Candytopia is Santa Monica’s Sweetest Spot

Don’t suffer from FOMO (Fear of Missing Out), get your ticket to one of the the most colorful and sweetest experiences in Los Angeles. The night I toured Candytopia, Tyra Banks and Josh Duhamel followed right behind me. Banks stopped in the candy art gallery and admired the Prince portrait made with 1.5k pieces of…

Candytopia is OPEN in Santa Monica

Santa Monica Place is better than ever, now that Candytopia opened near Bloomingdales. Attendees can nibble their way through a dozen different unique rooms as they explore an imaginative confectionary wonderland.  Each room offers a large container of candy to sample as you admire larger-than-life art installations, colossal candy creations and discover candy facts.This creative Sabine…

A Taste of the Amalfi Coast at Casa del Mar

Cabanas are typically reserved for the outdoors at resorts, but at Santa Monica’s iconic Hotel Casa del Mar, the restaurant Catch brings the luxurious lounge areas inside, creating the ideal space for intimate cocktail parties, romantic date nights and happy hour relaxation. And to further add to the elegance, for a limited time, Catch’s Terrazza…

BOA Steakhouse’s exclusive dineL.A. experience

With the winter edition of dineL.A. in full swing, now is the time to visit BOA Steakhouse for their exclusive series dinner menu. BOA is typically a pricey, special occasion destination, but during dineL.A., the restaurant offers multiple courses of innovative dishes at a fixed price. Sitting outside on the romantically dim patio with heaters…

Delicious Del Frisco’s Grille

The crispy artichoke beignets with the layers of sliced artichoke heart stuffed with fontina and Parmesan cheese, and topped with a crisp coating of bread crumbs are just one of many new autumn dishes at Del Frisco’s Grill, which overlooks the iconic Santa Monica Pier from the northeast corner of Colorado and Ocean Avenue. The…

North Italia Cuisine For All

After finding success in Santa Monica with True Food Kitchen and Flower Child, Sam Fox opened North Italia just down the street in early 2017. The restaurant, as its name suggests, offers fresh Italian fare in the former Buca di Beppo space.   Fox and his team renovated the space by opening up the dining…

Fun Food Festival in Santa Monica

On Thursday, March 2 experience more than 150 of the city’s finest dishes and libations under one roof of the Baker Hangar in Santa Monica, while supporting Planned Parenthood Los Angeles’ health services and education programs. This year Annie Miler receives the honor of Chef of the Year for 2017. Annie Miler is the chef…

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…