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Archive: Nov 2012

Being Thankful

Last week Matt and I donated every seat on our tour bus to a group of ladies in Santa Monica. No we didn’t find these guests shopping on the Third Street Promenade. I had met them through Junior League’s Daybreak Program at Ocean Park Community Center. They are living in transitional housing, which really means…

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November 22, 2012

The Best Bite I Ate This Week: Mabel G’s Pumpkin Cookies

The best bite I ate this week was something I baked myself: my first batch of Mabel G. Smith’s pumpkin cookies! Who is Mabel G. Smith? I have no idea. However, at 342 5th Avenue in Skagway, Alaska there used to stand a quaint little coffee shop called Mabel G. Smith’s. When I worked on…

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November 19, 2012

Teatro ZinZanni

Wait, what? Teatro ZinZanni translates to Zany Theater in my best estimation. Taking place in a beautiful 100 year old tent meant to resemble a jewel box, this three-hour show called “Love, Chaos & Dinner” was chock full of circus-style acts, comedy and cabaret. For years my friend Robin has been telling me about it…

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November 16, 2012

Warner Bros. Studio Tour

Research is a fun part of my work week! We are often asked by our tour guests which of the studio tours we recommend. The Warner Bros. VIP Tour was still on our list, and we made a last minute decision to visit on a warm October afternoon. The tour started and ended in their…

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November 14, 2012

The Best Bite I Ate This Week: Grilled Cheese

This wasn’t your usual grilled cheese sandwich. This was a Grilled Cheese with Short Rib sandwich, created by Chef Eric Greenspan at The Foundry on Melrose. My girlfriends Heidi and Becky and I had gone there to enjoy the much-talked-about “Flights and Bites” wine and food pairing. The ladies seated next to us were so…

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November 12, 2012

Following the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck

I get so many food-related emails that I sometimes forget what I read where. Maybe it was the name or the colors that captured my attention, but I decided I needed to pay a visit to The Big Gay Ice Cream truck while it was out west from NYC. Especially when I read The Actors…

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November 6, 2012

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