Best Bread in Santa Monica at Huckleberry Café & Bakery

by Sophie Gayot Last week, I heard that the owners of Rustic Canyon Wine Bar & Seasonal Kitchen, Josh and Zoe Loeb, had just opened a café and bakery in Santa Monica Being a fan of Zoe’s rustic pastries, I decided to check out Huckleberry Café & Bakery, and was impressed. Like Rustic Canyon, it … Continue reading Best Bread in Santa Monica at Huckleberry Café & Bakery

The 25 Best Los Angeles Restaurants for Summer 2014

The Best LA Restaurants to Eat at Right Now     Summer is now in full swing in Los Angeles, with diners enjoying the famous weather that has drawn so many outsiders to the city over the years. Even with the mild winters that make patio dining a possibility year round, there’s something special about … Continue reading The 25 Best Los Angeles Restaurants for Summer 2014

The 25 Best Los Angeles Restaurants for Spring 2014

        Los Angeles is spoiled for choice when it comes to new, inventive and important places to dine. Whether it’s a beachy seafood shack, a downtown dining destination or an upscale Studio City spot helmed by a former Top Chef contestant, there are endless opportunities to eat well in the City of … Continue reading The 25 Best Los Angeles Restaurants for Spring 2014

2013 Napa Truffle Festival Recap

by Barb Rybicki While Napa Valley farmers can earn $5,000 a ton or more for wine grapes, there’s another crop that puts that figure to shame. Truffles can fetch a whopping $1,200 dollars per pound which is the equivalent of $2.4 million per ton. It’s the most expensive crop in the world, even though truffles … Continue reading 2013 Napa Truffle Festival Recap

Une Grande Dame chez Melisse

By Sophie Gayot Line Renaud, one of the most revered and talented French actresses, is undoubtedly France’s favorite lady. Line has accomplished so much in her career that it would be impossible to list all of her appearances, but her role last year as an authoritarian mother in the comedy ‘Bienvenue Chez les Ch’tis‘ made … Continue reading Une Grande Dame chez Melisse