Dine, Drink & Dwell at Arts District Firehouse Restaurant

Executive Chef Ashley Abodeely and her female culinary team prepare artful American favorites with a wood-fired spin at Arts District Firehouse Restaurant. I’ve dined twice now at the newer restaurant inside a historic 1927 firehouse. Located on the ground floor of one of the most unique independent boutique hotels in Los Angeles, this restaurant is…

Celebrating TASTE in Costa Mesa

The 2nd annual Los Angles Times The Taste: Costa Mesa, is taking place October 18 and 19 at the MET. Many of the Times’ acclaimed Food staff will introduce some of Orange County’s rising chefs and culinary masters. The two nights event offers cooking demonstrations, unlimited tastings, and sips of varieties of cocktails and beverages….

The Ultimate Veuve Clicquot LA Polo Classic

The 10th annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic Los Angeles returns to Will Rogers State Historic Park on October 5, 2019. Guests staying at the Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel can enjoy an ultra-luxe package to make the weekend even more memorable. The exclusive La Grande Dame package includes a two night stay in a luxurious suite, and…

The Gentle Barn Celebrates 20 Years

Meet The Gentle Barn founders, Ellie Laks and Jay Weiner on the red carpet on Saturday, Sept. 28. Wear your farmhouse chic attire as you strut under the stars, as Ellie and Jay recognize individuals who have embraced the organization’s purpose, pay tribute to the animal ambassadors, and honor the organization’s mission to create a kinder, more…

Couples Getaway at Carter Estate Winery & Resort

Early in the morning, colorful hot air balloons fly right over the grapevines at the Carter Estate Winery and Resort in Temecula Valley. Each of the Tuscan-designed villas on the estate have an outdoor patio to sip coffee and watch enormous balloons soar by. Temecula Valley is the ultimate couples getaway for wine tasting, bicycling,…

Girlfriend’s Weekend at Pechanga Resort

Meeting friends for a Girl’s Weekend Reunion at Pechanga Resort nestled in Temecula Valley, this destination that offers a multitude of activities that appeals to everyone. Besides the 20,000 square foot gaming casino, there is an event theatre showcasing sell-out concerts. This Las Vegas style resort has a water oasis featuring four-acres of pools, waterslides, a…

Weekend Fun at Fashion Island Hotel in Newport Beach

One on the highlights of staying overnight during Labor Day weekend at Fashion Island Hotel in Newport Beach, was dining under towering trees on the al fresco deck at Oak Grill. Every Sunday through October, 2019 locals and hotel guests are enjoying an elevated multi-course barbecue dinner by the talented Executive Chef Brittany Valles. She oversees…

10 Things to See & Do in San Pedro, CA

The waterfront area of San Pedro offers a multitude of fun things to see and do. One of my favorite experiences is boarding and taking a self-guided tour the Battleship IOWA, enjoying brunch at the new French Bistro La Buvette Bistro, strolling through CRAFTED and taking a two-hour whale watching trip along the coast in search…

10 Sights to Walk and See in Sausalito

Sausalito is located between the Golden Gate Bridge and Marin offering a waterfront flotilla of colorful houseboats, tall mast sailboats and luxury yachts on Richardson Bay with Mount Tamalpais in the backdrop.  The beauty of this enclave has inspired painters, photographers, sculptors, and songwriters including musician Otis Redding. He wrote “Sittin’ On The Dock of…