+ The Getty Center 005 | J. Paul Getty Museum  –  Los Angeles

J. Paul Getty Museum – Los Angeles

At the J. Paul Getty Museum there is a fine collection of European paintings, drawings, sculpture, illuminated manuscripts, decorative arts, European and American photographs aside rotating special exhibits. However, they all take a bit of a backseat to the wonderfulPlatinum LEED certified, modernist complex that highlights both nature and culture. Designed by Natural light architect Richard Meier the “Getty” is a as much a park as it is museum. A haven in the sprawling smog that is Los Angeles.

+ Caffe Luxxe 013 | Caffe Luxxe in Santa Monica

Caffe Luxxe in Santa Monica

Caffe Luxxe was by far the best coffeehouse we visited whilst in LA. Their glittering Italian coffee machine creates wonderful cups of cafe bliss under the hands of their knowledgeable baristas

+ CheeseBH 005 | The Cheese Store in Beverly Hills

The Cheese Store in Beverly Hills

A lovely specialty food outpost smack in the middle of Beverly Hills. The many local cheeses stand tall beside those from all corners of the planet while the prices were less then our local Whole Foods.

+ Border Grill 006 | Border Grill  -  Santa Monica

Border Grill – Santa Monica

Mary Sue Milliken &  Susan Feniger, the ladies of the well-known television show and book series”Two Hot Tamales”, and architect Josh Schweitzer, bring us a more refined take on Mexican food in a funky colorful environment.  Their adventures on the downtown Mexico City street corners of the mid-eighties paid off with their learning the recipes and techniques of market vendors and home cooks- giving… Read More