FOOD, ART, FUN – TASTE & ARTISAN STROLL RETURNS TO DEL MAR

  One of the brilliant things about living in (or visiting) SoCal is the plethora of coastal fairs, festivals and gatherings. Del Mar Is not only ranked by Time Magazine as one ... Continue Reading →

Marble 8 – Amazing Dining in Kuala Lumpur

The recently opened Marble 8 looks up to the iconic Petronas Twin Towers, and provides one of the city’s finest dining experiences. The sleek interior space features elegant fabrics ... Continue Reading →

Vitello’s supper club brings hot jazz, cabaret & Broadway to Studio City

 Vitello’s Restaurant, near the movie studios and networks in a trendy L.A. Valley neighborhood, was once a hangout for the Rat Pack. Frank Sinatra’s autographed picture still ... Continue Reading →

The Grand Del Mar – Mediterranean Splendor in North County San Diego

The Italian aesthetic has left its mark in various arenas: opera, cuisine and architecture most notably. As to the latter, its prevalence as the ‘go to’ mindset when designing elegant ... Continue Reading →

Paradise Point – A Glorious Family Vacation

Many decades ago my folks eschewed the usual spring vacation in Florida for a trip to California. Our west coast trip stretched between Tijuana and Sausalito. As a kid growing up in ... Continue Reading →

nICE Mug – A Natural Solution to Globally Warming Beverages

Right up front, let me disclose that this is about my brother’s invention. Glenn has been bending my ear for years about how the cold weather in Minneapolis freezes everything ... Continue Reading →

Ojai, Ventura, Solvang – Not Enough Time

Everyone loves the Santa Barbara area, and we decided to visit a few of the towns in the region. We discovered that we should have allotted far more than several days for our excursion. The ... Continue Reading →

Outside Lands 2013 – Maybe I’m Amazed

If you are accustomed to the dry heat of Coachella, the cooler, moister environment of Outside Lands offers a nice contrast. Here are a few observations from a veteran Coachella fan ... Continue Reading →