New Chef at Harlowe in West Hollywood

When Harlowe opened in 2014 as a vintage-inspired cocktail bar, it soon became one of the most sophisticated neighborhood hot spots in West Hollywood. The beautifully decorated interior captures the feel of an invigorating social club from Hollywood’s Golden Era. The kitchen had been hibernating due to COVID-19, but it was reignited in July when…

Daphne’s Mediterranean Delights

Seeking outdoor dining venues re-opening in Los Angeles, I discovered that the Mediterranean-inspired Daphne’s California Greek Restaurant is open for takeaway and al fresco dining. This fast-casual dining venue offers an array of healthy starters, salads, bowls, pita sandwiches and plates. I visited the Pasadena location during my lunch hour. Walking inside I noticed a…

The Pendry West Hollywood Welcomes Wolfgang Puck

Recently I was invited to a Zoom informational meeting with a panel involved in the new Pendry West Hollywood and Pendry Residences West Hollywood by Montage Hotel & Resorts. Everyone was giddy about the collaboration with Chef Wolfgang Puck returning to the Sunset Strip. Wolfgang Puck first starting cooking in Los Angeles in 1975 as…

25 Hanukkah, Christmas Eve & Christmas Day Venues

Christmas at the Gallery on ICE – On Friday, Dec. 20, enter an ‘Ugly Sweater’ contest to have even more fun during your holiday shopping in Santa Monica near the corner of Fifth and Arizona avenues. A winter wonderland known as ICE at Santa Monica is open, offering visitors an 8,000-square-foot ice-skating rink throughuntil Jan. 20,…

Gelato Festival Opens in West Hollywood

Walking into the new Gelato Festival Gelateria on Melrose Ave., I met with Master Gelato & Pastry Consultant Filippo Cianciosi to learn about Gelato Festival’s concept store. Recently established in West Hollywood on Melrose Ave., the purpose is to celebrate and share the craft of making gelato with the community. Inside the 3,000 square foot…

Pacifique pleases your palate

In the sophisticated dining room of the new Pacifique restaurant on La Cienega, guests can sit in intimate Japanese izakaya-style booths with curtains for a discreet dining experience. Pacifique is located at the former Le Petit Bistro, which closed its doors in 2018 after 25 years in business. Restaurateur Joel Herzer and partner and designer…

Tesse is Terrific on Sunset

After developing and operating over 20 successful restaurant concepts such as Bestia, Petty Cash, République and Otium, restaurateur Bill Chait repeats his success with Tesse, his newest endeavor on Sunset. The new dynamic duo Michelin-starred Executive chef/partner Raphael Francois and award winning partner/pastry chef Sally Camacho Mueller make quite a team at Tesse on Sunset….

The Henry in West Hollywood

My daughter and I enjoyed breakfast last week with a friend and her two-year old grandson at The Henry on Robertson. It’s informal during breakfast where diners order at the coffee bar a quinoa breakfast burrito with a cup of Joe, or smashed avocado toast with a Greens and Protein smoothie. The coffee menu includes cold…

Holiday Gift Snacknation Delights

Bring some holiday cheer to your office or home with SnackNation. It’s a snack subscription box filled with healthier snacks to munch on at home, put into school lunches, supply at the office break room or bring to a holiday gathering. Starting on December 10th, SnackNation is offering two different curations – “Mindful Munchies”  and “All Sweet, No…