Out to Lunch (or Dinner)!! Where Do You Go? Here’s a HAUTE Place to Hit in So. Bay/Long Beach. The Federal Bar “Smokes” as the New HAUTE Place to Go!
Drive up Pine Avenue from Ocean Blvd and look at all the vintaage buildings, particularly after you cross First Street. Pine is rife with great restaurants and it’s spreading across to the East Village. What you might not notice is this demure building set back from the street a bit– quite large actually. It was once a bank that close and then morphed into a high-end eatery called Madison. Madison soon died due to very pricey (but yummy) food but the space was quite large. It was huge, gorgeously art deo/vintage in feel and yet cold.
Fast forward several years and voila- a new spot within the former bank called thoughtfully THE FEDERAL BAR — a sister store to the one in NoHo. (North Hollywood for visitors). This is one fine building. The huge space that dwarfed Madison and it’s diners has been morphed into several spaces without losing the best part of the visual — the ceilings, the space and what they did to carve up the space created group areas, lounges and they are even taking over the vault to turn it into something special.
It’s a special weekend, and we all need to toast all our dads around (friends, family and others) with something special.
Looking for a Little Sparkle for Mom? Here’s Some Great Ideas as Seen on Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens!!
Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens attended the Radio Disney Music Awards Event. Both had some stellar jewelry on that ranges from pretty darn reasonable for red carpet events to more bling. Check out your budget and see what works for the Mom or two in your life!!
It’s almost Cinco de Mayo and maybe you started early. Well I have a few more cocktails for you and here’s one that’s really cool — and worth the effort to make it.
It’s Time for Great Cocktails for Spring & Summer Days: Robert Lambert Shares Recipes that Feature Artisanal Ingredients! Yum!!
I adore everything on Robert Lambert’s catalog website. With such fabulous artisanal — read he makes it by hand– it’s hard to figure out sometimes what to do beyond the mundane (Marmalade on toast or on ice cream: chocolate sauce on ice cream cake or between a couple of sugar cookies) I happened to mention to Robert Lambert that I wanted to create some recipes for some of the new products and he indicated that he had come up with some delish recipes. So I am sharing them here. This gives you advance notice for Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, Father’s Day and any other celebrations– including no reason at all except you have lovely weather. Read the rest of this entry »
It’s the next round of COACHELLA!! This might be a different roster of music for the weekend but it doesn’t mean that it won’t be hot, wild and crazy. But you do need to take a few things with you and I have curated a slew of things for guys, girls and things that you can share. Do NOT FORGET the blankets, sunblock, pillows and extra stuff to toss into the trunk of your car just in case you need them.