Greater Palm Springs Drinks and Dining – What is open and where you can dream to go soon

By the time we all get out of Covid-19 lockdown and can move free of fear, it may feel like the Roaring 20s all over again. You might want to hug a stranger, dance in the streets, or scream for freedom. Get to know Greater Palm Springs by sipping your way around the destination’s 9 distinct cities. Many establishments offer outdoor seatings, patios, gardens, rooftops, … Continue reading Greater Palm Springs Drinks and Dining – What is open and where you can dream to go soon

Quarantine cocktails made with the Shots Box

The Shots Box, the monthly subscription box for craft spirit lovers, recently launched their Customizable Sample Box and Cocktail of the Month Box just in time for the pandemic lockdown. With most of the US population now drinking at home and saving money while doing so, spice up your weeknight, date night, or any night with these fun spirits boxes that come right to your … Continue reading Quarantine cocktails made with the Shots Box

Pacifique, your neighborly West Hollywood bistro – dishes, spirits, and mimosas to-go

The full moon in West Hollywood is not just outside but has been captured inside Pacifique, West Hollywood’s new romantic dimly lit restaurant den. A hint perhaps of their Asian-inspired cuisine but with a California French flair menu too. No need to cozy up now in a booth or meet new friends at their quaint bar, this luxe bistro remains open for delivery during this … Continue reading Pacifique, your neighborly West Hollywood bistro – dishes, spirits, and mimosas to-go

Elevate Your Italian at BG Lounge above Nerano in Beverly Hills

UPDATED: You can find Nerano and BG Lounge on Postmates and Grubhub! Now offering 15% off on take-out and delivery orders. For every $100 spent on take-out order,s you’ll earn points towards a gift card to spend on a future order. Cocktails to-go too! With room for only about 30 seats, BG Lounge above Nerano is found upstairs through a retro red illuminated alley walkway … Continue reading Elevate Your Italian at BG Lounge above Nerano in Beverly Hills

Mastro’s Ocean Club – add Chocolate Butter Cake to your Surf and Turf

UPDATED: All Mastro’s in LA are offering 10% off orders when you place it to-go. If a walk into Mastro’s Ocean Club in Malibu doesn’t make you happy to be alive than maybe nothing will. The crashing waves right outside your window-side table almost feels like you are dining on a boat. Once a former Charthouse, Mastro’s Malibu is just one of the many alluring … Continue reading Mastro’s Ocean Club – add Chocolate Butter Cake to your Surf and Turf

A Teeling Tasting at The Tasting Kitchen

It was the Irish who put the “e” in whiskey. And you can really taste the difference. Irish whiskey is distinct from other whiskies around the world, offering a flavorful profile all its own. But while the rest of the industry has relocated to nearby Cork, Teeling is proudly distilling in Ireland’s traditional home of whiskey-making. Earlier this year, the company opened the first new … Continue reading A Teeling Tasting at The Tasting Kitchen

A rotating chef series begins at DTLA’s new Abernethy’s

As I walk from my car to the new downtown Los Angeles restaurant Abernethy’s at the newly renovated Music Center Plaza, I watch teens laughing in the dancing fountains while the sunset glow bounces off the new Mullin Wine Bar and Go Get Em Tiger coffee shop. This downtown LA plaza feels so modern, clean, and slick – symbolic of a gritty downtown now on the … Continue reading A rotating chef series begins at DTLA’s new Abernethy’s

Get to know Neighbor over brunch

“Won’t you be my Neighbor?” While you may still see hipsters sporting cardigans, Mister Rogers’ old Neighborhood is not a far from how you might feel at this neighborly Venice garden bistro and cocktail bar. Since weekend brunches are meant to linger, this charming old house on Abbot Kinney – known as Neighbor – is the best way to waste away a Sunday. Outside by … Continue reading Get to know Neighbor over brunch

Now you can imbibe at Chez Jay in The Backyard

Chez Jay! Hey! Your favorite beachside watering hole with a lurid history now has a relaxing space to imbibe outside called The Backyard. This cozy outdoor bar space in Santa Monica with couches, a fire pit, and Adirondack chairs is serving up some of the best bar bites, perfect for happy hour or a post-beach/post-surf giddy-up! A bright blue fence backs up the space to … Continue reading Now you can imbibe at Chez Jay in The Backyard

Four Mexican Getaways

This article was first published on MoneyInc, May 2019. Mexico is an underrated destination. A cultural haven, Mexico is THE place to visit for food, music, art, adventure, ocean excursions, biodiversity, animal migrations, and UNESCO World Heritage sites. It’s a beautiful country that is easy to get to, with many direct flights and over 50 international airports throughout the country. Besides being affordable and outright … Continue reading Four Mexican Getaways