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An Afternoon in Westwood Village

In Dining, Events, Lifestyle, Travel On January 11, 2016 0 Comments

“Louis & Keely: Live at the Sahara” is one of the most entertaining musicals I’ve seen. The performers are top notch and include Tony Award winning Anthony Crivello… Read More »

The French Laundry

In Dining, Lifestyle, Travel On May 3, 2015 5 Comments

Eight words.  Just eight words.  But they were perhaps the most important eight words since I heard:  “The rabbit still lives.  You are not pregnant.”  The eight words… Read More »

Holiday Entertaining with Lesley Stowe Raincoast Crisps

In Appetizers, Dining, Food, Lifestyle On September 19, 2014 0 Comments

I’m a self-professed holiday decorating and entertaining fanatic. It all starts in July when the Hallmark Channel airs “Christmas in July” movies.  The air conditioner gets turned down… Read More »

DTLA: Bestia

In Dining, Lifestyle On July 3, 2014 2 Comments

Bestia in DTLA is a “nightclub” for serious foodies.   Reservations are almost impossible to obtain, but when you get one  the obligatory cover charge is an adventurous appetite… Read More »

DTLA: Faith & Flower

In Dining, Lifestyle, Travel On July 1, 2014 6 Comments

Downtown Los Angeles—or DTLA to the voguish–is definitely the place to be.  It is the home of the World Champion Kings, the rapidly ascending Clippers, the swiftly descending… Read More »

Escape to the American Riviera – Santa Barbara

In Dining, Food, Lifestyle, Travel, Wine On April 9, 2014 2 Comments

Just 90 miles WNW of Los Angeles is the American Riviera.  There in a relaxed, beautiful Mediterranean-like setting and climate you will find glorious beaches, interesting architecture sporting… Read More »

Game, Set, Match at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open

In Dining, Events, Lifestyle On March 7, 2014 2 Comments

For all you tennis fanatics out there, March Racquet Madness is here!  The2014  BNP Paribas Open  has officially started and what a fantastic tournament it is.  Not only… Read More »

Michael’s Pizzeria Brings Italy to the Coachella Valley

In Appetizers, Beverages, Desserts, Dining, Entrees, Food, Lifestyle, Wine On March 5, 2014 13 Comments

“We know, as they do in Naples, that the finest ingredients, simply paired, create the most robust culinary experiences.”  Michael’s Pizzeria at the River The pizza was invented… Read More »

Irish Coffee The Buena Vista Way

In Beverages, Cocktails, Dining, Lifestyle, Travel On December 6, 2013 2 Comments

Rich as an Irish Brogue Strong as a Friendly Hand Sweet as the tongue of a Rogue Smooth as the Wit of the Land.  No, this is not… Read More »

Love at First Bite – Trattoria Neapolis

In Dining, Lifestyle, Travel On October 2, 2013 2 Comments

Is anything more ubiquitous than an Italian restaurant?   I mean,  they are everywhere and like a chameleon assume many guises.  Nevertheless, Sous Chef and I are always on… Read More »