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  • Celebrate Father's Day 2024: Los Angeles Happenings

    Chanin Victor, Lifestyle and Travel Editor

    This Father's Day, treat your dad to a memorable celebration in Los Angeles with a variety of exceptional dining options and exciting activities. From gourmet feasts at top-notch restaurants to special events and unique experiences, there's something for every dad to enjoy. Here's a curated list of some of the best Father's Day happenings in LA, including dining delights and festive activities to make this day truly special. KA'TEEN Celebrate DAD this year with Recado Negro Short Rib and mezcal...

  • Inside Design Miami's First Los Angeles Edition

    Chanin Victor, Lifestyle Editor

    Since its inception in 2005, Design Miami has evolved to achieve global prominence in collectible design, bringing together influential collectors, gallerists, designers, curators, and critics. Their highly anticipated design fair debuts this weekend in Los Angeles, solidifying their position as a leading forum for curated and bespoke design, appealing to influential designers and collectors. The stunning backdrop for the fair is a historic Holmby Hills estate, formerly belonging to Max Azria...

  • Level 8: Multidimensional Immersive Hospitality in the Heart of DTLA

    Chanin Victor, Lifestyle and Travel Editor|May 18, 2024

    Level 8 is a one-of-a-kind amalgamation of gastronomy, mixology, and immersive entertainment. In a collaboration between hospitality visionaries Mark and Jonnie Houston of Houston Brothers and Mitchell Hochberg of Lightstone, this visionary concept is a testament to creativity and the rich heritage and cultural diversity of Los Angeles. It's an expansive venue (30,000 sq. ft. on the eighth floor of the Moxy & AC Hotel in DTLA) transcending traditional dining experiences, inviting guests to...

  • Discover Hank's: A Charming Neighborhood Restaurant in Pacific Palisades

    Chanin Victor, Lifestyle and Travel Editor|May 18, 2024

    Looking for a charming spot for your next lunch or dinner outing in Pacific Palisades? Hank's Restaurant is nestled in the heart of a picturesque shopping area, offering a warm and inviting atmosphere perfect for gathering with family and friends-the ultimate neighborhood bistro. Recently renovated and reopened with a fresh new look and menu, Hank's embraces classic Americana restaurant culture under the leadership of renowned restaurateur Tancredi DeLuca, known for Angelini Ristorante & Bar,...

  • A Toast to Excellence: The DFS Wines and Spirits Gala 2024

    Chanin Victor, Lifestyle and Travel Editor|May 7, 2024

    If you have a taste for the extraordinary and possibly possess a collection of rare and exclusive wines and spirits, you were sure to be dazzled at the DFS Masters of Wines and Spirits event this past Saturday, now in its illustrious 12th edition. Themed "Ignite Your Senses," this exceptional gathering at the NeueHouse Hollywood epitomized DFS's unwavering dedication to curating unparalleled luxury experiences for discerning connoisseurs and enthusiasts worldwide. A Global Showcase in Los...

  • Santa Monica's Newest Chic Rooftop Bar: The Coco Club

    Chanin Victor, Lifestyle and Travel Editor|Apr 28, 2024

    Imagine stepping into a space that feels like a time capsule of old Hollywood glamour, yet with a modern, laid-back California vibe. That's exactly what The Coco Club in Santa Monica offers---a rooftop retreat where the spirit of iconic Los Angeles destinations from the past mingles with the breathtaking views of today. As you ascend to The Coco Club, you're greeted by a panoramic vista that stretches from Venice Beach to the Malibu Coastline. Look straight out to the left and see the iconic...

  • Savoring Australia in Malibu: The Great Australian Bite

    Chanin Victor, Lifestyle and Travel Editor|Apr 22, 2024

    All Photos Courtesy of David Arellanes Imagining Australia evokes stunning landscapes, unique wildlife, and vibrant cities, yet those familiar with the country also appreciate its renowned culinary scene featuring diverse cuisines and exceptional wine regions. The Great Australian Bite brought this culinary essence to Malibu's iconic beaches, uniting cultures with a blend of Australian and Californian ingredients and world-class wines. Headlined by top Australian chefs-Josh Niland (Good Food...

  • Art Exhibition in West Hollywood and Blossom Bash Pop-Up Market in Culver City

    Chanin Victor, LIfestyle and Travel Editor

    APRIL 17, 2024 BLOSSOM BASH AT THE SHAY IN CULVER CITY The Shay, a vibrant lifestyle hotel in the heart of Culver City, is set to host an exciting "Blossom Bash" pop-up market featuring a curated selection of local businesses and vendors. This lively event is open to the public and promises a dynamic atmosphere with a live DJ set and a pool table for entertainment. Guests can sip specialty cocktails at the hotel's Canopy Club while enjoying the sunset before exploring the pop-up market. The...

  • Layla: Santa Monica's Newest Restaurant

    Chanin Victor, Lifestyle and Travel Editor|Apr 19, 2024

    Santa Monica's dining landscape welcomes a captivating newcomer: Layla, conceived by Chef Chris Sayegh and the Boulevard Hospitality Group. Paying homage to his grandmother Layla, this enigmatic eatery draws inspiration from cherished family recipes and the conviviality of shared meals. Layla presents a fresh take on Middle Eastern cuisine with a menu infused with refined French techniques, crafting dishes that tantalize the taste buds and linger in memory. Doors officially opened on March 8,...

  • St. Germain Jardin Pop-Up at Shutters On The Beach

    Chanin Victor, Lifestyle and Travel Editor|Apr 19, 2024

    Santa Monica's iconic Shutters On The Beach Hotel hosts the loveliest St-Germain Jardin pop-up cocktail lounge this spring. The venue promises a festive experience filled with floral charm and delicious drinks. Happening every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. until the end of June, this event is a must-visit for cocktail enthusiasts and those looking to savor the season. Step into the hotel's exterior courtyard, transformed into a lush oasis adorned with blossoms, where you...

  • Pamper Mom with Glen Ivy Hot Springs' New Wellness Offerings for Mother's Day

    Chanin Victor, Lifestyle and Travel Editor|Apr 19, 2024

    This Mother's Day, give the gift of relaxation and tranquility with Glen Ivy Hot Springs' exciting new wellness offerings. Just in time for this special occasion, Glen Ivy Hot Springs is thrilled to announce their renewed gift card sale and enticing spa bundles, available until Mother's Day on May 12. To start, Glen Ivy Hot Springs offers a special 15% discount on their gift cards, making it easier than ever to treat mom to a day of pampering. With free shipping, $100 spa gift cards are now...

  • Terrenea Resort Announces the Return of Summer Favorites: Sips and Sunsets, Slow Smoked Sundays and Veuve Clicquot Terrace

    Chanin Victor, LIfestyle and Travel Editor|Apr 15, 2024

    Terranea's Exciting Spring Events Include a Food and Wine Festival, Cinco de Mayo Fiesta and Derby Day Celebration With the summer season quickly approaching, oceanfront Terranea Resort invites guests to revel in a seamless blend of luxury, relaxation, unparalleled service and awe-inspiring coastal vistas as they enjoy the resort's celebrated culinary events: Sips and Sunsets, Slow Smoked Sundays and Veuve Clicquot Terrace – all overlooking the sparkling Pacific Ocean. In addition to these s...

  • Taste the Flavors of California With 1 Pico's Spring Menu

    Chanin Victor, Lifestyle and Travel Editor|Apr 3, 2024

    Immerse yourself in the idyllic scenery of picture-perfect ocean views and the cozy ambiance of a crackling fireplace at 1 Pico, where the essence of California cuisine awaits. Nestled within the elegant yet relaxed atmosphere of Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica, 1 Pico invites you to experience the epitome of Californian fine dining and brunch. With its beachside location, 1 Pico offers a captivating setting enhanced by a seasonal, market-driven menu and an extensive wine list, ensuring...

  • Savor Easter Brunch Amidst Southern California's Stunning Backdrops

    Chanin Victor, Lifestyle and Travel Editor|Mar 31, 2024

    Spring is here, and as Easter draws near, Los Angeles is buzzing with anticipation for all the delightful brunch experiences that capture the season's essence. From traditional favorites to innovative creations, the city's top eateries are ready to treat guests to an unforgettable celebration. Explore the top Easter brunch occasions and menus in and around LA, promising a fabulous culinary journey filled with flavor and festivity. Make reservations soon, as Easter is celebrated on Sunday, March...

  • Inside the Hotel Fontainebleau Las Vegas Experience

    Chanin Victor, Travel Editor|Mar 28, 2024

    The Hotel Fontainebleau Las Vegas is the latest gem to adorn the illustrious Las Vegas Strip, integrating iconic Morris Lapidus Fontainebleau bow-tie elements - they are ubiquitous. This modern marvel brings a rich legacy and a nearly seven-decade commitment to excellence that will redefine the quintessential Las Vegas experience. As a sibling to the esteemed Fontainebleau Miami Beach, the glitz, glamour and sophistication you will find in Vegas are synonymous with the Fontainebleau name....

  • Limited Edition Dish Created by Chef Rob Rubba at 1 Pico: MARCH ONLY

    Chanin Victor, Lifestyle Editor

    Hope everyone had a great St. Patrick's Day! March 17th is always a fun day! This also means you only have two weeks left to experience 1 PICO and the limited edition dishes created by Chef Rob Rubba in honor of Frieze LA! ONLY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH, and then this offer is gone forever. On February 29, Ruinart kicked off Frieze LA with an intimate VIP dinner at 1 Pico at Shutters on the Beach, Santa Monica's iconic oceanside resort, to celebrate this year's Ruinart Carte Blanche Program,...

  • Top 10 Spring Break Travel Recommendations Around the Globe

    Chanin Victor, Travel Editor & Travel Trends Founder|Feb 16, 2024

    Spring Break is the perfect time to embark on a cultural and mind-enriching immersive journey to some uncommon destinations. This year, the travel trend is to seek out uncommon destinations, vibrant cultures, and thrilling adventures. If you've got a family, Spring Break coincides with a school break, which is also the best time to plan a family getaway. Here are my top 10 recommendations for unique and life-enriching Spring Break travels. Central Macedonia, Greece Central Ma...

  • Videre Restaurant: Romantic Roof-Top Escape in the Heart of Los Angeles

    Chanin Victor, Food & Lifestyle & Travel Editor|Feb 14, 2024

    Suppose you just realized Valentine's Day is near, and you're stressing about reserving a table for a romantic dinner with your significant other. Don't worry; we've got you covered. Videre is the perfect under-the-radar gem – an intimate, private, and romantic roof-top hideaway, promising an enchanting ambiance away from crowded, mainstream choices. Crowning the Kimpton Hotel Wilshire, Videre creates an idyllic escape that transcends the ordinary. Open for just the past three months, this c...

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    Spaghetti Sundays at The Georgian Room: Savoring Nostalgia

    Chanin Victor, Food, Lifestyle and Travel Editor|Jan 4, 2024

    The Georgian Hotel in Santa Monica was recently renovated with meticulous attention to preserving its historic charm. It seamlessly blends classic architecture with contemporary luxury, creating a refined comfort. The hotel offers two dining options. The first is The Restaurant at The Georgian, spread across the lobby area with an outdoor terrace overlooking the Pacific Ocean. It also offers an indoor dining room and lobby bar area open seven days a week and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner....

  • Immersive Mediterranean Dining Experience at Mon Ami Santa Monica

    Chanin Victor, Lifestyle and Travel Editor|Dec 18, 2023

    Mon Ami, one of the many culinary sensations recently emerging in Santa Monica, is a testament to the city's evolving gastronomic landscape. Located on Ocean Avenue, across the street from the iconic Santa Monica Pier, you'd never know it was there. Walk past the Red O, down a romantic walkway and through a big wooden door to find this lush, vine-covered courtyard hideaway. It's truly a hidden gem, and only those in the know are aware that tucked away is a vibrant escape from the Santa Monica...

  • Whether it's Black Friday or Cyber Monday, Eat.Drink.Sleep Has Great Holiday Travel Destinations.

    Chanin Victor, Travel and Lifestyle Editor|Nov 17, 2023

    As the holiday season approaches, Southern California's premier boutique hospitality company, Eat.Drink.Sleep is making waves with its biggest sale of the year. Picture this: 25% off room rates at all five of its exquisite hotels, including renowned gems like Tower 23 and the Bellanca Hotel. While there, dine at Catalina Island's charming and scenic Naughty Fox restaurant. This Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the doors to a year-long adventure swing open, offering travelers an unprecedented...

  • One of the best fall foliage spots to see autumn

    Best Fall Foliage Spots: Discovering Southern California's Autumnal Beauty

    Chanin Victor, Travel and Lifestyle Editor|Oct 18, 2023

    As the warm embrace of summer transforms into the crisp chill of fall, nature unveils its vibrant masterpiece: the spectacular display of autumn foliage. The transition from green to fiery reds, oranges, and yellows paints landscapes in an exquisite palette, enticing travelers to embark on a leaf-peeping adventure. If you're based in Southern California or seeking a nearby autumn escape, fret not, for the West Coast, too, boasts breathtaking spots for witnessing fall foliage. We'll also...

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    Spanish Tapas Fusion: Manchego Restaurant is Santa Monica's Hidden Gem

    Chanin Victor, Lifestyle and Travel Editor|Oct 18, 2023

    Manchego Restaurant is a cherished destination for Spanish cuisine enthusiasts. The owners, avid travelers to Spain, constantly enrich their menu with insights from their journeys, infusing the authentic Spanish spirit into their offerings. What sets Manchego apart is a delightful twist---a blend of Spanish authenticity with a touch of the Mediterranean breeze and a dash of Latin zest. Authentic Manchego-made solely from La Mancha sheep's milk-epitomizes true Spanish heritage. The restaurant,...

  • Women standing in front of Ocean Prime logo sign in restaurant in Beverly Hills

    Ocean Prime Beverly Hills: A Simple and Delightful Dining Experience

    Chanin Victor, Lifestyle & Travel Editor|Oct 18, 2023

    Ocean Prime Beverly Hills, nestled at the vibrant corner of Dayton and Wilshire, has long been a cherished dining destination. Renowned for its stellar seafood and steak offerings, the restaurant has recently added five new dining options, focusing on ease and simplicity in choices for an enhanced dining experience. We recently stopped by for a delicious lunch... Prime Lunch Menu: A Lunchtime Treat Made Easy: At Ocean Prime Beverly Hills, Lunchtime is now a delightful journey with their Prime...

  • Girl in front of dog-friendly The Maxwell Hotel with a bronze statue of a dog

    The Maxwell Hotel: Your Basecamp for Seattle's Coolest Experiences

    Chanin Victor, Travel Editor|Sep 11, 2023

    The Maxwell Hotel: Your Enchanting StayPineapple Oasis in Seattle Seattle, Washington, a city bursting with culture, innovation, and natural beauty, welcomes travelers from all corners of the world. And when it comes to finding the perfect home away from home in the heart of the city, look no further than The Maxwell Hotel-a StayPineapple property that exudes warmth, charm, and unmatched hospitality. Whether you're a solo explorer, a family on an adventure, or a couple seeking a romantic...

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