The Mayfair Hotel: A Downtown LA Renaissance

This article was first published in MoneyInc, December 2018.  As you pass through the gritty urban landscape of the emerging Westlake neighborhood in downtown LA, you will arrive at the newly revamped historic hotel Mayfair Hotel. The eclectic sexy hotel embodies the Los Angeles spirit and fosters creative self-expression with a communal writer’s room, custom podcast room, and art gallery space. The hotel is decorated … Continue reading The Mayfair Hotel: A Downtown LA Renaissance

Rock n Reilly’s USC Innovates on the Irish Pub in All the Right Ways

Go to any major city in America, or really, in the entire world, and there is one thing you are almost certainly guaranteed to find- an Irish pub. If you walk into one, whatever diverse surroundings and stresses you encountered outside melt away with the warm air, aged wooden bar tops, and memorabilia from the Emerald Isle. The experience you have is comfortably consistent and … Continue reading Rock n Reilly’s USC Innovates on the Irish Pub in All the Right Ways

Good Times and Food, Elevated, at Free Play

Because the celebrities L.A. is most known for are the ones we see in movies and on TV, it’s easy to forget that, in addition to being the city of stars, we are also a city of sports. With at least one team for every major sporting league and a growing list of all-star athletes, there is a lot to cheer for at any given day … Continue reading Good Times and Food, Elevated, at Free Play

Watch your meal sizzle at Inko Nito

The heart of the arts district in downtown LA is really coming into its own, reminding me of the burgeoning beginnings of the Wynwood area of Miami. Inko Nito is a new restaurant you don’t want to miss. Sit at the bar for an interactive dining experience where you can watch the chefs prepare your meal in this beautiful open space filled with grills as the … Continue reading Watch your meal sizzle at Inko Nito

Memorable Restaurants to Impress Your Date in LA

Los Angeles is not short on places to wow your date and experience a memorable meal. Try one of our favorite spots to impress your loved one. We broke this down to what you need to know – what to sip, order, share, savor, and what not to miss. Inko Nito in Downtown LA Arts District For a sensational interactive dinner, sit at the bar and … Continue reading Memorable Restaurants to Impress Your Date in LA

Bender SkyFlow Festival: A Day Full of Yoga, Meditation, Music, Fashion, and Inspiration!

To all of my fellow yogis, or those looking to give this physical and mental practice a try, I highly recommend attending a Bender event. Bender Yoga is a one-of-a-kind studio located in Downtown Los Angeles that “blends yoga and wellness with music, art, and culture; therefore, repositioning fitness as recreation.” They also hold their yoga sessions on the rooftop of the ROW so you … Continue reading Bender SkyFlow Festival: A Day Full of Yoga, Meditation, Music, Fashion, and Inspiration!

Enjoy A Flick Below (And Above) The Stars with the Rooftop Cinema Club

We hopped out of our Lyft in the heart of Hollywood, and walked into an empty theater. An attendant directed us up five flights of stairs attached to the side of the building. At the top- a moment of hesitation, and then we were drawn in by the soft thump of bass through the metal chain fence, where we found the most unlikely of movie … Continue reading Enjoy A Flick Below (And Above) The Stars with the Rooftop Cinema Club

Lucha VaVoom brings nonstop laughs

We did not know what to expect when we arrived at the historic Mayan Theater in downtown LA the day after Valentine’s Day for Lucha Vavoom. The mystery behind it all had us intrigued, especially since the sold-out show was created in Los Angeles. Lucha Vavooooooom did not disappoint. We laughed so hard, we almost cried. The lewdness, the bravado, the wild insanity of it … Continue reading Lucha VaVoom brings nonstop laughs

Lucha VaVOOM returns for Valentine’s Day

What better way to kick off a hilariously fun Valentine’s Day than with some hot Lucha action, like masked Mexican wrestling, burlesque, and comedy. Los Angeles’ longest running, most celebrated action-packed variety show is back in downtown LA! Read the LaLaScoop on our last time at Lucha VaVOOOOOOOM! “Ooh La La Lucha!!!”, stars special guest commentator Ron Funches (Curb Your Enthusiasm, Black*ish, New Girl, and … Continue reading Lucha VaVOOM returns for Valentine’s Day

Delightful Waffles at Dolly Llama

Are you looking for a unique dessert in Los Angeles? Head to Downtown to try Dolly Llama’s unique waffles. Dolly Llama is best known for their take on the bubble waffle. While the traditional Hong Kong style bubble waffle features light, air-filled bubbles, Dolly Llama puts a Belgian spin on theirs. Their pastry chef spent a year in Paris perfecting the Dolly Llama waffle batter. … Continue reading Delightful Waffles at Dolly Llama