Downtown LA! Where to go for dinner and drinks now. Faith & Flower.

By |July 11th, 2014|EAT & DRINK|

top three, the Ace rooftop; bottom three, Faith & Flower Last weekend we fled the crowds and traffic at the beach and headed Downtown.  We sailed down in 20 minutes-- so much easier to get Downtown than to Hollywood, we often forget (if you are not going on a weekday between 3-8pm!).  Having not yet ...


Happy 4th of July!!!

By |July 4th, 2014|EAT & DRINK|

Clearly we wish we were going to be bundled in fisherman's sweaters on vintage boats this holiday weekend...   Here are some recipes we will be enjoying on land.  Happy 4th!!  xoxo 4th of July Turkey Meatball Poppers! recipe compliments of Lexi Beerman 1lb lean white meat turkey 1/2 cup (or more) grated Parmesan cheese 1/4 ...


Lindsay Ronald of Wine Spectator Gives Us 5 Wines for Summer all under $20!

By |June 24th, 2014|EAT & DRINK|

Lindsey Ronald has been with Wine Spectator for 15 years and has a few recommendations for traveling the world wine glass in hand without a passport… Having spent my entire 20s and 30s working for Wine Spectator, I’ve heard every wine myth, namely, “Chardonnay is too oaky”, “Pink wine is sweet wine,” and as quoted ...


Dinner with the Ladies at Flores and The Ladies Gunboat Society…

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

Fried rabbit you say?  And Hamachi?  At the same place and they're both good?  Welcome to Brian Dunsmoor's Ladies Gunboat Society at Flores on Sawtelle just West of the 405.  Slightly random neighborhood unless you are after a Boba tea or Japanese t shirts, but it is worth adventuring to for reimagined Southern food with ...


Mattei’s Tavern in Los Olivos! Revival!

By |April 23rd, 2014|EAT & DRINK|

As we have made overabundatnly obvious by our frequent outpouring of love for the Santa Ynez Valley and Los Olivos, CA, we are smitten by the area.  Picturesque rolling hills, vines that go on for miles, casual cowboy towns with just the right dose of sophistication, lots and lots of wine, and sensational food, what's ...


Superba Food & Bread! New spot on evolving Lincoln Blvd.

By |April 12th, 2014|EAT & DRINK|

Could it be that Lincoln Boulevard is becoming delightful?  Lincoln has existed as mostly just an unattractive thoroughfare populated by used car dealerships, gas stations and strip malls offering nail salons and donut shops.  However!  Stylish new spots are opening up every week it seems.  The latest, is lovely newcomer Superba Food & Bread. Doors ...


Funk Zone in Santa Barbara! Tasting rooms, bars and restaurants!

By |April 4th, 2014|EAT & DRINK, TRAVEL|

We always have loved Santa Barbara, we just never knew it had such a hipster, cool edge!  The Funk Zone of Santa Barbara is like a mini Loz Feliz/Silverlake by the pristine beach of SB.  With tasting rooms, surf shops and several new restaurants.  We had a tasty lunch at the Lucky Penny and delightful ...


Fork In The Road! Santa Monica Gains A Savvy and Savory Spot….

By |March 24th, 2014|EAT & DRINK|

It's about time Main Street added a rustic-chic, local-organic, casually-cool spot with crafty cocktails and a good wine list.  Fork In The Road, opened by the owners of Venice Ale house, brightens the stretch of Santa Monica between Ocean Park and Hollister.  Don't miss the roasted cauliflower -surprisingly delicious with secret spices - and the ...


A Little Place Called Aspen….Love This Town!

By |March 20th, 2014|EAT & DRINK, MIND & BODY, TRAVEL|

Couldn't love this little town more! Just back from an incredible birthday weekend.  More on old favorites and new delights coming soon. We are also announcing the winner of our giveaway for our upcoming El Encanto Retreat in Santa Barbara tomorrow, so stay tuned!!!

The Wallace, Culver City….

By |February 24th, 2014|EAT & DRINK|

Well Culver City is certainly a buzz on Friday nights! Rightly so, with so many culinary darlings to choose from. My newest discovery, thanks to a friend in the know, is The Wallace, which was well worth battling the crowded streets and overflowing parking garages. Opened on November 30th by husband and wife team Michael ...