New Team of Chefs & a New Way To Dine at The Fields LA

Not too long ago, dining options near Exposition Park, USC and the California Science Center were a few fast food chains and mom and pop places. Then with the announcement of the 22,000 seat Los Angeles Football Club built by Gensler at L.A.’s Exposition Park, an exciting new food hall and full service restaurant was…

King Tut’s Guardian unveiled at the Farmers Market on August 30, 2018

The Original Farmers Market is debuting its tallest visitor in history – a 32-foot tall, 2-ton replica statue of King Tut’s Guardian, from the KING TUT: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh exhibit at the California Science Center. This supersized replica flanked the sealed the entryway of King Tut’s tomb when it was discovered 1922. The public can…

It’s Fleet Week – 10 Things to See & Do in San Pedro

There are a multitude of free events and fun things to see, eat and do during Labor Day weekend in San Pedro. Drive down to LA Waterfront at the Port of Los Angeles beginning Friday, August 31 through Monday, September 3 to see 6 historical naval ships. Afterwards enjoy the seaside town’s wonderful dining options, unique…

My Favorite Wellness Month Beauty Products

Walking into the luxury Beverly Wilshire, a Four Seasons Resort in Beverly Hills, I admired the exquisite flowers on a center table before attending an invitation-only special Wellness Month event at the hotel’s rooftop Secret Rose Garden. Standing out on the rooftop overlooking Rodeo Drive, I was welcomed by Lisa Wang Michaelis, the founder of…

Ultimate Bites at LA Food & Wine

The eighth annual Los Angeles Food & Wine festival returns Aug. 22–26 with events expanding to five days this year. The festivities include tasting events hosted by culinary luminaries along Downtown’s Grand Avenue, with “Ultimate Bites of L.A.” hosted by Alvin Cailan and Antonia Lofaso on Thursday, Aug. 23, from 7 to 10 p.m. Attending…

Tunisian Cuisine for Everyone

While holding the crispy ends of a Tunisian style Brick L’Oeuf et au Thon at Harissa on Pico Blvd., I took a bite in the middle and discovered a pleasing, warm soft-cooked egg dripping onto my lips. The crackly crunchy crust looks similar to a large crepe or quesadilla filled with tuna, parsley and capers….

Crack Shack takes fried chicken up a notch

Celebrity chef Richard Blais is known for his appearances on the reality cooking show Top Chef, and as San Diego’s top restaurateur with his fine dining restaurant Juniper & Ivy, and fine-casual fried chicken eatery The Crack Shack.  Fine-casual restaurants are popping up all over Los Angeles since restaurateur Danny Meyer of Shake Shack came…

Pop-Up Small Foot Yeti Village in Hollywood

Have you noticed an enormous white pop-up exhibit on the corner of Hollywood and Vine in Hollywood?  It’s a brilliant marketing campaign by Warner Bros. Animation for their new upcoming feature film SMALL FOOT. The premise is a Yeti is convinced that the elusive creatures known as “humans” really do exist. The movie stars Zendaya,…

Long Live Queen Kapiolani Hotel

In the late 1800s, Hawaiians developed a fondness and admiration for their Queen Kapiolani. They appreciated her deep commitment to health, education, and well-being for the Hawaiian people. Her motto “Strive for the Highest” helped establish the Kapiolani Home for Girls and the Kapiolani Maternity Home, with her lasting legacy The Kapiolani Medical Center for…