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Dinner at Terra at Eataly in Century City

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I first visited the new Eataly in Century City when they opened in November 2017.  A culinary combination of walk-up food counters, self-serve markets and sit down restaurants, this place has something for everyone.  Since my first visit, all the sit-down restaurants are now up and running with the newest and most beautiful, Terra, located…

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Private Tours in Los Angeles

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Private tours are a really smart way to explore Los Angeles.  Hiring a private tour guide like me gives you a front row view into the areas you are most interested in seeing, and not just a cookie-cutter tour of the highlights and basic landmarks.  There are many reasons to book a private tour with…

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Where to eat near The Hollywood Pantages Theatre

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Many times I am asked for suggestions of where to eat near The Hollywood Pantages Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard near Vine Street.  This is a live performance venue, founded in 1930 and built by vaudeville impresario Alexander Pantages.  I myself have seen many live theatrical performances there from Lion King to Motown the Musical, Hamilton…

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No Trick, Only Treat: Halloween Returns

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Normally I’m not a fan of movie remakes and sequels but an exception can certainly be made for the upcoming reboot of “Halloween.” I’ve got something of a soft spot for that horror classic as iconic houses from the original version of the classic chiller are featured on my Celebrity Insider Movie Locations Tour. More »

Discover Magnolia Park in Burbank

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hollywood food tour los angeles I recently discovered a most charming neighborhood in Burbank known as Magnolia Park.  When I had some guests mention that they wanted to explore Movie Costume shops for their upcoming private tour, a little research told me that a nice concentration of…

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Food Tours are Fun for Locals and Travelers Alike

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Food tours have been on my radar since the 1990’s when a dear friend took me to San Francisco to enjoy a morning of food tasting in the Little Italy neighborhood, better known as North Beach. We enjoyed Italian coffee, pastries, breads and pastas as well as learned the history of the neighborhood and the…

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Celebrating Ice Cream Month

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When the calendar declares the month of July National Ice Cream Month, what choice do I have but to join in the celebration!  The truth is I enjoy ice cream on a regular basis being that two of our tour tasting stops offer samples and scoops of unique and delicious ice creams. More »

French Market Café on Abbot Kinney

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French Market Café on Abbot Kinney in Venice is a hidden gem but has been a favorite dining spot of mine for many years!  I honestly can’t remember when or how I discovered French Market Café but it must have been when I lived in Santa Monica.  This charming French café, market and wine cellar has…

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New Coffee shops in Los Angeles

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I often mention that breakfast is my favorite meal of the day and along with that goes a good cup of coffee!  I am always in search of the newest coffee shops and breakfast dishes in Los Angeles.  I have discovered some real gems recently that left an impression on me so I would like to share them with you….

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Celebrating Cinco de Mayo in Los Angeles

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I was told once that Cinco de Mayo was just an excuse for a party, that the real celebration takes place on Mexican Independence Day, September 16.  But it’s true Cinco de Mayo has become a popular day to eat, drink and celebrate the arrival of the Fifth of May.  And really, here in Los Angeles, we…

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