Sparkle and Slay this Holiday with Legent Bourbon cocktails

It’s the HOLIDAZE and you have no idea how to dazzle your guests until this new spirit walks into the room. This holiday or New Year’s Eve craft signature cocktails with Legent Bourbon. This new bourbon is the brainchild of whiskey legends Fred Noe, from the founding family of bourbon and Jim Beam’s seventh-generation Master Distiller, and Shinji Fukuyo, from the founding house of Japanese … Continue reading Sparkle and Slay this Holiday with Legent Bourbon cocktails

Holiday Cocktails with Mezcal Amarás 

It’s that time of year to host friends and ring in the holidays with some cheer. We have endured many holidays during the pandemic, away from family and friends. This holiday it’s time to invite all your loved ones over and have signature drinks ready to celebrate. Since Los Angeles has become a Mezcal town, we adore many artisanal smoky Mezcals. One of our favorites … Continue reading Holiday Cocktails with Mezcal Amarás 

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

Mezcal is LA’s favorite spirit and popping up everywhere!

Mezcal is making waves in L.A.’s finest restaurants and hottest bars. Angelenos are jumping on board to savor this distinct, complex, versatile handcrafted agave spirit that is deeply rooted in Oaxacan culture. This week we sampled Hedonistas de la Fe, a new premium mezcal brand recently introduced in the U.S. at Wolfgang Puck’s iconic Spago restaurant in Beverly Hills. Hedonistas de La Fe launched a … Continue reading Mezcal is LA’s favorite spirit and popping up everywhere!

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