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Davis Farmers’ Market – Sensory Overload

In Lifestyle, Travel On June 30, 2011 2 Comments

Foodies dream about having fresh ingredients at their fingertips.  They gawk at golden beets, heirloom tomatoes, and honeydew melons like college boys at a Hooters Restaurant, or me… Read More »

Comme Ca – French Brasserie Perfection in Las Vegas

In Dining, Lifestyle, Travel On June 20, 2011 1 Comment

I am not a full-fledged Francophile, but I admit to loving French food and wine, dining in a bistro and a long, leisurely lunch.  Las Vegas is one… Read More »

Scarpetta – Memorable, Innovative Italian at The Cosmopolitan

In Dining, Lifestyle, Travel, Wine On June 6, 2011 0 Comments

There is a new dining mecca in Las Vegas, and its name is “The Cosmopolitan,” at the CityCenter project in the middle of the Strip.  Thirteen dining options… Read More »

David Smith – Cubes and Anarchy (with a little Stark Bar to balance out the day)

In Dining, Events, Lifestyle, Travel On May 25, 2011 1 Comment

Have you ever walked into a room and felt your jaw drop in amazement?  That is exactly what happened to me when recently we visited LACMA (Los Angeles… Read More »

Surf, Sand and Sapphire

In Dining, Lifestyle, Travel On April 25, 2011 0 Comments

Every once in a while you find a real gem during your travels. The kind of place you can’t wait to return to and, when you do, it… Read More »

The Lazy Ox Canteen

In Dining, Lifestyle, Travel On April 9, 2011 3 Comments

More than one year of dreaming fulfilled.  Expectations exceeded.  The Lazy Ox Canteen was everything S. Irene Vrbalia, LA Times Food Critic, stated in her review on December… Read More »

The Venue Sushi & Sake Lounge (Exotic Mixologist Too!)

In Dining, Lifestyle, Travel On March 25, 2011 3 Comments

There is a new joint in town – The Venue Sushi & Sake Lounge.  Lounge, sushi, sake?  My curiosity was aroused enough to sneak in (yes, I said… Read More »

Shakespeare, Dudamel & Me

In Events, Lifestyle, Travel On March 15, 2011 0 Comments

Shakespeare, Dudamel and me.  You are probably wondering what I have to do with either of those two marvelous, creative beings.    The answer is simple.  I’ve read… Read More »

Saturday in the Arts

In Events, Lifestyle, Travel On February 26, 2011 1 Comment

Art.  One word says it all.  What better way could there be to spend a Saturday?  This past Saturday my day was filled with art shows and lectures…. Read More »