Dine around the world – Q&A with Nick Liberato from Restaurants on the Edge

If you haven’t watched both seasons of Restaurants on the Edge on Netflix, that what are you waiting for? Travel around the world from your own home and dream about where you want to jet post-pandemic. We can tell you Slovenia and Malta are now high on our list. Filled with travel, food, and design inspiration, the team (consisting of Chef Dennis the Prescott, Interior … Continue reading Dine around the world – Q&A with Nick Liberato from Restaurants on the Edge

Buellton – wine tasting Sideways-style during a pandemic

We would have been on a wine tasting trip in Buellton a month ago. In honor of missing yet another trip due to the pandemic, today I reminisce about a beautiful dinner atop H Club in Hollywood last year with Visit Buellton and the winemaker Frank Ostini of the Hitching Post. Today I look back – at this dinner sipping on saucy Hitching Post reds … Continue reading Buellton – wine tasting Sideways-style during a pandemic

Guide to the Fourth of July in LA (during a pandemic)

The City of Angels has a reputation for throwing the classiest parties ever, and it’s not going to let a little thing like a pandemic cramp its style. If you’re getting back in the travel groove after quarantine, there’s no better place to enjoy the quintessential American holiday — the Fourth of July. While some celebrations may look different, the vibe is 100% California fun, … Continue reading Guide to the Fourth of July in LA (during a pandemic)

The Vault Garden is now open in San Francisco

The Vault Garden is now open. They have researched and developed a socially safe environment for you to enjoy creative cocktails and delicious food in a heated, outdoor full-service garden.  From Hotel Triton, it is an easy walk to the Financial District for dinner at The Vault at 555 California Street, a grown-up suit-wearing restaurant built into an old bank vault. In the basement of the … Continue reading The Vault Garden is now open in San Francisco

Upgrade your outdoor space for a summer (in lockdown)

With our safer at home restrictions just extended indefinitely in Los Angeles, now more than ever, it will be important to think about creating your own summer oasis to stay sane and fulfilled. We reached out to a few local experts to find out how to upgrade our outdoor space for the warmer days ahead. Jordan Goodman, the CEO of Aquaview, the leader in glass … Continue reading Upgrade your outdoor space for a summer (in lockdown)

Quarantine Cuisine – Stuffed Crust Pizza with Hormel Pepperoni Cup N’ Crisp (+Zucchini version)

If you are like me, you have been cooking up a storm during the pandemic, more than you ever have before. Although it is very important to order out and support restaurants, it can get very pricy, especially here in Malibu. Recently, I’ve been watching my favorite chefs on Instagram Live prepare some of their best dishes. This weekend we bring you the LaLaScoop from … Continue reading Quarantine Cuisine – Stuffed Crust Pizza with Hormel Pepperoni Cup N’ Crisp (+Zucchini version)

Geoff Erwin performs virtually to raise money for First Responders Children’s Foundation

In uncertain times like 2020, kindness really matters. One such organization providing support to those in the helping professions is the First Responders Children’s Foundation. First responders and their families who are enduring financial hardship due to the coronavirus outbreak are assisted AND the foundation will continue to help first responders for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic. Singer/songwriter/comedian Geoff Erwin performed his first virtual fundraising … Continue reading Geoff Erwin performs virtually to raise money for First Responders Children’s Foundation

Todos Santos, Mexico – Baja Pitstops Along the Way

There is no better time to lay out your wish list of travel destinations than now, locked down at home for weeks. This COVID-19 house arrest is the time to reflect on your travel goals and contemplate the best time to go to the destination of your dreams – when it is safe to travel again. Mexico is a place we visited six times in … Continue reading Todos Santos, Mexico – Baja Pitstops Along the Way

Support your local Malibu restaurants during the Covid lockdown

The world seems to be at a standstill. Our biggest joy was dining out and enjoying exciting food with friends. Now for all of us, that has been put on hold as we learn to eat alone daily in our homes or with our families. When you tire of cooking at home, treat yourself and your loved ones to NOT a night-out, but a night-in … Continue reading Support your local Malibu restaurants during the Covid lockdown

Sunday Funday brunch at LOCALA inside the Mayfair Hotel

Inside the revamped historic 1926 Mayfair Hotel in the emerging Westlake neighborhood of Downtown Los Angeles, find an indulgent brunch at LOCALA Kitchen + Bar. Pass the stunning grandiose light-filtering foyer with original 1926 columns and bravado art from well-known street artists to enter LOCALA. This mid-century mod restaurant comes with reasonable prices, more than most brunch spots in LA. Helmed by Wolfgang Puck protégé … Continue reading Sunday Funday brunch at LOCALA inside the Mayfair Hotel