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Going Off the Grid in Joshua Tree

The beginning of the year is always a clean slate. Tyler and I decided after all the holidays, food, shopping, and running around, it was time to go off the grid (and start 2017 with fresh eyes). We headed to Joshua Tree the first Friday of the New Year for a weekend of camping, hiking, and some alone time. With heavy heat in the summer, January is a high traffic time of year to camp in Joshua Tree. It’s first...

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Taste of Soul Festival Join in this street festival where you will eat fried chicken and ribs, while you will listen to old-school hip-hop. Plus, check out displays from local artists, and exhibits from local businesses and organizations. Saturday, 10 am-7 pm; 3800 Crenshaw Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90008; 323.299.3800 Oozefest Cheese lovers get excited! Southern California’s cheese festival has over 40 food and drink vendors featuring custom delicious, cheesy items exclusive to the festival. Feast on restaurants like TLT Food, Puesto, Treatery, Nacho Nation,...

Vail Summer

When you think of Vail, Colorado, you think of skiing, snow, and hot drinks by a fire. Well, it’s time to change your way of thinking about Vail. With the newly opened Epic Discovery, numerous hiking trails, and some of the best restaurants in Colorado, Vail Summer is giving Vail Winter a run for its money. Tyler and I landed in Denver for our “last getaway before the big day” and hopped on the Colorado Mountain Express to Vail. I had never been...

Weekend

Spago’s 32nd Annual Passover Seder Dinner This marks the 32nd consecutive year they have hosted the dinner in which all proceeds from the evening will go to benefit Mazon, a Jewish Response to Hunger. Some staples from the menu that the team has been preparing for decades include  Spago’s Chicken and Vegetable Soup with the late Judy Gethers’ matzo balls; Braised Beef Short Rib “Flanken” with vegetable ratatouille and roasted Moroccan carrots; and a sea of desserts such as Matzo Toffee, Fromage...

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Monday, November 16: IDG’s New Flagship Concept—ROKU Opens ROKU, bringing sophisticated Japanese-inspired fare to WeHo. ROKU elevates the traditional teppanyaki experience with an array of contemporary creations. The 8,000 square-foot indoor-outdoor space features huge mahogany windows, a 20-foot custom-painted mural by Hans Haveron, seating upholstered in a playful floral pattern, and flamed white oak tables. The restaurant offers a bar and lounge area, a sushi bar, and four teppanyaki grills. The culinary team is led by Corporate Executive Chef Tyson Wong, who alongside IDG’s Japanese executive chefs Hiroshi...