My Favorite Wellness Month Beauty Products

Walking into the luxury Beverly Wilshire, a Four Seasons Resort in Beverly Hills, I admired the exquisite flowers on a center table before attending an invitation-only special Wellness Month event at the hotel’s rooftop Secret Rose Garden. Standing out on the rooftop overlooking Rodeo Drive, I was welcomed by Lisa Wang Michaelis, the founder of…

Hershey Felder Unveils Beethoven at The Wallis

My review was featured in OnStage Blog – http://www.onstageblog.com/reviews/2018/7/30/review-hershey-felder-unveils-beethoven. At the age of nine while attempting to play one of Beethoven’s most recognized and beloved piece’s Fur Elise, Hershey Felder developed an interest in one of the world’s greatest composers.  Not only is Felder a brilliant actor, concert pianist, storyteller, he also is a historian. Right…

BOLD Summer in Beverly Hills

Summer brings more daylight to spend outside and enjoy the city of Beverly Hills. BOLD, which stands for Beverly Hills Open Later Days, begins Aug. 2 with a kickoff on Rodeo Drive from 5 to 9 p.m. BOLD continues every Thursday, Friday and Saturday through Aug. 25. Shop the summer nights featuring live entertainment, special…

Fun Birthday Venues in Los Angeles

Planning a birthday is easy in LA. The city has so many fun celebratory venues for brunch, roof top soirees and festive dinner affairs. When friends ask for my advice about a fun birthday destination, I always give them a list of three. Now my list has grown. Here are my favorite restaurants to celebrate…

Crustacean is Open and Better Than Ever

After eight months and a $10 million renovation, Crustacean has returned to Beverly Hills with not one, but two new restaurant spaces. The high-end upstairs section, named Da Lat Rose, will not open its doors until May, but downstairs, Crustacean offers a new menu with innovative Euro-Vietnamese fusion delights prepared by chef-owner Helene An and…

Starting the day off at Culina

Pulling up to the Four Seasons Los Angeles in Beverly Hills, not only will a friendly valet welcome you, but Marilyn Monroe will catch your eye. American artist and sculptor J. Seward Johnson is famous for recreating life-size bronze casts of famous and ordinary people engaged in everyday activities. He recreated Monroe’s famous white dress blowing above…

Lunch in Sixty at Jean Georges Beverly Hills at the Waldorf Astoria

While the esteemed Michelin Chef Jean Georges Vongerichten was in Beverly Hills for 24 hours to debut his new “Lunch in Sixty” at the Waldorf Astoria, I met the chef while dining inside his elegant Jean-Georges dining room. Jean Georges grew up in Alsace, France, and developed a passion for cooking and food, while studying…

Seeing Holiday Light Displays in So Cal

Have you noticed the holiday light displays are bigger and better than ever? Besides lights, there is music, food offerings, entertainment and visits from special people from the North Pole. Here’s a guide to 5 of my favorite Holiday themed destinations: Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Universal Studios Hollywood – As night…

Fantastic Food at The FLATS

Walking into The FLATS, I scanned the bar to see if the hanging wicker chair in the corner was available. Located by a large window facing Wilshire Blvd., it’s the best seat in the house to swing and sip one of the clever cocktails made by Template Consulting’s Marcos Tello and The FLATS head barman…