Go See Valley of the Heart at the Mark Taper Forum

As the front doors opened at the Mark Taper Forum, three Japanese style drummers led the audience into the theatre to see Luis Valdez’s newest stage production Valley of the Heart. Sitting in my seat, I looked down admiring John Iacovelli’s exquisite wood floor stage displaying rays of sun, and a mesmerizing thin blue line…

Universal Studios Hollywood “Day of Giving”

Yesterday hundreds of Universal Studios Hollywood volunteers gathered together,  offering some warm Universal cheer to 300 homeless LAUSD students. The 14th annual “Day of Giving” on Nov. 8, 2018 offers children 5 to 11 years old a day they will never forget. The inspirational “Day of Giving” yearly event is designed to connect Universal Studios…

Sweet Sunday Brunch at Herringbone

With whimsical marine décor and artwork displayed among the interior’s cool blue and green hues, Herringbone allows beachgoers to revel in the seaside without the crowds of the Santa Monica Pier just a few blocks away. On a beautiful day, the best way to experience this California coastal restaurant is with brunch on the al…

Peatos instead of Cheetos

Recently while I was at my daughter’s middle school, I noticed groups of teenagers devouring bags of Takis and Cheetos. The purple with yellow and orange bags were scattered around lunch tables and near trash cans. Why is this snack food so popular? I did a little research online and discovered that medical professionals have…

Spice Affair brings the heat to Beverly Hills

Spice up your usual restaurant routine with a stop at Spice Affair in Beverly Hills. This Indian restaurant offers a romantic atmosphere with dim lights and cozy booths, as well as exciting flavors with California ingredients kicked up a notch with traditional northern and southern Indian spices. For drinks, my husband and I started the…

Election Day Special Deals

Get dressed and go out and VOTE today. Afterwards, you will receive a “I VOTED” sticker that you must wear proudly to gain special food and drink deals at numerous restaurants, bars and theaters in Los Angeles. It’s their way to thank and reward you for voting. Celebrate making a difference at the following fun spots:…

Bohemian Rhapsody Will Rock You!

Last night in Hollywood there was a crowd of people dressed as Freddie Mercury, the lead singer of the rock band Queen. These look-alikes entered a contest in the courtyard of the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX, as Halloween festivities swelled along the sidewalk on Hollywood Blvd. Prizes awarded to the contestants included TCL Big Screen TVs,…