Packing Tips. Travel like a Pro!

As May turns to June this week and we’ve passed Memorial Day, you probably have a vacation planned. Or perhaps you have a last-minute work trip you need to take. If you’re like me, you probably wait until the night before or even the morning of to pack! Well, here’s four ideas that will allow you … Continue Reading

Summer Parties!

Summer is almost in full swing. Graduations have come, teachers are off, and I bet you are planning a BBQ or two sometime this month. As I’m sure you all know, I love to entertain. Here’s some ideas that I used to use at the Manor and still use for friends and family. SUMMER PARTY … Continue Reading

Spaghetti with Bacon, Peas, Mint & a Touch of Cream

My last blog post was all about eating cleaner for spring, and using fresh seasonal vegetables to do it. Here’s a great everyday dinner that’s quick, easy, and relatively healthy— even with that small bit of cream.  It’s an extremely satisfying meal that even the pickiest eater will love. If you put bacon in with the peas, even … Continue Reading

Give Your Diet a Spring Clean Too!

Now that spring has really sprung, it’s a great time to clean up your diet as well! Although it’s easy to think of fruit in the springtime, strawberries, cherries, grapefruits, there’s some amazingly health vegetables that are in season now. From peas and asparagus, to beets and broccoli, fresh vegetables are obviously the easiest way … Continue Reading

A Spring Favorite, Lemon Curd

Here in LA, we’ve had an unusually wet winter and even some colder weather. I know it’s nothing like most of the country experiences, but it’s definitely something for Los Angeles. Now that we’re back into the 70s every day, and Spring seems to be here in full force, here’s one of my favorite recipes … Continue Reading

Tips for Picking Sunglasses

Sunglasses are a year round staple to your wardrobe if you live in a place like sunny Los Angeles. Not only are they an essential accessory, they also protect your eyes from harmful UV rays. Finding the perfect pair of sunglasses can be challenging, especially with so many different styles to choose from. Here are … Continue Reading