Articles by Marilyn Anderson

FUN HOME REVIEW – Emotion-Packed Musical Goes from Broadway to National Tour

FUN HOME REVIEW – Emotion-Packed Musical Goes from Broadway to National Tour Although it closed its Broadway run in September, theatre-lovers will be able to enjoy the emotionally-charged, thought-provoking musical, Fun Home, as it goes on its National Tour starting this October

On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio & Gloria Estefan Review - Broadway with a Hot Latin Beat

On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio & Gloria Estefan Review - Broadway with a Hot Latin Beat On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio & Gloria Estefan is several stories in one: a love story; an immigration story; a family story; and a show business story about the American dream. Overall, it’s simply great family entertainment

Something Rotten Review - A Hilarious Musical Romp of the Renaissance

Something Rotten Review - A Hilarious Musical Romp of the Renaissance Something Rotten is a fun, outrageous romp for anyone who likes to laugh, and if you're familiar with Shakespeare's plays or the history of musical theatre, so much the better

Doris Bergman’s Seventh Annual EMMY Style Lounge & Party – Celebs, VIPs & Gifts Galore

Doris Bergman’s Seventh Annual  EMMY Style Lounge & Party – Celebs, VIPs & Gifts Galore One of the most popular and elegant pre-Emmy events is Doris Bergman’s Seventh Annual Emmy Style Lounge & Party, where nominees, Hollywood actors and VIPs gather for fun, food and more

“EinDrink©” Review - Introduced to the United States

“EinDrink©” Review - Introduced to the United States EinDrink, an innovative social platform using smart mugs or cups allowing ‘things’ to talk to each other independently, will be the Title Sponsor for Doris Bergman’s 7th Annual Style Lounge & Party honoring Emmy® Season

'Hollywood' at the La Jolla Playhouse Review – A Noir Thriller of Murder in Moviedom

 'Hollywood' at the La Jolla Playhouse Review – A Noir Thriller of Murder in Moviedom The noir thriller, Hollywood, has its World Premiere at the La Jolla Playhouse, through June 12th. Set in tinsel town in 1922, the play revolves around the real-life murder of director William Desmond Taylor

Stars Come out for Doris Bergman’s Eighth Annual Valentine Romance OSCAR Party

Stars Come out for Doris Bergman’s Eighth Annual Valentine Romance OSCAR Party The restaurant Fig and Olive was filled with celebrities and VIP’s on Thurs, February 18th, 2016 for Doris Bergman’s 8th Annual Valentine Romance Oscar Style Lounge and Party

La Jolla Playhouse’s 2015 Without Walls Festival is a WoW Weekend - October 9 – 11

La Jolla Playhouse’s 2015 Without Walls Festival is a WoW Weekend - October 9 – 11 La Jolla Playhouse, nationally-renowned for its commitment to the development of new work and new theatrical forms, will present its second Without Walls (WoW) Festival on the weekend of October 9 – 11

Doris Bergman’s 6th Annual Emmy Style Lounge & Party

Doris Bergman’s 6th Annual Emmy Style Lounge & Party Doris Bergman’s 6th Annual Emmy Style Lounge & Party was September 17th at the Fig & Olive restaurant to honor the 67th Annual Primetime Emmy® Awards

Doris Bergman's 7th Annual Valentine Romance Oscar Style Lounge & Party

Doris Bergman's 7th Annual Valentine Romance Oscar Style Lounge & Party It’s Oscar time again. That means Oscar parties, fashion, food and fun. And the fun started weeks before the big event on February 12th at Doris Bergman’s 7th Annual Valentine Romance Style Party at the fabulous Fig and Olive restaurant

Doris Bergman 5th Annual Emmy Style Lounge & Party - A Posh Party with Pizzazz

 Doris Bergman 5th Annual Emmy Style Lounge & Party - A Posh Party with Pizzazz Thursday, August 21st marked the date for the yearly fun, food and fashion event presented by Doris Bergman in honor of the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy® Awards. This pre-Emmy gifting affair for Hollywood stars and VIPS was held at the Fig & Olive

Doris Bergman’s 6th Annual Valentine Romance Oscar Style Lounge & Party - A Fab & Fun Feb Event

Doris Bergman’s 6th Annual Valentine Romance Oscar Style Lounge & Party - A Fab & Fun Feb Event It’s that exciting time of year when the Academy Awards take place, and Doris Bergman’s Annual Valentine Romance Oscar Style Lounge & Party adds another level of fun and excitement for all who are lucky enough to attend

La Mirada Theatre’s “God of Carnage” Review – Carnage that's Fiercely Funny

La Mirada Theatre’s “God of Carnage” Review – Carnage that's Fiercely Funny Tony Award-Winning "God of Carnage" at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts proves you don’t have to travel to New York to experience an awesome night of brilliant theatre

Doris Bergman’s 4th Annual EMMY® Style Lounge & Party

Doris Bergman’s 4th Annual EMMY® Style Lounge & Party It’s time for Award Shows again and along with them, the wonderful gifting suites, where celebs are showered with the newest products, clothes and accessories. One of the best gift suites is Doris Bergman’s Annual Emmy Style Lounge and Party.

Edan Edan Brazilian Keratin Treatment - A Date with Straight gets a Frizzy Lizzy Sleek and Silky!

Edan Edan Brazilian Keratin Treatment - A Date with Straight gets a Frizzy Lizzy Sleek and Silky! When I was little, girls used to iron their hair to get it straight. Then came blow driers and flat irons. Now, there are revolutionary straightening methods. The Brazilian Keratin Treatment softens, smoothes, and dramatically straightens your hair

Kinky Boots Review – A Tony Award-Winning “Kick” Of a Show

Kinky Boots Review – A Tony Award-Winning “Kick” Of a Show Kinky Boots is a story about underdogs, about failing businesses, about love, acceptance, and reinvention. But above all, it is a heartfelt and joyous romp... that won 6 Tony Awards

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA Review – The Fairy Tale Comes to Broadway

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA Review – The Fairy Tale Comes to Broadway The new Rodgers and Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA is a fun and beautiful extravaganza with some magic fairy dust, including staging and costumes that contribute to it being one of the most popular treats on Broadway

NEWSical the Musical – Review – Spoofin’ and Goofin’ in an Off Broadway Show

NEWSical the Musical – Review – Spoofin’ and Goofin’ in an Off Broadway Show For theatre lovers in NYC on a Sunday night – it’s not easy finding a show. During the day, there are lots of matinees. But there aren’t many theatres offering evening performances. Luckily, we found NEWSical the Musical

VANYA and SONIA and MASHA and SPIKE Review – Christopher Durang’s comedy tribute to Chekhov.

VANYA and SONIA and MASHA and SPIKE Review – Christopher Durang’s comedy tribute to Chekhov. FAMILY and RELATIONSHIPS and SEX and CHEKHOV – Put these all together, add a clever fast-paced script with exceptional actors, and the result is a fun-filled, laugh-packed evening

Hugo’s Cellar Downtown Las Vegas Historic Restaurant Review –Walk Down for a Delightful Pick Up

Hugo’s Cellar Downtown Las Vegas Historic Restaurant Review –Walk Down for a Delightful Pick Up In “old” Las Vegas, to eat upscale you have to go downstairs! You enter Hugo’s by going down to the basement. That’s why it’s called “Hugo’s Cellar”

“The Gift” at the Geffen Playhouse Review – A Gift from Australian Playwright Joanna Murray-Smith

“The Gift” at the Geffen Playhouse Review – A Gift from Australian Playwright Joanna Murray-Smith The Geffen Playhouse always presents intriguing plays with provocative subjects. This tradition continues with their newest American Premier of “The Gift”

5th Annual Valentine Romance Oscar Style Lounge & Party at Cafe La Boheme Review – A Fab Feb Fest!

5th Annual Valentine Romance Oscar Style Lounge & Party at Cafe La Boheme Review – A Fab Feb Fest! One of our favorite Gifting Suites this year was Doris Bergman’s 5th Annual Valentine Romance Oscar Style Lounge & Party at Cafe La Boheme

“When in Doubt, Legs Out!” Zip Lining at Flightlinez Las Vegas – Having the Most Legal Fun in Sin City

“When in Doubt, Legs Out!” Zip Lining at Flightlinez Las Vegas – Having the Most Legal Fun in Sin City "When in doubt, put your legs out!” No, it’s not a new sexual position, but it could be the next best thing. Zip lining

Westside Aesthetics hosts Holiday Party to Lift People’s Spirits… and Lift their Faces, Too… with Ulthera!

Westside Aesthetics hosts Holiday Party to Lift People’s Spirits… and Lift their Faces, Too… with Ulthera! Dr. Alexander Rivkin hosted the event to educate women about the new, revolutionary Ultherapy procedure – an effective treatment that removes wrinkles naturally

Coney Island Christmas at the Geffen Playhouse Review – Family-Friendly Fun for the Holidays

Coney Island Christmas at the Geffen Playhouse Review – Family-Friendly Fun for the Holidays Holiday shows are a delightful way for families to share time together. The world premiere play, Coney Island Christmas, at the Geffen Playhouse is an opportunity for parents, children and grandparents to enjoy an evening out

Sugar Factory American Brasserie at Paris Las Vegas Review – Sweets, Treats and Eats!

Sugar Factory American Brasserie at Paris Las Vegas Review – Sweets, Treats and Eats! The Sugar Factory is a sweet-lovers haven in the Paris Las Vegas Hotel. In fact, it’s one of the coolest candy stores you’ve ever seen. An Open Table 2012 Winner, the Sugar Factory American Brasserie is a first class restaurant and bar

ZUMANITY – The Sensual Side of Cirque du Soleil at New York New York Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas – Review

ZUMANITY – The Sensual Side of Cirque du Soleil at New York New York Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas – Review Glitz, acrobatics, and sex. Zumanity combines these elements and presents an exciting, titillating and totally entertaining show for adults

MJ Live! at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino Review – A “Thriller” of a Show!

MJ Live! at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino Review – A “Thriller” of a Show! Michael Jackson, the King of Pop, was the most successful entertainer of all time. Sadly, his life was cut short. Now, a visit to the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas gives everyone an opportunity to watch a talented Michael impersonator

The Rat Pack Is Back At The Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas – Review

The Rat Pack Is Back At The Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas – Review Attempting to reinvigorate the feel-good ‘ole days of an earlier Las Vegas, the Rio currently features a production entitled, “The Rat Pack is Back.” In this modern-day act, the romance and fun of a lost era is performed

World Premiere of a new play, “RIPE” – A Juicy Dance with Words, Written & Performed by Comedian Wendy Hammers – Review

World Premiere of a new play, “RIPE” – A Juicy Dance with Words, Written & Performed by Comedian Wendy Hammers – Review Dance. Humor. Poignancy. Grace. These are all part of “RIPE” – a one-woman show that speaks to all women… and men, too. The play had its world premiere on October 19, 2012 at the Greenway Court Theatre in Los Angeles

Le Rêve – The Dream at Wynn Las Vegas Review – Simply Splashtastic!

Le Rêve – The Dream at Wynn Las Vegas Review – Simply Splashtastic! Le Rêve is a cornucopia of aquatic feats and a visual feast for your eyes. The musical score is compelling and perfectly suited to the drama of the performance

Arte de Mexico - Live Like A Rock Star! Eclectic Mix of Rare And Beautiful Treasures Now Available at Liquidation Prices

Arte de Mexico - Live Like A Rock Star! Eclectic Mix of Rare And Beautiful Treasures Now Available at Liquidation Prices After more than four decades of searching the world for unique treasures -- rare antiques, exceptional architectural appointments, home furnishings and lighting -- Arte de Mexico is closing its historic North Hollywood Designer Showroom Complex

BILLY ELLIOT The Musical at the Imperial Theatre, NY - From Movies to Broadway Musicals

BILLY ELLIOT The Musical at the Imperial Theatre, NY - From Movies to Broadway Musicals Family. History. Dance. These three elements combine in the Tony Award Winning “Billy Elliot The Musical,” which is based on the 2000 film “Billy Elliot.”

"By the Way, Meet Vera Stark" at the Geffen Playhouse Review

"By the Way, Meet Vera Stark" at the Geffen Playhouse Review Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage’s "By the Way, Meet Vera Stark" had its West Coast premiere at the Geffen on Sept 26th. Directed by Jo Bonney, the comedy combines history, pop culture and multi-media while examining race, film and feminism

DORIS BERGMAN’S 3rd ANNUAL PRIMETIME EMMY STYLE LOUNGE REVIEW

DORIS BERGMAN’S 3rd ANNUAL PRIMETIME EMMY STYLE LOUNGE REVIEW Every year before the Emmys, celebs get a chance to partay… and partake of some great gifts at Pre-Emmy Gifting Suites. The best of the best is Doris Bergman’s Annual Primetime Emmy Style Lounge

What’s All the Barking About? MUTTweiler: An AutoDOGography - Review

What’s All the Barking About?  MUTTweiler: An AutoDOGography - Review MUTTWEILER: An AutoDOGography is a warm and witty “memoir” written by a lovable dog who reveals his life story from Texas hill-country mutt to living large in the city of Los Angeles

Bath Street Inn, Santa Barbara, CA Review – It’s No Secret Anymore

Bath Street Inn, Santa Barbara, CA Review – It’s No Secret Anymore It’s no secret Santa Barbara is beautiful. It’s no secret Santa Barbara has great weather. And it’s no secret it has some special places to accommodate visitors to the “American Riviera”. One of those special places is the Bath Street Inn

Non-Surgical Nose Job Review – Dr. Alexander Rivkin Fills You In

Non-Surgical Nose Job Review – Dr. Alexander Rivkin Fills You In Dr. Alexander Rivkin has revolutionized the nose job. No surgery. Hardly any pain. And almost no recovery time. That’s right – the nose isn’t broken; there’s no cutting, no general anesthesia, and no post op

Ronit Furst Hand Painted Eyewear Review - A Colorful New Way to View the World

Ronit Furst Hand Painted Eyewear Review - A Colorful New Way to View the World Ronit Furst frames express your individuality, show your mood, and reflect your personality. So have some fun and wear some art

An A+ Party with Celebs, Gifts and Giving! Doris Bergman’s Fourth Annual Valentine Romance Oscar Lounge & Party Review

An A+ Party with Celebs, Gifts and Giving! Doris Bergman’s Fourth Annual Valentine Romance Oscar Lounge & Party Review For the fourth fabulous year, Doris Bergman hosted a Pre-Valentine Oscar Gifting Suite at Café La Boheme offering Hollywood Insiders and VIPs a chance for a sneak peak at some of the hottest new fashions, cosmetics, gourmet cuisine, sweets and more

Kathleen Turner in Red Hot Patriot: The Kickass Wit of Molly Ivins Review – at the Geffen Playhouse

Kathleen Turner in Red Hot Patriot: The Kickass Wit of Molly Ivins Review – at the Geffen Playhouse The new production of RED HOT PATRIOT: The Kickass Wit of Molly Ivins has been extended at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles until February 19, 2012. This 75 minute show is an opportunity to spend an evening enjoying two incredible women

TaiwanTourism Bureau Hosts a Party – ‘Tis the Season and the Year to Visit Taiwan

TaiwanTourism Bureau Hosts a Party – ‘Tis the Season and the Year to Visit Taiwan The Taiwan Tourism Bureau hosted its annual holiday banquet on Tuesday, December 20, 2011, at the Los Angeles Hilton Hotel, Universal City, California

New York City Explorer Pass Review – An Excellent Way to Explore New York

New York City Explorer Pass Review – An Excellent Way to Explore New York On our recent trip to NYC, we knew we wanted to go to a bunch of attractions; we just weren’t sure which ones – or which day. So how can you go to the really cool spots – and save money, too? We got a New York City Explorer Pass

Marcony Ristorante New York Review – Marco + NY = Exciting Italian Cooking

Marcony Ristorante New York Review – Marco + NY = Exciting Italian Cooking You never know what gems can be found around the corner on any block in Manhattan. On a warm fall night walking from the subway, we turned onto Lexington Avenue and found Marcony Ristorante

Next Fall at the Geffen Playhouse Review

Next Fall at the Geffen Playhouse Review Geoffrey Nauffts’ 2010 Tony-Nominated drama Next Fall is currently enjoying its West Coast premiere at the Geffen Playhouse. The story revolves around a young gay man who has been critically injured in a car crash

Bar Italia Review – Great Italian Food on Madison Ave

Bar Italia Review – Great Italian Food on Madison Ave When walking down Madison Avenue between 65th and 66th Streets, you can’t miss Bar Italia. The restaurant is sparkling white from floor to ceiling, with bright red accents. Passersby are sure to be drawn in by the diners enjoying themselves inside

Orsay Brasserie & Bar New York Review – Just like Paris, Only Different – Everyone Speaks English

Orsay Brasserie & Bar New York Review – Just like Paris, Only Different – Everyone Speaks English On a rainy autumn day we entered Orsay Brasserie to a warm "Bonjour" from one of the owners. In true French tradition, the proprietor was at the front door welcoming his friends and guests to his restaurant to ensure their comfort and pleasure

Pera Mediterranean Brasserie, New York Review – Delightful Fresh Flavors from Turkey

Pera Mediterranean Brasserie, New York Review – Delightful Fresh Flavors from Turkey Pera is to be savored for its architectural qualities, comfortable ambiance and excellent food. Pera stands out in the restaurant competition in NYC by offering a new taste along with a traditional menu, plus the allure of “Boundless BBQ,”

Priscilla Queen of the Desert at the Palace Theatre NYC Review

Priscilla Queen of the Desert at the Palace Theatre NYC Review As the house lights dim, a huge mirrored ball descends from the ceiling and starts spinning, spilling light everywhere in the theatre. Disco music accompanies the glimmering effects, and the energy and excitement of this roaring musical takes off

2nd Annual Endless Summer Primetime Emmy Suite at Gonpachi of Beverly Hills Review

2nd Annual Endless Summer Primetime Emmy Suite at Gonpachi of Beverly Hills Review The sun and stars glittered at the 2nd Annual ‘Endless Summer Primetime Emmy Suite - a fun, food and gift-filled event held at the renowned Gonpachi of Beverly Hills on Tuesday, September 13th

The Napa Valley Wine Train Review – ALL ABOARD for Napa’s Gourmet Food and Fun Railroad

The Napa Valley Wine Train Review – ALL ABOARD for Napa’s Gourmet Food and Fun Railroad ALL ABOARD the express line for an exceptional dining experience where there is a new view served with every delicious course

Sonoma’s Best Review – Nothing But the Best for Sonoma

Sonoma’s Best Review – Nothing But the Best for Sonoma Slightly past downtown Sonoma is a little gem of place with a witty name, Sonoma’s Best. The owners aren’t bragging, they are telling us they have provisioned it with the best products Sonoma County offers

Relais du Soleil Review – Sonoma County’s Gracious Guest Ranch

Relais du Soleil Review – Sonoma County’s Gracious Guest Ranch Located in Glen Ellen, up a rural road about ½ mile from Highway 12, Relais du Soleil lies hidden over an old wooden bridge adorned with rams' heads. There are two sculptures that alert you that something interesting is nearby, but there is no sign

LANDMARK VINEYARDS REVIEW – Glorious Guesthouse amidst the Grapes

LANDMARK VINEYARDS REVIEW – Glorious Guesthouse amidst the Grapes Landmark Vineyards is a family owned and operated winery that offers visitors the opportunity to stay in their lovely Guest Suite or their charming one-bedroom Cottage. It’s a entirely different experience from staying at a traditional hotel

The Meritage Resort and Spa Review – Distinguished South Napa Luxury

The Meritage Resort and Spa Review – Distinguished South Napa Luxury The Meritage Resort and Spa in Napa, California is a little like the wine they produce and sell. You don’t know how good it is until you try it

The Cypress Inn Review – Carmel-by-the-Sea, California’s People and Pet-Friendly Destination

The Cypress Inn Review – Carmel-by-the-Sea, California’s People and Pet-Friendly Destination If you travel with a dog, you know how complicated (and expensive) it can be to find decent quarters for you and your best friend. At the Cypress Inn, it’s simple

Superior Donuts Review – High Calorie, No Guilt Laughs at the Geffen Playhouse

Superior Donuts Review – High Calorie, No Guilt Laughs at the Geffen Playhouse Superior Donuts is an evening of theater that is extremely entertaining and thought-provoking at the same time. The playwright, Tracy Letts, is well known for his Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning drama, August: Osage County

Gonpachi Beverly Hills Restaurant Review – A Sake, Sushi and Schmoozin’ Soiree!

Gonpachi Beverly Hills Restaurant Review – A Sake, Sushi and Schmoozin’ Soiree! Tuesday, April 27th was a special night for a friendly and fabulous feast at the hip and happening Gonpachi. Hollywood celebs, politicos and other guests were invited to a unique tasting celebration

Pierre Lafond Wine Bistro Review – In the heart of Santa Barbara to Win your Heart… and Palate!

Pierre Lafond Wine Bistro Review – In the heart of Santa Barbara to Win your Heart… and Palate! The lunch menu at the Wine Bistro is, in a word, tantalizing. With such a variety of appetizers, sandwiches, soups, salads, flatbreads, Paninis, and entrees, it’s difficult to make a choice

THE ESCORT Review - An Explicit Play for Discriminating People

THE ESCORT Review - An Explicit Play for Discriminating People Jane Anderson’s new play at the Geffen Playhouse will have people talking. Sex is the topic with plenty of graphic sex talk throughout the play. Forget sexual innuendo; this is down and dirty sex itself

Elements Restaurant Review – A Staple on the Periodic Table of Fine Dining is Cool as Titanium, Smooth as Mercury and Shines Brighter than Gold

Elements Restaurant Review – A Staple on the Periodic Table of Fine Dining is Cool as Titanium, Smooth as Mercury and Shines Brighter than Gold Elements is one of those places that simply feels good the moment you step inside. It’s intangible, you just like it. At least that’s how it seemed to us the night we had dinner there

Minus 5° Ice Lounge Las Vegas Review - Freezing Cold Fun at the Hottest Spot in Town

Minus 5° Ice Lounge Las Vegas Review - Freezing Cold Fun at the Hottest Spot in Town For our first stop of the evening, we donned heavy fur coats, ear-flap hats, mittens and boots. No, we weren’t in slushy New York, sub-zero Canada, or the northern wilds of Palinland. We were in the heart of sizzling Las Vegas

Chez Roux Review – Culinary Excellence in Central Texas at La Torretta Del Lago Resort & Spa

Chez Roux Review – Culinary Excellence in Central Texas at La Torretta Del Lago Resort & Spa Not a required ingredient for a great meal, but if you want to create a world-class restaurant, then Master Chef Albert Roux’s name on the door ensures the highest status

Straits Restaurant CityCentre Houston, TX - Review Singaporean Cuisine: Zesty Asian Specialties

Straits Restaurant CityCentre Houston, TX - Review Singaporean Cuisine: Zesty Asian Specialties Straits Restaurants are flourishing in locales around the world. Recently opened in Houston's uber-hip CityCentre complex, the new Straits was crowded, noisy, and happening - all great things when their tasty dishes are added to the mix

Sushi Raku Review – In Houston The Name Says Sushi, but the Menu Says "Wow!"

Sushi Raku Review – In Houston The Name Says Sushi, but the Menu Says "Wow!" What has 30 tons of decorative red rope, $70,000 worth of ornamental wood, local artisan wall paintings, and exquisite Japanese food? No, it’s not the Art Museum. It’s the seductive and sleek new restaurant: Sushi Raku

RDG + Bar Annie Review - Houston, TX, A Trio of Places Rates Culinary Aces!

RDG + Bar Annie Review - Houston, TX,  A Trio of Places Rates Culinary Aces! A Triple Crown of Cuisine – that’s what you find when you visit RDG + Bar Annie. Yes, three different possibilities for dining and drinking in one location – each with its own superb style, sophisticated food, and trendy folks

The Grove Restaurant + Bar + View Review - Houston, TX Discovery Green's Visitors Groove on The Grove

The Grove Restaurant + Bar + View Review - Houston, TX   Discovery Green's Visitors Groove on The Grove The Grove is located in Discovery Green, a 12-acre urban park that has become a popular destination with Houstonians and visitors since opening in April, 2008

Willie G’s Seafood & Steaks Review – Finest Fresh Fish in Galveston, Texas

Willie G’s Seafood & Steaks Review – Finest Fresh Fish in Galveston, Texas The wind was blowing hard and cold off the Gulf, but inside Willie G’s it was as hot as oysters on a half shell, swimming in Galveston Spicy Sauce

Afternoon Tea in the Palm Court – Review – A Fresh Take on Tradition in The Plaza Hotel in New York

Afternoon Tea in the Palm Court – Review – A Fresh Take on Tradition in The Plaza Hotel in New York If you think Afternoon Tea is for silver-haired ladies wearing white gloves and carrying Gideon bibles, think again. High Tea, an almost century-old tradition, is one of the best "it's-so-old-it's-new" foodie experiences at the Palm Court

Hotel Elysee Review – European B & B Feel with Five Star Luxury Hotel Amenities

Hotel Elysee Review – European B & B Feel with Five Star Luxury Hotel Amenities Classic and timeless, the two adjectives that best describe Hotel Elysee don’t really do it justice. Built in the 1920’s and having all the accoutrements of that era in its look and feel, this hotel boasts much more

Library Hotel Review – Bookmark this Best Seller and You’ll Never Check Out

Library Hotel Review – Bookmark this Best Seller and You’ll Never Check Out The Library Hotel is the only lodging in the world we know of, where you can choose your floor and your room, based on your favorite reading category

Paramount Hotel New York Review – Trendy Value in Times Square

Paramount Hotel New York Review – Trendy Value in Times Square If location is everything in real estate, the Paramount Hotel New York has cornered the market. It is located mid-way between 7th and 8th Avenues on 46th Street, smack in the center of the theater district, surrounded by restaurants and 24/7 Times Square action

The Kimberly Hotel Review – Subtle and Stately Sophistication on New York’s Eastside

The Kimberly Hotel Review – Subtle and Stately Sophistication on New York’s Eastside If you’re tired of the typical rooms in NYC hotels, where there’s little space to move around, and even less room for your luggage and clothes, then head over to The Kimberly. This is an all-suite hotel and every room, including the bathroom, is spacious

Hotel Giraffe Review – New York City – At Only 12 Stories It Towers Above Most!

Hotel Giraffe Review – New York City – At Only 12 Stories It Towers Above Most! In the jungle, the giraffe stands out, towering above all others. It is imbued with grace, elegance and beauty. Likewise, in the hospitality world of New York City, the Hotel Giraffe stands out, towering above the mundane with its style, elegance and sophistication

The Old Yacht Club Inn, Santa Barbara Review – Enjoy a stay with your pet, and make new friends, too.

The Old Yacht Club Inn, Santa Barbara Review – Enjoy a stay with your pet, and make new friends, too. The Old Yacht Club Inn is a cozy and sweet Bed & Breakfast one block from East Beach in Santa Barbara. It consists of the main Craftsman style house and another called Hitchcock House, where we stayed.

Moody Gardens Review - The # 1 Attraction in Galveston, Texas

Moody Gardens Review - The # 1 Attraction in Galveston, Texas Driving across the bridge into Galveston, Texas three brightly colored pyramids stand out across the horizon. They represent the # 1 attraction in Galveston – Moody Gardens

The San Luis Resort Spa & Conference Center – Galveston, TX – Review

The San Luis Resort Spa & Conference Center – Galveston, TX – Review  It’s definitely time for a Galveston UPDATE! The island is up and running – and a delightful place to visit. In fact, in 2009, Galveston Island was selected as the #1 attraction in Texas by leisure travelers outside of the state

HOTEL SORELLA CITYCENTRE - HOUSTON, TEXAS – REVIEW IT’S TRUE – LOCATION IS EVERYTHING

HOTEL SORELLA CITYCENTRE - HOUSTON, TEXAS – REVIEW  IT’S TRUE –  LOCATION IS EVERYTHING We had never been to Houston before. But even if you have, we’ve got the buzz on some very cool places to stay, eat, and visit that are new and absolutely fabulous

La Torretta Del Lago Resort & Spa Review - Like a European Resort/Spa But a Lot Closer

La Torretta Del Lago Resort & Spa Review - Like a European Resort/Spa But a Lot Closer If it wasn’t for the drawl, y’all, we could have been in Milano or Lago di Como, not Montgomery, Texas. While the folks may be local, this elegant tower on the lake is pure world class

Hotel Monteleone, New Orleans Review – Literary Luxury in the French Quarter

Hotel Monteleone, New Orleans Review – Literary Luxury in the French Quarter Outside, the French Quarter may be bubbling over with tourists in various states of excitement and intoxication. Inside, the Hotel Monteleone is tranquil and sober, with a genteel mix of Southern charm and devilishness

Never Kiss a Frog Web Series Hops onto the Internet - Review "Toadally Ribbeting" Funny Free Entertainment

Never Kiss a Frog Web Series Hops onto the Internet - Review "Toadally Ribbeting" Funny Free Entertainment Reading about relationships has become a rite of passage in these sexually complex times. Nobody seems to know anything about the opposite sex anymore. Los Angeles author, Marilyn Anderson, has turned her best selling relationship book into a comedy web series.

Third Annual Valentine Romance ‘Sneak Peek’ Oscar Suite Review - Star-Studded Pre-Oscar Valentine Romance Gifting Suite at Café La Boheme

Third Annual Valentine Romance ‘Sneak Peek’ Oscar Suite Review - Star-Studded Pre-Oscar Valentine Romance Gifting Suite at Café La Boheme Oscar season and Valentine’s Day got off to a romantic and spectacular start on Tuesday, February 8th at the Third Annual Valentine Romance ‘Sneak Peek’ Oscar Suite

The Break of Noon Review - The Geffen Playhouse

The Break of Noon Review - The Geffen Playhouse Neil LaBute’s world premiere play, “The Break of Noon,” starts with an incredible monologue about something all-too familiar and horrific at the same time

Book Release Party for “Stop The Wheel – I Want To Get Off!” Susan Stafford’s Autobiography

Book Release Party for “Stop The Wheel – I Want To Get Off!” Susan Stafford’s Autobiography Susan Stafford, the original hostess on "Wheel Of Fortune," greeted over 200 guests including Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Rosey Grier, Sean Kanan, Rhonda Flemming, Charlene Tilton, Anne Jeffreys, James Van Patten, Kato Kaelin, Joe Bologna, Game Show Kings Wink Martindale and Peter Marshall

Hershey Felder in Maestro: The Art of Leonard Bernstein - Review

Hershey Felder in Maestro: The Art of Leonard Bernstein - Review Felder celebrates a more contemporary personage and one of America's greatest musicians – Leonard Bernstein, conductor, composer, pianist, author, teacher, librettist, and television star

Ruined – Review – Pulitzer Prize-Winning Play at the Geffen Playhouse Packs a Powerful Message

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The Addams Family Broadway Musical Review – Creepy Fun at the Lunt-Fontanne Theater, New York

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Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps - Off Broadway Review – A New-Fangled Hitchcock Sizzles and Surprises at the New World Stages in New York

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