Andy Garcia in Key Largo the Geffen Playhouse

Known for his stellar performances in the movies Ocean’s Eleven and The Godfather III, Andy Garcia takes on the role of a bigger-than-life mobster Johnny Rocco in a world premiere adaptation of the play “Key Largo” by Maxwell Anderson and the 1948 Warner Bros., film noir starring Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall and Edward G. Robinson….

Weekend Getaway at Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa

Weekends at the Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort and Spa begin on Friday nights with glasses of complimentary sangria and light bites during the weekly ‘Hello Weekend Reception’. Guests gather outside overlooking the Las Brisas pool and golf course to transform into a relaxing vacation vibe. Prime time to visit the The Westin Mission Hills…

Serene Oasis at Park MGM Spa

The Park MGM Hotel is known as one of MGM’s megaresorts in Las Vegas. Forming a joint venture with Sydell Group to renovate and rebrand the Monte Carlo, MGM renamed the resort Park MGM to connect with the exciting dining and entertainment district, and The Park near the T Mobile Arena. The Park MGM has…

A Holiday Table Favorite – Brazi Bites

After a recent trip to Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo in Brazil, I discovered one of the most pleasing comfort foods in the world – Pão de Queijo. It’s Brazil’s most popular snack food, and after returning back to the United States, I began my search to recreate these culinary sensations while home.  Years ago…

Four Seasons Resort Hualalai Chef Fest 2019

One of the most luxe Hawaiian culinary events of the year is the annual Chef Fest Food and Wine Festival on the Big Island Hawaii. Hosted by the esteemed Executive Chef Thomas Bellec at the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, this unique Hawaiian experience is from November 13 through November 16, 2019. This year the Four…

Waterfront Dining in Marina del Rey

Executive Chef Job Carder prepares California coastal cuisine with a fusion of French flair that is visually as pretty as the silhouette of sailboats in Marina del Rey. I met this chef years ago at a private holiday party, when he was the executive chef at The Proper in La Cañada. His grandfather co-founded Norm’s…

Japan House LA celebrates Japan 47 Artisans

At Hollywood & Highland JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles celebrates the diversity of Japan’s prefectural through a collection of art, crafts, and design created by 47 young artisans. Now through January 5, 2020, the gallery on Level 2 exhibits 47 ARTISANS displaying contemporary crafts that embody the character of their hometown. JAPAN HOUSE is an innovative, worldwide project conceived…

Cruising the Cyclades Islands in Greece

Arriving to Marina Zeas after a three night stay in Athens, my family and I excitedly walked onto the 157-foot, 49 passenger Galileo motorized sailing ship to embark on an 8-day ‘Jewels of the Cyclades’ cruise showcasing some of the most popular Aegean Islands. First launched in 1992, and most recently renovated in 2016, passengers…