around the house. Not…

Blues in the Night at The Wallis

Listening to some of the best jazz and blues music from the 1920’s and 30’s, Blues in the Night features four exquisite singers and six soulful musicians transporting the audience on a historical journey while performing 27 songs by the great Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, Bessie Smith, Ida Cox, Benny Goodman and Johnny Mercer. I…

Kentucky Derby Parties around Los Angeles

Not only is it Cinco de Mayo, but it’s also the Kentucky Derby today. Find your finest Derby hat (you just might win a contest) and head over to these three venues for a Mint Julep and Hot Brown sandwich while watching one of the most famous horse races in the world. Kentucky Derby at…

Celebrating Cinco de Mayo in LA

Here are 7 fun spots to celebrate Cinco de Mayo around Los Angeles: Jalapeno Pete’s – They make a really good house margarita with Maestro Dobel Tequila, lime agave and Damiana Liqueur. Formerly Cocina Condesa, this Studio City hot spot along Ventura Blvd serves Mexican Munchies (guacamole, jalapeno poppers & ceviche), Terrific Tacos (Butternut Squash, Asada…

Enjoying Happy Place at L.A. Live

Just when you think the world needs a little more happiness, Jared Paul created a multi-sensory Happy Place pop-up experience to encourage Los Angelenos to smile, laugh and enjoy some whimsical fun.   It’s a colorful place filled with 13 uniquely decorated rooms. Yellow is a predominant color, since it is also a happy-cheerful color. There…

Food for All at The Henry in West Hollywood

Driving down Robertson Blvd., the former Newsroom is now The Henry restaurant. Outside, the classic black and white color scheme has a large gold “H” displayed on greenery boxes. Inside the warm and inviting dining room offers blues and golds with a cozy lounge area near the bar. Chairs and couches surround flower petal tables….

Dynamic Duo – Winemaker Kris Kato & Drew Barrymore

Recently I had the opportunity to enjoy three different wines from Carmel Road Winery. What makes these wines special is that actress Drew Barrymore made these wines with Carmel Road winemaker Kris Kato. I asked Kato how he and Barrymore met and became a dynamic wine making team. Here’s what I learned- JW: How did…