Last night I sat forward on my ever so soft leather dining chair, in the wine cellar of a dimly lit, expensive restaurant in Beverly Hills, whose decor evoked the spirit of a Free Masonâ€™s get together at a Swedish sweat lodge, and I took in the culinary arrangement that a model/waiter had placed before me. It was at that moment that I was overcome with a plague of guilt.
It wasnâ€™t the fact that I was eating a $47 piece of one of the best Kobe beef fillet mignons Iâ€™ve ever had (cooked to perfection â€˜blueâ€™ as I ordered), when there are 20 billion people who live below the poverty line.... Read More
Since I can remember, wanderlust has coursed violently through my veins. So it was an aggressively adventurous seventeen year old girl who stepped aboard the Paris Metro for the first time, with no particular place to go. As the spiderâ€™s web network of the Parisian metro spun itself to the farthest reaches of the city, I let it deliver me to the threshold of experiences that would become the fabric of my life - a particular favorite was disembarking at Montmartre at dusk, bottle of wine in hand, with a short meander up the hill to sit atop the steps of SacrÃ© CÅ“ur, and watch the sun set over... Read More
In Orange Lake, CA reports of city-wide infestation have been increasing. Shaneyâ€™s restaurant has taken a proactive approach upon hearing of cockroach swarms in the employee locker room. Management ordered cotton-swab samples to be taken from multiple roaches. Thorax, leg, and eye swabs were examined. The roaches were reportedly clean from all infectious diseases.
â€œThe roaches have a clean bill of health. Servers will have to get over their prejudices and learn to get along,â€ stated Assistant Manager Wills Walkings.
Across the street at Roseâ€™s CafÃ©, owner and manager Rose Rock has... Read More
Westwood Village is one of the liveliest neighborhoods in Los Angeles.
The pedestrian friendly streets are lined with Mediterranean-style buildings mixed with small businesses and national retailers. The bustling village is known as the most densely packed movie theatre district in the country and comes alive when Hollywood premieres take place at the Fox Village Theatre (945 Broxton Ave.; 310-208-5576) or across the street at Mannâ€™s Bruin (948 Broxton Ave.; 310-208-8998).
However, Westwood Village wasnâ€™t always such a cozy neighborhood.
Developed by the Janss family in the 1920s, the... Read More
I ride my beloved beach cruiser Mathilda, most everywhere these days. When I am riding her, I feel free and cheerful. The wind on my face and in my ears lifts my spirits completely. I also love that the street scape perspective that riding a bicycle provides (and driving in a car does not), allows me to relate to my environment as both an observer and an active participant but at a greater velocity than that of a pedestrian.
In fact, my new favorite method of movement has influenced me so greatly, that I now get 'bike legs' like the boating set get 'sea legs'. I walk about my house with paces... Read More
Let me start by saying that I have been affiliated with the nightlife scene for five years now. Believe or not I have managed to never due drugs and avoid drinking 99.9% percent of the time. I will save that story for another time. So lets explore the club business for a moment. What are the elements involved in making a Hollywood club successful: 1) Shareholders 2) Promoters 3) Drug Dealers 4) Police Officer/NARCO (on and off duty) 5) Models and affiliated pretty people and 6) Celebrities. Basically, a restaurant entrepreneur will seek out investors from all walks of life. These investors... Read More
I suppose Iâ€™m like most everyone else who falls victim to the nostalgic and cuddle-riffic advertising push of the holiday season. I donâ€™t mind being alone but I would prefer to share reruns of â€œIts a Wonderful Lifeâ€ and â€œEdward Scissorhandsâ€ with someone other than myself.
Iâ€™ve been a bit transient for the past many years of my life and have not been able to hold on to a significant other for any significant length of time; no bad experiences, just bad timing. After re-relocating back to the city of Angles this summer, I decided to winterize my dating life. As one might start... Read More