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,…

Beauty & Essex New, Memorable & Exciting Cuisine

For celebrity chef Chris Santos, life is too short for boring food. Santos, a judge on the popular cooking show “Chopped” and the executive chef and founder of Beauty & Essex in New York, Las Vegas and Hollywood’s Dream Hotel complex, was in town recently to reveal his new seasonal menu, fittingly titled “A Taste of…

The Enchanting Four Seasons Scottsdale

Driving up to the Four Seasons Scottsdale, a friendly valet welcomes guests and offers a bottle of water or glass of hibiscus tea, before entering the lobby. A very pleasing signature desert rose Four Seasons scent lingers, as the well trained, attentive and friendly staff check guests in. Entering one of the deluxe adobe-style casitas,…

Saying Goodbye to the Cast of The Big Bang Theory

The cast of television’s number one comedy, “The Big Bang Theory” filmed their last show on April 30, 2019. The following morning they arrived together at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood to make history. Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Keley Cuoco, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar, Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch put their handprints and signed…

Marvel Studios “Avengers: Endgame”

Arriving at the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX for the Marvel Studios “AVENGERS: ENDGAME” handprints in cement ceremony, So Cal’s top female radio host Ellen K of the Ellen K Radio Show on KOST 103.5 FM welcomed over 150 fans. Ellen K started at 102.7 KISS-FM co-hosting with Rick Dees morning show from 1990 to 2015. Then she…

Preview of the 2019 Masters of Taste

To kick-off ticket sales for Masters of Taste 2019, I was recently invited to the Rose Bowl in Pasadena to experience a preview menu. Approximately 100 sponsors and influential & beverage enthusiasts gathered inside the (not open to the public) stadium locker room for a special dinner. We learned this year’s Masters of Taste takes place…

Dining deals during dineL.A. Restaurant Week 2019

From Jan. 11 to 25, Angelenos can indulge in exclusive menu items at discounted prices from some of the best restaurants in the city. Presented by the Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board, dineL.A. this 15-day dining event takes place twice a year and showcases Los Angeles’ melting pot of flavors and creative fare, highlighting the…

Santa Monica Restaurant Week

Celebrate California Restaurant Month in Southern California by dining at one or more of Santa Monica’s award-winning, health-conscious culinary destinations. The chefs are crafting delicious and healthy custom dishes centered around the persimmon. Now through Jan. 13 nearly 30 Santa Monica restaurants are participating in Santa Monica Restaurant Week.   Persimmon is a versatile fruit that…

Caley Cosmetics – A Mother and Daughter Favorite

Yesterday Kate and I had the opportunity to meet another mother and daughter team – Annie and Cindy Holland-Rodriguez, founders of Caley Cosmetics. It’s a third generation beauty company and family affair. Momma Annie worked with her mother Sue Holland to help women look and feel their best while selling cosmetics. This passion was passed…