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,…

Christmas Dining & Delights

Enjoy a festive and hassle-free Christmas Eve dinner and Christmas Day meal prepared by talented chefs throughout Los Angeles. Instead of spending the holidays shopping, chopping, cooking and cleaning – dine with friends and loved ones at the following Los Angeles culinary destinations: BEVERLY HILLS: Mr. C Beverly Hills Christmas Eve special dinner Celebrate the night…

The stars align at Beverly Hills Ocean Prime

While sitting on the elegant al fresco terrace near a DJ spinning lively tunes, one of my favorite actors and singers Daveed Diggs passed by my table with actress and singer Emmy Raver-Lampman. For Hamilton fans, this is seeing musical royalty. Not only did Diggs play Thomas Jefferson and Lafayette in the original Hamilton cast…

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…

A Perfect 10 Spa Day at The Montage Beverly Hills

Walking into the Spanish Colonial Revival style spa on the third floor of Montage Beverly Hills, I was warmly greeted by a staff member to the 20,000 square foot luxury oasis for a Perfect 10 spa experience. Celebrating 10 years, the property located in the heart of Beverly Hills offers visitors and guests an all-day spa…

Wine & Dine at Wally’s Beverly Hills

Looking over the wine “bible” at Wally’s Beverly Hills can be quite daunting, as it’s a thick menu filled with pages of white and red wines from different local and international regions around the world. Wally’s owner Christian Navarro and Wine Director Matthew Turner oversee a wine program of 3,000 selections. There are four pages…

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…

Happy hour fun at The FLATS in Beverly Hills

Gone are the days of happy hours with tired drinks and lackluster bowls of salty nuts and pretzels. Bar fare has been kicked up a notch, with The FLATS in Beverly Hills leading the charge. Visit The FLATS between 4 to 6 p.m. during the week for Michelin-starred executive chef Paul Shoemaker’s appetizing dishes, which…