Eats I Have Been Dying to Mention

It's been a crazy couple of weeks with the Holiday season flying by, ringing in the New Year and getting back into the swing of things!  I have done a ridiculous amount of eating that I have been dying to share with you all!  Check out my latest hot spots! Larry's - Venice, CA 24 Windward... Continue Reading →

The Misfit

I have to preface this short but sweet review with the fact that I fall hard for places with small plates, no matter the type of cuisine.  It's the ability to taste several different things across the menu that makes the dining experience shoot to the top of my favorites list. You may recognize the... Continue Reading →

Beach, Beer & BBQ in Los Angeles

Any time an event pops up on my radar that claims "All-Inclusive" I am all over it.  This one even got Chris' attention, all you can eat bbq and all you can drink beer at the beach -- a 10 minute walk from our house!  Sold! Slow-smoked, succulent pulled pork, fiery hot but sweet bbq... Continue Reading →

A Dinner in the Dark

Tonight I dined in the dark.  I am not trying to be metaphorical or creative in my writing, but rather I actually ate a 3-course meal accompanied by a glass of Cabernet in the pitch darkness.  Imagine an hour and half meal without any visual stimuli.  No basis on how the food is presented or... Continue Reading →

New Outdoor Movie Scene

Outdoor movies.  Why do they make me so giddy?  Perhaps it's the part where your defying the everyday movie experience you have grown accustomed to?  Or the fact that you are enjoying nature and technology at the same time?  But what about an outdoor movie in a mall?  Does that still get your blood pumping?... Continue Reading →

In The Kitchen: Chicken Tikka Masala

Spice Station, a local Los Angeles spice shop is bringing the hipster vibe to the spice scene.  With locations on Main Street in Santa Monica and Sunset Blvd in Silver Lake, this new cooking enthusiasts dream is drawing in the crowds. An expertly blended medley of tikka masala from Spice Station made it nearly impossible... Continue Reading →

Santa Monica Active Living

Whether you have to or choose to live in Los Angeles, there are a few cities that stand out as fabulous places to reside.  However no community is as closely committed to community and "Active Living" than Santa Monica.  Having lived here for over a year now has enabled me to experience and enjoy some... Continue Reading →

Discoveries in a New City: Hiking the Santa Monica Mountains

When moving to Los Angeles just a year ago, I had several doubts and concerns, all forced to be buried with the acceptance of a prime time job offer.  I had done the LA thing in a previous life and can't say that I fell hard for the city of glitz, glamour and traffic.  Yet... Continue Reading →

A Forced Hobby

Running to me is a forced hobby.  I am one of those people who cannot even fathom the thought of being born a runner.  I hate the before and sometimes the during but its the after that gets me wanting more.  On September 9th, 2010 I crossed the finish line of my first 5k alongside... Continue Reading →

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