Canoga Park’s Parisian Delight

Craving a delicious café latte one late Saturday morning, a friend introduced me to a jewel in the middle of Canoga Park. Pastries by Edie has been located on Sherman Way near Owensmouth for 14 years, but I have never noticed it. Tucked away in a dark recess, it is located directly across from another favorite of… [Continue Reading]

Pastries by Edie Canoga Park, Los Angeles

Beer Flights and Furious Seven

A movie ticket to see “Furious 7″ cost $13.69 . For nearly fourteen bucks what you get is 2 hours of a constant barrage of clashing metal, expensive cars flying through buildings, hulking actors on steroids, the obvious passing of time evidenced by the actors who have lasted throughout all seven “Fast and Furious” movies, and a touching… [Continue Reading]

Beer flight at The Rack, Woodland Hills, CA

Santa Cruz Perfect Ending to 2014

There are just a few days left in the year 2014, and moments from the past year dance through my mind. Travels I’ve undertaken, time spent with family, both good and heartbreaking, laughs with friends, new people experienced and new friends made. It was mostly a good year — actually, a great one. The best way to end this year is… [Continue Reading]

Sunset at Stagnaro Bros. Santa Cruz, CA

How to Navigate a Food Festival

If you’ve ever been to a food festival, where the beverages are flowing and the food is seems unlimited, you’ve most likely rushed to the first food-laden tables and wine offerings, downing everything in sight. For goodness sake you wouldn’t want to miss out on any of it, and be left hungry and thirsty!   Well, if… [Continue Reading]

LA Mag Food Event

Celebrating Robert Mondavi with Delicious Wine & Food

Robert Mondavi, the pioneer of California winemaking, would have been 100 years old this year. He may no longer be with us, but his legacy–the Robert Mondavi Winery–lives on with his family. His widow Margrit Mondavi, who is the vice president of cultural affairs at Robert Mondavi Winery, was on hand at a special dinner prepared… [Continue Reading]

Rivera Restaurant Rober Mondavi dinner

Destinations

Sunset at Stagnaro Bros. Santa Cruz, CA

Santa Cruz Perfect Ending to 2014

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Luxury Spa Retreats

Spa Villagio in Yountville, California

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Food & Drink

Pastries by Edie Canoga Park, Los Angeles

Canoga Park’s Parisian Delight

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Hotel and Resort Reviews

The liviing room offered a unqiue sanctuary for relaxing.

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