Lanea: Tacos & Cocktails by the Beach

In honor of National Paloma Day (May 22, I’m sure it was on your calendar), I celebrated with a picnic at a favorite local park. And what’s better with an ice cold Paloma than street tacos? Santa Monica’s Lanea Cocktail Bar & Taqueria is the perfect place to enjoy both.  Lanea is just two blocks from the beach, so plan accordingly. It also has a … Continue reading Lanea: Tacos & Cocktails by the Beach

Dine & Drive at 917 (K)afe at Porsche Experience Center

Between the quarantining, business closures, and diminished travel opportunities, the pandemic has been the lifestyle equivalent of the morning commute on the 405. But with the new relaxed CDC guidelines and perhaps an end in sight, it feels like the road is as open as it was when we were first told to stay home. And now it’s time to give it some gas and … Continue reading Dine & Drive at 917 (K)afe at Porsche Experience Center

Make this summer a return to a “new” normal with Pamos and Trejos Tacos!

From summers past, most of us are familiar with the perfect pairing of a tropical cocktail and fresh carne asada tacos in the sun. As the season turns, the days grow longer, and life seems to be regaining a bit of sanity, why not create a “new” normal with Pamos cannabis-infused spirit Pamos? Pamos is a California-born, non-alcoholic cannabis spirit made with THC, CBD, and … Continue reading Make this summer a return to a “new” normal with Pamos and Trejos Tacos!

20 Design Tips I learned at Palm Springs Modernism Week

Indoor-outdoor living is synonymous with Palm Springs. The design and architecture meshed with the desert landscape are the best in the country. Just hop on your bike in neighborhoods near Villa Royale, Del Marcos, Miramonte Resort and Spa, or Hotel Triada and swoon at the mid-century homes with a pop of color at each door or imagine what lies behind the hedges and swaying palm … Continue reading 20 Design Tips I learned at Palm Springs Modernism Week

EcoLuxe Lounge drive-thru boosts spirits during uncertain times

Debbie Durkin does it again, but this time her 15th Annual EcoLuxe Awards Season Luxury Gifting Lounge on April 23 at the Beverly Hilton was a different kind of experience – drive-thru style – where guests stopped along the way to learn about new products and services.  To celebrate the 2021 Awards Season nominees in film, guests took home boxes from the Beverly Hilton chef team … Continue reading EcoLuxe Lounge drive-thru boosts spirits during uncertain times

A Mammoth Road Trip – California’s Outdoor Adventure

The first time I drove to Mammoth from LA was at night with a group of friends to celebrate New Year’s sometime around 2008. I had just flown from Connecticut and remember the dark drive as creepy and eerie. Fast forward 12 years later and I’m finally returning to the ski the mammoth mountains of California, which has been put off for far too long … Continue reading A Mammoth Road Trip – California’s Outdoor Adventure

Revtown – Find your perfect jean fit with a few clicks

A little over a year since the pandemic shut down in California and I have finally transitioned from my pandemic pants (sweats) to jeans thanks to Revtown USA. A digital tailor helps you create the perfect fit online. Pick your color (Everyday Indigo for me), your fit (Skinny Jeans for me), your body shape, then answer a few questions about your height, weight, and jean … Continue reading Revtown – Find your perfect jean fit with a few clicks

Interview with Emanuele Ponzo of Crateful Catering

Crateful Catering and meal delivery service, founded by Emanuele Ponzo, comes with quite the backstory. Emanuele pivoted from being a world-class athlete to building a multi-million dollar business. Crateful Catering known as Crateful offers indulgent menus for luxury and corporate clients created by celebrity chefs with an emphasis on healthy ingredients and nutritional value.   Crateful boasts luxury and celeb clients such as Paris Hilton, … Continue reading Interview with Emanuele Ponzo of Crateful Catering

Clink glasses at home this Awards Season with one of these red carpet cocktails

Send a virtual toast to the stars this Awards Season with one of these winners. While you may not be stomping from one awards party to the next in 2021, celebrate by dressing up at home in your finest red carpet style garb and clink glasses with one of these Absolute Vodka cocktails. Absolut Gold Ingredients: 1 Part Absolut Original .5 Parts Peach Liqueur  .5 … Continue reading Clink glasses at home this Awards Season with one of these red carpet cocktails