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LA’s Top: Affordable Mother’s Day Brunch Restaurants in Los Angeles

Affordable Mother's Day Brunch Restaurants in Los Angeles

Mother’s Day is Sunday May 10, 2015 and in honor of the woman who gave you life either by birthing you or bearing your children, we have rounded up a list of the best restaurants in the Los Angeles area that’ll wow her without breaking the bank. All of these affordable mother’s day brunch restaurants in Los Angeles are available for less than $50 per person! Ba Restaurant 5100 York Boulevard ... Read More »

Cocktails at Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop in Hollywood

Four cocktails at Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop

Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop has terrific healthy food and now a cocktail bar, too! I recently got a chance to sample some of the new cocktails they’re pouring and of course some of the food pairings they’ve got to go with them and they are spectacular! I’ve also started shooting a cocktail video series with our friend Mary Kay Holmes from Daily Hot Guy and we were lucky enough to do ... Read More »

LA’s Top: Best Ice Cream in Los Angeles

Best Ice Cream Parlors in Los Angeles

The weather is getting just a touch warmer now that LA’s 15 seconds of winter are gone. Warmer Spring temperatures followed by blazing hot Summer weather calls for cool treats like ice cream. So we’ve gathered up the 10 best ice cream spots in Los Angeles just for you. Sweet Rose Creamery 7565 Beverly Boulevard Los Angeles, CA (310) 260-2663 Sweet Rose is a small batch ice cream shop ... Read More »

Seafood Cooking Tips from Chef Lior at Bacari PDR


MomsLA got a chance to shoot a video with Chef Lior from Bacari PDR, a fantastic restaurant in Playa del Rey, and he showed us some great tips for cooking three types of seafood. We’ve got a great video with the Chef and he’s adorable as he cooks in his very overheated kitchen. We wish him well staying cool in that hot, hot area! (Scroll down to watch.) Bacari PDR ... Read More »

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner in Laguna Beach


When I think back on my trip to Laguna Beach last month, it’s hard not to think of the food. Clobster (crab and lobster) Grilled Cheese, Duck Egg with black truffle, and an acai bowl with organic strawberry and banana. I didn’t eat that all at one time, but I went with a group of travel writers to Laguna Beach and we tried a few good restaurants. I talked about the wonderful ... Read More »

30 Day of Cooking Challenge


We were leaving the local sushi restaurant that we go to for happy hour when the manager waved at my son and said, “See you next week!” See you next week? This was confirmation of something that I had already suspected – we’re eating out way too much. So I decided that I’m going to cook for 30 days. I’m two days in and it’s going pretty well. Sunday night I made homemade gluten-free ... Read More »

LA’s Top: Best Farmers Markets in Los Angeles

Best Farmers Markets in Los Angeles

Farmers’ markets are a way of life for Los Angeles residents, even before it was cool. The pioneering Santa Monica market celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2011. Thanks to the year-round perfect weather in Southern California, Los Angeles has year-round Farmers’ Markets where home chefs and restaurant suppliers like to pick up the freshest produce available. Farmers’ markets are like the Los Angeles version of the European town square, where ... Read More »

A Weight Loss Program That Works – Jenny Craig and Curves Giveaway

Jenny Craig and Curves A weight loss program that works

It was just a month ago that I started the Jenny Craig and Curves Weight Loss Program and I wrote about being hopeful for a healthy start to 2015. Now after completing the weight loss program, I have not only started on the path of a healthy lifestyle – I have lost weight and gained confidence, too. A Weight Loss Program That Works I had reached a point in my life ... Read More »

February 28, 2015 is “Open That Bottle Night”

5)Wine Glass

This Saturday, February 28, 2015 is “Open That Bottle Night.” It’s the night when you finally open that bottle you’ve been saving for a special occasion. It’s the night when people around the world find out if the bottle they’ve saved for their 25th anniversary, their kid’s college graduation, their big promotion is worth the money they paid for it or if it has turned to vinegar. OTBN was created by Wall Street ... Read More »