Merry Christmas! (And, Jolie is not moving to San Francisco)

Several months ago, I was having late night drinks with a friend from the Bay Area. San Francisco was always one of Mama Jolie's favorite cities; we lived in Menlo Park briefly when I was younger; and I currently have tons of friends in the area. At times, it seems to me much more cultured and ...

The beauty of the Speakeasy

Speakeasy bars have been taking over Los Angeles (after re-originating in New York), and I couldn't be happier.  There's something so fabulous about sealing yourself off in a wood-paneled hideaway while savoring hair-raisingly stiff concoctions.  Twirl those pearls, pucker your glossy lips and flip that bob, baby, because you've been transported to another world--one where ...