Posts tagged "Los Angeles"
LA Samples America: Five Foodie Treasures in the City of Angels

LA Samples America: Five Foodie Treasures in the City of Angels

  Allow me to begin by saying that I love food. Anyone who knows me at all knows at least that much. This is important to state because I think it necessary to establish my street cred right of the gate. So broad and far-reaching is my food obsession that I am the kind of...
Culture in Los Angeles: It Does Exist (Video)

Culture in Los Angeles: It Does Exist (Video)

When I hear someone bemoan the lack of culture in Los Angeles, I always feel the need to pipe up and explain to the poor lost soul that culture does indeed exist in the City of Angels for those who know where to find it. So when Passport Magazine asked me to sit down for a...
LivingWells California Road Trip – Los Angeles

LivingWells California Road Trip – Los Angeles

Not that you ever need a proper reason for a road trip, but one of the best involves an occasion that is decidedly personal. I had such an occasion this past weekend which I credit with having given birth to this entire road trip extravaganza. That the occasion occurred in my own hometown of Los...
LivingWells Goes to the Crescent Hotel

LivingWells Goes to the Crescent Hotel

Check out the first promo from the pilot for LivingWells the series which finds me at the Crescent Hotel, one of my favorite hotspots in Beverly Hills.  Stay tuned for more from the world of LivingWells!    
Catalina Dreamin'…

Catalina Dreamin’…

There is at least one place in Los Angeles County where cars are scarce, the pace is slow and wild buffalo, rather than paparazzi, roam free. It is about 22 miles off the coast of Southern California and accessible primarily by boat or ferry but it is indeed part and parcel of Los Angeles County....
Messhall: Comfort in Silverlake

Messhall: Comfort in Silverlake

Immortalized in Vince Vaughn’s Swingers, the space formerly known as The Brown Derby, is today the epitome of Silverlake hipster chic. Messhall, as it is now known, has settled comfortably into its epic environs with an updated menu of comfort food that has afflicted locals and foodies from all over Los Angeles alike with brief...
A Rose is Anything but a Rose…

A Rose is Anything but a Rose…

Jason Vorse and AOO Floral Re-imagine Floral Design   Even before entering a single rose bud vase arrangement into competition at a State Fair in Castle Rock, Washington at the tender young age of eight years-old, Jason Vorse, the Los Angeles-based, internationally recognized Lead Floral Designer of AOO Floral, had already developed a passion for flowers that...
MANicure on Melrose

MANicure on Melrose

Picture this… An ultra-cool man cave on Melrose Avenue decorated with oversized leather chairs, the front-end of a classic Chevy pickup truck and a 1940’s leather punching bag and gloves that also offers custom-designed hand and foot treatments paired with personal flat-screen TVs, headphones and complimentary beverages. If that sounds like your version of pampered...
Tres: Tres Chic

Tres: Tres Chic

In Los Angeles, mention the name of José Andrés and you’ll likely hear shrill, near orgasmic moans about the James Beard award-winning chef’s celebrated The Bazaar restaurant at the SLS, to which foodies, local and otherwise, make regular pilgrimages. That the Philippe Starck-designed Bazaar has reached the apex of the ever-changing list of Los Angeles...
Spruce: The Best Little Floral Shop in LA

Spruce: The Best Little Floral Shop in LA

Drive past the bustling intersection at the corner of Fountain Avenue and Sunset Boulevard in Silverlake and you might easily miss the recent arrival of Spruce, the Los Angeles edition of one of New York City’s most celebrated and awarded flower boutiques. It is not because it is particularly demure or due to any particular...
Modern Family Cast and Friends Celebrate Debut of Tie The Knot Pop-Up Store

Modern Family Cast and Friends Celebrate Debut of Tie The Knot Pop-Up Store

‘World Debut Fete’ highlights launch of physical store and fourth collection of bow-ties by Jesse Tyler Ferguson and husband Justin Mikita A universe of stars descended upon the luxury wing of the Beverly Center on Thursday night to help Modern Family’s Jesse Tyler Ferguson and his husband Justin Mikita celebrate the grand opening of their...
supperclub The Restaurant | A Dinner Spectacle

supperclub The Restaurant | A Dinner Spectacle

My first ever brush with the supperclub experience took place in London when one of my smartest friends invited me to his birthday celebration at the Notting Hill-based outpost of the hotspot. It was at the time still such an underground secret that even the generally extremely knowledgeable London taxi drivers had no idea where...
Villains Tavern’s Reinvention

Villains Tavern’s Reinvention

The cavernous and popular downtown hideaway, Villain’s Tavern, has enjoyed an enthusiastic following ever since the space threw open its doors in the not so distant shadow of the famed Los Angeles 6th Street Bridge back in 2010. But in a city where what’s hot and what’s not can shift over the course of a...
Finding your Inner Rockstar: Rockstar Beauty Secrets from Dr. Navanjun Grewal

Finding your Inner Rockstar: Rockstar Beauty Secrets from Dr. Navanjun Grewal

What becomes a rock star most? Pert breasts? Full lips? Six-pack abs? Perfectly round perky buttocks? Or is it something far more intrinsic than all that? On the surface, the notion of ‘rockstar beauty’ might summon up images of the overly taught, unnaturally immobile faces of some of the more notable names topping Hollywood’s A-list. ...
The Churchill: Redefining Contemporary L.A. Cocktail Culture

The Churchill: Redefining Contemporary L.A. Cocktail Culture

A drink or a cocktail? It’s not the eternal question, but it is a frequently asked one. As those of us who partake know, there are times in life when you just want a drink. You know the moments. The ones where a couple shots of liquor poured over ice and mixed with juice or...