Chef Fernando’s art-centric menu at Ray’s pairs well with LACMA

Executive Chef Fernando Darin dazzled us all night long with an endless slew of exceptional dishes at Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s 5 year old Ray’s and Stark Bar named in honor of film producer Ray Stark (“West Side Story,” “Lolita,” “Funny Girl,” “Annie,” and “Steel Magnolias.”) It was hard to pick our favorite bites from his new art-centric menu, but the Italian in me loved the … Continue reading Chef Fernando’s art-centric menu at Ray’s pairs well with LACMA

LA Escape: Find Pleasure in Sin City

Find Pleasure in Las Vegas Sin City is way more than just gambling and lap dances, but the world’s playground has some of the best entertainment, pampering, and restaurants in America. After living in Las Vegas recently for 20 days, I’ve combed the land to help you rev up your experience in this nonstop action packed desert city. Caution: Everything on the Vegas strip is … Continue reading LA Escape: Find Pleasure in Sin City

Crossroads Brunch, So Good It’ll Make You Think You’re Cheating 

Upon entering Crossroads Kitchen, I could see Melrose Avenue abuzz outside the large windows with Hollywood hipsters. And as I read over the menu, my head became increasingly confused with the plentiful options. I thought I might be in the wrong place. It didn’t look like a vegan spot. There were no dreads on site, no juicing aromas wafting through the air. Instead there was … Continue reading Crossroads Brunch, So Good It’ll Make You Think You’re Cheating 

Viviane, Beverly Hills newest secret inside the Avalon Hotel

It’s been a long time in LA that we have seen an old school hotel like the Avalon in Beverly Hills get a serious upgrade, so ‘haute-vintage’ gorgeous thanks to LA’s well known designer Kelly Wearstler. The hotel lobby and on to the new restaurant Viviane has been transformed to reflect mid-century California with an authentic 1950s-60s collection of vintage furniture hand-selected from around the world. … Continue reading Viviane, Beverly Hills newest secret inside the Avalon Hotel

Fashion for Breakfast with Mr. Kate

Fashion for Breakfast combines two of my favorite things- style and brunch. Every few Thursdays Fashion for Breakfast is held at Cecconi’s West Hollywood with a special fashionista guest. After wanting to attend for over a year, I finally had a Thursday morning free, and with a hefty amount of women trying to get in, I was thrilled to finally make the cut. For $15 … Continue reading Fashion for Breakfast with Mr. Kate

Caviar Dreams at Petrossian

After enjoying an incredible food and wine pairing at Petrossian West Hollywood just a stone’s throw from my pad, it was time to explore the much anticipated Caviar 301 Menu. This actual caviar tasting menu leads guests through a tasting of some of Petrossian’s most expensive caviar along with an caviar infused seven course meal (with two expensive cocktails of your choice included). We are … Continue reading Caviar Dreams at Petrossian

Petrossian Pairs Up with Domaine Anderson for a Night of Seduction

The classy demure Robertson Blvd. spot Petrossian in West Hollywood paired up last week with its perfect match, a new wine from the Anderson Valley called Domaine Anderson, found just 2 and 1/2 hours north of San Francisco. Both the premier caviar house and the winery originate from French families with a distinct heritage. This beautiful semblance was a bold education for me about the Hermes of … Continue reading Petrossian Pairs Up with Domaine Anderson for a Night of Seduction

Petit Trois, the Best Brunch in LA

We hurried to a dumpy parking lot off Highland and Melrose around 11:30 to make sure we staked out a spot for the noon Saturday opening of Petit Trois since they don’t take reservations. Many other LA foodies obviously had the same idea. Right next to Chef Ludo’s many course ‘ticketed’ meal restaurant Trois Mec, the nondescript ghetto looking signage left over from the former … Continue reading Petit Trois, the Best Brunch in LA