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

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

Best Restaurants in LA 2022 – See LaLaScoop’s article on Lonely Planet

Read the full article HERE. Los Angeles is a city is exploding with new eateries. Brave chefs and hospitality workers have been knocked down over and over the last few years. Many had to reinvent their menus to survive.  But this is a resilient city where culinary creatives from all over the world continue to flock and test out inventive ideas – often bringing diverse cuisines … Continue reading Best Restaurants in LA 2022 – See LaLaScoop’s article on Lonely Planet

Newport Beach Wine & Spirits Festival returns this Memorial Day Weekend at Balboa Bay Resort

It is an exciting time when events return! After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, Newport Beach Wine & Spirits Festival is back on Memorial Day Weekend at the opulent Balboa Bay Resort making a splash with three days of Epicurious adventures at Newport’s most luxurious waterfront retreat, surrounded by jaw-dropping yachts, elegant architecture, and splashy sunsets. On Saturday, May 28, and Sunday, May 29, experience … Continue reading Newport Beach Wine & Spirits Festival returns this Memorial Day Weekend at Balboa Bay Resort

7 Best Bars for Nonalcoholic Cocktails in LA

Barhopping is a favorite pastime for many people in Los Angeles. With more than 1,640 taverns to choose from, there’s no shortage of great places to stop and grab a drink. Here in Southern California, partying is a way of life for many. However, sober lifestyles in LA are also incredibly vibrant, especially as the market for alcohol-free beverages continues to increase. Now, you can … Continue reading 7 Best Bars for Nonalcoholic Cocktails in LA

Celebrate PRIDE Month with festive cocktails

To celebrate Pride Month, renowned mixologist Mel Meza and Essentia Water have partnered on some delicious and festive Pride Cocktails. Whether you plan to join a pride parade or picnic or party, the Rainbow Rumba and Harvey Milkshake will help you celebrate and hydrate in style.  Mel, Beverage Director at LA hotspot Olivetta and a first-generation Mexican lesbian woman, exclaimed, “Pride Month is here! I teamed up with Essentia … Continue reading Celebrate PRIDE Month with festive cocktails

10 Drinks to Get Excited about this Summer 2021

Summer is the time to sample some new thirst-quenchers – for hydration, spicy zest, or a tasty buzz. Try some of our new delicious discoveries at home or serve them at your next party. 10 Drinks to Get Excited about this Summer 2021 Tepache This fermented beverage of Mexico is DEEElicious – rich in vitamin C and D! Fermented from pineapple rinds and often served … Continue reading 10 Drinks to Get Excited about this Summer 2021

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

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!