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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...

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...

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Monday: Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills Launches Afternoon Tea Service Relax in the Windows Lounge with a Signature Afternoon Tea and the Luxury Afternoon Tea. Drawing inspiration from traditional English-style tea service, both menus offer freshly brewed Rishi loose leaf teas, from earl gray to matcha to blueberry, in addition to Honey & Cranberry Scones dotted with Devonshire cream and lemon curd. You can also choose a wine pairings ($25) with the Signature and Luxury Teas, curated by Domaine Chandon and Moët & Chandon respectively. Additional teatime offerings include:...

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Monday: Birds & Bees’ New Summer Cocktails The hidden 50s inspired cocktail den with mid-century glamour in DTLA, is introducing their new summer Ccocktails. In the cocktail category, What Would They Drink? They offer five libations based on famous faces of the 1950s. There is the Lucille Ball maded of Strawberry & Saffron infused Reposado Tequila, Amontillado Sherry, cinnamon cordial, white peppercorn tincture, and fresh lemon juice; the Patsy Cline features gin, aperol, vanilla Orgeat, fresh lemon, bitters, and egg whites; the Danny Kaye is...

Always Wander Part II

My husband Tyler and I believe that when a vacation is over, depression sets in and the only way to cure it is to book your next trip. Right after our honeymoon (we went to Spain, Morocco, and Germany), we booked a trip to Iceland for six months later. While we were in Spain during our honeymoon, we met two Norwegians (Chris and May) through my cousin who is Norwegian and became fast friends. They have also experienced this vacation depression and on their...