Dining deals during dineL.A. Restaurant Week 2019

From Jan. 11 to 25, Angelenos can indulge in exclusive menu items at discounted prices from some of the best restaurants in the city. Presented by the Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board, dineL.A. this 15-day dining event takes place twice a year and showcases Los Angeles’ melting pot of flavors and creative fare, highlighting the…

Santa Monica Restaurant Week

Celebrate California Restaurant Month in Southern California by dining at one or more of Santa Monica’s award-winning, health-conscious culinary destinations. The chefs are crafting delicious and healthy custom dishes centered around the persimmon. Now through Jan. 13 nearly 30 Santa Monica restaurants are participating in Santa Monica Restaurant Week.   Persimmon is a versatile fruit that…

Spoonfed’s sweet and savory comfort food

Sean Loeffel’s Spoonfed brings delightful Midwestern family recipes to the heart of Hollywood. “I wanted to bring to Hollywood the dishes I grew up loving and requesting for special occasions,” said Loeffel, who was raised outside Chicago in a family with 10 children. One of those tried and true recipes includes his mother’s winning clam…

Cabo’s most exquisite wedding destination

My Quivira Los Cabos vacation started two days before my trip when my personal butler, Leopoldo, emailed me introducing himself and welcoming me before my arrival. In the email, he asked if I had any dietary restrictions and what time my flight landed. What I enjoyed most about Quivira Los Cabos while staying at the…

The Restaurant at Montage Beverly Hills

Celebrity chef Scott Conant first opened Scarpetta inside the Montage Beverly Hills, then Food Network Chef Geoffrey Zakarian came in and renamed it Georgie. Both restaurants closed, and now a woman chef de cuisine, Monica Olaes is the new head of the kitchen at the renamed The Restaurant. Sitting inside the beautifully decorated dining room,…

Luxury Baja Sur Resort – Villa Del Palmar

Explorer Juan Maria Salvatierra founded the Mission Nueustria Señora de Loreto in 1697. Located above Cabo San Lucas and La Paz, the colonial town of Loreto is one of Baja Sur’s gems. Surrounded by the sculpted Gigantic Sierra Mountains and the turquoise waters of the Sea of Cortez with five unique and dramatic islands, it’s…

The Most Spectacular Golf Course in Cabo San Lucas

From beginners to touring golf pros, Quivira Golf Club offers one of the most beautiful and dramatic golf courses in Mexico. This exclusive 18-hole course is available only to guests staying at one of developer and chairman Ernesto Coppel’s four Pueblo Bonito resorts and for the owners of the homes in his Quivira Los Cabos…

Countdown in Pasadena before & during 2019

Before 2019 – Sip & Savor after seeing the Rose Bowl Floats – The  Pasadena Tournament of Roses is a volunteer organization that annually hosts the Rose Parade and the Rose Bowl Game. This year, they have added a new Sip & Savor festival on Dec. 28-30 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the…

Jill’s Top 10 Travel Destination to Visit in 2019

This year I visited over 20 luxury resorts and wrote about my adventures for JustLuxe, LuxeBeat and Go World Travel. Some of the standout travel destinations, hotels and resorts include luxury spa experiences, outstanding restaurants, tennis courts, golf courses and enriching experiences that include cooking classes, wine tasting and morning yoga.  Here’s a list of…