Gjusta and Gjelina

These two restaurants that I always forget how to properly pronounce, Gjusta and Gjelina, have elevated the restaurant game in the Venice, California, area. The only interior picture I took during my first time having brunch at Gjelina was of my lemon ricotta blueberry pancakes because that was all that truly mattered. The inside of … More Gjusta and Gjelina

Ysabel

Ysabel is a trendy restaurant and bar in West Hollywood, tucked away on Fairfax Ave. I specify that it is tucked away because the actual entrance is off the street and to the side of the building, and I almost completely drove past it. This was the first time I actually experienced not feeling cool … More Ysabel

LA Zoo Lights

If you are still looking for a way to distract your children while they are in the last half of winter break from school, some holiday attractions are still available until the end of this week such as the lights display at the LA Zoo. I had seen the LA Zoo lights on plenty of … More LA Zoo Lights

Christmas at the Four Seasons Resort Biltmore, Santa Barbara

This year on Christmas, we decided to do something that I have never done before, which was have a non-relative cook for Christmas. Instead of hosting the holiday at our place, or traveling back to Chicago to spend the day at a relative’s home, we drove up to Santa Barbara for a few days. Since … More Christmas at the Four Seasons Resort Biltmore, Santa Barbara