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Archive: Jun 2012

A summer vacation in Yellowstone National Park

What’s your favorite memory of a summer vacation? Or are you waiting in anticipation of a fabulous vacation THIS summer? I recently came across this list from ABC News of the best vacation spots for 2012 and wanted to share it with you….

Seeing more Stars in Hollywood

We know that Clint Eastwood doesn’t have one, and Hollywood’s legendary singing cowboy Gene Autry has five of them. What am I talking about? A pink and gold star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame! Jennifer Hudson, Ellen DeGeneres and Ron Howard will soon be shining brightly with the other 2,572 stars inlaid along 15…

Summer Time Treats

It’s the first day of summer, hooray! Of course for me, the food lover, the arrival of summer means enjoying (more of) certain types of food. In the good ol’ summertime who can resist… hotdogs, lemonade, s’mores or ice cream. There are several places to get hot dogs here in LA: Pink’s, Carney’s, Papaya King…

Summer Makeover for Disney’s California Adventure

Who’s planning a summer visit to Disneyland or California Adventure this summer? Some exciting changes are taking place in California Adventure, starting with the unveiling of Cars Land on June 15. A 12-acre park that resembles Radiator Springs from the hit 2006 Disney Pixar movie, early visitors report that it’s like walking onto a very…

Happy Anniversary Sid Grauman

This year marks big anniversaries for both of Sid Grauman’s iconic Hollywood theatres. The Egyptian Theatre situated next to the Pig & Whistle restaurant will be celebrating 90 years in the movie business in October. Originally set to look like a Spanish hacienda, Mr. Grauman changed up the plans when King Tut’s tomb was discovered…

Enter to win John Kelly Chocolates

It was my lucky day in January 2011 when I walked into John Kelly Chocolates store in Hollywood. I had discovered them on YELP and every single review was more mouth-watering than the next one. So John Kelly became a stop on my Chocolate Indulgence tour. Not only do our guests get to sample LOTS…

Celebrating Hollywood Legend Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Baker) would have been 86 years old on June 1. August 5 marks the 50th anniversary of her passing. There are many ways to remember, honor and celebrate the Hollywood legend. From now through June 7, there is a Marilyn Monroe film festival taking place at Grauman’s Chinese Theater in…