Caruso’s at the Rosewood Miramar Beach

Driving up to the American Riviera, also known as Santa Barbara, for a summer getaway, we stopped at the new oceanfront restaurant Caruso’s for dinner. Named after the real estate and lifestyle developer Rick Caruso, it’s a fine-dining supper club located at the new luxury Rosewood Miramar Beach Hotel. Located below the Miramar Beach Bar,…

Celebrate The Holidays at La Quinta

A dear friend of mine comes to La Quinta with a group of twenty friends annually to stay in a historic casita clustered around one of the 41 pools. Some play golf on the PGA West golf courses, others play tennis on one of the 23 La Quinta tennis courts. Kids ride Razor scooters around…

Shhhhh! The Whisper Restaurant and Lounge is Terrific

Stepping into the dark and cozy Whisper Restaurant and Lounge on a cold winter night, it took us about a minute for our eyes to adjust to our surroundings, as we sat down at a high back banquette table and were handed our menus. The restaurant’s interior is elegant with its tall ceilings, mood lighting…

Sensational SimonLA

Trained at the Culinary Institute of America in New York, chef Andrew Vaughan was working at the luxury Windsor Court Hotel in New Orleans when hurricane Katrina hit.  In just a matter of hours, Andrew’s home, life, and job as a chef vanished.  His family lost everything and Andrew moved into the convention center.  A…