Meeting Filmmaker Eleanor Coppola

When the movie Paris Can Wait opened in theaters on May 12, I took a girlfriend to see the delightful romantic comedy about a Hollywood producer’s wife who takes an unexpected romp through France. The trip reawakens her sense of self and joie de vivre. We both agreed the movie was cast beautifully with the lead actress…

Rockin’ food, music, fun and craft beers at Rock & Brews

Last week, we took family visiting from out of town to Rock & Brews in El Segundo for lunch before enjoying a day at the beach. The concept behind Rock & Brews started in the summer of 2010 at a KISS concert. Dave Furano, a well-known rock ‘n roll concert promoter (Rolling Stones; Bob Dylan;…

Old Hollywood Walking Tour

In the early 1900s people starting arriving in Hollywood, CA to find fame, fortune and success in silent films. It was similar to the 1840s Gold Rush when people from all over streamed into San Francisco to get rich while panning for gold. Unfortunately, there were too many people coming into Hollywood and not enough…

Beverly Hills #WELLTH Ambassador – Christie Brinkley

Supermodel, actress, best-selling author, and entrepreneur Christie Brinkley is the ideal ambassador for the new Beverly Hills Wellth (Wellness + Health) campaign, encouraging residents and visitors to Move, Eat well, Restore and practice Gratitude daily. Brinkley recently shared her secrets with a group of health experts and journalists at Alo Yoga on the prestigious Canon…

2016 Most Facinating People

This year I had the opportunity to interview celebrities, chefs, volunteers and who touched my heart with a quote they shared. Here are 10 of the most fascinating people I met this year – Frances Ford Coppola – The night I met Coppola, he was receiving a special honor and award at the 25th annual UCLA…

Interview with Mrs. Patmore of Downton Abbey

Yesterday when I entered the Shrine Exposition Theatre for a preview of the Screen Actors Guild gala awards ceremony, I noticed the talented actress Lesley Nicol. She plays the adorable, no-nonsense cook whipping up elegant dishes for the aristocratic Crawley family. Mrs. Patmore rules the kitchen staff and has a motherly relationship with her kitchen helper,…

Nickelodeon Stars Having Fun During The Ho Ho Holidays!

I got into the holiday spirit taking my daughter and her friend to a sneak peek screening of the Nickelodeon Ho Ho Holiday Special. Walking into The Sherry Lansing Theatre on the Paramount Studios backlot, we nibbled on Red Vines, Junior Mints and Popcorn, before watching Nickelodeon’s newest holiday hour-long variety show featuring four adorable musical…