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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…

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March 31, 2012

El Coyote

Another great restaurant referral came from guest Kevin on a rainy Saturday as he and his family joined us from Simi Valley. I occasionally ask our So Cal guests where their favorite places to dine are, so that I can learn about new places to add to my list. Without hesitation, Kevin announced El Coyote…

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March 28, 2012

Dim Sum and then Some

I’ve been writing a lot about sweets, so wanted to give you something savory to think about. One of our tour guests recently referred us to Bao Dim Sum near the Farmer’s Market so we headed there one evening after tour to check it out. We liked it so much that we’ve been there twice…

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March 27, 2012

Princess Di and Peeps in MN

Her crown. Her royal wedding gown. Her books. Her luggage. Her passport. Her ballet slippers. A note from Mother Theresa. These treasured items and more are in the US on loan from England. This exhibit celebrates the life of Diana, Princess of Wales and can be found in Bloomington, MN at The Mall of America…

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March 26, 2012

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,…

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March 25, 2012

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…

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March 23, 2012

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…

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March 22, 2012

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…

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March 21, 2012

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…

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March 21, 2012

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…

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March 19, 2012

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