Tag Archives: Los Angeles

The Acting Saga: Depressed

It was during my second intensive acting session at Margie Haber Studio.  I had just watched a playback of my audition tape and I was shocked by how disgustingly unattractive I looked.  Physically yes… but it was even more than that.  My eyes were completely void of emotion… they were just… blank.   The instructor […]

Cronuts in LA

I planned on scouring LA for the best cronuts and making a top 10 list of the most coveted places to indulge in this pastry hybrid. But here I was in Abbot Kinney, and I happened to stumble into Rockenwagner’s German delicatessen.  I had no intent of trying their cronut, which was definitely not on […]

Best Rooftop Pools in LA

Ah, summertime in LA is finally here.  Time to agonize over which bathing suit makes my love handles less prominent, sip down frozen beverage after frozen beverage and post filtered pictures that make me look tanner. Los Angeles is great in the summertime.  You’re a quick ride to the beach, but for the lazy and […]

Lunch at Mariposa

Before I dive into my trip to Mariposa, let me spend a split second hitting upon one of my favorite lunch places in Los Angeles, which, coincidentally is also located in a Beverly Hills Department Store. Greengrass Beanery on top of Barneys (what! you didn’t know it existed! Meer Peasants!) has long stood as a […]

Bottega Louie: A Five Star Review!

So you’ve decided to finally venture to Oz, or downtown LA (both an obscurity in your mind), to cross Bottega Louie off your foodie bucket list have you?  I can nearly guarantee you WILL be disappointed.  Wait, what?!  But Chelsea you gave it five stars! Hear me out.

The Best Restaurants in LA by Category

I’m constantly on the hunt for ‘the best of LA’ …but I’ve quite exasperated the internet with my quest.  My searches for “best steakhouse” “most romantic”  “bottomless mimosas” etc. elicit a ‘top 10’ list from the generic conglomerate websites like Yelp, Gayot and Urbanspoon.  And while I don’t necessarily think their lists would lead you […]

Unique First Date Ideas in Los Angeles

It’s Spring, and thus love (or rather lust) is in the air!  For any hopeless sap who fails time and again with first date nights, you’re in luck for stumbling across my blog.  You won’t be torturing your hopeful date at Supperclub or Rock n Reilys this spring.  Nor will you be stuck droning on […]

Winter in LA!

(APPEARS IN FALL 2013 PUBLICATION OF FGM MAGAZINE) At The Grove Tree Lighting While the majority of the country is bundled up and hunkered down in hibernation through the winter months, Los Angeles will drop to long sleeves and heat lamp weather.  Nonetheless, winter should be embraced for all its scarf wearing and hot chocolate […]

BEST Recipe for Buccatini Matriciana

BUCCATINI MATRICIANA tops my favorites list for Italian delicacies.  And in my personal opinion, there are only two people that have perfected this scrumptious dish. 1. The head chef at Madeo 2. My boyfriend Matt Breliant For dining out, MADEO in West Hollywood is absolute perfection.  You can never go wrong with their pastas, carpaccios, fresh dover sole.. […]

Truffle Hunting: Where to Find the Best Truffle Dishes in LA

On my relentless quest for truffle satisfaction in Los Angeles I have had the pleasure of enjoying quite an eclectic array of truffled dishes.  Here’s my short list of favorites thus far. PACE: four cheese truffle pizza. swoon.  Only a special so call ahead! KOI: Salmon carpaccio with black truffles and citrus glaze. BOUCHON: Truffle popcorn […]