What’s new at Greater Palm Springs

For those looking to change your attitude and latitude during the pandemic, set your GPS to Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB), a Southern California wellness and relaxation resort oasis. As the warm summer sun cools down in the evening, blue skies above majestic mountain views is the backdrop for poolside cocktails and al fresco dining…

Meet the founder of LA’s 101 Cider House – Mark McTavish

Last week I had the opportunity to interview Mark McTavish, the CEO and Founder of 101 Cider House in Los Angeles. He and his team invited me to taste test a few of his popular 101 Ciders. Knowing that I write for the Beverly Press, McTavish shared that he lives in our readership area, in…

La Republica Organic Mushroom Coffee

Los Angeles based La Republica Organic Fair-Trade Coffee with an office in Montrose, is transforming morning coffee rituals with it’s unique Mushroom Coffee blend. CEO’s and founders Ian Harrison and Mark Merthe source their organically grown coffee from a 100% Arabica coffee grower in Ojai, CA. They forage for 7 of the finest organic mushrooms to add…

ZenDEFENSE during COVID-19

During the pandemic, everyone is seeking ways to keep their immune system strong. Lot’s of sleep, exercise and a healthy diet helps. Recently I was asked by the American Zenwise Health Company to try their ZenDEFENSE for a daily healthy immune system boost. I learned one capsule contains vitamins, minerals, fruit, antioxidants, and polyphenols to support…

Guest Chef Michael Hung at Raymond 1886

Enjoy a five-day dining staycation at Raymond 1886 in Pasadena while Executive Chef Michael Hung of Faith & Flower takes over the kitchen as  a guest chef beginning on Tuesday, July 28 through Saturday, Aug. 1. For those looking to venture out to celebrate the summer, the historic Craftsman designed restaurant offers three outdoor dining patios…

Rudi’s Organic Bread, Muffins & Buns

For over 35 years, Rudi’s Organic Bakery has been baking small batch loaves of bread. It all began in 1976, as a small local bakery opened by Sheldon Romer in Boulder, Colorado. Romer named his shop Rudi’s Bakery after Albert Rudoph, a spiritual leader Swami Rudrananda, who lead of an ashram in New York and was instrumental in…

Frooze Balls now at Trader Joe’s

Two new filled Frooze Balls flavors have launched exclusively into local Trader Joe’s stores and nationwide. These vegan energy snacks are filled with peanut butter & jelly or choc hazelnut. All the sweetness is naturally derived from real fruit including dates, apple juice, pears, strawberries and elderberry juice. These tasty snacks are certified non-GMO, certified…

Jeni’s Splendid Summer Ice Cream Flavors

When I was approached to taste test two of Jeni’s new summer State Fair ice cream flavors, and her dairy-free Lemon Bar flavor, I immediately said YES! Yesterday a bright orange Jeni’s box was delivered to my front door. I gathered the girls for an ice cream tasting picnic outside. Jeni’s launched a brand new…

Rediscovering Big Bear

Even though Big Bear is known for it’s four seasons, summer is one of the best times to drive up to the alpine mountain town. Instead of staying at a hotel, we discovered the WorldMark Resort two blocks from Big Bear Lake. You don’t have to be a timeshare member to reserve a unit. It’s…