Holiday Gift Guide 2022: Get the LaLaScoop

While the best gift you can give is your time and love, we also know you can boost someone’s spirits with a fun present tailored to their personality. We are here to help you discover some new ideas for gift-giving this season. Check out these fabulous products and experiences for just about everyone on your list. Lane Eight’s sneakers in festive colors For the fashionista, … Continue reading Holiday Gift Guide 2022: Get the LaLaScoop

Debbie Durkin’s ECOLUXE “Endless Summer Festival” honors TV’s biggest night

On Friday, September 9, 2022, the ECOLUXE “Endless Summer Festival” at the Beverly Hilton honored the best of TV during Primetime Emmys weekend. The event benefited spcaLA, an organization dedicated to the prevention of cruelty to animals.  Guests mingled in the Beverly Hilton’s Wilshire Gardens and devoured a scrumptious lunch served by the Beverly Hilton’s Executive Chef including their handcrafted Donut Wall. The event included … Continue reading Debbie Durkin’s ECOLUXE “Endless Summer Festival” honors TV’s biggest night

Exciting new wine options for your next party

We aren’t sure if we are wine connoisseurs or just wine lovers. Some of the best wines we have discovered have been while traveling – like Sicily (from Mt Etna region), France, Croatia, and Germany. Living in California allows for easy access to endless grape varietals too. It’s just a drive or a quick flight to explore some of the best wine regions in our … Continue reading Exciting new wine options for your next party

A real farm-to-table experience is Outstanding in the Field

This article was first published in print in Southern California Life Magazine, September 2022 edition. I pulled off onto a dusty road in a harsh low desert area I never knew existed until an invite to Outstanding in the Field arrived in an email. My instructions were to bring my own plate, come hungry, and be ready to break “bread” with strangers.  For many years … Continue reading A real farm-to-table experience is Outstanding in the Field

This Mexican steakhouse is the best new restaurant in Beverly Hills

Spiral down to this sloped open-roof restaurant off Rodeo Drive, to a candlelit dinner surrounded by beautiful people in this 90210 attempt to bring a decades-old Baja California feel to one of the richest neighborhoods in America. The Hideaway is hidden, of course, and is the best restaurant we’ve experienced in Beverly Hills since the pandemic. While we overheard actors discussing their career moves, Ryan … Continue reading This Mexican steakhouse is the best new restaurant in Beverly Hills

LA restaurants for the adventurous eater

Sometimes you tire of avocado toast, hamachi Crudo, Brussel sprouts, or even cauliflower prepared in every possible way. Branzino now seems to be on every LA menu too. These dishes have become LA standard menu options but then some restaurants go a whole different route trying to wow guests with sauces or shocking concoctions. Other venues use ingredients one might not expect to find on … Continue reading LA restaurants for the adventurous eater

This fun Santa Monica hotspot amps brunch with a mega cold brew martini for 4- 6 people

Bottle girls fly by us with sparklers arriving at a long table carrying two enormous martini glasses filled with cold brew and alcohol for The Victorian’s Saturday Spiked Coffee Brunch. The cold brew mega martini can be sipped by 4-6 people. It appeared 2 guys were celebrating their birthdays as they hit a gong tableside. I dig it. The pandemic dragging on makes me delight … Continue reading This fun Santa Monica hotspot amps brunch with a mega cold brew martini for 4- 6 people

Weekend Doggie Brunch comes to Tallula’s in Santa Monica

Palomas and puppies? Yes, please. Doggie Brunch is now served on weekends in Santa Monica at coastal Mexican Tallula’s Restaurant (at the former Marix property) just a block from the beach every Saturday and Sunday from 11 AM – 3 PM. Bring your beloved pup who you may like better than your friends and family and treat Fido to his own menu while you sip … Continue reading Weekend Doggie Brunch comes to Tallula’s in Santa Monica

LA Times Food Bowl kicks off with a party at Grandmaster Recorders – Buy tickets now

LA is the most fascinating city in the world for diverse dining. The Los Angeles Times Food Bowl Launch Party kicks off soon to celebrate the city’s unique and eclectic thriving food scene with a month of culinary celebrations. The monthlong festival in September presented by City National Bank will celebrate L.A.’s top culinary talent, including a special dining series in honor of The Times … Continue reading LA Times Food Bowl kicks off with a party at Grandmaster Recorders – Buy tickets now

To Be Seen enlightens viewers about chronic illness and the silent sufferers

The light-hearted short film To Be Seen unveiled itself with the content creators on-site at the Melrose Rooftop Theatre at E.P. & L.P. Rooftop Restaurant on July 31, 2022. Sponsored by Buoy Hydration (an easy mineral drop supplement), the film is part of a national campaign to raise awareness of the isolation that 133 million people with chronic illness live – in hopes of better … Continue reading To Be Seen enlightens viewers about chronic illness and the silent sufferers