I spend most of my time in Santa Monica, where I live, and in nearby Venice; both of which are on the Westside of LA. I wanted to share some of my favorite things to do on this side of town.
I am not your typical person – not everyone keeps their kitchen pantry/ refrigerator stocked with kimchi, an assortment of chilies and spices or duck fat. While I consider these necessities (and I may be the only one who does), in this blog I will note the ordinary staples that I keep stocked, with the hope that others can make a meal “on the fly”.
There’s such an ease about being at brunch with your close friends. You can sit around and eat, drink and laugh all morning without realizing that any time has passed.
I recently took a trip back home to New Jersey and made my parents do all of the fall activities I was missing.
Anyone else out there over-eager for the holiday season and planning their holiday meals too? It’s never too early to plan!
Seeing other women turn their creativity into full-time or even part-time careers is incredibly inspiring especially when we all bring such different skills to the table.
Eating oysters can be intimidating – and shucking them can be even scarier! But once you get the hang of it, it’s fun and you feel accomplished. Learn all about the various types of oysters, how to shuck them and how to throw an oyster party of your own.
This hummus trio crudité is one of my favorite “Instagram-worthy” spreads to bring to any summertime social gathering.
Here are some other things I’m reading, watching and of course eating, right now.
The day after our “create” dinners I sit back and think of how inspired I am by all the women that I met the night before. Each person brought their own talent and story to the table and it’s always nice to meet new people.
Instead of going out to an overbooked restaurant and sitting jammed at communal tables overhearing other people’s conversations, and paying for overpriced holiday tasting menus, try staying at home with your loved one and making dinner together.
So that you don’t show up empty handed for your Super Bowl party, I have put together a recipe guide perfect for watching the Super Bowl or for participating in any other game day.
I have been singing (well, calling it "singing" may be cause a for debate!) Christmas music at the top of my lungs since the day after Thanksgiving but things have been moving so fast it hasn’t quite felt like the holidays yet.
For the third edition of our creative collaboration dinner party we decided to put a holiday spin on things, but without going too over the top.
This Thanksgiving we are doing things a bit differently than we normally do. This year we are heading to Alabama for the Iron Bowl, Alabama’s football game against its in-state rival Auburn.
Telling people that I am in a book club makes me feel like more of an adult. It is as if saying the phrase “we read that in book club” would make people turn around and think to themselves, “wow if she’s in a book club where she can commit to reading a book every month she must really have her shit together.”
A weekend trip back to New Jersey in the fall.
You know how it is when friends - and friends of friends - come together and everything just works? That is exactly how Dinner No. 2 went. Everyone chatting, laughing, networking under twinkling lights in a beautiful backyard in Los Angeles.