St. Patrick’s Day Food & Drink Specials

TART St. Patrick’s Win a dinner for two created by chef Josh Pebbles of TART on St. Patrick’s Day by correctly guessing how many green gummies are in a jar located in the lobby of The Farmer’s Daughter Hotel, located next to TART. The restaurant is also offering special drinks and Irish-themed menu items. Sip…

Flying High After Seeing Finding Neverland

My friend Toni had an extra ticket to Finding Neverland at The Pantages Theatre in Hollywood. Since I love musicals, I enthusiastically said yes. Little did I know, this entertaining show would capture both of our hearts with its talented cast, sets, and multi-media “magical” experiences. Based on the book by James Graham and music…

DRAGO Ristorante at The Petersen Automotive Museum

  Recently we visited the Petersen Automotive Museum to admire the special Hollywood car exhibit, featuring the iconic 1982 red Ferrari 308 GYSi driven by Tom Selleck in the hit television show Magnum, P.I., They also have the 1989 Batmobile in Batman (1989) and Batman Returns (1992), and the 1966 Ford Thunderbird convertible featured in…

10 Reasons To Visit Tuscany in 2017

Last week I was invited to meet Georges Midleje, the General Manager of Renaissance Tuscany Il, Chocco Resort & Spa at the Palihouse in West Hollywood.  I looked forward to meeting Midleje to learn about Tuscany, Italy and trying a few of Executive Chef Kris Tomonaga’s dishes at the onsite Mardi restaurant. Midleje rebranded the Marriott…

Mardi – Pretty Dishes at Palihouse

Upon my first taste of avocado toast with pickled garlic and thinly sliced red onions, I immediately knew my lunch at Mardi was going to be a pleasing experience. Located at the Palihouse West Hollywood boutique hotel, Kris Tominaga, formerly of Cadet and Hart and the Hunter, is group executive chef of the Paligroup. He…

Fun Food Festival in Santa Monica

On Thursday, March 2 experience more than 150 of the city’s finest dishes and libations under one roof of the Baker Hangar in Santa Monica, while supporting Planned Parenthood Los Angeles’ health services and education programs. This year Annie Miler receives the honor of Chef of the Year for 2017. Annie Miler is the chef…

A Peek into the 2017 Governors Ball

The 89th Oscars Governors Ball is once again produced by Cheryl Cecchetto of Sequoia Productions. For 28 consecutive years, she and her team have created a luxury experience for the Academy Awards Governors Ball. Oscar nominees, A-list celebrities and a selected group in the movie industry walk into the space at Hollywood & Highland, and…

The 2017 Madison & Mulholland Swag Bag

During awards season, a variety of A-list women, award nominees and selected celebrities receive an array of congratulatory gifts from Madison & Mulholland founder, Jane Ubell Meyer. Since 2002, she has offered swag bags filled with items by inspiring entrepreneurs. Inside this year’s bag there are fashionable accessories, ready-to-wear items, luxury beauty products, delicious treats,…

Another Winner at The Wallis

Director Emma Rice received a phone call from her mother about a wonderful book that she was reading to her nieces. She urged Rice to bring The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips, by Michael Morpurgo (one of the Uk’s most beloved storytellers) to life on stage. Read my review about how she and others brought…

Peace. Love. Flower Child

After a day riding bicycles in Santa Monica, we ventured into the Bohemian restaurant Flower Child for an early dinner. Guests are transported into a happy world with peace signs, flowers and yoga mats curled into wicker baskets labeled, “Yoga Mat Parking.” This is a go-to spot for fitness enthusiasts coming in after a class,…

Valentine’s Cocktails at True Food Kitchen

Exploring the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica, my husband and I wandered into True Food Kitchen for an early evening drink after witnessing a spectacular sunset. The manager Serene Murray welcomed us and escorted us to the bar. She introduced us to bartender Renn Hershey and asked him to make us a few of…

Exploring Washington D.C.

Kicking off 2017, my daughter had the opportunity to travel to Washington DC one week before the Presidential Inauguration to meet a group of people at the EPA. I asked if I could tag along with her and explore our nation’s capital while she was in her meetings. I bought two plane tickets and reserved…