Stirring up winter drinks

FAVORITE DRINKS WITH A NEW FLAVOR...If you’ve checked a calendar recently, you know that winter is just around the corner. With that comes holiday and party season. Menus for events like these are always changing up. And while it’s fun to rethink food, there is value to soiree success in giving certain steadfast drinks an overhaul too. So get to stirring up winter drinks. It’s perfect timing since in recent ...

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Conversation with a Queen of Confections

When strolling down north Canon Drive in Beverly Hills, there’s a quaint, little shop filled with unique delicacies as good as those you’ll find in Paris. Some of the creations by owner and chef Etty Benhamou at Le Mervetty are on glorious display such as full-size meringue cakes and her signature Merveilleux.What a delight to have had a conversation with a queen of confections as noble as she. Merveilleux Merveilleux, featured in ...

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Tuscany il Ristorante

Tuscany il Ristorante has been a destination for authentic Italian cuisine since its opening more than 20 years ago. Its Owner, chef Tommaso Barletta, was born on the southeast coast of Italy in the town of Bari. He dreamed of excelling in the culinary arts. As a result, he attended an Italian Culinary Institute and securing an apprenticeship with famed French chef Charles Vigny. A Chef's Story Meanwhile Barletta’s sense of adventure ...

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Dining out in L.A.

Some of our favorite spots around your favorite towns for dining out in L.A. A-FRAME RESTAURANT A-Frame restaurant, housed in a former iHop, is another success by Chef Roy Choi, of food truck trend fame. Many of the entrees are signature aloha fare but have his creative flare. Must-tries when dining out in L.A. include the Furikake Kettle Corn, served, literally dumped on parchment paper on the table. Another favorite is Loco ...

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Celebrity Side Hustles

 Celebrity food and booze ventures are the new celebrity perfumes. If Jessica Alba’s The Honest Company, Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop and Jessica Simpson’s billion dollar-plus fashion empire have taught us anything, it’s that there’s no dismissing celebrity side hustles. And for many celebrities, their side hustles have turned into mega-operations bigger than their entertainment careers. While not all side hustles turn into giants—RIP Au Fudge—there are some Cali standouts worth paying attention ...

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Best Burgers in L.A.

Where to find some of the best and just what to order.   When exactly did this American classic become gourmet fodder for some of the top menus in town? We can’t exactly pin it down, but we can say how ecstatic we are that creative cuisine burgers continue to be all the rage—between inspired toppings, inventive sauce pairings, special buns and more, we set out to find some of the best ...

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Barware 101

Whether serving a glass of merlot, a skinny margarita or a whiskey sour, we’ve distilled down the basics for a well-stocked bar   Yes, one could drink a beer out of a tall water tumbler, salt the rim of a martini glass or serve a shot of tequila in a double old-fashioned. But why oh why would you want to? Like every rose has its thorn, every drink has its barware. Not ...

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Spring [Baby] Shower

The menu for this celebration reflected the season and some favorites   When Courtney Sixx, Hollywood’s How2Girl and WLM’s entertaining editor, was planning her baby shower celebrating the upcoming arrival of her baby girl with husband, Nikki Sixx, she did not imagine the event would take place on anything but a beautiful, sunny May day. And she wasn’t disappointed—the hoped for weather coupled with the al fresco setting on the Sherwood Country ...

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Some of Our Favorite Spots Around Your Favorite Towns

Local Restaurants   Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara Ty Lounge Dom Pérignon launched its national "By the Glass By The Shell" campaign this spring on La Pacifica Terrace at Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara. The campaign now runs every Friday from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m., as the Luna Terrace at the Ty Lounge is transformed into the Dom Pérignon Lounge. For $530 you can book this spot and ...

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Yes, Soup For You

Artfully designed healthy broth Because the days always seem so busy and our lives so active, it’s necessary and healthy to keep ourselves fueled. That said, it’s not always easy to come up with something that is super satisfying, nourishing and doesn’t require the prep work that a seated family meal does. And no, a cup of coffee or tea do not do the trick. If you are in that mindset, however, ...

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