Healthy School Lunches

School is in session! That is to say, whatever that looks like right now. Still, planning is key when it comes to making healthy lunches for your children. Therefore, for time-crunched families, that means scheduling time for grocery shopping—try weekends when there might be more downtime—and enlisting your kids to help pitch in on prepping. Most importantly, Healthy nutrition and taking responsibility for it are good lessons to learn early ...

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Best of Grab & Go

Some spots are now open for dining in and are happy to welcome you—some are sticking to delivery and curbside pickup. Either way, if you’re still social distancing from home or have a hankering for dining rooms that are still not set up for dine-in, the following list of restaurants continues to be our go-tos for grab and go. Agoura AGOURA’S FAMOUS DELI 5915 Kanan Road agourasfamousdeli.com 818.889.9113 BASTA RESTAURANT 28863 Agoura Road bastaagoura.com 818.865.2019 BOAR DOUGH TASTING ROOM 5015 Cornell ...

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Desserts for Quarantine Birthdays

Have a friend or loved one celebrating a birthday in quarantine? From gourmet cookies to cupcakes, candies and more, we have are loving some spots that deliver desserts for quarantine birthdays.  Here, a list of our few favorites. Comment below with more ideas—we'd love to hear!   Milk Bar   Good Vibes Cookie Co   Maggie Louise Confections   Levain Baked by Melissa   Sugarfina Magnolia  

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Restaurants at Your Service

With COVID-19 fears making dining out undo-able for the near future, many area restaurants are thankfully safely still serving our communities with takeout and delivery options. This post brings you Calabasas/Agoura/Westlake and Malibu restaurants at your service with kitchens  open—although many for limited hours—making some of our favorite dine-out dishes available for pickup or delivery (some through their own drivers, Postmates, Door Dash, etc) to eat in the comfort and ...

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Dine L.A. Restaurant Week

It's here—and we couldn't have more of an appetite for it! Winter Dine L.A. Restaurant Week starts today and runs for two scrumptious weeks, with many of L.A.'s restaurants and eateries participating with special prix-fixe menus so diners can bop around trying new (and favorite) places. This happens only twice a year—in the winter and summer—so you definitely want to partake now...and later. And this is not Dine L.A. Restaurant ...

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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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