Escape LA: Lompoc, a Santa Barbara city

Founded in the 1880s as a temperance colony, Lompoc was originally conceived as a booze-free utopia. (Note: this is not to be confused with a free-booze utopia, which, I’m sorry to say, is not a real thing). William Hollister, a wealthy rancher who was once considered the state’s largest producer of wool was interested in cheap labor and clean sobriety. Today, wages are still low … Continue reading Escape LA: Lompoc, a Santa Barbara city

Chefs Stefano DeLorenzo and Morihiro Onodera Share their Love of Food with Chef Squared at La Botte

If you are looking for the ultimate foodie experience, head to La Botte in Santa Monica. Chef2 (Chef Squared) was the ultimate tasting extravaganza as I sampled foods medleys I have never tried with my writer friend from LA Confidential magazine. Legendary Michelin starred chefs Stefano De Lorenzo and Morihiro Onodera artfully fused Italian and Japanese cuisine to delight our senses. Watch the “Chef2” Dual … Continue reading Chefs Stefano DeLorenzo and Morihiro Onodera Share their Love of Food with Chef Squared at La Botte