Southern California Archive

Cocktail Education @ Bow & Truss

Mixology fans, have I got a treat for you.  In an old auto-body shop in the divisively self proclaimed NoHo Arts District, lives a bar helmed by Jonny Whitton (Seven Grand & Villains Tavern) and road readied by the Liquid Assests dynamic duo of Marcos ...Read More

Swinging Swords

Who doesn’t love a good fight? Especially when that fight involves brandishing steel and swarthy swashbuckling. Seriously, do we need one more reason to love Los Angeles? Check it: the duo responsible for the memorable fights in Hook, Master and Commander, Zorro, Tengu, and ...Read More

Love Yourself

  This post first appeared on Move LifeStyle by Jenn Wong   Maybe I’m contrarian, but I think the month of love is desperately in need of a makeover. While I appreciate the intended sentiment of Valentine’s Day, I’m slightly peeved by the holiday’s ...Read More

Bollywood at Big Bar

Valentine’s Day: the celebration of overprix-fixe plates, pressure laden plans of romantic bliss, and otherwise available single ladies crying themselves to sleep over re-runs of Sex in the City.  So depressing that it kinda makes you want to re-live your last awkward moment of ...Read More

Vin Chaud

I have an affinity for mulled wine, not only because my father is a certifiable wino, by the fact that he turned my mother’s office into a walk-in wine cellar, not that he is homeless and drinks out of a brown paper bag… (not ...Read More

Move LifeStyle

I know I have been a bit absent lately, but it is for a good reason, I promise. I am very excited to announce the launch of Move LifeStyle! Move is a project that I have been working on for a year now with a ...Read More

National Rum Day {Harvard & Stone}

Summertime is the time for rum.  That eau de vie distilled from sugar cane hits just the spot on a hot summer day.  Perhaps because its origins are from such tropical places, the drinks we make with it also transport us to a sandy ...Read More

Gam3r Con {Get Out of Town}

Looking for a nerdy alternative to Comic Con?  Oh, you don’t think there is anything nerdier than Comic Con.  Well, sir, I believe that I have found such a place.  A magical nerd place that is filled with game masters, first person shooters, and ...Read More

Summer Outdoor Cinema 2012

I love the heat.  Summer is my favorite time of year, because under normal circumstances (read: 60 degree weather) I am bundled up like an eskimo.  ‘Tis the season for picnics, bug bites, and romantic rendezvous’ under the stars.  As the drive in movie ...Read More