Main Squeeze in Santa Monica.

Now that you know where to get a hot bikini (you read my last post, right?), it’s time to talk about maintaining that bikini body. Fresh juices are a great way to stay hydrated and healthy in the summer.

Here are my picks for where to score some...

Photo by Steve Crane, Flickr

Ladies, it’s bikini season, and if there’s one piece of clothing we all want to get right, it’s this — the most revealing garment in our summer closet...

Photo by Charles Sharp
Sheri gives Teddy a bath at Bark Williams.

My Labrador Teddy is a low-maintenance alpha dog, who’s used to getting sprayed off with a hose after a fun day on the trails. But this is LA, and most of Teddy’s friends are used to a different way of life...

Photo: Thomas Hawk, Flickr
A car on display at the Petersen Auto Museum.

There are few things that make American dads happier than cars, baseball and burgers. I’ve incorporated all three in my list of ideas for Father’s Day — though, of course, your dad would probably appreciate these outings...

Photo: Bonnie Tsang, ohjoy.blogs.com
Sprinkles' 24-hour cupcake ATM.

We’ve all been hit by it. Somewhere around midnight — after a night out with friends, or a night in, writing papers — we are inexplicably struck by a powerful craving for something sweet. Fortunately, in this town, there are quality alternatives to rifling around the kitchen for a half-eaten packet of stale Oreos...


Let’s all be honest: on Mother’s Day, we often fall back on the usual — we take mom out for a fancy brunch. But I’ve got a better idea this year...

The Rosenthal Estate.

You don’t need to drive to Santa Barbara or Santa Ynez to get a taste of wine country. Perched in the mountains of Malibu are dozens of wineries, several with tasting rooms and tours. Believe it or not...

Photo: revenante, Flickr

When Angeli Caffe closed earlier this year, there was a collective mourning for the beloved Italian eatery by chef Evan Kleiman. It wasn’t only for her gnocchi and pizza, but also the special feasts, including the annual Passover dinner she held for 27 years.

Well, I’ve got some juicy news for Angeli fans and general food-lovers alike...

Foam art at Caffe Luxxe in Santa Monica. (Photo by Ally Winters)

With the opening of The Refinery, a coffee bar specializing in single-serve drip coffee brewed to order, it’s finally safe to say that Santa Monica has become a destination for the coffee cognoscenti...

Photo: r3m3dy, Flickr
Finn McCool's in Santa Monica.

Santa Monica may feel as far from Ireland as the moon to the Earth, but then you’d be surprised — if you let a local be your guide, you might discover a lot more of Ireland in our corner of California than you thought...