Prepare to Run with Jurassic World This Fall 5K at Universal Studios

Today I learned the upcoming ‘Running Universal Day’ is scheduled for November 16, 2019. Run or walk through the Theme Park and parts of the Universal Backlot, past some of the most iconic Hollywood film sets. The Jurassic theme run allows participants to take photos with dinosaurs along the course, before finishing at 5 Towers…

Tunisian Cuisine for Everyone

While holding the crispy ends of a Tunisian style Brick L’Oeuf et au Thon at Harissa on Pico Blvd., I took a bite in the middle and discovered a pleasing, warm soft-cooked egg dripping onto my lips. The crackly crunchy crust looks similar to a large crepe or quesadilla filled with tuna, parsley and capers….

Peace. Love. Flower Child

After a day riding bicycles in Santa Monica, we ventured into the Bohemian restaurant Flower Child for an early dinner. Guests are transported into a happy world with peace signs, flowers and yoga mats curled into wicker baskets labeled, “Yoga Mat Parking.” This is a go-to spot for fitness enthusiasts coming in after a class,…

Valentine’s Cocktails at True Food Kitchen

Exploring the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica, my husband and I wandered into True Food Kitchen for an early evening drink after witnessing a spectacular sunset. The manager Serene Murray welcomed us and escorted us to the bar. She introduced us to bartender Renn Hershey and asked him to make us a few of…

Beaming All Day Long

What do supermodel and television host Chrissy Teigan, Hip-Hop artist Common and singer Ellie Goulding have in common with me? We all visit Beaming for a midday pick-me-up or healthy meal. Beaming’s owner Lisa Odenweller was a director at numerous Silicon Valley software companies including Oracle and Broadvision. She grew tired of climbing the corporate…

Top 10 Favorite Restaurants in Los Angeles for 2014

We have enjoyed some wonderful meals at restaurants throughout Los Angeles. As devoted foodies, our team selected a repertoire of new and old dining establishments that provide creative fare, that is beautifully presented by attentive service, in an inviting atmosphere. Here is our list of honorees from some unique dining venues: #10 Sonoma Wine Garden…

The Strand House – Tour de Pier

I always enjoy sitting upstairs at one of the tables near the wall of glass windows inside The Strand House. I gaze out at the Manhattan Beach Pier and Pacific Ocean watching pelicans soar along the shore line. My blood pressure lowers and I gain a sense of well-being. I met with Heath Gregory, partner…

Crepes + Kitchen French Sweet Delights

The first thing I noticed when I entered Crepes + Kitchen on Wilshire Blvd. near La Brea Ave. was the friendly greeting from the owners Yafit Barades and Jacqueline Soletzky. These ladies are genuinely nice to every person who walks in their door. They are also passionate about dogs and have a jar of treats…

When Life Gives You Lemons, Brighten Your Day at Lemonade

You may have noticed a plethora of Lemonade signs throughout Los Angeles, not lemonade stands, but a modern, fast-casual, cafeteria-style restaurant. The co-founder, Alan Jackson is the grandson of the 50s and 60s actor Alan Ladd. His mother is Ladd’s daughter and his father is legendary Los Angeles talk show radio host, Michael Jackson. Instead…