Beaming All Day Long

What do supermodel and television host Chrissy Teigan, Hip-Hop artist Common and singer Ellie Goulding have in common with me? We all visit Beaming for a midday pick-me-up or healthy meal. Beaming’s owner Lisa Odenweller was a director at numerous Silicon Valley software companies including Oracle and Broadvision. She grew tired of climbing the corporate…

Venice’s Leona: California flavors with a hint of Korean pizzazz

Strolling along the canals in Venice, built in 1905 by developer Abbott Kinney, is a relaxing experience. It’s a charming area with its eclectic architecture, the bridges tha span the canals and the graceful white egrets that fly overhead. Located next to a canal and just a block from the Pacific Ocean is Leona restaurant….

Uplifting Vegan Cuisine

Studies show that eating plant-based food can reduce the risk of some types of chronic disease, including cancer and heart disease. For those who who don’t want to step foot in a 100% organic plant-based restaurant, you may want to think again. Vegan and vegetarian diets are higher in dietary fiber and vitamins and lower…

LA Vegan Wine & Cheese Tasting This Weekend

This weekend at downtown’s popular Arts District, The Springs is having a weekend marketplace featuring artisan and handcrafted vendors on Saturday, July 18 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The next day, The Springs is hosting an informative Vegan Wine & Cheese Tasting. The fun starts on Sunday, July 19th at 3pm. Sommeliers will pour six…

Top 10 Favorite Restaurants in Los Angeles for 2014

We have enjoyed some wonderful meals at restaurants throughout Los Angeles. As devoted foodies, our team selected a repertoire of new and old dining establishments that provide creative fare, that is beautifully presented by attentive service, in an inviting atmosphere. Here is our list of honorees from some unique dining venues: #10 Sonoma Wine Garden…

Urban Garden – Revitalizing Fairfax Ave.

Fairfax Avenue between Melrose and Beverly has become quite the hip destination with popular clothing stores like Supreme attracting a younger crowd Restaurants like Canter’s have long been a draw for the area, and now Urban Garden can be added to the list of desirable attractions. This is the sixth restaurant for owner George Abou-Daoud….