Dine like grown ups at Belvedere in Beverly Hills

For an adult night out, dine like grown-ups in Beverly Hills at Belvedere inside the opulent five-star Peninsula Hotel. Soak up the sunshine on the terrace or sit inside at one of the elegant tables, with French country chairs, surrounded by impressive modern art. To dine here always seems special. Personable Executive Chef David Codney keeps dishes simple by using high-quality locally sourced ingredients, wild-caught … Continue reading Dine like grown ups at Belvedere in Beverly Hills

Luna Grill, healthy Mediterranean on-the-go

Get your quick fix of quality Mediterranean food on-the-go at Luna Grill in many LA locations. Choose from salad bowls with feta, signature kabob plates, gourmet salads, appetizers including hummus and falafel, wraps, desserts, craft beer and wine. Naturally flavored sodas from Blue Sky are a win-win with flavors like mandarin lime and orange mango.     Their new Better Beet Bowl features organic spring mix, … Continue reading Luna Grill, healthy Mediterranean on-the-go

The Harvest Bar: I Like Big Bowls and I Cannot Lie

For quick and easy healthy eating from 7 AM to 7 PM, find The Harvest Bar, a casual SuperFood Cafe in Playa del Rey and Sherman Oaks with more locations coming soon. Indulge in healthy Harvest Bowls like their Signature Bowls with açaí or dragonfruit carefully blended with healthy toppings like fruit, granola, coconut, bee pollen, and goji berries. The Paradise (Signature Bowl) felt like dessert, … Continue reading The Harvest Bar: I Like Big Bowls and I Cannot Lie

Casual Lunch Spots in Los Angeles

This article was first posted in Resident Magazine online, July 2017. Sometimes you want fast food, but delicious quick lunch options because you don’t have time to pack your own. Los Angeles does an excellent job satisfying hunger pains and keeping taste buds aroused with casual and convenient lunch spots, some coming more with a side of guilt than others. Try one of these restaurants … Continue reading Casual Lunch Spots in Los Angeles

Franco on Melrose, an Italian intimate affair

Just off La Brea and Melrose lies a restaurant called Franco on Melrose that may have not been on your radar, but head through their unassuming front kitchen (New York City reminiscent) to their delightful airy back patio restaurant with twinkly lights and charming intimate bar. The La Brea Melrose hustle soon melts away. On a Thursday evening the seats filled up and we couldn’t … Continue reading Franco on Melrose, an Italian intimate affair

Terrine’s French Cuisine Style Just Raised LA’s Lunch Game

The worst kept secret in the dining world is that LA’s restaurant scene just keeps getting better and better to the highest levels found anywhere in this country (although some would argue that it has always been this great but it has taken the rest of the country this long to catch up to the notion). It’s almost cliche to mention what national publications such as … Continue reading Terrine’s French Cuisine Style Just Raised LA’s Lunch Game

Summer Watermelon Salad Recipe

The Sweet Summer Watermelon Salad recipe from the Tone It Up Girls! Makes 4 servings  Ingredients  2 cups of watermelon, cubed 1/4 cup of thinly sliced red-onion 1 cucumber, sliced & halved 2 cups of arugula Bunch of fresh mint, julienned 1/4 cup of feta cheese or crumbled tofu 3/4 cup of high quality balsamic vinegar Directions: Start by heating the vinegar in a pan over … Continue reading Summer Watermelon Salad Recipe