Author: Joannaline C. Young

Roll in National Chocolate Chip Day

Roll in National Chocolate Chip Day
Chocolate chip cookie + vanilla frosting = cookie sandwich (YUM!) May 15 (Saturday) is National Chocolate Chip Day, so what better way to celebrate this delicious holiday than with chocolate chip cookies? The popular LA dessert shop on wheels, Sweets Truck, has a signature chocolate chip cookie called...
May 12th, 2010 | Los Angeles | Read More

Come Join the Efforts of World Fest

Come Join the Efforts of World Fest
Eat and play while supporting the environmental efforts of World Fest, the largest Earth Day celebration in Los Angeles. The solar-powered event brings live music and over 100 environmental exhibitors to spread eco-friendly practices. You can also expect a variety of vegetarian cuisine from all over...
May 10th, 2010 | Los Angeles | Read More

Belgium Chocolate Treats for Mother’s Day

Belgium Chocolate Treats for Mother’s Day
Complimentary Chocolate with a Drink This Mother’s Day, give the gift of Belgian chocolate. You don’t have to go all the way to Brussels to have a bite, Leonidas has two local Chocolate Cafes — in Pasadena and Santa Monica. They’ll tempt you with a wide selection of Belgian chocolates...
May 8th, 2010 | Los Angeles | Read More

5 “Food” Ideas for Mother’s Day

5 “Food” Ideas for Mother’s Day
My own green tea citrus fragrance at home Does your mother love to smell food as well as taste it? It’s not too late to get your mother, or anyone special, that perfect gift for mother’s day. Here are five great ideas that not only celebrate mother’s day but the look, taste, smell, and feel of...
May 7th, 2010 | Los Angeles | Read More

Yamashiro Restaurant Review

Yamashiro Restaurant Review
Set atop a Hollywood mountain, many come to the popular Japanese restaurant Yamashiro as much for its great view of Los Angeles as for their food.  The restaurant serves a wide array of traditional Japanese food and beverages, with a presentation, accompanied by excellent service, that exudes a refined...
May 6th, 2010 | Los Angeles | Read More

Comedy is Coming to LA

Comedy is Coming to LA
Get ready to laugh out loud at Los Angeles’ fourth annual Comedy Festival. Comedians from all over the world unite just to have a good time. They come in all forms, from actors to live solo stand-ups and group acts. Here is a look at what this year’s festival will be showcasing: FILM SHORTS The...
May 4th, 2010 | Los Angeles | Read More

Inkie’s VIP Pacific Park Pass

Inkie’s VIP Pacific Park Pass
Want carefree access to activities, food, and merchandise in LA’s only admission-free amusement park? Pacific Park’s mascot, Inkie the octopus, has a new VIP pass available only for a limited time. The creators of this special package wanted their customers to have an all-inclusive program that...
April 29th, 2010 | Los Angeles | Read More

The Vintage Overland Trail

The Vintage Overland Trail
The Overland Trail in Barstow, CA Revel in California’s impressive scenery while paying special tribute to history, in one of the Overland Trail’s rail cars. The vintage trains, built in 1949 and 1950, are available for private rental, and the company holds several special events throughout the year. ...
April 28th, 2010 | Los Angeles | Read More

The Hollywood Sign is Here to Stay

The Hollywood Sign is Here to Stay
Thanks to the efforts of those big and small, the famous Hollywood sign is now a permanent landmark. The land trust needed to raise $12.5 million by this Friday, as part of a deal with a group of Chicago investors who purchased the Cahuenga Peak ridge from the estate of Howard Hughes in 2002, to avoid...
April 27th, 2010 | Los Angeles | Read More

Festival of Books: Access to the Authors

Festival of Books: Access to the Authors
Come face to face with the authors of your favorite books at the LA Times Festival of Books. In addition to visiting booths to purchase books, this is an opportunity to listen to authors speak and learn the craft of writing through their intimate seminars. Here are the main highlights of the festival: Booths There...
April 22nd, 2010 | Los Angeles | Read More

Chateau Cos d’Estournel Dinner

Chateau Cos d’Estournel Dinner
A carefully crafted five-course dinner,  paired with wine from the acclaimed Chateau Cos d’Estournel winery in the Bordeaux region of France, awaits you at the Grace restaurant in Beverly Hills. In attendance will be one of the Chateau’s managers, young Jean-Guillaume Prats, whose family has been...
April 19th, 2010 | Los Angeles | Read More

ColCoa’s Week of French Films

ColCoa’s Week of French Films
The romance, the language, the suspense. These are only some of the elements that make French films so engaging. The City of Lights, City of Angels (ColCoa) Film Festival will be presenting a special week of French films that were previously released in France. The variety ranges from film shorts to...
April 15th, 2010 | Los Angeles | Read More

Enter the World of Wagner’s Opera Ring

Enter the World of Wagner’s Opera Ring
Over 100 Los Angeles organizations from diverse fields have come together to celebrate Wagner’s Opera Ring in one of the greatest art festivals of all time. It will not only showcase the famous opera but also explore its different facets. The leader of the Ring Festival LA, Barry A. Sanders, states...
April 14th, 2010 | Los Angeles | Read More

Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach

Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach
Live in the fast lane at America’s #1 Street Race. The internationally known  2010 Toyota Grand Prix always delivers a dose of thrills with, complete with celebrities and racecar legends at the largest event in Long Beach. The race cars are open-wheel, running on a street circuit surrounding the...
April 12th, 2010 | Los Angeles | Read More

The Original Renaissance Pleasure Fair

The Original Renaissance Pleasure Fair
Take a trip back to the Middle Ages with colorfully embroidered costumes and knight-ridden horses in the Original Renaissance Pleasure Fair. There is something for everyone, so visitors of all ages are encouraged to attend. Like the years before, the Faire will bring plenty of food, artisan products,...
April 8th, 2010 | Los Angeles | Read More

Playing for Laughs at Grilled Cheese Invitational

Playing for Laughs at Grilled Cheese Invitational
It’s all about laughs and celebration of an American classic food at this year’s “1st 8th Annual Grilled Cheese Invitational”. Foodies have declared April as Grilled Cheese month, so restaurants all over the nation will be serving up unique grilled cheese dishes. However, LA has decided to go...
April 7th, 2010 | Los Angeles | Read More

Bubblefest XIV

Bubblefest XIV
Experience a spectacular bubble show for both children and their parents at this year’s Bubblefest XIV with Guinness World Record holder Fan Yang. Fan Yang will display his mastery of “bubble art”, manipulating them to create an array of bubbles that will amaze you and your children. Because...
April 5th, 2010 | Los Angeles | Read More

Songkran Festival for Thai New Year

Songkran Festival for Thai New Year
Thai Curry Thailand is not only known for their original blend of sweet and spicy cuisine but also their extravagantly dressed dances and world famous sports. This weekend marks the 50th anniversary of the Songkran Festival which celebrates all these facets of Thai culture for the coming of Thai New...
April 2nd, 2010 | Los Angeles | Read More

A Malibu Bluffs Easter

A Malibu Bluffs Easter
Malibu is an ideal setting to celebrate Easter weekend. On Pacific Coast Highway’s long stretch, there is nothing but endless ocean on one side and green hills that house the most fabulous multi-story homes on the other. It is also where many dine at elegant restaurants for fresh seafood while...
March 31st, 2010 | Los Angeles | Read More

LA Tradition: Blessing of the Animals

LA Tradition: Blessing of the Animals
Angelenos may seem strange to some, but we are notorious for upholding some of the oldest traditions. The Los Angeles Blessing of the Animals ceremony has taken place every year since 1930, even though it is in the middle of the constant traffic of downtown. This familiar LA annual event, but unusual...
March 30th, 2010 | Los Angeles | Read More