RSS

November 8, 2014

0 Comments

Teeny Wojo Wallet

By Valerie Summers Measuring just 2×3 1/2 inches and open on both sides, this cleverly designed and extremely compact minimalist wallet keeps cash, cards, ID and even a key secure.  Made of silicone and neophrene, it is a great accessory for water sports, cycling, fishing and all things active and it floats.  Fits into small […]

Continue reading...

October 25, 2014

0 Comments

Ocean Prime Opens in Beverly Hills

by Valerie Summers Situated on the most elegant stretch of Wilshire Boulevard across the street from some of the most exclusive department stores in Beverly Hills, a stunning new modern American supper club, open nightly, (also serving lunch during weekdays) has recently added its name to the list of upscale dining spots in the city. […]

Continue reading...

September 3, 2014

0 Comments

My Son The Waiter, A Jewish Tragedy

by Valerie Summers It’s a one man show, written and performed by Brad Zimmerman at the Scherr Forum Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. For an evening of laugh out loud good clean comedy, My Son the Waiter, A Jewish Tragedy can’t be beaten.  With the only staging, a simple table covered with […]

Continue reading...

July 28, 2014

0 Comments

Authentic Greek Yogurt Specialty Eatery

by Valerie Summers Strolling through Beverly Hills last night, I happened across a new yogurt shop and decided to check it out.  This is a yogurt eatery unlike any I have patronized before.  Very upscale and well worth the cost of a delicious authentic Greek  frozen yogurt — a choice of of four creamy flavors […]

Continue reading...

June 6, 2014

0 Comments

Facts and Fiction of Route 66 at the Autry

by Valerie Summers U.S. Highway Route 66 is both a physical road and a romantic notion much of which is both confirmed and dispelled in the current do not miss exhibition at the Autry National Center of the American West. This is not a “fluff” presentation as portrayed in TV shows of days gone by […]

Continue reading...

May 10, 2014

0 Comments

LAX International Superstar

by Valerie Summers Having recently briefly visited the newly transformed Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX, I had the good fortune to return for a closer look.  The  stunning 150,000 square foot Great Hall creates an impressive send off to passengers traveling abroad.  It’s a shoppers paradise with world class shopping at the mega duty […]

Continue reading...

May 5, 2014

0 Comments

Valley Star Glows Brightly

by Valerie Summers Although the Valley Performing Arts Center opened three years ago, my first visit occurred recently when I headed over to the San Fernando Valley for a performance featuring the great jazz pianist Ramsey Lewis.   Situated on the southeast corner of  the California State University, Northridge campus, the stunning  glass walled landmark […]

Continue reading...

April 25, 2014

0 Comments

New International Terminal Shines at LAX

by Valerie Summers At last visitiors from foreign countries arrive and depart in  Los Angeles at a terminal that Angelenos can be proud of.  Although not entirely completed, it is a good start.  The area for arriving passengers is now comfortable and attractive with places to have a drink or a bite to eat while […]

Continue reading...

April 20, 2014

0 Comments

The Tallest Tree In The Forest

by Valerie Summers Multi-talented does not begin to describe  Daniel Beaty, star of The Tallest Tree in the Forest which just opened at the Mark Taper Forum at the Los Angeles Music Center.  In this one-man show, Beaty artfully and believably portrays the life story Paul Robeson but embellishes the tale with more than a […]

Continue reading...

April 19, 2014

0 Comments

Super Portable Battery Charger

by Valerie Summers Silicon Valley keeps on making life easier. A state of the art battery charger which comes in six different styles and capacities are available to suit every need.  For people on the go and especially world travelers, Jackery, a slim, attractive battery charger for smartphones and tablets provides up to 220 hours […]

Continue reading...

January 5, 2014

0 Comments

Mendoza Bodegas Come In All Sizes

by Valerie Summers The question I asked myself while blindly driving through a raging dust storm in the wine country of northern Argentina, which locals call a Zonda wind, was why I hadn’t instead re-visited Napa.  But I had heard so much about the merits of this extraordinary wine producing region surrounded by the magnificent […]

Continue reading...

April 30, 2013

0 Comments

A Southern California Safari

By Valerie Summers An out of the ordinary family adventure began with a pleasant drive through the rolling hills and villages of north San Diego County.  I had visited this destination more than 25 years ago when it was called Lion Country Safari and was eager to check out the changes which had taken place […]

Continue reading...

April 25, 2013

0 Comments

IOMA — Personalized Skin Care

By Valerie Summers Spelled backwards, in French, IOMA means “For Me”.  Indeed this newly introduced unique personalized skin care line is created specifically for each woman according to the dictates of a newly invented technology.  The exclusive daily complexion treatment has been a huge hit with women in Europe and has just recently been introduced […]

Continue reading...

March 25, 2013

0 Comments

Makeup From Film & TV Studios Into Homes

By Valerie Summers My introduction to Temptu Airbrush Makeup was delivered by the hands of one of the top movie studio makeup artists, Fionagh Cush.  The trial makeup session took no more than 15 minutes and the results were impressive.  I just looked really good….not made up.  This line has been preferred by  film and […]

Continue reading...