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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 »

Last Minute Gifts: From Zero to Hero

In Lifestyle, Products, Travel On December 23, 2015 0 Comments

It’s the day before Christmas Eve and it’s time to panic if you haven’t completed your holiday shopping. Never fear: in lieu of copious libations to ease the… 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 »

Calling All Cabernet Lovers: Grab a Fork & Pop a Cork

In Beverages, Events, Lifestyle, Travel, Wine On April 21, 2015 0 Comments

Calling all cabernet lovers:  it’s time to grab a fork and pop a cork!  Cancel your weekend plans and head over to HALL St. Helena for the Sixth… Read More »

The Culinary Diva Goes to Washington

In Beverages, Cocktails, Lifestyle, Travel, Uncategorized On April 7, 2015 0 Comments

I’m baaaaaaack!  Just like Senator Smith, Sous Chef and I packed our bags and headed for Washington, D.C.  We have returned–travel weary, feet aching, appetites satiated–and I am… 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 »

Pritikin – It’s a Lifestyle, Not a Diet…

In Entrees, Food, Lifestyle, Travel On June 20, 2014 5 Comments

The Pritikin Longevity Center + Spa at the Trump National Doral Resort and Spa in Miami, Florida is the home for one of the world’s most famous health/wellness… 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 »

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 »