A Pair of Holiday Cocktails to Celebrate Surviving 2020

Enough downer stuff has been written about the year 2020, so I’d like to accentuate the positive. For starters, it’s almost over. And if you’re reading this, congratulations, that means unlike hundreds of thousands of our loved ones, you survived it. This is cause for celebration.  And there is much to celebrate besides our continued existence, there’s the fact that a vaccine is on the … Continue reading A Pair of Holiday Cocktails to Celebrate Surviving 2020

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

Gastro Garage’s flaming culinary experience brings joy during uncertain times

Gastro Garage has been wearing masks and gloves since 2014. It is an unexpected evening to be seated outside on the rooftop of the W Hotel Hollywood after being thermometer checked in a mask at the hotel lobby door. In tumultuous times comes rare glimmers of sunshine. These really may be the worst of times (at least in my life) and this 8-course meal (including … Continue reading Gastro Garage’s flaming culinary experience brings joy during uncertain times

A Lavish Brunch at the Grove

The Grove, TripAdvisor’s number-one ranked shopping destination in Los Angeles, played host last week to the inaugural “Lavish Brunch,” a gorgeously set 150-foot dining table atop the trolley tracks.  Chef Dominique Ansel of acclaimed restaurant 189 showcased a menu of brunch fare for the 150 guests who braved the heat and dined in the shade of umbrellas and refreshed with Lillet-based cocktails. His offerings included … Continue reading A Lavish Brunch at the Grove

My TellTale, sensual lingerie created for comfort

The incredibly fun and sexy hip lingerie brand TELLTALE launched in Los Angeles on June 5 at the Eric Buterbaugh Gallery. The night was hosted by singer and actress Jana Kramer. Guests admired and partied around the seven innovative and inspired collections, all hanging in glass frames and put out for guests to touch. Created with the promise that comfortable is the new cool, Telltale … Continue reading My TellTale, sensual lingerie created for comfort

Beauty & Balance Meets Habits & Hustle: An Afternoon with Dennis Rodman

On Sunday, March 10th, Westfield Century City‘s health, wellness, and beauty series, “Beauty & Balance,” featured fitness and productivity influencer Jennifer Cohen treating an audience to the live launch of her brand new podcast “Habits & Hustle” with inaugural special guest and former NBA star – Dennis Rodman.  Loud and proud, sporting bright, yellow, neon nail polish and a tee-shirt designed with his iconic face across the front, … Continue reading Beauty & Balance Meets Habits & Hustle: An Afternoon with Dennis Rodman

Chinese Actor Dreams Of Hollywood

Anson Chen has what it takes to make it as an actor in Hollywood:  good looks, a winning smile and deft, creative skills. Fluent in both Mandarin and English, the Chinese model turned actor is the full package – writing scripts to produce, direct and star in. Now more than ever, Chen feels is the time to make his impressive debut into Hollywood movies and … Continue reading Chinese Actor Dreams Of Hollywood

Veggie Grill Launches Insanely Amazing All Day Breakfast Burrito

“Omg! This is sooooooo amazing, juicy, soft yet textural, has balanced nuanced flavors, and tastes so incredible!” These are perhaps not the operative words you might expect to use to describe a plant based meal from a fast casual restaurant. But, Veggie Grill has evoked such descriptions from “foodies” like my partner in crime whose been vegetarian in the past, presently eats animal proteins, and … Continue reading Veggie Grill Launches Insanely Amazing All Day Breakfast Burrito

It is Time to Wanderlust 108 in Seattle

That’s right! Wanderlust 108 is back on Saturday, May 19th to bring us closer to the summer vibe under that sweet Seattle sunshine, this time in MarymoorPark in Redmond. It’s the world’s only mindfulness triathlon and you if you love to be outside, move, run, meditate, get your yoga on, listen to some incredible people speak about their truths and learning, try some new modalities … Continue reading It is Time to Wanderlust 108 in Seattle