Six reasons to stay at The Waterfront Beach Resort in Surf City USA

Some days just altering your environment will help lift your spirits. In California, that’s an easy task with so many driveable memorable getaways. A new spot we didn’t think to venture to is Huntington Beach until we spent time at The Waterfront Beach Resort. Situated in view of one of the longest public piers on the west coast (1,850 feet) and a 10 mile stretch … Continue reading Six reasons to stay at The Waterfront Beach Resort in Surf City USA

Seedlip, what to drink when you are not drinking

The nonalcoholic spirit Seedlip made from botanicals was created by British Ben Branson who experimented with his garden and distillation and was inspired by The Art of Distillation, a book written in 1651 detailing apothecaries’ distilled non-alcoholic herbal remedies. After 3 years in the UK, Seedlip hit the US by storm a year ago popping up in some of the best hotels, restaurants, and bars in … Continue reading Seedlip, what to drink when you are not drinking

The Holiday Season is Here Again

It’s time again for that most American of holidays. I’m speaking, of course, of Repeal Day. Yes, it’s that glorious day in which booze swillers rejoice by raising a glass of hooch and toasting to the freedom to get toasted. December 5 marked the 85th anniversary of the repeal of the 21st Amendment to the Constitution and to celebrate the occasion (and those other holidays, … Continue reading The Holiday Season is Here Again

Easy’s playful diner fare

Easy’s, the new brightly lit diner that sits on the second floor of the Beverly Center, is the only food on this level. Booths and bar seating are ready for your sugar and fat cravings from 10 am to 10 pm daily. This neo-vintage Americana corner in the newly updated mall is just one of the many new concepts from celebrity restauranteur extraordinaire Jeremy Fall, who … Continue reading Easy’s playful diner fare

Movies and Mixology

Revenge, like a refreshing craft cocktail, is best served cold. On Wednesday evening, both were elevated to high art at Arclight Cinemas’ Lights, Camera, Cocktails series as the Santa Monica location of the theater chain teamed up with Bar Accomplice to host a screening of Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill Vol. 1. The series, which pairs top local bartenders and classic movies, debuted to great fanfare … Continue reading Movies and Mixology

Lights, Camera, and Cocktails with Cointreau!

Los Angeles is known as the “City of Stars”, for obvious and completely accurate reasons. But after Cointreau took over Hollywood for a few nights in October, it seems that we might also need to call it the “City of Spirits. Hidden away amidst the glitz and glamour of Tinseltown, Quixote Studios took a few evenings off from filming to play host to the Cointreau … Continue reading Lights, Camera, and Cocktails with Cointreau!

Welcome to Dog-Friendly Surf City

Recipe for fun: Get your best friend, take the top down, and inch your way down the 405 to Surf City, USA, aka, Huntington Beach. Full disclosure, I did some growing up in the not-really-that-immediate vicinity and when someone said the word, “beach,” it was just assumed they meant Huntington. A lot’s changed since then (there’s now an internet, we all have cell phones, Communism … Continue reading Welcome to Dog-Friendly Surf City

Jeremy’s Hotel’s Joao Lobby Bar is more than outstanding cocktails

The Jeremy Hotel on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood offers an open elegant space with mod mid-century couches, luxurious textures, mood lighting, and pretty much gorgeous Instagram-worthy shots everywhere. Etcho Cafe is open from breakfast to evening in the lobby level. Pick up a Calif-fresh breakfast sandwich, premium coffee, cold-pressed juice, or grab a sandwich to go for that Runyon Canyon hike. But what we didn’t … Continue reading Jeremy’s Hotel’s Joao Lobby Bar is more than outstanding cocktails

Gin Sippin’ and Oyster Shootin’ Away the L.A. Summer Heat

When it’s this hot in L.A., I seem to spend my hour constantly searching out the next air-conditioned spot and accompanying cool refreshment. And to be honest, when it comes to the latter, the usual suspects just aren’t cutting it these days. An ice cold beer turns into malt soup halfway through. A steaming plate of nachos seems to lose its crunch before it’s even … Continue reading Gin Sippin’ and Oyster Shootin’ Away the L.A. Summer Heat

Barbette, West Hollywood’s new Frenchie Bistro Bar

Remember Jones, the hottest spot in LA for many years that was frequented daily by real celebs some ten years ago? Now the visionary owners and partners Sean MacPherson and Jared Meisler of Jones plus hotspots The Pikey, Roger Room and Bar Lubitsch bring you West Hollywood’s newest addition, Barbette. The French-inspired bar and bistro with booths is stylish and classy, perfect for that after work drink meet-up … Continue reading Barbette, West Hollywood’s new Frenchie Bistro Bar