Dining Out

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    Timothy Hollingsworth |Otium

    Last Friday marked our first dining experience at Timothy Hollingsworth’s new restaurant, Otium. I say “first” as I anticipate another visit in the very near future. Upon arrival, we found the rest of our party hanging out by the fire pit in the outdoor lounge area in front of the restaurant. We went inside and were seated promptly […] Read more…

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    Dine LA at Melisse

    Discover Los Angeles’ Dine LA Restaurant Week is here again with some top-notch selections. I was excited to see that Melisse was listed as one of the participating restaurants this year offering a five course dinner for $95. Needless to say, we grabbed our coats and were out the door! Here’s a quick snapshot of our […] Read more…

Local Events

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    LA Magazine’s Best New Restaurants 2016

    Los Angeles Magazine‘s event at 440 Seaton in downtown LA’s art’s district was a great change of pace from your typical wine and dine Wednesday excursion. Upon entering the space, you could immediately feel the energy of the excited and hungry guests lined up at each of the booths. The purveyors were were arranged around the […] Read more…

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    LA Magazine’s 2015 Food Event

    This year was our inaugural trip out to Los Angeles Magazine‘s annual Food Event. Although it was a first for us, LA Mag’s been holding this event for 10 years. The event was held at Saddlerock Ranch in Malibu, home of the Malibu Family Wines. It had been on my list of places to visit, so […] Read more…

In The Kitchen

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    Halloween Tricks & Treats

    Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. Ghouls, goblins, and of course Shelley Duvall in The Shining (what could be scarier?).  It also marks the start of all the food and treat filled holidays in the fall. Times have changed and Halloween treats have expanded from just candy. I was browsing Pinterest for some cute […] Read more…

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    Fig & Olive’s Pumpkin Sage Ravioli

    For my regular followers you’ll know that one of my favorite restaurants is Fig & Olive. So I like to share some of their recipes from time to time when made available to me. Check out this great seasonal recipe incorporating pumpkins and pumpkin seeds. Read more…

Product Reviews

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    Godiva’s Lunar New Year 2016 Release

    Welcome 2016! Godiva unveils their Lunar New Year Collection of assorted chocolates featuring the year of the monkey. This year’s sign is extra special to me as both my husband and sister were born in the year of the monkey. This year’s set is encased in a beautifully designed red and gold box donning a […] Read more…

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    Munchery x Roy Choi

    I recently learned about the new partnership between Munchery + Chef Roy Choi and immediately had to know more. A taste of Choi’s growing food empire in the Los Angeles area can now be delivered directly to your doorstep. Fancy that! Munchery first started in San Francisco in 2010 and has quickly expanded to multiple major cities […] Read more…