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Archive: Mar 2012

Trish & Charlie have a date at the Hollywood Roosevelt

Yep that’s me and Charlie posing in the Blossom Room of the beautiful Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. I was there attending the Charlie Awards, which for the past 26 years have been recognizing and honoring the arts in Hollywood. My friend Nancy and I were there, not only because we are members of the Hollywood Arts…

Can you say Fonuts?

Do you like donuts? I sure do. A new-ish place on West 3rd Street near The Original Farmer’s Market captured my attention a few months back, and I decided to sample and serve their goodies on our recent Chocolate Indulgence tours. Fonuts (or faux-donuts) are basically baked, not fried. They look very similar to donuts,…

Chocolate and The City

What a wonderful chocolate tour we had yesterday. Actually I say after every tour, but we did have a few special guests that I want to introduce. Lynn, who writes an insightful blog called The Actor’s Diet, first joined our Hollywood Sites & Bites tour when we were only 2 months old. She was able…

Another reason to visit Highland Park

When you go on cool and interesting tours like I did Sunday with Esotouric, you learn about even more adventures off the beaten path. Did you know there is a Los Angeles Police Museum? Now you do. It’s located in Highland Park and for an $8 entry fee you can check out the LA Morgue…

Milk so fresh the cows don’t miss it!

As yesterday’s blog mentioned, I spent a few glorious hours on a “crime bus” with Esotouric, being transported back in time to some East LA neighborhoods with fascinating stories to tell. Our snack break took place at Broguiere’s Farm Fresh Family Dairy in Montebello, which is a family run delivery service. Can you imagine receiving…

Esotouric Adventures

Recently I took a few hours to enjoy myself as a guest with the intriguing tour company Esotouric. Kim and Richard specialize in bus adventures deep into the heart of Los Angeles, veering off the beaten path into fascinating and often neglected neighborhoods…all with a story (or two) to tell. On this Sunday afternoon, the…

Persian New Year

We walked into Mashti Malone’s ice cream parlor on St. Patrick’s Day to find an interesting counter-top display consisting of a gold fish, coins, a red apple, green grass and other assorted items. According to Oscar, the head ice cream maker, the display was in celebration of Nowruz, which is also known as “Persian New…