Hogwarts Castle is illuminated at Universal Studios during Spring Break

Last weekend my I was invited to a preview of “Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle” inside the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood. This new illumination projection show is darker than their traditional Christmas show, and wowing amusement park guests and Harry Potter fans. A VIP Premium experience included a premium catered feast…

Pleasing Peruvian plates at Los Balcones Hollywood

New chef Michelangelo Aliaga at Los Balcones in Hollywood incorporates proteins with Peruvian staple ingredients – corn, potatoes, peppers, quinoa, rice and beans to create authentic and hearty South American fare. Raised in Peru by Italian parents who immigrated to South America, I learned that Chef Michelangelo’s grandfather inspired him to become a chef. After…

KASS Wine Bar + Restaurant  Sophisticated French Fare

The newest restaurant on La Brea already has quite a following of oenophiles, foodies and Francophiles. Many remember esteemed Michelin starred French chef Christophe Émé when he was at his previous restaurant Ortolan on West Third Street.  I’ve already been twice to KASS since it opened this month in the former Wilde Wine Bar. The…

“The LEGO® Movie 2: The Second Part,” Pop-Up in Hollywood

Now in theaters nationwide the heroes of “The LEGO Movie” are in a new action-packed adventure to save their beloved city.  Fans of all ages can immerse themselves in a one of a kind interactive experience. The LEGO® Space Hollywood, at Vine Street and Hollywood Boulevard stays until February 10, 2019. The fully enclosed 6,000 sq….

Take Your Sweetheart Here on Valentine’s Day

Where are you taking that special guy or gal this coming Thursday to celebrate Valentine’s Day? Some are celebrating before the big day and others will continue to celebrate afterwards and into the weekend. Here is a list of Weinlein approved destinations featured in the Beverly Press and Park LaBrea News:   Montage Beverly Hills…

“Year of the Pig” at Universal Studios

Celebrate Lunar New year now at Universal Studios Hollywood featuring “Year of the Pig” decorations, food and entertainment now through February 18. Upon entering, you will notice a curtain of customary red Chinese lanterns and stunning plum blossom Wishing Trees. Discover which of the 12 zodiac animal signs belong to you, accompanied by their symbolic…

Lunar New Year So Cal Celebrations

Were you born during the years 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007? Those years and 2019 are The Year of the Pig. In terms of yin and yang, the Pig is yin. In the Chinese culture, pigs are the symbol of wealth. Here are some fun spots to celebrate your wealth this Lunar New Year:…

5K with the Universal Studios Minions

Today I learned the upcoming ‘Running Universal Day’ scheduled for May 11 has added an additional day. Due to its popularity, now you can lace up up your shoes to run, skip or walk 3.1 miles through Hollywood’s only motion picture amusement park on May 12. This public wellness event at Universal Studios Hollywood allows…

Le Petit Marche’ in Larchmont

At Le Petit Marché, Spoon Singh and Mathew Cape bring authentic French cuisine to the Larchmont Village with a stellar seasonal menu, full bar and market, as well as a gourmet bakery and coffee bar. Singh, founder of Kona Brewing Company, and Cape, Paris native and founder of Hollywood’s Vinolio, previously managed The Larchmont across…