Archive for the 'Chocolate' Category



Madame Chocolat + Domaine Carneros = Fabulous decadence

Published on May 10, 2012

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I’ve been writing about how much I love Madame Chocolat since she opened her fabulous factory/atelier. Her latest addition to the scrumptious lineup of chocolate treats? Champagne truffles, made with Domaine Carneros champagne! Barrie and I recently attended the very sweet launch of the fabulous duet and confirmed yet again that we are addicts of [...]


Desserts after Dark to Picnic in the Hills at Taste of Beverly Hills 2011

Published on September 28, 2011

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I LOVE this annual event! It’s not just about the food, although there is no question that the best of the best are here, giving their followers all their love with a sensual feast. This is also one of those special times that we walk around the neighborhood and relish in its fabulousness. Did I [...]


And for all you cake lovers…

Published on June 11, 2011

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It’s official. Richard Ruskell is THE cake artist without peer. And now you can learn from him in a small class of fifteen people once a month until Christmas! I have no doubt these classes will fill quickly; call soon to reserve…

*September 7, 2011 Update: For a review of the “Buttercream” class, check out RockinMama’s [...]


Reality, Rabbits, Royalty, and Rolls Royces – So much fun to have; so little time!

Published on April 28, 2011

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I have decided that from now on I will take a mulligan on January and February of every year because the whole family including the dog gets sick, then March kicks off a craaaazy schedule for all of us until Memorial Day. Late April through May brings – Easter, the Perfect husband’s birthday, the Critter’s [...]


Please, Easter Bunny?

Published on April 4, 2011

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Lately every time the Critter asks for a new toy or candy, I tell him that I will speak to the Easter Bunny about it. I hope someone speaks to Mr. Bunny on my behalf this year – here are some things on my wish list for spring I found on Rodeo Drive.


Sip tea at The Peninsula Beverly Hills and support Education

Published on February 4, 2011

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We all love to have a proper tea in the afternoon sometimes – it’s one of the most civilized ways to socialize on the planet. Whenever I’m asked where to find a proper English tea, I always say go to The Living Room at the Peninsula Beverly Hills. It’s one of the loveliest places to [...]


Benefits, Birthdays, Berry, Bash and Boo!

Published on November 3, 2010

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While enjoying the recent trunk show at the Avalon that she produced, I commented to Tammi Jones that being mom and a blogger created an event schedule that I have to manage carefully, so as not to miss one gathering after to the other just like I used to do during WestWeek. It seems that [...]


9.02.10 Kicks off The Taste of Beverly Hills in support of Beverly Hills Education Foundation

Published on September 3, 2010

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Celebrity and gastronomie were abundant last night at the ultimate foodie event A Taste of Beverly Hills, in support of the Beverly Hills Education Foundation. Sponsored by Food&Wine and other esteemed luxury brands, it was divine decadence at its finest with tastings of a myriad of the city’s finest foods [...]


Decadence for Dads in Beverly Hills

Published on June 19, 2010

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When my Perfect Husband and I saw this crocodile golf bag in the window of Francesco Santoro, it stopped us both in our tracks. In times where even the most extravagant of designers are holding back on the luxe, this is a breath of fresh air. It had the same effect [...]


Letting the pictures do the talking…

Published on May 21, 2010

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I honestly think that this time of year is busier than any. We have LOTS of birthday parties to attend, since the Critter’s buddies were all born around the same time, and the weather is so nice I start to think about the summer wardrobes for our family. I’ve also been working on a [...]