Visiting Descanso Gardens in October

Throughout the month of October, Descanso Gardens has decorated for a fun and not scary, Halloween at Descanso. Guests are invited to explore socially-distanced, pumpkin-themed displays in some of the most popular sections of Descanso Gardens. It’s fun for the entire family, and children 14 and under are invited to wear their costumes – and masks…

Sunday is National Taco Day

Where will you celebrate? Here’s some favorite spots that are offering creative specials on October 4, 2020. Tito’s Fiesta Mexicana For the third year in a row, LA’s Tito’s Tacos and Austin’s Tito’s Handmade Vodka are teaming up to donate money to the World Central Kitchen and will be giving away items on Sunday, Oct….

Celebrity Gift Bags delivered to their door during award season

Entertainment Strategist Dubois Pelin & Associates personally assembled and delivered over 125 bags to Awards nominees during the week of the Emmys, Sept. 15-19, 2020. For years, Nathalie Dubois, President and CEO of the firm and owner of gifting suites.com) has hand selected products for her one-of-a-kind gifting suites. In March, when the country went…

El Barrio Tacos, Burritos & Bowls

When I learned from a friend that the popular taqueria known for serving high-quality, street-style Mexican food in Redondo Beach moved into the old Kogi space in Palms, I told my teenage daughter to get in the car and let’s get dinner. The grand opening was on Tuesday, Sept. 15, and fans were lined up…

National Waffle Day

Here’s 4 ice cream destinations to pick up and enjoy ice cream stacked in a handcrafted waffle cone or other creative edible holders to celebrate National Waffle Day (August 24). The Dolly Llama offers traditional European-style OG Waffle and Hong Kong Bubble Waffle, Waffle Sticks and Mini OG Waffles. Use these as a base to…

Skin Flare-ups meet Topicals Flair

One out of every four Americans live with chronic skin conditions. Olamide Olowe and Claudia Teng are two women of color who had enough with spending too much money on expensive skin care products. They got creative, met some great people, and created their own skincare line – Topicals, to provide relief to millions of…

Mírame: a Mexican culinary ‘staycation’

Sitting on the front patio of Mírame, at one of the socially distanced tables near an exterior fireplace, I felt as if I were sitting at a beautiful restaurant in one of the luxury resorts in Punta Mita, Mexico. Since many of us aren’t flying to Mexico for a summer vacation due to the coronavirus,…

Richard Sanford is Sta. Rita Hills 2020 Vintner of the Year

Recently, I was invited to watch a virtual ceremony announcing Central Coast wine pioneer Richard Sanford as the 2020 Vintner of the Year by the Sta. Rita Hills Wine Alliance. In 2005 Richard and Thekla founded Alma Rosa Winery, which they sold to Bob and Barb Zorich in 2014. The Sanford’s continue to live at the…

Winemaker Richard Sanford honored

Tonight, August 11, at 5:15 p.m., join others in watching an online tribute to winemaker Richard Sanford. Sanford was inducted into the Vintner’s Hall of Fame in 2012 for his contributions to the California wine industry. Following his service in Vietnam, he discovered the West Coast climate zone is similar to the Burgundy region of…