Sparkling Wines for the Holidays! What to drink from our friend Hana Lee of Wander and Wine.

By |November 22nd, 2017|EAT & DRINK|

We love our wine!  Especially a sparkling wine.  A festive glass of bubbles makes any occasion feel more celebratory and special, all the more reason to pop some bottles over the holidays.  If you are like us, although we love it, we find ourselves staring at the shelves of wine bottles wishing we could actually ...


Energize and Get Sleek(er). Recipes by Dave Asprey, Founder & RecipCreator of Bulletproof Coffee

By |May 19th, 2016|EAT & DRINK|

Feeling good and getting ready for a beach wedding in June are top of mind- and body- for us right now.  We have loved Bulletproof Coffee since we first tasted it a few months ago and were proud to offer it at our last retreat in Malibu!  It truly does give us a sort of ...


Entertain Like a Pro! Maire Byrne of Thyme Cafe and Local’s Effortless Canapes and Cocktails.

By |April 27th, 2016|EAT & DRINK|

We live in a busy world and are all short on time, YET when we entertain we want it to be delicious and look effortless. Thankfully Thyme Cafe's, Maire Byrne, has come to the rescue, so we can all look like Martha Stewart on the fly! Here are some favorites from the master. Yum! Gruyere ...


Maire Byrne of Thyme Cafe and Local on opening restaurants, being a mom and getting away!

By |April 19th, 2016|EAT & DRINK|

  We are inspired by women who turn their dreams into realty! Maire Bryne, owner of Thyme Cafe and Market and Local Kitchen and Wine Bar, is a chef and entrepreneur who grew her love for home-cooked meals into the two successful restaurants that are largely responsible for turning Santa Monica's Ocean Park strip into ...


Make these healthy and delish Pumpkin Sweet Potato Muffins!

By |December 17th, 2015|EAT & DRINK|

I love to bake and I love having Ever, my two and a half year old son, "help" me!  It's a fun activity and he is so proud of the outcome.  These Pumpkin Sweet Potato Muffins are our latest and greatest concoction!  They are tasty and also quite good for you made with Organic Maple ...


Ocean Park Has Become A “Destination” in Los Angeles!

By |December 9th, 2015|EAT & DRINK|

Top three images, Local. Minnie T's; Thyme Cafe baked goods; and Love Coffee. Los Angeles is transforming and transforming quickly! The Ocean Park area in Santa Monica is one of the latest areas to have gotten a face lift and infusion of cool. It is now bustling with new eateries and well-curated storefronts. Here are ...


Hinterland in Santa Monica and other cozy dinner spots

By |November 3rd, 2015|EAT & DRINK|

Looking for a cozy spot for dinner on a blustery rainy night (like tonight!)?  Go to Hinterland on the new hipped up part of Main St. Santa Monica.  A Scandanavian design dreamboat of restaurant with cozy booths, ambient lighting, attractive and on it staff, healthy yet tasty food and a prolific wine list.  Order the ...


The Best of Banff!!!

By |June 11th, 2015|EAT & DRINK, TRAVEL|

Since seeing pictures of the Faimont Banff Springs perched regally in the heart of the majestic Canadian Rockies, it has been at the top of my travel list.  The stars aligned in March, when an opportunity to escape for a couple of days to ski emerged and the Banff/Lake Louise area was the only place ...


Alimento, Zach Pollack’s Silver Lake Darling Lives Up To The Buzz…

By |April 8th, 2015|EAT & DRINK|

The buzz about Alimento, Zach Pollack's newish Silver Lake restaurant, has been wafting back to Venice since it's opening last Summer. It is Silver Lake's hot spot and reservations are still hard to come by. We loved it all and favorites were:  the Roasted Escarole Heart, Chicken Liver Crostone (not usually something I go for, ...


New Firestone Sisters Approved Restaurants in Santa Monica!

By |March 27th, 2015|EAT & DRINK|

Aestus 507 Wilshire Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90401 424.268.4433 A sleek and sexy yet warm space in an unassuming storefront on Wilshire, Aestus is a delight!  Truly exceptional cuisine, cocktails and wines on the Westside.  Thank the sweet Lord above!  We've been waiting for you.  We are pretty confident everything is divine and can recommend ...