A fun twist on the classic movie night I love a low-key night in with friends and a good movie. We eat our weight in take-out and ice cream, and almost always pick favorites we’ve seen a dozen times (so we can catch up without worrying about missing the movie). For a fun twist, why not pick up … Continue reading 18 Movies & Their Food/Drink Pairings
“Two paths diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” – Robert Frost Most are familiar with the wine trails of Napa and Sonoma, but rarely venture further north to the quaint Anderson Valley. Not to be confused with Sonoma’s Alexander Valley, the … Continue reading Anderson Valley: The Path Less Traveled
A day of niche fragrances and wine on Beverly Blvd. I have major commitment issues. Let me clarify: I have major commitment issues with perfume. People speak of their “signature scent,” but I’ve never felt I had just one. Instead, I’ve had fragrances that remind me of certain moments or chapters in my life. Tocca’s ‘Stella’ awakens the memory of … Continue reading Finding “The One”
In the almost five years that I’ve lived in L.A., I’ve eaten at some pretty amazing places – many of which also have great ambience and stellar wine lists. They’re not all in the heart of L.A., but spread out across the greater Los Angeles area. Check out some of my current favorites (not ranked in … Continue reading My L.A. Food Guide
On the second Sunday of every month, the Pasadena Rose Bowl transforms into one of the largest, most eclectic flea markets around. I don’t ever really go in search of a particular piece, but sometimes I walk away with a few unexpected treasures. If anything, I love getting decor inspiration for my apartment! Here are some … Continue reading Flea Market Finds
It shouldn’t be too surprising when I say that the seasons are pretty non-existent in Los Angeles. Sure, the wind picks up and we get a few rainy days as Fall approaches, but it tends to stay a pretty mild temperature year-round. Because the seasonal changes are less apparent here than in my Northern California … Continue reading How I’m Faking Fall in L.A.
My neighborhood is one of the most underrated, hidden charms of L.A. If you’re familiar with L.A. culture, you probably know at least one or two anti-Valley snobs who swear they’d never go north of Mulholland. If you live in L.A., perhaps you’re even one of those people! I’m here to make the case for the … Continue reading The Underrated NoHo Bar Crawl
Growing up in a small town in rural Northern California, I felt so blessed to be surrounded by some of the best produce. The farmer’s market in our town square boasted the best blueberries from my vendor friend and our ranch’s orchard was teeming with Asian pears, figs, pomegranates, apples, and table grapes by summer’s end. … Continue reading My Sunday Happy Place