When you get an invitation titled ‘Wine made for Food’ from Domaine Laroche Chablis, you reply in good grace with an astounding ‘Yes!’... So let’s get this straight - Domaine Laroche is synonymous with Chablis. At least, to me it is, and I am not even a Chablis fanatic. It is just how I know it to be.
Summer brings along many reasons to rejoice - one of them being dineLA Restaurant Week when you can enjoy 14 whole days of eating fabulously with specially priced set menus for lunch and dinner offered at LA hotspots. Lunches begins low as $15 per person and dinners can range in the $95+ end but you have a variety of restaurants to pick from based on neighborhood and cuisine. Entire menus are available online to peruse your culinary choices even before you head out the door. Presented by the Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board, dineL.A. Restaurant Week is a 14-day dining event that takes place twice a year and showcases Los Angeles as a premier dining destination while highlighting the diversity of culinary experiences L.A. has to offer. More than 300 restaurants are participating in this event where no tickets or passes are required. Simply dine out at a participating restaurant, try a new dish or enjoy an old favorite. Advance reservations are strongly recommended - there will be many takers on deals this good! Prices and meal periods vary by restaurant, and exclude beverages, tax and gratuity. Gyu-Kaku - Beverly Hills, Public School 310 - Culver City, Demitasse Roastery & Kitchen - Hollywood, OTUS Thai Kitchen & Coffee - West Hollywood, Plan Check Kitchen + Bar - Sawtelle, Le Cellier - Marina Del Rey are sone of the restaurants participating. Get online now and map your dineLAexperience!
Summer signals the oncoming of happy hours so here is one of my first and might be easily a favorite too! Fig & Olive Melrose Place has some lovely new aperitivo happy hour offerings. Here's a sneak preview but do check them out - loved the cozy casual lounge area as well that really long....... bar. The restaurant dining area is always busy so make reservations if you plan to indulge in dinner after. And they do have a cute outdoorsy space as well - if you can spare time from gobbling those sharable plates. (which you might not really want to share after all) check it out!
Whether you’re planning on traveling for a few days, weeks, or months, here are a few things you can do to make this trip one of the best yet. from culture and food, to meeting locals or strangers, here are some suggestions to have a truly enjoyable experience!
At the invitation of a dear friend in the wellness tourism arena, I had the opportunity to visit the International Spa Association's media meet and greet event held at the Montage Beverly Hills and was blown away by the fact that the spa industry even had such an event. Well, guess what, they have a full blown conference annually to talk all things spa! Shouldn't surprise me - every industry these days has conferences but this was my first such interaction directly with spa professionals where I wasn't simply getting a treatment but actually meeting and speaking with them about their workplace, offerings, products, trends, and more! In my enthusiasm, being a complete newbie, I ran around talking to all the spas represented and simply didn't think to take any images at the event itself. The gallery here features some of the products from the event though and the spas that presented those wellness products to attendees. Hope to do a better job if I get invited back next year! Meanwhile, enjoy the images here - watch out for product reviews as I try out some of these fabulous skin and wellness care goodies. For more information, check out their website and try to attend.