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Archive: Feb 2012

Susan Feniger at STREET

Millet puffs. Kaya Toast. Dumpling Samplers. These are the unique and creative street-inspired “bites” that our guests sample on Friday and Saturday Hollywood tours. Nestled just north of Melrose Avenue on Highland Avenue, Susan Feniger’s orange-faced STREETrestaurant welcomes us warmly. As does the Chef herself! On this recent Saturday, we were a group of 12…

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February 19, 2012

Kodak Theater No More?!

Smile! It’s your Kodak moment! I have had great fun over the past 18 months taking photos of our tour guests as they pose on Nominee Staircase, at the base of the Kodak Theater. Now the Eastman Kodak corporation is in deep financial trouble, and have asked a bankruptcy judge for their name to be…

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February 18, 2012

Dearly Departed

Our friends at Dearly Departedtours have been getting quite a bit of press lately due to the sudden death of pop star Whitney Houston at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Of course they’ve added the hotel to their roster of Hollywood celebrity death sites. We’ve been on their tour and it is great, and shows you…

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February 17, 2012

Red Velvet Goodness

Valentine’s Day is over, but Red Velvet has a strong presence 365 days of the year! I first heard of red velvet in the movie Steel Magnolias back in 1989, but the flavor concept didn’t really become a part of my daily vocabulary until I became a tour guide. I have found in recent years…

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February 16, 2012

Academy Awards costumes on display

Hugo. The Artist. W.E. These are just a few of the movies whose costumes will be on display at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM)in Downtown Los Angeles. This completely FREE exhibit runs from Feb 14 to April 28, 10am to 4pm, Tuesdays thru Saturdays. I have visited the exhibit in past years,…

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February 15, 2012

Valentine Candy Hearts

Valentine’s Day conjures up thoughts of candy and flowers and red hearts. It makes me think back to my days as an elementary teacher when the weeks leading up to February 14 were filled with pink and red art projects. Making mailboxes for each student, teaching them how to cut out paper hearts, making white…

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February 14, 2012

Chocolates for Sweets

I believe chocolate is best eaten every day, but it seems as though it gets extra special attention on a certain February 14 holiday. In February of last year I listened to my (chocolate-filled) heart and created a Chocolate Indulgence tour. Matt calls it Death by Chocolate, and he tells our guests HIS favorite chocolate…

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February 14, 2012

Sunday Brunch on Melrose Avenue

Sunday morning brunch is one of my favorite weekend activities! Today Matt and I used a voucher that I had purchased through Travelzoo for brunch at the trendy Melrose Avenue eatery Red O. If you follow Bravo’s many food shows, you may remember the name Rick Bayless. He was crowned the winner of Top Chef…

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February 13, 2012

A Knight In Hollywood

*** New review*** Please take a look at what is saying about the show. Here is a great review of the show and an interview with Michael E. Knight. Best known as Tad (the cad) on ABC’s long-running All My Children, Michael E. Knight is a 3 time Emmy Award winning actor. And I…

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February 11, 2012

Cupcake Challenge 2012

Cupcakes!! Big or small, chocolate or vanilla, savory or sweet, I don’t discriminate. I love them all! I recently attended Drink: Eat: Play’s5th Annual Cupcake Challenge at the Renaissance Hotel adjacent to the Hollywood & Highland center. The rules were simple, bring a box, show up between 4-7pm, sample cupcakes and vote for your 3…

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February 10, 2012

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