8 Spots to Eat & Drink Exploring Ventura

Ventura is a laid-back California coastal city, about 90 minutes northwest of Los Angeles. Recently it was named one of the happiest cities in America by National Geographic. My brother Rick White will attest to that. He and his wife Eliane have lived in Ventura for 25 years. Not only is the small surfing town…

Solid Gold Citizen in Beverly Hills

When Citizen opened about two years ago next to Spago on Canon Drive, I enjoyed the creative food, kitschy decor and more reasonable prices than many of the other restaurants along the street. When my husband and I returned to Citizen for dinner last month, we noticed they still have the macrame wall coverings and…