Category Archives: decor

Attending a Vegas wedding catered by the Top Chef Masters

Anyone who knows me could tell you that I am obsessed with weddings and the shows that feature them. Maybe it’s because I’m a planning-oriented details person, or perhaps it’s the fact that I’m a sucker for love. Whatever it is, I can’t get enough. Since I’m pretty much married to my career at this…

My favorite outdoor dining picks for KCRW

As a native Angeleno, I’m a sucker for the sunshine. Given the opportunity, I’ll almost always dine outdoors — ¬†even on those borderline days where it might result in catching a chill. Thankfully SoCal summer has finally arrived, opening up the opportunity for prime patio lounging. KCRW’s “Good Food” asked me to contribute to their…

Off, up, and away!

Today I’m heading off to one of my favorite countries in the whole wide world, Australia! This time around I’ll be visiting Melbourne, Kangaroo Island, Sydney, and Tasmania. I can’t wait! Just in the nick of time, my former editor gave me this darling Japanese daruma doll. The tradition, which usually takes place on Japanese…

Holiday decorating: Using your balls

Sure, jokes about balls might be a bit played out– so much so that our famed local food critic even called for a moratorium on the word– but I just couldn’t keep this easy holiday decoration to myself. It truly is a great way to use your leftover shiny Christmas balls! On Saturday, I went…