Get to know Greater Palm Springs through unique dining experiences

The Greater Palm Springs food scene is hotter than ever. Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week (June 3 – 12, 2022) may be over but this annual event, now in its 14th year, is not the only way to discover new amazing dining deals and experiences in the desert.  From now until September 5, the Summer Eats Pass features even more ways for food lovers to get out … Continue reading Get to know Greater Palm Springs through unique dining experiences

Summer Cocktails to Beat the Heat

In the olden days, a singular variety of cocktail apparently sufficed for the whole year. Your parents and grandparents can no doubt attest to a time when the bartender would ask some variation of “What’s your poison?” Or, if you were a regular, there’d be no need to even ask. And that concoction – usually a spirit enhanced by a liqueur or a mixer – … Continue reading Summer Cocktails to Beat the Heat

Relive California’s past with 5 reimagined hotels

The pandemic spurred an even greater love for far-flung destinations away from city life. These areas breathe air/life back into your soul and quite frankly, they may not have been on your radar until the pandemic. The great California Road Trip is having a bit of a renaissance and the Golden State features hundreds of unique escapes. We went on the road and off the … Continue reading Relive California’s past with 5 reimagined hotels

Not Just 4/20, But Also For the Rest of 2022: The Latest and Greatest in THC and CBD Products

A little more than a month has passed since the celebration of all things cannabis that is April 20th- but that doesn’t mean we should be settling into our old weed ways! If you’re anything like us, you used the holiday as an opportunity to sample some of the newest offerings in the marijuana market and incorporate them into your routine. We’ll highlight a few … Continue reading Not Just 4/20, But Also For the Rest of 2022: The Latest and Greatest in THC and CBD Products

Good Times at Nostalgia Bar and Lounge in Santa Monica

Run, skip, skateboard, scooter, cartwheel, or ride your Big Wheel or BMX bike to Santa Monica’s new playful cocktail lounge tribute to the ’80s and ’90s. The cocktail masters here are amplifying your childhood flavors with exciting whimsical mixture medleys like we’ve never seen done before.  Nostalgia Bar and Lounge may conjure up notions of that push pop you craved as a kid, chocolate-y Yoo-hoo, … Continue reading Good Times at Nostalgia Bar and Lounge in Santa Monica

Get to know LA through Tacos – See LaLaScoop’s article on Lonely Planet

Explore Los Angeles through its best tacos MELISSA CURTIN Lonely Planet Writer 29 APRIL 2022 – https://www.lonelyplanet.com/articles/best-tacos-in-los-angeles LA LA has one of the most exciting taco scenes in the US © Melissa Curtin Tacos are a Southern California way of life. For many Angelenos, searching out tacos is a love affair – and often a quest to sample as many varieties as possible.  LA has … Continue reading Get to know LA through Tacos – See LaLaScoop’s article on Lonely Planet

“The Journey” Hollywood Premiere Marks an Historic Night

Those who follow my musical theatre writing career know that I truly appreciate the storytelling, artistry, and emotionality of Japanese manga and anime – especially the way in which they can be translated to western-style theatre, film, and music. On April 12, 2022, I had the opportunity to attend the world premiere of Manga Productions’ newest action fantasy film, THE JOURNEY, directed by Kobun Shizuno … Continue reading “The Journey” Hollywood Premiere Marks an Historic Night

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

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