Culina’s ‘Friends & Family’ Mondays offers Heart & Soulful Specials

Monday nights at CULINA just got better at the Four Seasons Resort Los Angeles in Beverly Hills. Executive Chef Luca Moriconi created a new “Friends & Family Mondays” menu. This talented chef has a big heart and it shows in the dishes he prepares. The Monday menu features 8 different ANTIPASTI dishes for $12. There is…

Holiday COOKIE GOODness

You know that feeling when you receive a package and unwrap it? Well what if inside the package is a stack of beautifully colored cookies. You take your first bite of a perfectly baked cookie and you detect a slight crunch through that crisp exterior and then enjoy the chewy center. It’s that little buttery…

Enjoy Japanese delicacies at NOBU Malibu at a QUI Tequila dinner

When Nobuyuki Matsuhisa moved from Japan to Peru in the 1970s, he opened his first restaurant offering a menu filled with a fusion of Japanese and Peruvian ingredients. With its success, he later arrived in Los Angeles and opened Matsuhisa. Actor Robert De Niro was a huge a fan of the chef and restaurant, and…

Ocean Prime celebrates it’s success in Beverly Hills

Celebrating 5 years of elevated dishes, festive cocktails and genuine hospitality, Ocean Prime located in the heart of Beverly Hills has served 331,400+ guests, 15,000 slices of the fan-favorite Carrot Cake, 35,700+ plates of Sea Bass and 25,600+ of their most popular Berries & Bubbles cocktails since their debut in 2014 at this location. Photos courtesy of Ocean Prime In true…

Messhall offers classical cuisine with a campy twist

Looking for a fun weekend activity, my family hiked the East Griffith Park Observatory trail. To set our outdoorsy vibe, we started with bunch at Messhall on Los Feliz Boulevard. The restaurant looks similar to a woodsy cabin, and camp décor, like metal café trays and a large canoe hanging from the ceiling. The outdoor…

Theatre Review: A Kid Like Jake

Parenting is not easy for Alex (Sarah Utterback) and Greg (Tim Peper) with their precocious son Jake in the West Coast Premiere “A Kid Like Jake” by Daniel Pearle and presented by IAMA Theatre Company. Marriage isn’t a piece of cake either, as we see in this explosive drama about a couple whose son prefers…

Sipping Kō Hana Hawaiian Agricole Rum

Learning that over 40 bars and restaurants in Hawaii serve Kō Hana Agricole Rum, I was excited to visit one of Oahu’s sugar cane farms and rum distillery for an ecotourism tasting tours. Driving from my DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Alana in the Waikiki Beach area, we drove into Manulele Distillers, makers of Kō Hana…

Seeing Rainbows in Oahu, Hawaii

The island of Oahu should be named the “Rainbow Island” since every time I visit the third-largest of the Hawaiian Islands, it’s rains once or twice and rewards its residents and visitors with a colorful rainbow. Like the colors of the rainbow, the diversity of Hilton Hotels in Honolulu and Waikiki Beach offers accommodations for…

Dine, Drink & Dwell at Arts District Firehouse Restaurant

Executive Chef Ashley Abodeely and her female culinary team prepare artful American favorites with a wood-fired spin at Arts District Firehouse Restaurant. I’ve dined twice now at the newer restaurant inside a historic 1927 firehouse. Located on the ground floor of one of the most unique independent boutique hotels in Los Angeles, this restaurant is…