Vanessa Angel reflects on her time in LA

Model-actress mom extraordinaire Vanessa Angel has lived in L.A. for nearly 30 years. If you are a bit older, you may know her from the classic Farrelly brothers comedic film Kingpin. If you are my mom, she calls from the east coast to tell me she saw Vanessa on the Hallmark Channel. After gracing the covers of every well-known fashion magazine in her early modeling … Continue reading Vanessa Angel reflects on her time in LA

Italian Team Scores in Your Kitchen

Cooking Italian at home is such a unique and satisfying experience, it even has its own Spotify playlist. Few pleasures in life rival the heavenly aromas of a kitchen stove sauteeing traditional Italian ingredients like garlic, onion, and tomato. And if you’re like me, you consider artisanal sauces and pastas a form of currency, and a cupboard full of such items a virtual treasure chest. … Continue reading Italian Team Scores in Your Kitchen

At Gold Meets Golden, Olympians meet Hollywood all for Angel City Sports

The weekend in Los Angeles was filled with pre-Golden Globes parties, but a special event returned for its 7th year – Gold Meets Golden – where former Olympians from around the world and young paralympic athletes mingle with Hollywood’s finest entertainers to celebrate the Golden Globes weekend AND support Angel City Sports, a Los Angeles organization that fosters young athletes with disabilities with the resources, … Continue reading At Gold Meets Golden, Olympians meet Hollywood all for Angel City Sports

American Ballet Theatre’s Annual Holiday Gala Returns to The Beverly Hilton

What better way to get into the holiday spirit than to witness the American Ballet Theatre performing excerpts from The Nutcracker and Swan Lake? Just entering The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills makes you feel like the holidays exist in Los Angeles. Skinny white Christmas trees dangle with faux icicles. A dancer dressed as a toy soldier flits around to take photos with guests. Bulbous … Continue reading American Ballet Theatre’s Annual Holiday Gala Returns to The Beverly Hilton

The Tubes’ Fee Waybill On Playing The Whisky On Dec. 20 & Why He Loves L.A.

As led by singer Fee Waybill since 1972, The Tubes have scored plenty of hit songs, including “She’s A Beauty,” “Talk To Ya Later,” “White Punks On Dope” and “Don’t Wanna Wait Anymore.” Waybill has also done well working with the Foo Fighters, Steve Lukather, Kenny Loggins, Vixen and Richard Marx, beyond appearing in Xanadu and Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure. One of the first theatrical rock bands, The Tubes have … Continue reading The Tubes’ Fee Waybill On Playing The Whisky On Dec. 20 & Why He Loves L.A.

9 Songs That Perfectly Represent LA

If iconic locations can inspire artistic majesty, then the City of Angels is pure magic. Few cities have inspired more songs about their wonders. From old school rockers to modern rappers, song mavens in all genres pay tribute to Los Angeles. These nine songs celebrate everything that makes LA unique. If it’s cold and snowy where you’re located, put in your earbuds, turn up the … Continue reading 9 Songs That Perfectly Represent LA

Author Ben Merlis On His New Book, Cold Chillin’ Records & More

As hip-hop first exploded throughout New York City’s boroughs and surrounding towns, a new generation was emerging: the first to be raised on the genre. At the center of it all was a collective known as The Juice Crew, as led by the charismatic radio personality Mr. Magic, whose Rap Attack was the first program of its kind on a commercial station; that show was, of course, … Continue reading Author Ben Merlis On His New Book, Cold Chillin’ Records & More

Hard Rock Hotel Los Cabos opens with a SMASH

The Grand Opening of the new Hard Rock Hotel Los Cabos kicked off its arrival with a SMASH – on the southern tip of Mexico’s 1,000-mile-long Baja Peninsula. Hard Rock’s classic Guitar Smash included over 50 participants on the beach swinging and smashing strings – with all proceeds benefitting a local charity. Leading the cause for this Hard Rock brand staple was celebrity host, Mario … Continue reading Hard Rock Hotel Los Cabos opens with a SMASH

Debbie Durkin’s EcoLuxe Emmy Lounge Shined with Luxury

On Friday, September 20th, the sun shined on Debbie Durkin’s 13th Annual EcoLuxe Endless Summer Festival, a sparkling brunch honoring the primetime TV Emmy Award nominees.  The garden of the Beverly Hilton Hotel never looked more elegant, lined with uber-luxurious gifting tables and celebs floating among angel wing cannabis flower arrangements by Leslie Monroy. Angel-styled staff dressed in Bohemian white chiffon dresses poured champagne for … Continue reading Debbie Durkin’s EcoLuxe Emmy Lounge Shined with Luxury

Exclusive: Dave Navarro & Billy Morrison On September 16th’s “Above Ground” Benefit Show, Upcoming Projects & More

Scheduled to take place at The Fonda Theatre in Hollywood on Monday, September 16th, guitarists Dave Navarro (Jane’s Addiction) and Billy Morrison (Billy Idol) have put together a must-attend event: the second annual Above Ground benefit concert. As with last year’s successful event, this immersive evening of art and music will celebrate the vinyl album as an art form, and at the same time raise … Continue reading Exclusive: Dave Navarro & Billy Morrison On September 16th’s “Above Ground” Benefit Show, Upcoming Projects & More