Author: Devon

Robata Jinya

Robata Jinya

Last night I met up with my old friend, Brian, for dinner, whom I haven’t seen in a while.  He loves the Japanese culture, so he suggested we go to Robata Jinya.  It’s a small but lovely place, with modern Asian decor including a Samuri, and…

Gladstones By The Sea

Gladstones By The Sea

After a long morning, I decided to take the long trek out to Malibu to see my friend Sally who was doing some work at Gladstones.  I figured that even though I was exhausted and over-tired, a couple hours beach-side was necessary.  Plus hanging with…

The Highlight Room at the Dream Hotel

The Highlight Room at the Dream Hotel

What a FAB day I had with Gretchen. It’s been a long time since we’ve been able to hang out, so it was time to resurrect the blog, and we did it at The Highlight Room, the rooftop restaurant at the Dream Hotel in Hollywood. …

Laurel Point

Laurel Point

Gretchen had some errands to run today, so I met her close by at Laurel Point for lunch. She had been there before and a friend of hers also recommended it as a great place to go for happy hour. Seemed like a bit of an…

The Little Next Door

The Little Next Door

Yesterday Gretchen and I were talking about grabbing lunch today, so I found what looked like a nice place on Open Table called The Little Next Door that was convenient for both of us. It’s a relaxing sweet French brasserie and a great spot to meet a friend or…

Banana & Date Muffins with Cream Cheese, Oats & Hemp Hearts

Banana & Date Muffins with Cream Cheese, Oats & Hemp Hearts

The other day, Gretchen gave me some bananas she felt were over-ripe. She tends to give me bananas that are starting to get spots, because I like them a bit sweeter. These, though, were getting to be a bit too spotted for me, but I…

The Butcher, The Baker, The Cappuccino Maker

The Butcher, The Baker, The Cappuccino Maker

Gretchen wanted to meet today to try out The Butcher, The Baker, The Cappuccino Maker which is a coffee shop restaurant she has passed in the past and wanted check it out. So I made a rsvp thru Open Table for 12:30p. Let’s start with the…

The Chambers Brothers at The Ash Grove: Improv Hollywood

The Chambers Brothers at The Ash Grove: Improv Hollywood

About a week or so ago, Gretchen’s friend Robert Landau invited her to see the Chambers Brothers perform at the Improv in Hollywood. He has been working with the Chambers Brothers on a documentary and is also working with Ed Pearl who started the Ash Grove in…

Mauro’s Cafe at Fred Segal’s

Mauro’s Cafe at Fred Segal’s

Gretchen, her husband Bobby and I had previously purchased tickets to see the Chambers Brothers at the Improv in Hollywood tonite, so Gretchen thought it would be convenient to have an early dinner at Mauro’s Restaurant/Cafe across the street. Being that they don’t actually serve…

Gardening at Gretchen’s

Gardening at Gretchen’s

Inspired by the Fab day we had at the Project Angel Food garden and Figaro Bistrot, Gretchen decided to do some additional gardening in the area behind her Jacuzzi, so we stopped at Home Depot to get some flowers, soil and mulch. They have a nice…