L.A. Trip

LA Outfits / What I Wore in LA

June 2, 2010

Can you stand one more LA post?? :) I got so many requests to provide the info on what I wore in LA, I decided to put it all into one more post… Here goes! The dress is from one of my favorite stores in my hometown, Kinnucan’s. I used to *love* shopping there as […]

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The Best of LA . . .

May 31, 2010
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My LA posts are coming to a close, but here’s one last post highlighting the very best of my trip to LA: What I’ll never forget, where I’ll definitely go, and where I’ll definitely eat again… next time! :) Arriving in style… Being picked up at LAX by a driver, holding my name on a […]

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Baking with Picky Palate . . . The GIANT, Ultimate LA Cookie!

May 28, 2010

It had been an amazing, whirlwind week in LA- I’d met wonderful new friends, experienced so many unique flavors, and traveled to places I’d only dreamed about- or seen in movies! On my last full day in sunny CA, I drove down the coast from Santa Monica to Newport Beach. I drove through the seaside […]

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Hollywood, Malibu, and The Most Gorgeous Beach in LA

May 26, 2010
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Wednesday afternoon, after our big day with Rocco in LA, Jenny I drove up the coastline on the PCH from Santa Monica to Malibu. We took a little side trip up into the canyons to get a better view of the beautiful seaside town. Stopped for some afternoon milkshakes on the pier! :) Then… El […]

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LA Continues . . . Beverly Hills & Santa Monica

May 24, 2010
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I didn’t get too many pictures of our hotel, but fortunately, Pat, one of the other lovely ladies on the trip got some incredible shots of our room, the hotel, our view from the rooftop and the luxurious streets of 90210 as we stepped outside the hotel lobby. Our very mod rooms. Of course, the […]

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Meeting Rocco: An Intimate Dinner, Wine Tasting & Small Bite Pairing

May 21, 2010

Photo via Briana The grand finale of our “Into the Heart of LA” culinary experience with Bertolli was a private, intimate meet and greet with celebrity chef Rocco DiSpirito. After a whirlwind day full of pampering, limos, celebrity treatment, meeting new friends, tasting new foods, exploring LA’s unique culinary scene and uncovering its passion for […]

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The Cheese Store of Beverly Hills: An L.A. Specialty Store at Its Finest

May 20, 2010

We had one more stop on our wonderful, whirlwind tour of LA before meeting Rocco: the amazing Cheese Store of Beverly Hills. Walking into the Cheese Store, I was utterly blown away. (Get it?? Udderly? Snarf!) You could totally smell all the wonderfully pungent cheeses way before you entered the store. :) Photo via Briana […]

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The LA “Street Food” Scene: Chasing Gourmet Food Trucks & the Most Unbelievable Italian Gelato Ever

May 19, 2010

After our larger-than-life sized breakfasts at The Griddle Cafe and quick stop at the Farmers Market in LA (where I wanted to sample one of everything), we were ready for- what else? Lunch, of course! We hopped in the limo & grabbed our phones where we checked the latest Tweets from popular gourmet food trucks […]

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Morning in LA: Celebrity Treatment & Giant Sized Pancakes @ Griddle Cafe. Then: Exploring an LA Institution: The Original Farmers Market

May 18, 2010

Brittney, me, Jaclyn from Bertolli, my guest Jenny, Jenny @ Picky Palate, Jenny’s guest Mandy, & Shelisa Photo via Mandy Our first day in LA! Last Tuesday morning I was waking up in L.A. & getting ready for our amazing, all-day event with Bertolli. We all met in the lobby first thing in the morning […]

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Welcome to LA! Arriving at Thompson Beverly Hills, Crashing the Red Carpet, & a PJ Party with the girls!

May 17, 2010

I’m back from LA! Last week Bertolli sent me (and one of my lovely readers!) on an all-expenses paid trip to Los Angeles to experience an unforgettable culinary tour of the city and meet celebrity chef Rocco DiSpirito. Everything happened so quickly- Bertolli asked me on a Monday if I was interested in participating, and […]

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Packing for L.A.!

May 9, 2010

I’m leaving for L.A. first thing tomorrow morning to meet Rocco DiSpirito at the Bertolli event- and I can’t believe that just one short week ago I had no idea that today, 7 days later, I’d be packing to go to Los Angeles- and tomorrow, I’ll be flying into LAX and going to California for […]

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