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Contactless Pickup and Picnic

When one of my friends asked where I would visit first when restaurant restrictions were lifted, I did not hesitate. I would visit Greenblatt’s Deli for a pastrami sandwich followed by a scoop of ice cream from Mashti Malone’s ice cream parlor. Both of these family-owned Hollywood eateries have been on our Hollywood Sites and…

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June 15, 2020

Mother’s Day 2020

Mother’s Day 2020 will be unlike any other, considering we are still in the midst of the Covid-19 social distancing restrictions.  We regularly hear this period called our “new normal” but whether our actions of recent months are only temporary or will be implemented for months to come, is anyone’s guess.  So here are a…

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May 11, 2020

Holiday Gift Buying Guide

It’s that time of year when we start thinking of creative gifts to give to those we love.  On this Small Business Saturday, I decided to put together my own gifting list for the foodie in your life.  And if not a foodie, perhaps your friend or family members enjoy an adventure.  In these times…

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November 30, 2019

Musso & Frank Grill celebrating 100 years in Hollywood

Musso & Frank Grill is the oldest restaurant in Hollywood, debuting on Hollywood Boulevard on September 27, 1919.  Which means this year 2019 marks their big Centennial celebration!  This now landmark restaurant was opened by two gentlemen Joseph Musso and Frank Toulet (the restaurant namesakes) and quickly became a favorite of Hollywood’s most famous movie…

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May 30, 2019

Chocolate Tours showcase best chocolate in Los Angeles

If you are a chocoholic like me, you are always in search of the best chocolate in Los Angeles.  I even put together a Chocolate Indulgence Tour to showcase the best chocolate in Los Angeles.  This came about early in our tour business when local friends suggested I do a themed-tour such as featuring cupcakes,…

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November 2, 2018

Dinner at Terra at Eataly in Century City

I first visited the new Eataly in Century City when they opened in November 2017.  A culinary combination of walk-up food counters, self-serve markets and sit down restaurants, this place has something for everyone.  Since my first visit, all the sit-down restaurants are now up and running with the newest and most beautiful, Terra, located…

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October 19, 2018

Private Tours in Los Angeles

Private tours are a really smart way to explore Los Angeles.  Hiring a private tour guide like me gives you a front row view into the areas you are most interested in seeing, and not just a cookie-cutter tour of the highlights and basic landmarks.  There are many reasons to book a private tour with…

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October 1, 2018

Where to eat near The Hollywood Pantages Theatre

Many times I am asked for suggestions of where to eat near The Hollywood Pantages Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard near Vine Street.  This is a live performance venue, founded in 1930 and built by vaudeville impresario Alexander Pantages.  I myself have seen many live theatrical performances there from Lion King to Motown the Musical, Hamilton…

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September 19, 2018

Discover Magnolia Park in Burbank

I recently discovered a most charming neighborhood in Burbank known as Magnolia Park.  When I had some guests mention that they wanted to explore Movie Costume shops for their upcoming private tour, a little research told me that a nice concentration of them could be found in Burbank.  And they all happened to be in…

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August 20, 2018

Food Tours are Fun for Locals and Travelers Alike

Food tours have been on my radar since the 1990’s when a dear friend took me to San Francisco to enjoy a morning of food tasting in the Little Italy neighborhood, better known as North Beach. We enjoyed Italian coffee, pastries, breads and pastas as well as learned the history of the neighborhood and the…

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August 2, 2018