Cocktail of the Month: ABERFELDY Herbed Honey Smash

To raise awareness about the plight of honey bees, August 15 is the official National Honey Bee Day. It’s a day to raise awareness of the importance to protect bees as a critical species on earth. Beekeepers, beekeeping clubs and associations, and honey bee enthusiasts from across the United States celebrate and recognize honey bees…

10 Summer Beverages to Enjoy at Home

It’s summertime and due to COVID-19 many will continue to stay more at home than go out during the summer. I received a variety of beverages to try and review in time for Father’s Day and the beginning of summer. Here are 10 of my favorites for sipping in the backyard, taking on a social…

Weekends are extra fun sipping Ohza Mimosas

When four friends went out for the day to sail around Cape Cod, they brought a box filled with sparkling Brut, fresh squeezed juice cartons and cups to make their favorite brunch cocktail – mimosas. At the end of the day during clean up, they had to throw away bottles, cups and cartons. The environmentally…

11 Hot Spot’s For Cocktails on Valentine’s Day in Los Angeles

Roses Are Red, Violets Are Blue, Celebrate Love with A Cocktail or Two!           (Photos by Jerica Coert, Moretti Photo, & acuna-hansen) Los Angeles has some of the most creative bartenders and mixologists in California. Here are 10 new cocktails that will be offered on Valentine’s Day at various hot spots in Los Angeles. If you don’t live…

CUT Lounge in Beverly Hills is a cut above

The new CUT Lounge is a recently-opened Wolfgang Puck chic bar and refined lounge located in the former Sidebar space. CUT Lounge at the Four Seasons Beverly Hills is the chic bar where Sidebar used to be located. The cuisine is “Wolfgang Puck” at its finest with innovative cocktails to match. Since we had theatre tickets…

More Than Fine – Wood & Vine

In 2011, I gave the newly opened restaurant Wood & Vine a stellar review. The talented Executive chef Gavin Mills was very creative in the small kitchen (I’ve been told it might be the smallest restaurant kitchen in LA). Originally it was built as a gathering space for friends and neighboring locals to come enjoy…

A little bit of Disney Magic at the Bel Air Bar + Grill

  Driving off the 405 freeway onto the Moraga exit, I noticed a striking two-story glass bougainvillea flower window in the front of the Bel Air Bar + Grill. I was invited to a tasting dinner by the owner of the restaurant Susan Disney Lord. She is part of American royalty – the Disney family,…

Creative Mexican Street Food and Cocktails at Cocina Condesa

It didn’t bother me that I was drinking out of a paper bag while dining at the new Cocina Condesa in Studio City. But rather than hiding a 40 oz. Modelo, the bag actually carried the crazy fun, barrio-inspired Boyz In The Hood cocktail, one of the most popular beverages at this new street food…