Venice Beach is home to some truly wonderful restaurants. Chez Tex, from husband and wife team Hayley and Jesse Feldman, is one new addition to the list. The 36-seat beachside spot is named after Jesse’s grandfather, Tex, and aims to bring together the warmth and style of a Paris bistro with the casual comfort of […]
Tulum is a little resort town at the end of Riviera Maya in Mexico. It’s a tourist destination, but a little less developed than nearby spots like Cancun and Playa Del Carmen, and is known for its ancient ruins, pristine beaches, and natural swimming holes (called cenotes). There are also several stylish hotels and restaurants […]
From chefs and event designers to florists, there are so many talented women doing inspiring things for food and hospitality in Los Angeles. Helen Johannesen is one such person. She oversees the operations and beverage programs at some of Los Angeles best restaurants, including Animal, Petit Trois, and Trois Familia. She’s also a co-owner of […]
Next week we’ll be revealing our gorgeous summer catalogue, which we shot in Ojai, California. The artistic hub north of Los Angeles is home to many independent businesses, and one of my favorites is KNEAD Baking Company. It’s an artisan bakery and cafe that uses local and organic ingredients for truly delectable breads and desserts. As […]
At our recent Easter egg hunt, we served kid-friendly bottles of Mylk, which was a hit for both the little ones and adults. The delicious raw, handmade almond milk label is the creation of LA’s Brooke Rewa, who worked in film, TV and for startups before launching her own business. Her counterpart to Mylk is […]
I was first introduced to Ventura Sprits by mixologist Sabi Khalsa when she created an inspired gimlet using their California Vodka, a spirit made using strawberries. No, not a strawberry-flavored vodka, one that is actually distilled from strawberry wine. It was so subtle and lovely – not at all syrupy or sweet – and I had to […]
Every great destination should have a great bakery, and for Ojai, my favorite is KNEAD. Opened in 2009, this artisan bakery has become the family business for Bobbi Corbin and her children Rachel, Leah and Jake. Featuring seasonal desserts, hearth breads and savory baked goods that highlight local ingredients, the light and bright indoor/outdoor bakery is a must […]
I do my best to make sure that, as a family, the ingredients we cook with, foods we eat, and products we use are safe, natural, and of the highest quality. Unfortunately, these items can often come at a premium, and aren’t as accessible as their less-than-healthy counterparts. So when good friend Kate Mulling (our Chalkboard Mag co-host […]
As I shared this week, Kitchen Mouse owner Erica Daking’s vegan, gluten-free food has been a favorite for some time. Serving up inspired dishes every bit as flavorful as their non-vegan counterparts, it’s no surprise that her once-small catering business has evolved into much more. Opened in Highland Park in 2014, the charming and cozy […]
I was introduced to the deliciousness that is Blackbird Food Co. through the lovely Barrett of Valleybrink Road – she had included their granola in one of her amazingly curated gift boxes, and it was love at first bite.
I was introduced to Solstice Canyon gourmet almond butters by Simone LeBlanc – and was instantly hooked. Created by friends and former food industry co-workers Rachael Sheridan and Jessie Litow, they were born of a desire (and void in the market) for deliciously flavored nut butters made of organic and truly raw ingredients.
I discovered Emily Zaiden’s amazing Popshop pops years ago through my friend Kimberly Muller, and was instantly hooked (as was my whole family).
Sometimes the best things come in the most unexpected of packages. Trois Mec is one of those things. Situated in a Hancock Park mini mall with no signage (apart from that of Raffallo’s Pizza that still hangs overhead) it is a true culinary diamond in the rough.
The hottest new restaurant: in your kitchen. Our look at Kitchen Surfing’s brilliant site and service that brings top-notch local chefs into your home.
I recently discovered Sweet Lady Cook’s amazing jams and butters and fell in love with her products – and beautiful packaging – and had to have them for my Montecito store.
I recently included Good Eggs in my post on Almond Milk LA, but wanted to share a bit more about this incredible site and delivery service. Basically an online farmers market, Good Eggs offers locally grown and made items, delivered to your door or (if you choose) a free local pick up spot. They have everything from fruits and veggies, dairy and eggs, meats and seafood and baked goods and sweets, to local meals and snacks, pantry staples and drinks, and gifts and goodies.