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Papaya King

So after visiting Carney’s on Sunset recently, I decided it was time to pay Papaya King in Hollywood a visit. Located on Wilcox Blvd just across from the “You are the Star” mural, Papaya King is a New York City outpost that sells hotdogs and tropical drinks. Sadly, I was the only customer during the…

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May 16, 2012

Are you a Sinner or A Saint?

True story: one day recently a Mini Cooper stopped by as we were prepping the van for a tour, and the driver asked if we were the company who leads the Chocolate tours!? That’s how Elisa, the owner of Sinners and Saints Dessert shop, and I became friends. Clever name, don’t you think? Elisa and…

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May 14, 2012

Tea for Two

I recently came across a list of the best spots for afternoon tea in Los Angeles as suggested by Daily Candy. I would agree that The Peninsula Beverly Hills and Jin Patisserie on Abbot Kinney both serve a beautiful tea, though in completely different styles. One often overlooked tea room that I believe deserves mention…

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May 10, 2012

Music in the City

Have you seen the random pianos around Los Angeles and wondered what was going on? Part of an international program, Play Me I’m Yours is a fun way to bring music to our communities. There are 30 pianos around Los Angeles from Culver City to Pasadena and everywhere in between. I happened to catch an…

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April 30, 2012

Carney’s on Sunset

I was in Beverly Hills doing research for my new tour, and where did I end up having lunch? Hollywood. I was dressed very casually (think yoga pants) and just wanted to pop into Duke’s, a coffee shop on Sunset next to the Whiskey A Go Go. And as I drove by, the windows were…

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April 28, 2012

Shopping and dining at LAX

LAX is getting a facelift in the way of new shops and restaurants in select terminals this year. Barbie and Hot Wheels are getting a home in Terminal 5, called the Mattel experience. Good job to my friends in El Segundo for landing that project! Already open in terminal 7 is Kitson, whose trendy storefronts…

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April 28, 2012

38 Essential LA Restaurant’s

I get my restaurant updates and insider foodie info from a great source called Eater LA. Not everyone agrees with all their findings and suggestions, but I do appreciate their reporting of the openings, closings, events, listings and more in one concise little package. Upscale to hole in the wall, celebrity chef to independent small…

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April 26, 2012

A Gourmet Waffle Sandwich in the OC

I cheated on Roscoe. My friend Gussy made me do it. Do I feel bad? Not too bad. Ever since Gussy mentioned a place in Brea called Bruxie, I have been thinking of something they call the Bold Fold… gourmet waffle sandwiches! These creations range from sweet to savory with a few specialty items thrown…

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April 25, 2012

An Outdoor Getaway

Do you like a freebie? I know I do, especially one that involves travel and adventure. April 21 to 29 is National Park Week, and FREE admission is offered at all parks across the US. Did you know there are 397 national parks? That’s a lot of beautiful locations to choose from. Now not all…

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April 21, 2012

Chimpanzee at The El Capitan

Have you ever wanted to catch a movie in the historic El Capitan Theater on Hollywood Boulevard? Well, here’s a fun outing. For a limited run engagement Disneynature will be featuring Chimpanzee, narrated by Tim “The Tool Man” Taylor (Allen). Haven’t heard of Disneynature? It’s an independent film label of the Walt Disney Company, in…

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April 19, 2012

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