Dining alfresco at Julienne's.
Julienne’s is the quintessential Los Angeles restaurant button-holed in the quaint and quiet community of San Marino.  Our server Herbert was a jovial host who told us he had been with the French-inspired restaurant for 25 years. He said he started a year after Susan Compoy*founded the eatery. Despite the busy lunch crowd salivating for […]
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I’ve always found it hard to get my arms around San Diego. It’s an embraceable city, but for a weekend invader, I always find it so spread out – not unlike the metropolitan area from which I hail, Los Angeles. Yet I keep coming back, finding another gem or two, content that it will take […]
Who needs to drive thousands of miles to experience some of the world’s great seaside spas. Santa Monica is much closer.
If it’s true that one apple a day can keep the doctor away, gas up the car for the easy one-hour drive to Oak Glen, a mile-high community above Yucaipa that offers bushels of healthy heirloom pommes that you can’t find or taste anywhere else. Forget about those supermarket apples that taste no better than […]
 As I’m writing this, I’m breaking every few minutes (seconds) to enjoy some delicious dried tart cherries from Simonian Farms in Fresno, a sliver of pistachio biscotti from Rosetti’s Biscotti House in Clovis, a handful of wrinkled milk chocolate raisins from the Sun-Maid Growers of California in Kingsburg while sipping a 2007 Estate Voignier from […]
   At age 55, I’ve been around the block, err, track, a few times, but I had never gone to opening day at Del Mar. It’s an event significant enough to put on your bucket list, and also one easy enough to cross off your list. The spa is only 84 miles from La Verne. […]
I used to really know my way around Los Angeles … all the great neighborhoods, clubs, eateries, and shopping. But now that our oldest has moved to mid-city/mid-Wilshire, I’ve got an excuse to explore and get reacquainted. So this week’s Sunday drive was to Larchmont Village, Hancock Park and Windsor Square.   It actually took a […]
You never know where the Sunday Drive will lead you. Hop in the car with us as we walk a canyon, tour an open house, try some gelato, browse and open-air market and sample a movie-star inspired burger.
The motivation for this week’s Sunday drive was a candle. Not just any candle, but the Archipelago Botanicals Excursion Collection in the Dubai scent. A natural soy candle and the fragrant blend of amber, mandarin and musk is heavenly … a best seller, and as luck would have it, the only place I could find […]
You’ve worked hard all week and need a quick getaway.  The Sunday Drive will help you unwind and prepare  for the  new week ahead energized and refreshed. In this week’s drive, we traveled to the Pasadena Rose Bowl flea market, a Pasadena institution for more than 40 years and held the second Sunday of every month.  Aside from all the […]