The Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece, Hollyhock House, reopened on Friday, February 13th, 2015, after a 3 year long restoration project. Built for Aline Barnsdall as part of her vision for an arts center, this was Wright’s first foray into Los … continue reading . . .
The @Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz exhibit is an inspirational, uplifting show of color, light and even whimsy, with a profound depth and thought provoking message. There are several parts to the exhibit, located in four main areas of the … continue reading . . .
Meet Toby Toby is the mystery Terrier mix puppy we rescued from Best Friends Animal Shelter a few months back. You may be wondering why I’m starting my story about Carmel-by-the-Sea with an introduction to our dog. There are two … continue reading . . .
Santa, Shrek, Kholé Kardashian, Lizzy K., EncinoMom and the Tallest Tree in the World! We’re taking a sleigh ride into this Holiday Season with Shrek, Santa and everyone’s favorite Kardashian; Khloé! Plus Lisa Keating at the lighting of the TALLEST … continue reading . . .
We unboxed these Earth friendly items from the Ecos and Baby Ecos product lines. We discovered that Mike the Mixer is already using Ecos products in his home and gifted the Baby Ecos products to my sister to try out … continue reading . . .
Coffee-Con 2014 The promise from Coffee-Con: an honest-to-god HAPPENING at the famous “. . . Mack Sennett Studios in L.A’s Silver Lake neighborhood. Taste the world’s different coffees, locally roasted in every conceivable way, brewed using many different methods by … continue reading . . .
Zeusvision Democratizes Outdoor Advertising — Affordable for Everyone! “Our message is rather simple: The average person or business owner should be able to get their message out to the most influential groups of people, in the most sought after … continue reading . . .
Ever been to a Sprout Cutting? It’s Lyfe Kitchen’s take on a Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. Pictured here are snaps from the Sprout Cutting at the official opening of the newest store in Valencia. Lyfe Kitchens are literally sprouting … continue reading . . .
In The Judge, Iron Man Soars in a Different “Suit” (Sorry, I Couldn’t Resist a Punny Title) Fathers and Sons: A theme that echoes through some of our most seminal stories, from Hamlet to Star Wars. It’s also a guaranteed … continue reading . . .
Before I tell you about the Mr. Peabody giveaway, I want to tell you that I love this family friendly feature from Dreamworks! Here’s a link to our review: Mr. Peabody & Sherman, Preview, Review & Interview. Now, you can scroll … continue reading . . .
Head over to the Hard Rock Café Hollywood Blvd. to try their Salted Caramel Café. It’s a fun twist on their good old cup of Joe combining Tia Maria, Bailey’s Irish Cream, salted caramel syrup, half and half, whipped cream, caramel corn, caramel … continue reading . . .
Your coffee connection for National Coffee Day! The most important day of the year is rapidly approaching! Monday, Sept. 29th is National Coffee Day! This wildly popular beverage is believed to have originated in Ethiopia, and by the 1500’s was … continue reading . . .
Attention Foodies! Mark your calendar for next Labor Day Weekend, now. Get yourself and your favorite people to The Taste for some of the best eats in LA. Taste sweet and savory bites, sip brews, bubbly, spirits and pick up … continue reading . . .
In this Unboxing we share a new product from Trissola which I received as a gift from Envy Salon in Sherman Oaks when I attended their press event. Thank you! And thanks for the new look. This was the first … continue reading . . .
Tasked with planning an unforgettable birthday party for a 13 year old girl, the EncinoMom team started kicking ideas around. We wanted to make it memorable and fun. It was going to be held on the actual birthday which was … continue reading . . .
Hard Rock Café’s New Menu Review There were so many new menu items to taste, try, sample and savor, I wondered if I would ever be hungry again! The evening started with passed hors d’oeuvres and a new Mojito made … continue reading . . .
Chef, Written and Directed by Jon Favreau This feel good film written and directed by Jon Favreau takes us on a Father/Son coming of age road trip through the competitive culinary world. Fueled by the social media feeding frenzy in which we … continue reading . . .
Shop for Antiques & Collectibles in the Valley. Looking for Kilim pillow covers from Uzbekistan, hard covered books carved into large letters, converted into lamps or old keys transformed to jewelry? Look no further! Each Saturday from 9 am to … continue reading . . .
Cuban Fury (A “No Spoilers” Review!) by Christopher Taylor “Cuban Fury” is a deceptively simple romantic-comedy. Some reviewers have called it old-fashioned, but simple is not the same as simplistic and “Cuban Fury” works extremely well on multiple levels. At … continue reading . . .
Celebrity Chef Tal Ronnen will be on hand at LYFE Kitchen in Tarzana this Sunday between 10:30 am and 12:30 pm. Stop by and toast the new menu with us! Mimosas $5.99. Can’t make it ’til after Ciclavia? No … continue reading . . .