Hottest Restaurants in Washington, DC

By |February 20th, 2015|EAT & DRINK, TRAVEL|

1. Le Diplomate 2. Barcelona 3. Estadio 4. Iron Gate 5. Martin's Tavern and a bar to hit.... 2 Birds 1 Stone Others that get rave reviews that we didn't get to on our last visit are the Red Hen and Rose's Luxury.  Next time! Check out the latest issue of Travel & Leisure-- great ...


Gluten Free Goodies to Spice Up Your Holidays!

By |December 19th, 2014|EAT & DRINK|

The literal icing on the cake to our stay at The Inn at Langley was the insanely delicious and decadent, complimentary breakfast prepared by Amanda Leisle. I pride myself for being a breakfast connoisseur, and Amanda's creations blew me away. From the homemade granola, to the wild rice salad, to the lightest and fluffiest quiche ...


Rowan Johnson of the CIA (Culinary Institute of America) and Pumpkin Creme Brulee!

By |November 20th, 2014|EAT & DRINK|

We met Rowan as she is dating one of Napper's best friends, the lovable Brian Difeo.  We were immediately impressed to learn that Rowan is a respected pastry chef!  Baked goods and desserts are one surefire way to a Firestone Sister's heart...  SO, we started peppering her with questions!  One of them being, what is ...


Hotel Casa del Mar! Renovation revealed and dinner with a baby!

By |November 17th, 2014|EAT & DRINK|

Last night we had Sunday night supper at Casa del Mar with Ever.  We wanted to check out the renovation which was just completed last week and looks amazing!  Designer Michael S. Smith has made the most of Casa del Mar's beachfront location in Santa Monica.  The soaring floor to ceiling windows are a focal ...


Joan of JOAN’S ON THIRD on Thanksgiving!

By |November 14th, 2014|EAT & DRINK|

Joan's on Third has been one of our favorite spots for lunch in West Hollywood for ages.  We love that they are expanding the business-- the brand new outpost in Studio City is glorious-- as we hope it means that the rumors are true and Joan will come West and open a much needed Joan's ...


Hot Spot: The Nice Guy – A New Restaurant and Hideaway in Weho

By |November 5th, 2014|EAT & DRINK|

Opened in late August by the Shorebar and Bootsy Bellows creators, The Nice Guy is a windowless yet ambient (we swear!) hideaway on the stretch of La Ceinega just north of the Beverly Center. Stepping inside, you feel like you have gone back in time to a tasteful living room from the late 70s, with ...


the Little Door opens in Santa Monica!

By |October 20th, 2014|EAT & DRINK|

our pix supplemented by pix from eaterla The much beloved (by us and many others) little door restaurant in West Hollywood has opened a new location in Santa Monica!  According to our hostess, the chef, T. Nicolas Peter, just moved to the Westside so a Westside outpost of the restaurant was a natural choice.  And ...


LA’s Coolest New Destination is COMMISSARY @ The Line Hotel!

By |September 26th, 2014|EAT & DRINK|

  Photo #3 via LA Eater If there is any question as to whether The Line Hotel in Koreatown is LA's new hot spot, the opening of Commissary on the hotel's second story pool deck sealed the deal. Commissary, which opened a little over a month ago, is Roy Choi's latest restaurant in the hotel ...


Balance The Decadence of Summer With Two Cleansing and Energizing Summer Smoothies….

By |August 14th, 2014|EAT & DRINK, HOME|

We definitely appreciate the abundance Summer brings! For us it is a time of indulging - a little too much wine, more sweet treats,and snack bar favorites. Our way of keeping it balanced is getting the greens in early! Start your day with one of our two favorites smoothies...AND enjoy that evening glass (or two!) ...


Lu’s NYC Drinking & Dining Hot Sheet

By |July 18th, 2014|EAT & DRINK, TRAVEL|

Some recent highlights from the city that never sleeps! The Nomad - Flatiron District Photo Credit: NY Times The Nomad lived up to the buzz and even exceeded my expectations. I missed tasting the famed chicken, but indulged in sampling a decadent feast: Fruits De Mer "Le Grand Plateau," Strawberry salad with cucumber, ...