Black Cocktail for Black Friday

Who said Black Friday had to be about shopping? Black Friday is getting a makeover, with retailers like REI keeping their doors closed and some State Parks encouraging people to get out into nature and enjoy one another’s company. So give thanks, kick your feet ...Read More

Make the Most out of your Movember

Getting your Mo on Hey y’all – You know it’s Movember. The month when random people you know start sprouting furry caterpillars on their upper lips for the sake of men’s health. This year you can still go the classic route & grow a ...Read More

Beyond Brown, Bitter, and Stirred

Used to reaching for a Manhattan when you want a drink that’s brown, bitter, and stirred? Bartenders these days are venturing beyond the Boulevardier & Old Pal into new territory. Incorporating amaros and other barrel aged spirits, making this category of cocktails so popular, ...Read More

Rooftop Film Club LA

Add another date night spot to the list. Rooftop Film Club has it all. Stunning views. Complimentary blankets and cookie butter ice cream, made on site with nitro. Nuff said. With luxe movie going experiences popping up all over the place, it was time ...Read More

Celebrating Five Years of Big Bar

I’m not gonna lie, I love the Alcove. The big patio with the grass growing between the brick & the mismatched garden seating just screams Southern California and reminds me that we have better weather than, well, anyone. And tucked in the corner of ...Read More

In Defense of the Apple-Tini

I know. The Sour Apple Martini is like the ex-boyfriend with the acid washed jeans, you ditched 10 years ago. But, trust me, this Apple-tini is not like the Sex-In-The-City-artificial-kiddie-colada you drank in the Cocktail Dark Ages. This Apple-tini got an au natural facelift ...Read More

The Business of Booze

A Panel on Alcohol & Entrepreneurship Do you think you have what it takes to make it in the Booze Industry? If you missed it, I had a lively discussion with some industry insiders on a panel entitled “The Business of Booze: Alcohol & ...Read More

Angels Among Us

We all know an angel, someone who goes above and beyond, thinks of others before themselves, and generally makes the rest of us look like selfish and horrid people. But that’s why it’s important that we treasure these people, so that we have role ...Read More

May Mix Off Competition

A stately glass structure rising above LA Live, the JW Marriott watches over all the hottest events downtown. The JW, if I may deign to be so familiar, is home to many world class dining establishments, including Wolfgang Puck’s WP24 & Nest, Ford’s Filing ...Read More