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Ojai Rotie – Lunch – February 21, 2021, Ojai, CA.

This is such a great way to have lunch or dinner. It is in a beautiful courtyard/patio nestled under a gorgeous tree. You order at their counter, they give you a number and you are served the most delicious picnic … Continue reading

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Stay at The Chantico Inn – February 21 & February 22, 2021 – Ojai CA.

Right on the path into downtown, this Inn is convenient and has everything you would need from a nice hotel without all the fluff and hype. You can walk just about anywhere and or take the trolley or bus. I … Continue reading

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Dinner – Izakaya Tora – February 11, 2021 – West Hollywood, CA.

When owners Francis and Ben suggested I come in to do a tasting I was very happy. This is just the best-undiscovered specialized sushi and maki restaurant in West Hollywood, and Los Angeles. What a pleasure to try truly unique … Continue reading

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Casa of Los Angeles Wine + Art 2021 – Saturday Feb. 6th – 7pm – Virtual Event

Casa of Los Angeles Wine + Art 2021, it is another year of this great event, this year virtual. The place to pick up the food and wine was at the Center for Early Education School in West Hollywood, which … Continue reading

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Stay at Villa Rosa Inn – January 12, 2021 – Santa Barbara, CA.

I had stayed here back in October and manager Tia gave me the same room. The room has a patio that sits close to the pool and is just the best location for me in the hotel. There is a … Continue reading

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January 13, 2021 – Breakfast and Lunch – Chad’s, On The Beach – Santa Barbara, CA.

Debbie Neer from The Franciscan Inn & Suites suggested I try Chad’s because owner Chad Stevens has a great back-story about this legacy known as Chad’s, On The Beach. I told my counter server Wyatt Newman that you could not … Continue reading

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Dinner Opal Restaurant and Bar – January 11, 2021 – Santa Barbara, CA.

My friend Julie Star suggested this restaurant, she told me it was one of her favorites and that the Phyllo Wrapped Tiger Prawns are something otherworldly, she was right. I just loved their divine food, owner Richard treated me so … Continue reading

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Via Maestra 42 – Birthday Dinner – January 10, 2021 – Santa Barbara, CA.

When I asked owner Renato to be a part of my Birthday celebration, he gladly said yes. He is such a dear man, generous and talented, his food is always off the charts. Via Maestra uses the finest authentic ingredients. … Continue reading

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The Franciscan Inn – Hotel Stay – Sunday – January 10 & Monday – January 11, 2021 – Santa Barbara, CA.

When my contact over at The Franciscan Inn & Suites gave me the info on her gorgeous Santa Barbara property it was in 2020, and they were doing some renovations. When I figured out what to do on my Birthday … Continue reading

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Cuban Cultural Icon José Alberto “El Ruiseñor” Nominated for Best Latin Tropical Album – “Mi Tumbao”For the 63rd Grammy®Awards!

January, 6 2020 – Hollywood, CA. ———–The 63rd Grammy Nominations were announced on November 24, 2020. The astonishing surprise was the Nomination of Cuban born José Alberto “El Ruiseñor”, Nominated for Best Tropical Latin Al-bum “Mi Tumbao”. The excitement is … Continue reading

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