The Restaurant at Montage Beverly Hills

Celebrity chef Scott Conant first opened Scarpetta inside the Montage Beverly Hills, then Food Network Chef Geoffrey Zakarian came in and renamed it Georgie. Both restaurants closed, and now a woman chef de cuisine, Monica Olaes is the new head of the kitchen at the renamed The Restaurant. Sitting inside the beautifully decorated dining room,…

The stars align at Beverly Hills Ocean Prime

While sitting on the elegant al fresco terrace near a DJ spinning lively tunes, one of my favorite actors and singers Daveed Diggs passed by my table with actress and singer Emmy Raver-Lampman. For Hamilton fans, this is seeing musical royalty. Not only did Diggs play Thomas Jefferson and Lafayette in the original Hamilton cast…

A Perfect 10 Spa Day at The Montage Beverly Hills

Walking into the Spanish Colonial Revival style spa on the third floor of Montage Beverly Hills, I was warmly greeted by a staff member to the 20,000 square foot luxury oasis for a Perfect 10 spa experience. Celebrating 10 years, the property located in the heart of Beverly Hills offers visitors and guests an all-day spa…

Solid Gold Citizen in Beverly Hills

When Citizen opened about two years ago next to Spago on Canon Drive, I enjoyed the creative food, kitschy decor and more reasonable prices than many of the other restaurants along the street. When my husband and I returned to Citizen for dinner last month, we noticed they still have the macrame wall coverings and…

Happy hour fun at The FLATS in Beverly Hills

Gone are the days of happy hours with tired drinks and lackluster bowls of salty nuts and pretzels. Bar fare has been kicked up a notch, with The FLATS in Beverly Hills leading the charge. Visit The FLATS between 4 to 6 p.m. during the week for Michelin-starred executive chef Paul Shoemaker’s appetizing dishes, which…

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…

BOLD Summer in Beverly Hills

Summer brings more daylight to spend outside and enjoy the city of Beverly Hills. BOLD, which stands for Beverly Hills Open Later Days, begins Aug. 2 with a kickoff on Rodeo Drive from 5 to 9 p.m. BOLD continues every Thursday, Friday and Saturday through Aug. 25. Shop the summer nights featuring live entertainment, special…

Crustacean is Open and Better Than Ever

After eight months and a $10 million renovation, Crustacean has returned to Beverly Hills with not one, but two new restaurant spaces. The high-end upstairs section, named Da Lat Rose, will not open its doors until May, but downstairs, Crustacean offers a new menu with innovative Euro-Vietnamese fusion delights prepared by chef-owner Helene An and…