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Archive: Mar 2014

Things to see and do in and around Palm Springs

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I recently indulged in a quick overnight trip to the Palm Springs area, and was reminded just how many fun things there are to do in the desert.  I am already wanting to go back, but I think I’ll wait until the Coachella crowds are gone.  This year the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival…

Dining in LA-My Best Bite of the Week: Bludso’s Bar and Que on La Brea

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I’ve been trying to get to Bludso’s Bar and Que ever since they opened on La Brea Boulevard, just south of Melrose.  We drive right by it after our Hollywood Sites & Bites Tour.  But up until two weeks ago they were only open for dinner.  Alas, they are now open for lunch 7 days…

Where to find the pizza that Ellen ordered for the Oscar’s

If you watched the 86th Academy Awards, you know one of the evening’s highlights was when host Ellen DeGeneres ordered pizza for the attendees (well, the first few rows of A-listers anyway). It was their lucky break when Big Mama’s & Papa’s Pizzeria at 7353 W. Sunset Boulevard answered the call from the show’s producers…

Dining in LA-My Best Bite of the Week: Turkey Meatloaf Sandwich

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Recently I have been on a coffee kick.  Even though we have a lovely French press at home, and make our own coffee every morning, sometimes when Matt’s on a flight I find it fun to try coffee around town.  Not your usual Starbucks and Coffee Bean kind of places. Recently I found a torn-out…

PaleyFest 2014 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood

Thursday March 13 marks the start of PaleyFest 2014, the 31st annual celebration of TV’s most popular programs, featuring their stars and creators.  Television fans come from around the world to attend evening screenings and panels over the course of two weeks.  Previously held in the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, this year marks the…

Our TOURific Escape to Japan

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Before starting TOURific Escapes Matt and I enjoyed our fair share of travel, both personal and professional.  I worked on a cruise line for three years and also spent time as a travel host for a travel club.  Matt headed to Japan right out of college to teach English, which turned into a bartending job…

TOURific Times with DiCaprio and Company

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TOURIFIC TIMES WITH DI CAPRIO AND CO…By Sandro Monetti, Director and Guide of the Celebrity Insider Movie Locations Tour People sometimes say to me that my life in Hollywood must be an endless round of parties and award shows….and they’re completely correct in that assumption! Every night for the last few weeks there’s been some…