Los Angeles

Kelli Nakagama in front of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles before La Traviata.

LA Opera’s La Traviata

There is always a little bit of pressure, of nervousness, when sharing one of your greatest passions with someone else for the first time. …

Public School 310 in Los Angeles

Public School 310 in Los Angeles

Theme restaurants can be pretty cheesy. But when they’re done right, they can be quite catchy. The only problem is that many theme restaurants…

Santa Barbara

A Side Trip to Santa Barbara

During my recent trip to Los Angeles my cousin Julie and I took a side trip to Santa Barbara.  The drive takes about an…

Patina in Los Angeles

Patina in Los Angeles

There is a reason that studying to be a chef is known as the culinary arts.  Just like anything in the creative world, being…