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Archive: Dec 2014

Candy-making demo at Logan’s Candies in Ontario

Every December I make a list of fun holiday things to do, specifically for this special season. For at least four years I’ve had “visit Logan’s Candies in Ontario” on my list and have never been able to get there. For one thing, Logan’s Candies is located in Ontario, which is a good 56 miles…

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December 24, 2014

Dining in LA-My Best Bite of the Week: Sicilian Cannoli at Deluca Trattoria

On a recent Friday evening in December, I offered to take my good friend MEM to the airport for her red-eye flight to the East Coast. In selecting options for our dinner, I was looking for a restaurant near LAX with the thought in mind that we would also visit El Segundo’s Candy Cane Lane…

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December 23, 2014

Dining in LA-My Best Bite of the Week: Eggslut at Grand Central Market

Even before its new culinary tenants moved in, I’ve long been a fan of Downtown LA’s Grand Central Market.  In the last year and a half, almost a dozen new eateries have opened in the 97-year-old marketplace, breathing new life and drawing new crowds to this downtown landmark.  I try to visit Grand Central Market…

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December 15, 2014


Nowhere in Los Angeles exudes the elegance, opulence, glamour and style of Hollywood’s golden age quite as well as iconic mansion The Cedars. A filming location for movie classic Sunset Boulevard, it was once home to the stylish silent screen star who inspired that film, Norma Talmadge. Other residents over the years have included Howard…

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December 15, 2014

Dining in LA-My Best Bite of the Week: ChocoVivo

I have long been a fan of chocolate as you may know.  But until I started leading Chocolate Tours around Los Angeles, I never paid much attention to how chocolate was made or where it came from.  Until I stumbled upon ChocoVivo.  First opened on popular Abbot Kinney in Venice, ChocoVivo was created by a…

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December 2, 2014

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