This blog began in 2010 as part of the publisher’s promotional materials for my travel book, The Single Girl’s Guide to Meeting European Men. The book rose to #1 on Amazon’s Best-Sellers List within two weeks of publication, and is still selling. The blog has been expanded to cover my other pursuits.

Vacay Like a Star

February, 27, 2014

Since this Sunday is the Academy Awards, for Travel Thursday, I’m showing you my favorite LA haunts. This is land of the stars, so when you have an LA getaway, why not vacay like one?


Montage. Introducing hotel heaven. Even if you can’t book a room, sipping a drink in the lounge will make you feel like royalty with its stunning flower arrangements, beautiful décor, and romantic live music.


Once when I was in town, my cousin met me at Montage. She wanted her husband to take our pic there, so we got pose-happy playing around in the lobby. Then her husband announced, “There’s Sean Penn, Leonardo DiCaprio and Orlando Bloom.”

Thinking that he was joking, my cousin responded, “Yeah right,” and went right back to posing and picture-taking. But then we heard some men behind us chuckling and turned around to see the famous trio watching us! Montage is a celebrity watering hole, so watch out!!


Millions of Milkshakes. I have not kept my love for this place a secret. And in a star-studded city, you can’t feel much closer to celebrities than by enjoying their custom-made milkshakes in a West Hollywood hole-in-the-wall where they have served those creations themselves!

Wearing Shareen

Shareen Vintage. I discovered this gem during one Grammy’s weekend when a friend of mine – who’s a singer and was in town for the event – introduced me to it. This place is vintage utopia. From seeing Lana Del Rey draped in Shareen, you know it’s also a star-favorite. If you’re wearing a piece you bought there and someone asks, “Is that new?” we all know the answer—“I sure hope not!”


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