New restaurants in LA to put on your radar

New restaurants seem to be sprouting in LA at a shocking pace. We are all so ready to dine out and feel some semblance of culture because that is why most of us live in LA, right? This list includes new openings, new menu offerings at some familiar places, and old spots we think you should consider that may be new to you. Plan your … Continue reading New restaurants in LA to put on your radar

Brooke Burke teaches us how to make Risata Wine cocktails in Malibu

In celebration of National Relaxation Day, TV personality and fitness guru Brooke Burke hosted a Summer Escape Cocktail Pairing Class and Dinner at Malibu Cafe at Calamigos Ranch with Risata Wines on Thursday, August 5. Arriving with her boyfriend in tow, it was hard for us not to think of the hours upon hours of Wild On! on ETV that we watched in our twenties … Continue reading Brooke Burke teaches us how to make Risata Wine cocktails in Malibu

Keep summer strong with these sunny products

Summa summa time! Keep the summer vibes going all yearlong with some of these alluring new products perfect for your summer escapades.  Seaside Collection from IsabelleGrace Show off your beachy personality and style with jewelry that reflects summer like the handcrafted Boho Wood Bracelet set or the Gold Cowrie Shell Bracelet. Add color to your bracelet stack with a gold Color Pop Puka Shell Bracelet.  … Continue reading Keep summer strong with these sunny products

Returning to Travel: San Luis Obispo

What a long, strange trip these last 15 months have been. At last, California is reopening and now it’s time for much more normal, pleasant trips. The stay-at-home orders have been replaced by leave-your-home orders… OK, not so much orders as recommendations. And perhaps the ideal place to begin your post-Covid adventures is beautiful San Luis Obispo. The Central Coast was hit hard by the … Continue reading Returning to Travel: San Luis Obispo

A Sustainable Lifestyle Is an Attainable Lifestyle

It wasn’t so long ago that a sustainable lifestyle implied by extension a luxury lifestyle. Sure, we could all shop with our cloth tote bags, drink from reusable water bottles, and make an effort here and there to purchase the sustainable option. But not everyone was able to run out and buy a Prius, or more recently, a Tesla. And sustainably sourced foods have generally … Continue reading A Sustainable Lifestyle Is an Attainable Lifestyle

New Experiences along the California Central Coast

The pandemic has people itching for new experiences after being cooped up at home. The American road trip has fueled peoples’ spirits in 2020 as a safer alternative for adventure.  Get reacquainted with California’s grandeur by leaving the big cities for California’s Central Coast. Just halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, the peace and calm of wide-open spaces, uncrowded white sand beaches, outdoor adventure, … Continue reading New Experiences along the California Central Coast

Escape LA to the mountain town of Idyllwild

My curiosity about Idyllwild was piqued when I saw a travel writer friend hike to the top of Mount Jacinto in a weekend jaunt from LA several years ago. Always intrigued by her snow-filled woodsy photos, this small mountain town just a few hours from LA came back on my radar during the pandemic. We would have been in Europe this summer but instead, we … Continue reading Escape LA to the mountain town of Idyllwild

Italian Team Scores in Your Kitchen

Cooking Italian at home is such a unique and satisfying experience, it even has its own Spotify playlist. Few pleasures in life rival the heavenly aromas of a kitchen stove sauteeing traditional Italian ingredients like garlic, onion, and tomato. And if you’re like me, you consider artisanal sauces and pastas a form of currency, and a cupboard full of such items a virtual treasure chest. … Continue reading Italian Team Scores in Your Kitchen

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