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…

VitaBowl: Food is the best medicine

VitaBowl offers premium, on-demand plant based superfood meals delivered to your home. Prepared by chief plant-based nutritionist Sarah Brandow, and co-founder and Michelin-starred chef Dominique Crenn with quality, locally sourced, plant-based ingredients, these bowls have been scientifically designed to provide specific nutritional benefits to the body. I had 5 bowls delivered to my front door…

Homemade Kirsh Baking Co. cookies delivered to your front door

Pastry Chef Uyen Kirshenbaum and her husband, Jeff, were both furloughed from Simms Restaurants, when the hospitality industry got hit very hard by the pandemic. Uyen was the Executive Pastry Chef of M.B. Post, Fishing with Dynamite and The Arthur J, and Jeff was the GM of Simmzy’s Long Beach. She and her husband turned…

Fall beverages at Peet’s Coffee

New to the Peet’s Coffee menu is a new fall flavor and cold brew coffee that is plant-based friendly. For those seeking a dairy alternative, Peet’s offers a new Maple Spice Cold Brew Oat Latte. Adding oat milk to a seasonal staple blend offers a rich maple spice flavor. Other handcrafted drinks includes hand-pulled espresso and steamed milk in their…

Celebrity Chef Curtis Stone now at The Grove

The first time I met Executive chef Curtis Stone, was on a Princess Cruise at his SHARE Restaurant onboard the Emerald Princess ( JUSTLUXE review, Nov. 2018, Luxe Beat Magazine review, and NBY News ).  I reviewed his restaurant Maude in Beverly Hills in 2016, for the Beverly Press, before he earned well-deserved Michelin star. I…

Jill’s 5 Favorite Rose’ wines in 2020

2018 RUMOR Cotes de Provencé Rosé is masterfully blended with Grenache, Cinsault and Syrah grapes. After a 25+ year career in the finance industry, Barry Bayat delved into the world of wine. He traveled overseas in the heart of rose’ country – Provencé and joined forces with the highly-regarded Commanderie de Peyrassol. Founded in the…

Canter’s Can-Do Spirit

Last weekend, I went into Canter’s to pick up some comfort food. As I approached the front door, I noticed a robot on wheels stopped on the sidewalk and a Canter’s employee placing a bag filled with sandwiches, bagels, soup and beverages into its storage box. When the lid closed, the Postmates robotic delivery system…

Cameron Diaz adds winemaker to her resume

Actress and wellness author Cameron Diaz said in a recent statement, “I enjoyed wine for many-a-year and never questioned it. Not once. I actually felt it was the most responsible alcohol choice because it was made from fermented grapes! But I had no idea of the process.” She soon learned it wasn’t what you added,…

Eat, drink, rock ‘n’ roll at Market Tavern

Gary Twinn is an affable presence around the Original Farmers Market at Third and Fairfax. This charismatic British expat moved to the U.S. in the ‘90s to pursue a musical career. For the past 10 years, he has been the bar manager at E.B’s Beer and Wine, named after the market’s founder, Earl Bell Gilmore….