Summer dineLA Favorites

This summer dineLA celebrates 15-days of special menus and dining deals at some of the best restaurants in Los Angeles. The dineLA Restaurant Week event runs from July 12 through July 26 showcasing Los Angeles’ casual to premier dining destinations. It’s a great time to explore the culinary scene in various neighborhoods throughout the city….

Celebrating Fourth of July 2019

Here’s some fun Fourth of July spots to celebrate Independence Day with friends & family, eat BBQ, corn on the cob, watermelon, sip festive drinks and watch fireworks: First ever 4th of July celebration at Universal Studios Hollywood! Celebrate Independence Day like never before at Universal Studios Hollywood’s first ever salute to the stars and…

Summer Fun at Palisades Village

Last weekend was a kick-off Summer Block Party at Palisades Village with carnival games, crafts and food, as well as live musical entertainment and a variety of tenant activations and giveaways by many of the merchants. Palisades Village opened September 22, 2018, as a new gathering place offering a diverse mix of merchants, boutiques and food…

Serenity at Sirocco Restaurant

Before seeing the show Mysterious Circumstances at The Geffen Playhouse, my friend Brenda invited me to dinner at the newly opened restaurant Sirocco. Below the Getty Center, on the corner of Sunset Blvd. and the 405 freeway in Brentwood, is the 162 guest rooms and suites Luxe Sunset Hotel. Inside is a serene and peaceful retro-modern interior…

10 Fun Facts about L.A. Food Fest 2019

When I think Coachella, I think of a music festival in the desert. When I think L.A. Foodie Fest, I think I better wear my #StretchyPants or flowy dress to Santa Anita Park. The 10th Annual L.A. Food Fest is this Saturday, June 29th on the grassy infield at Santa Anita Park from 2 to…

Luxury Chocolates at andSons Chocolatiers

Meeting award winning pastry chef Kriss Harvey in his chocolate kitchen in Los Angeles, I noticed multiple tattoos on each arm. There was the logo of La Maison du Chocolat on one arm and the chemical formula for theobromine, a bitter alkaloid of the cacao plant. Each tattoo tells a story about his culinary journey to…

New York’s one-of-a kind Hudson Yards

Recently on a trip to New York City, while staying in the Midtown area at the 28 room boutique Merrion Row Hotel, we enjoyed a complimentary Continental breakfast each morning before exploring different neighborhoods. One day we spent hours at the newer Hudson Yards experiencing and seeing some of the most one-of-a-kind immersive experiences in…

“Trust Me” you’ll like SUGARFISH

There are 400 Japanese restaurants in Los Angeles but none quite like SUGARFISH. The restaurant does not take reservations, which sometimes leads to a 45-minute wait for a table. The Zen-like simplicity and elevated rice, crispy nori and melt-in-your-mouth, flavorful fish makes the prix fixe “Trust Me” dinner worth the wait. The menu is very…

LEGOLAND Celebrates 20 Years in California

Checking into the festive lobby at the LEGOLAND Hotel in Carlsbad, California, I noticed a some of the hotel rooms had a “Happy Birthday” banner displayed on the door. LEGOLAND is celebrating it’s 20th year with banners, balloons, entertainment and special events throughout 2019. Birthday guests can purchase a “Celebrate your birthday package” that includes…