Articles by Hettie Lynne Hurtes

La Soiree Review - The Circus Meets Burlesque

La Soiree Review - The Circus Meets Burlesque La Soiree isn’t your typical Broadway show, nor is it meant to be. It’s Cirque du Soleil meets burlesque set in the historic Union Square Theatre in Manhattan

The Oaks at Ojai Review

The Oaks at Ojai Review The Oaks in Ojai is a health and fitness spa primarily designed for the executive woman

The Beatles' Love Review - The Long Running Hit at the Mirage

The Beatles' Love Review - The Long Running Hit at the Mirage LOVE, a Beatles tribute, has been stunning spectators at the Mirage in Vegas since 2006. Not only is this production filled with some of the Beatles’ best, but it’s also filled with some of Cirque du Soleil’s best performances

Hotel Palomar Review - A Hotel and Popular Eatery in the Heart of Westwood

Hotel Palomar Review - A Hotel and Popular Eatery in the Heart of Westwood If you plan on visiting L.A.’s Westside and need an unpretentious place to hang your hat for the night, there’s a hotel in Westwood that should hit the spot. It’s the Hotel Palomar, a Kimpton Hotel, in the heart of the Wilshire Corridor

Destination Catalina: A Review of L.A.'s Offshore Neighbor

Destination Catalina: A Review of L.A.'s Offshore Neighbor So many people in Los Angeles haven’t been to Catalina Island, even though it’s only an hour away. It’s so close, and yet it’s an island with flora and fauna you won’t see anywhere else

Ojai Valley Getaway - Where to Stay and Where to Dine

Ojai Valley Getaway - Where to Stay and Where to Dine Ojai is wonderful escape destination and Su Nido Inn is the perfect place to hang your hat once you get there

Authentic Wine Country - A Personalized Tour of California's Wine Country

Authentic Wine Country - A Personalized Tour of California's Wine Country If you’re planning to visit the wine country in Northern California but don’t have a clue as to what’s available aside from wine, you may want to check out Authentic Wine Country, the brainchild of Allegra Lynch, a native of the area

The Island Hotel Review - An Oasis in Orange County

The Island Hotel Review - An Oasis in Orange County The Island is a recently renovated Five Diamond luxury hotel in Newport Beach, directly across from Fashion Island, the OC’s most elegant shopping center

Flip Flop Ranch - Vacation on a Working Farm

Flip Flop Ranch - Vacation on a Working Farm “And on this farm they had some”……yes, a variety of critters, big and small, and yes, YOU will help care for them when you book your next vacation at Flip Flop Ranch in Southern California’s Lucerne Valley

Manchester Grand Hyatt Review - Romantic San Diego Getaway

Manchester Grand Hyatt Review - Romantic San Diego Getaway If you're looking for a beautiful place to stay with lots to do, good food and scrumptious views, then you should definitely check out the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego

Pizza 101-LA Eatz Teaches Pizza Basics

Pizza 101-LA Eatz Teaches Pizza Basics If you've always wanted to learn the art of pizza making EATZ LA is the place to learn the basics with Shari Greicar

A Day In the Life in Death Valley - A Review of Death Valley National Park

A Day In the Life in Death Valley - A Review of Death Valley National Park My family and I had never been to Death Valley and thought it was time to experience the low desert when the weather is more tolerable than in the summer. This is our 3-day journey we want to share with you

Tour of Historic Homes in Los Angeles - An Historic Tour of Lafayette Park: A Feast for the Eyes and Tummy

Tour of Historic Homes in Los Angeles - An Historic Tour of Lafayette Park: A Feast for the Eyes and Tummy This year marked the 25th anniversary of the Holiday Historic Homes Tour and Progressive Dinner, a fundraiser for the West Adams Heritage Association, an opportunity to wine and dine in unique residences gracing one of L.A.’s most historic areas

Napa WineTrain Review - Wine and Dine: The View Sublime

Napa WineTrain Review - Wine and Dine: The View Sublime The name nearly says it all: Napa Valley Wine Train. It's in the Napa Valley. It's a train, and it does serve wine; nearly 40 varieties. What it doesn't say is that it's also a gourmet dining destination

Auberge du Soleil Review - The Gem of the Napa Valley

Auberge du Soleil  Review - The Gem of the Napa Valley If you're seeking the most romantic dining spot in Northern California, it very well may be Auberge du Soleil in Napa Valley. It's hidden away between the towns of Rutherford and St. Helena, on the slopes of Rutherford Hill

Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab Review - Best Seafood Restaurant in Las Vegas

Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab Review - Best Seafood Restaurant in Las Vegas In 1913, Joe Weiss opened a small lunch counter on Miami Beach. That was the beginning of what was to become Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab, a fixture today in Miami, Chicago and Las Vegas

Lodge at Torrey Pines Review - A First Class Resort

Lodge at Torrey Pines Review - A First Class Resort The Lodge at Torrey Pines is not only a first class resort, it’s an architectural and botanical gem. The Lodge is modeled after eight Arts and Crafts homes designed by the famed Greene and Greene brothers

Hotel Cheval Review - Finest Boutique Hotel in Paso Robles

Hotel Cheval Review - Finest Boutique Hotel in Paso Robles Heading to California’s central coast wine country? One of the newest places to stay in one of the most charming cities, Paso Robles, is the Hotel Cheval right in the heart of town

San Diego Family Weekend Review - So Much to See and Do

San Diego Family Weekend Review - So Much to See and Do San Diego is the ideal destination for family vacations, especially if you live in the Los Angeles Area

Dr. Robert Hutcherson in Beverly Hills - The Eyes Have It: Under Eye Correction

Dr. Robert Hutcherson in Beverly Hills - The Eyes Have It: Under Eye Correction Dr. Hutcherson has been specializing in facial reconstruction for 25 years, consulting with patients for hours prior to scheduling any type of procedure

Bru's Wiffle Review - A Waffle Joint

Bru's Wiffle Review - A Waffle Joint Waffling on where to brunch? Well, for something a little different, you might wanna try Bru’s Wiffle to experience a variety of exotic waffles

Next to Normal Theater Review - On Broadway

Next to Normal Theater Review - On Broadway How about a musical centered around depression? Sound like fun? Well “Next To Normal” isn’t the kind of theatre you experience for fun, although it is very entertaining

Million Dollar Quartet - Broadway Review

Million Dollar Quartet - Broadway Review Another Broadway musical featuring songs made famous way before the playwrights ever dreamed up a scenario

Rock of Ages Review

Rock of Ages Review What seemingly starts out as an homage to 80’s rock quickly turns into one of the most quirky, entertaining musical comedies on Broadway

Amy's Culinary Adventures - Review of Chef Amy's Underground Dining

Amy's Culinary Adventures - Review of Chef Amy's Underground Dining Have you heard about Underground Dining? It’s apparently the latest trend for foodies: dining out at secret venues along with followers of a particular chef

Le Vallauris Restaurant Review - The first French Restaurant in Palm Springs

Le Vallauris Restaurant Review - The first French Restaurant in Palm Springs Le Vallauris has been satisfying fans of French cuisine in Palm Springs for thirty six years. When Paul Bruggemans opened his restaurant in the ‘70s, French food was not on the map in the Coachella Valley

Melvyn's Restaurant Review - Palm Springs' Celebrity Eatery

Melvyn's Restaurant  Review  - Palm Springs' Celebrity Eatery If you’re heading to Palm Springs, you simply must pay a visit to Melvyn’s. This restaurant proudly claims that anyone of note who’s been to the desert in the last twenty five years has paid a visit to this legendary eatery

Firenze Osteria Restaurant Review - A Taste of Tuscany in Los Angeles

Firenze Osteria Restaurant Review  - A Taste of Tuscany in Los Angeles Firenze Osteria is only a couple of months old, but it’s already become a popular hangout in Toluca Lake

Blue Velvet Restaurant Review - A Visual and Gustatory Treat

Blue Velvet Restaurant Review - A Visual and Gustatory Treat One of the newest dining spots in Los Angeles is also one of the most beautiful. Blue Velvet, an unlikely hideaway in Downtown L.A., is a treat, not only for the tummy, but for the eyes. If you can find it

Candlelight Pavilion Dinner Theatre Review - Entertainment and a Gourmet Meal

Candlelight Pavilion Dinner Theatre Review - Entertainment and a Gourmet Meal One of the few places in Southern California where you can find an all encompassing evening of entertainment including a gourmet meal and a Broadway style show is the Candelight Pavilion Dinner Theatre in Claremont

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