Combining her love of business with her gift of gab, actress Jesse Draper started the Valley Girl Show in 2009. In the beginning, the Silicon Valley native filmed her talk show during six-month breaks from The Naked Brothers Band on Nickelodeon, but she now dedicates herself full-time to interviewing guests on the Valley Girl Show and corresponding regularly on the Katie Couric Show.
Chef Micah Wexler, former owner and Chef of Mezze, is setting out to make the best pastrami sandwich LA diners have ever experienced with Wexler’s Deli, a traditional deli at Grand Central Market where meats and fish are smoked and cured in house and everything is sliced by hand.
Los Angeles is home to a rising number of 1920s inspired, speakeasy-style cocktail bars and lounges that serve up great drinks in a vintage atmosphere.
When visiting or exploring Los Angeles, deciding what to see can be difficult. There are plenty of neighborhoods and destinations, all with a separate vibe and charm. Here are some of the top LA attractions that both locals and tourists will enjoy.
Located approximately 10 miles north of downtown LA, San Fernando Valley suburb Burbank is home to famous production studios, great restaurants and shopping, high-end boutiques and a hotels.
Ever since the first motion picture was filmed here in 1911, Los Angeles has been widely considered the movie capital of the world. Countless scenes have been shot in away from movie studio’s in LA’s public spaces, residential areas and parks—places that everyone can visit on a regular basis. Although the glamorous perception of the film industry may intimidate the average sightseer, the following locations are frequented by locals and easy for anyone to access.
As executive chef at Fig & Olive, Executive Chef Pascal Lorange offers a seasonal menu inspired by cuisine from the Riviera and coastal regions of Italy and Spain. In addition to managing kitchen operations for six locations in New York and LA, Lorange’s resume includes meals prepared for two U.S. presidents and time serving as personal chef for singer Julio Iglesias.
While overlooked by some, cocktails during winter and LA’s cooler months take on comforting qualities with herbs and spices that work well to combat the chilly weather. The following seasonal cocktails around LA are made with traditional ingredients, providing a delicious way to toast, sip and get toasty.
Several hotels near holiday attractions keep visitors and locals close to the action.
In addition to holiday events throughout December, neighborhoods and shopping areas shine bright with Christmas lights in LA.