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Echo Park Rising Echo Park will be overflowing with this four-day festival of music, food, and art! Expect a slew of great bands and I bet you will discover some new ones too. $20+; Through Sunday, 1 pm; 1822 W. Sunset Blvd, The Echoplex is located below The Echo, enter through the alley at 1154 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA Some Like it Hot at Hollywood Forever Cemetery Two musicians (Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon) go on the run from Chicago...

Celebrate National Relaxation Day with Burke Williams

Today is National Relaxation Day! What better way to celebrate the day, than with the spa that is known for relaxation, Burke Williams! With locations all across California, Burke Williams has your relaxing escape waiting for you. After a jam packed day of work, meetings, and running errands, I visited the Burke Williams Santa Monica location. As soon as I step through the door, I could leave my hectic day behind me and relax. I was shown around the spa,...

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Monday: BaleenKitchen’s New Social Hour Following the restaurant’s recent remodel, BaleenKitchen is announcing a new Social Hour menu available in BaleenLounge. The drink menu includes $4 Weihenstephaner Heffe, $6 glasses of house wine, $7 Margaritas, and $7 Moscow Mules on tap. Food offerings include $1 market oysters (with purchase of a bottle of Prosecco, minimum 12 or $2.50 each with no Prosecco, minimum 6), Crispy Calamari for $5, Ahi Tuna Taco for $6, Baleen Slider for $4, and Parmesan-Truffle Fries...

Weekend

Outside Lands The festival rings in 2017 with 78 restaurants, 40+ wineries, 28 breweries and 8 over-the-top food and drink destinations: A Taste of the Bay Area, Wine Lands, Beer Lands, Cheese Lands,Outside Clams, Choco Lands, Cocktail Magic and GastroMagic. Metallica, The Who, and Gorillaz are among the 70 acts performing. $150+; Friday-Sunday; Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA 94122 BrunchCon Los Angeles Devour my most favorite meal at this event that features brunch fare from over 50 different food and drink vendors....

Wining & Dining with Four Seasons Hotels

This past week was a week full of wining and dining with Four Seasons Hotels. On Wednesday, I joined the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, their Executive Chef, Thomas Bellec and Chef/Owner of Redbird, Neal Fraser for a preview dinner of Chef Fest 2017. The following Friday, I headed to Four Seasons Westlake Village, where I dined at a preview dinner from Executive Chef, Jose Fernandez and Executive Pastry Chef, Patrick Fahy to celebrate an upcoming hotel redesign including new dining...