I Came for Cupcakes and Made a Brownie Detour

As some of you may recall, my latest cupcake reconnaissance took me to The Oinkster in Eagle Rock, California, an eatery better known for its burgers and pastrami sandwiches. During my visit, I ordered another dessert, their Nut Brownie....more

So I Walk Into a Burger Place for a Cupcake...

You never know where the search for great cupcakes will take you. In this case, following the recommendation of LA Weekly, it lead me to an eatery in Eagle Rock, California better known for its burgers and pastrami sandwiches, The Oinkster....more

Down Home Cupcakes

As I explore the bakeries of Southern California, one of the true joys is finding cupcakes that taste like they were handmade in a small kitchen. Nothing against gourmet cupcakes; however, there's something evocative about homemade quality....more

Rainforest Hike in Los Angeles

Hiking the trails of Fryman Canon will lead you to the Rainforest, who knew? The surprisingly easy hike begins off Mulholland Drive in Studio City. It's no surprise that most LA residents had never heard of this trail, there aren't any signs leading there until right before you enter paradise....more

How to plan a Wine Tasting trip from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara

 How to plan a Wine Tasting trip from Los Angeles to Santa BarbaraWhen I think of Santa Barbara, the first thing that comes to mind are the beautiful beaches and scenery. It lies between the Santa Inez Mountains and Pacific Ocean with a climate often compared to that of the Mediterranean.  My friends and I often talked about wanting to go to SB to taste wine, a vineyard sounded exciting but expensive. Well, they have the most charming wine bars that will make your  Santa Barbara dreams come true....more

Already Been Chewed

Morning Readers! Oh, I miss you guys!  But, I’m happy and things are going well with The Date again.  Playing Myrna on the couch and watching Sex and the City is every bit as fulfilling as I thought it would be.  To be honest, it’s pretty much better than I thought it would be.  I’d gush, but… you guys would hate that and so would he. So…. ...more

Going To The VMAs: A Night In The Life of Hollywood Housewife

Every year when the MTV Video Music Awards roll around, I get excited to go. And every year, my husband groans and rolls his eyes. It's true, we're decades beyond the target demographic for the VMAs, and we never know all the performing or nominated musical acts.  But it's a fun evening, with great people watching, so we make it almost every year.  My husband produces multiple television shows for MTV, and we usually have decent seats....more

The Best Of... LA

Since this is my last night as a Los Angeles resident (I guess that makes me an Angeleno, but I never liked the word), I thought I would share my favorite LA spots with you. Born and raised here, I have 27 years of knowledge on my side and like to think I've truly experienced Los Angeles....more

Watercolor & Pastel - Gold Line - Little Tokyo (Los Angeles)

Watercolor & Pastel: Gold Line - Little Tokyo (Los Angeles scenery)I am fortunate enough to have an abundance of very cons...more

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