It seems like just last week I was rolling my eyes about all of the Christmas decorations I was seeing everywhere. Now, I'm digging through storage, looking for my own holiday decor to put up. This is always such a busy time of year with obligations, shopping and parties, so I thought I'd give you an easy to make holiday appetizer of salmon cucumber roll ups.
No surprise, I like all things French - food, wine, country. What is surprising is that I hadn't visited Le Petit Paris in downtown Los Angeles until just last month. This gorgeous French haven is in the historic El Dorado building, originally built in 1913. It has a great 20's vibe with the grand staircase and crystal chandeliers.
Le Petit Paris brings a little French charm and je ne sais quoi to downtown Los Angeles.
Flower Child brings healthy food to Santa Monica's Third Street Promenade area. There's everything from salads to bowls, wraps and soups, and plenty of gluten free and vegan options.
Chez Tex is a casual, neighborhood wine bar on Main Street in Santa Monica, serving interesting small plates in a relaxing setting.
These salmon cucumber roll ups are a great holiday party appetizer. They're easy to assemble and a nice gluten free, dairy free hors d'oeuvre.
This kale sweet potato white bean skillet is an easy go-to meal that uses just one pan, making for a healthy gluten free and vegan dinner that can be prepped with little fuss.
This oven baked salmon with carrot ginger puree comes together in under a half an hour, for a healthy, gluten free, dairy free lunch or dinner.
This sparkling cranberry aperol spritz is festive enough for your next holiday celebration, but easy enough to prepare for a quiet night of cocktails at home.
A great way to sample some of the 28 wineries San Luis Obispo is by attending the Roll Out the Barrels wine weekend where you can get up close and personal with many of the local winemakers.
The watermelon berry cooler will help you beat the summer heat with a blend of frozen berries, watermelon, lime and mint. Serve to the whole family as is or spike with your favorite spirit for an adult beverage.
Pompeii Italy is a fascinating glimpse at a well-preserved, ancient city that has stood the test of time, despite being covered in ash when nearby Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD.
Sorrento is a beautiful Italian Belle Epoque city perched on a cliff with water views around every corner. Here's your top 10 list of all the great things to savor while visiting Sorrento.
Dubrovnik is a beautiful place to visit with a bustling port town and an even more stunning countryside with vineyards and oyster bays for great wine and seafood.