The Top 10 Tastes of L.A.’s Masters

THE TOP 10 TASTES OF LA’S CULINARY MASTERS After a two-year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Masters of Taste made its grand return to the Rose Bowl on April 3, 2022 – bigger, better, and tastier than ever before!  Having attended this annual culinary festival for many years, I was anticipating a flavorful Sunday out on Pasadena’s famous field – but never did I … Continue reading The Top 10 Tastes of L.A.’s Masters

Guide to Planning a Baby Shower in LA

Nailing down the details of a baby shower may seem overwhelming, whether this is the first one you’ve planned or you’ve gotten a bit rusty. Luckily, LA offers plenty of fun options for mommies to be and their friends and family! Things will be smooth sailing in no time with a bit of help — from deciding on a theme to planning fun and inclusive … Continue reading Guide to Planning a Baby Shower in LA

BIG BIG Baja – 3 restaurants with below the border bites

After many years, I’m still thinking of one of the best lunches of my life in Baja California, Mexico, just outside Todos Santos at a restaurant called Jazamango by innovative creative Chef Javier Plascencia. Seated next to a lush garden, the restaurant offers up produce from a few feet away and seafood delights from the abundant and fruitful lands of Baja while the open outdoor … Continue reading BIG BIG Baja – 3 restaurants with below the border bites

Foodie Trail: Mesa, Arizona in 16 Sips and Bites

Mesa may be the next biggest star in the Phoenix metro, featuring over 300 days of sunshine and a whole lot of adventure; you can easily go from the urban center to wide-open spaces in minutes and experience a wide variety of activities. Come for the desert landscape. Take in a baseball game during Spring Training, where the Chicago Cubs made their home since 1952. … Continue reading Foodie Trail: Mesa, Arizona in 16 Sips and Bites

Find Your Summertime Oasis

The recent heat wave in the usually mild month of April portends sweltering weather come late summer. It got me thinking about a contingency plan should the mercury reach the triple digits. An evacuation drill was in order. The safety bunker would need to be someplace reachable within a couple of hours’ drive lest we risk some kind of vehicular breakdown under the scorching sun, … Continue reading Find Your Summertime Oasis

Coachella’s sizzling party scene is bigger than ever in 2022

After a two-year hiatus, Coachella is back in the desert, bigger than ever with more bands and brands and even grander parties. While the intimacy was missed with smaller venues in previous years, (like Rachel Zoe’s ZOEasis at the Parker and Neon Carnival games where you could easily win a $100 gift card from Pac Sun) those days seem to be over, with many events … Continue reading Coachella’s sizzling party scene is bigger than ever in 2022

Celebs celebrate pre-Oscars at the eBay and GBK Brand Bar Luxury Lounge

GBK Brand Bar, the team behind the decade’s most exclusive gifting lounges, hosted the 2022 eBay & GBK Brand Bar Pre-Oscar Luxury Lounge at the Beverly Wilshire with a private retail activation and personalized closet cleanout program in support of the American Red Cross to benefit Ukraine. Celebrities and VIPs had a chance to donate, socialize, and be introduced to a plethora of new brands. … Continue reading Celebs celebrate pre-Oscars at the eBay and GBK Brand Bar Luxury Lounge

Debbie Durkin’s ECOLUXE Lounge 2022 celebrates the Oscars

For over ten years, Debbie Durkin has proudly hosted award nominees, directors, producers, screenwriters, VIP talent, and more with a luxury ‘Walk-Thru’ party gifting event with countless sponsors. This outdoor spring affair at The Beverly Hilton Hotel allowed guests to mingle over a scrumptious buffet lunch, clink gold shimmery champagne toasts, and even adopt a pet on-site thanks to Wagmor Pets, a non-profit dog rescue … Continue reading Debbie Durkin’s ECOLUXE Lounge 2022 celebrates the Oscars

GBK Brand Bar’s Pre-Oscar Lounge returns in 2022 to gift nominees and support Ukraine

The ultra-exclusive Pre-Oscar Luxury GBK Brand Bar Lounge returns to the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in LA in 2022 gifting attendees high-end watches and handbags thanks to sponsor eBay. GBK CEO Gavin Keilly will welcome nominees not only from the Oscars but SAG, Golden Globe, and GRAMMY Awards since this is the first lounge of the year. With a 26-years selling high-value goods, eBay is the … Continue reading GBK Brand Bar’s Pre-Oscar Lounge returns in 2022 to gift nominees and support Ukraine

Masters of Taste 2022 returns to the Rose Bowl

It felt for years like we may never get here again but finally, the day has come where we can laugh and eat together at a food festival – but this one is outside on the field at the iconic Pasadena Rose Bowl stadium. Come celebrate and be part of the 5th Anniversary Masters of Taste, L.A.’s premier outdoor, luxury food and beverage festival that will take … Continue reading Masters of Taste 2022 returns to the Rose Bowl