BAR FOOD: Please Your (Hungry) Inner Child

Remember the excitement you felt as a kid, when your team won the big game, or you discovered that special prize at the bottom of your Cracker Jacks? Thanks toContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Karlssons: Silky Swedish Potato Vodka

I am one of those people who feels that every spirit deserves attention.  In the realm of classic cocktails, there are those who feel that vodka should be overlooked becauseContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Kai Vodka Cocktails

Love the exotic?  Dream about Hawaii?  Ever wonder what rice-based, lychee flavored vodka would taste like in a cocktail?  Try these on for size…Continue Reading

BAR CHLOE: In the Mood for A Little “Ooh La La?”

The Third Street Promenade may not be the Champs-Élysées, but sashay into Bar Chloe on 2nd Street, and you just might feel a little of the “sultry glamour” of aContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Where Hollywood & Cocktails Collide

My pal Cheryl Charming aka Miss Charming™ says that cocktails in cinema have been around since Hollywood’s humble beginnings.  However, it wasn’t until after prohibition, the depression, and the beginningContinue ReadingContinue Reading

P. Diddy’s “White Party” to End Malaria

The 4th of July may scream barbeque and fireworks to some, but to Sean (P. Diddy) Combs and Ashton Kutcher, it was dedicated to helping others via Diddy’s infamously gloriousContinue ReadingContinue Reading

BLVD 16: The Perfect Detour

Avoid 405 rush hour traffic and park yourself at BLVD 16, inside the stylish Hotel Palomar in Westwood, and enjoy their “Rush Hour” instead!Continue Reading

The Case for Virgin Mixology®

As the author of “Preggatinis™: Mixology for the Mom-to-Be,” (which features more than 75 virgin cocktail recipes) and the founder of The Liquid Muse, a beverage consulting service and onlineContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Love Sushi? Learn about Sake!

Starting today through July 28, Kabuki Japanese Restaurants in Southern California, Arizona, and Las Vegas will hold “Sake Night” hosted by Yuji Matsumoto, the only Master Sake Sommelier in NorthContinue ReadingContinue Reading

A Taste of the Lake, Next To the Beach

If you can’t make it to Lake Como, Italy, stop into Locanda del Lago in Santa Monica for Happy Hour delights and a taste of northern Italian hospitality. Seven daysContinue ReadingContinue Reading