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…

Castaway offers sensational views of Los Angeles & The Valley

Some of my fondest summer dining experiences are sitting on the patio at Castaway in Burbank overlooking the city of Los Angeles. At the newly renovated restaurant, guests can create memories of their own at the country club-style restaurant, which offers 180-degree views of downtown and the San Fernando Valley, including a perfect view of…

Review: “Miss Saigon” – National Tour (Los Angeles)

Covering the red carpet on the Opening Night of Miss Saigon at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, I was starstruck to see British actor Greg Ellis walk down the carpet. He performed in the original Miss Saigon when it premiered in the West End at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in 1989. The show was…

Find sanctuary at Toluca Lake’s Santuari

Santuari, a new restaurant located inside the historic Toluca Lake Tennis Club, has opened its doors to the public. Executive Chef Brendan Mica prepares exciting Mediterranean influences with fresh California ingredients. For years this upscale wellness facility was a sanctuary for celebrities and executives from nearby motion picture and television studios. They played tennis, used…

Le Grand is Bigger than Life in LA

Across from Bottega Louie in downtown LA on the corner of Grand Ave. and 7th Street is a new Mediterranean inspired restaurant, Le Grand. In the kitchen, chef/brother duo Alex and Chris Manos focus their brunch and dinner menus on local coastal California cuisine, yet add a French and Greek twist. The decor inside is…

Natural Products Brighten Your Smile

Everyone knows that a bright and friendly smile makes a good impression. Good dental hygiene is crucial to decrease cavities and stains caused by food and sugary beverages left unbrushed. Entrepreneur Jessica Arman whipped up some home remedies using sea salt, baking soda, charcoal, and other secret ingredients for her daughter Allie, who was prone to cavities and…

Universal Studios brings “Christmas in Spring” for MEND Families

Universal Studios Hollywood hosted its 28th annual “Christmas in Spring” event for 1,000 families at M.E.N.D, located in Pacoima, California. Universal Studios volunteers welcomed families on Saturday, June 1, 2019 to an afternoon of games, healthy food and entertainment. To help with the event, Universal brought along some of their most beloved characters, including Hello Kitty,…

LA Family Housing Helping Homelessness

More than 200 guests including Congressman Adam Schiff, Supervisor Mark Ridley Thomas, Mayor Eric Garcetti, and Councilwoman Nury Martinez celebrated the Grand Opening of The Irmas Family Campus on May 30, 2019. LA Family Housing is one of the largest homeless service providers in Los Angeles, operating 26 properties of temporary, permanently affordable, and permanent supportive…

Luxurious “Wine Down” Spa at La Quinta Resort

Staying one night at the exquisite La Quinta Resort & Club, a Waldorf Astoria Resort, I was treated to a 80 minute Wine Down Massage at Spa La Quinta. Changing into my robe and spa sandals, I sat in the Sage Lounge to await my massage therapist. While waiting in the comfortable earth tone serene room,…