Chickpea-centric Bowlila

Last week, I discovered the new Bowlila kitchen located inside the Colony in West L.A. Chefs Adlah Alsharhan and Badr Fayez are preparing an array of healthy fare and hearty bowls made with chickpeas simmered in a hot and flavorful broth. This plant protein is a healthy base in an array of colorful and inventive…

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…

The Pendry West Hollywood Welcomes Wolfgang Puck

Recently I was invited to a Zoom informational meeting with a panel involved in the new Pendry West Hollywood and Pendry Residences West Hollywood by Montage Hotel & Resorts. Everyone was giddy about the collaboration with Chef Wolfgang Puck returning to the Sunset Strip. Wolfgang Puck first starting cooking in Los Angeles in 1975 as…

Justin Bieber helps launch Liquid I.V.’s “Yummy” flavor

When Liquid I.V. approached me to try some samples of their newest hydration and electrolyte drink mix, I agreed. Then when I learned that Justin Beiber and his wife Hailey are investors in the El Segundo based wellness company, I was curious as to why they joined the LIV Group team. I learned Scooter Braun and…

2020 MOMS Celebrates Women

During the month of May, Connected Apparel is celebrating 2020 Moms for their strength, creativity and resilience as they raise their children through the COVID-19 crisis. Not only are moms teaching, working, creating fun games and exercises, baking bread, doing laundry and cooking before bedtime. The Los Angeles based family apparel company, owned by Jay Balaban…

Imperfect Foods delivered to your door

I’ve been avoiding going to the grocery store since the COVID-19 outbreak. It’s stressful and there is always someone who isn’t wearing a mask or gets too close for my comfort. My daughter suggested we order from Imperfect Foods to be delivered to our door. It’s an innovative company based in San Francisco that works…

Special Delivery Mother’s Day Meals

Breakfast in Bed – The philanthropic brand The Little Market, started by Hannah Svarkla and Lauren Conrad, is offering a new baked goods delivery service in Los Angeles through their partnership with Homeboy Bakery, a social enterprise within Homeboy Industries. Through this collaboration, they are delivering freshly baked challah bread, cookies, muffins, brownies, croissants and…

Cake Monkey kits delivered to your door

My daughter Kate was so excited when a box from The Cake Monkey Bakery team arrived on our doorstep. Inside were three containers, two sprinkle packages and a nest of cupcake baking cups surrounded in pink confetti crinkle packing papers. Also inside was an easy to follow instructional sheet on how to make delicious “No…

16 Healthy Food Products delivered to your door

Regardless of lifestyle, diet, or allergen concerns, when you read the federal government reports thousands of workers in meat processing plants have been infected with the coronavirus, and in the double digits have died, it makes you think twice about eating meat right now. Small changes can have a big impact. By cutting out meat even…