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Beatles on Ukulele Benefit Show

Fate has a funny way of working things out.

A couple months ago, my husband, Alex, was drumming with a talented vocalist and guitar player, Johanna Chase. So when CBS assigned me a story on the top female musicians in LA, she immediately came to my mind. Then her PR rep saw the article and contacted me regarding an upcoming benefit show she is participating in. The more I learned about it, the more I fell in love with this amazing event – Beatles on Ukulele: The 50 Greatest Hits, a J/P HRO Benefit.

Beatles on Ukulele

Beatles on Ukulele

It’s my favorite time of year… Restaurant Week!

It’s a foodie’s heaven…restaurant week!! LA is a city of such diverse restaurants and cuisines, it is the perfect opportunity to sample what Southern California food is all about. Click here to check out DineLA 2013!

Restaurant Week

Hurricane Sandy affects restaurants on East Coast

Having just moved from the East Coast to the West Coast about 2 weeks ago, I was devastated by the recent happenings of Hurricane Sandy back home. I am grateful my family and friends are safe, but my heart goes out to all those affected in CT, NY, and NJ especially. As a Hartford Restaurant examiner, I wrote a recent post regarding dining establishments in the state, post-Sandy, which can be seen here.

Does Chick-fil-A “Taste Like Hate” to you?

With the recent news that the accused vandal of a Chick-fil-A restaurant (who claimed the food “tastes like hate”) will not be facing felony charges, I am reminded of the article I wrote on the popular fast food chain. In the heat of this election year, who knew that fast food could become so political? Further reading

Lance the Liar


Personally, I think the guy is a huge phony. I once worked on an interview for ESPN with some of his former friends and teammates, and it became quite obvious that Armstrong was a cheat. His “liquid gold,” as he referred to it, may have been at least partially responsible for his testicular cancer that struck an otherwise healthy individual at such a young age. The cancer then became a key ingredient in the facade he developed, portraying himself as a hero. The Livestrong foundation does more for Lance’s public image, making him out to be some sort of charitable and virtuous man. Livestrong does little to support actual cancer research, in case anyone was wondering. And what about his teammates who tested positive and still lost to Lance? A clean man beat those on dope? He’ll have his supporters, sure. But if I won anything (let alone the Tour de France) fair and square, I’d fight till the death to keep my name in the record books. Lance isn’t stupid, though. He would rather be stripped of his titles and hang on to the lingering possibility that he may have been honest, than continue in a battle where he could be proven┬áthe liar I believe he is. Click here for my article on Lance for