Cocktail Hour at Riviera 31

Man, Friday nights are the best. The work week’s over and there are two free days to look forward to. No need to make my lunch, prep my wardrobe and go to bed early. The night is mine to sit back, relax…who am I kidding? It’s cocktail time! On a recent Friday night I was […]

Celebrating Lunar New Year at Bibigo Beverly Hills

Happy New Year! Now before you start thinking I’m a bit late to the game I suppose I should clarify. Happy Lunar New Year! On January 31st many people all over the world will be ringing in this special occasion. Recently, I was able to celebrate a little early at a special Seollal Supper at […]

Shopping at Pussy & Pooch

Although she hasn’t guest posted in awhile my dog Bailey is still very much a part of my life. In fact, she’s sitting right next to me as I write this very post. Isn’t she the cutest? And since she’s my pups I do like to spoil her with treats and goodies. Recently, I happened […]

Yes Virginia, There Is a Public Garden In Beverly Hills – A Visit To the Virginia Robinson Garden

Whenever I drive through Beverly Hills I always see tourist vans circling the blocks pointing out the homes of the rich and famous. While I’ve never taken one of these tours I have driven through the neighborhoods of the haves and wishing I wasn’t so much of a have not. But I had never been […]

Ice Cream In the AM – A Visit to Sprinkles Ice Cream

So yesterday I told ya all about my visit to the Sprinkles ATM. Well, that ingenious invention happens to be located smack dab in the middle of Sprinkles Cupcakes and Sprinkles Ice Cream. Wha???? Sprinkles now serves ice cream???? Honestly, I already knew they were opening an ice cream shop. But, I didn’t know it […]

Cupcakes On Call – A Visit To the Sprinkles ATM

So last week I was in Beverly Hills, dahlings, and I just happened upon the most mahvelous creation. Really, dahlings, it was quel superb. Ok, ok, that’s enough of that. I don’t what it is about Beverly Hills but it just brings out the Lovey Howell in me. So, anyway I happened to be shopping […]

A Day at the Opera – An Opera Exhibit and treats from Bouchon Bakery in Beverly Hills

Well, not really the actual opera with all the singing and divas and such. Instead, it’s an exhibit of opera costumes. But it’s just as enjoyable. Really, no sarcasm intended as I do love opera. And much cheaper. Whereas the opera can cost you a pretty penny to attend, this exhibit is much cheaper. And […]

A Treasure Soon To Be Lost – Viewing the Debbie Reynolds Collection at the Paley Center

Well, actually, dispersed would be a better word. But, “a treasure soon to be dispersed?” Not too exciting right? Doesn’t quite reel you in…but I digress. As you may or may not know, Debbie Reynolds, the legendary actress, owns the largest collection of Hollywood memorabilia in the world. This collection spans several decades from the […]

And the Oscar goes to…

Who cares really? In about a month’s time we’ll forget who was nominated anyway. But there is one thing that I would like to thank the Academy for and that is the awesome public programs it provides. About 10 years ago I discovered that the Oscar headquarters held a rotating schedule of exhibits that were…wait for […]