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An All White Affair

29 Apr

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Villa Blanca is the perfect mixture of elegance and class. Set to an all white background of feminine décor, this gorgeous restaurant is absolutely stunning. In addition to the superficial aspects, the food is incredibly delicious as well. I have never had something that was less than out standing! The head chef, Francis Dimitrius, makes the most amazing steak and seafood dishes. Located in Beverly Hills, next to the famous Rodeo Drive, the prices are a bit higher than your typical college cuisine. Though not an everyday restaurant for those on a budget, this is a great place for a special night out! Owned by the Real Housewife of Beverly Hills, very own Lisa Vanderpump, Villa Blanca is a great place to run into your favorites from the show! I myself have run in to her twice, as well as Jiggy, Brandy and Ken. And even if you don’t know the show and just want some delicious food in a beautiful restaurant, this is the place for you! Equipped with live music and undeniably attractive wait staff, Villa Blanca is sure to become your new favorite restaurant! The next time you want to try a new, high-end place Villa Blanca is a definite must.

Tempting Tries by V. Acosta

25 Mar

V&H’s Top 5 Eateries in Los Angeles:

  • There’s no better way to start off the weekend then with great food and good company! First Fridays on Abbott Kinney is one of my favorite places, occurring on the first Friday of every month and located in Venice, this is always an entertaining and delicious way to go.
  • If you don’t mind a bit of a drive, nothing can compare to the cupcakes and Ice cream combinations found at Sprinkles Cupcakes. Located in Beverly Hills off La Cienega Blvd. this bakery is quite the satisfying delight!
  • An all time favorite is Mendocino Farms. Having a variety of locations, in marina waterside shopping center, LMU students seem to love the organic sandwich market!
  • If you’re looking for reasonably priced delicious sushi, my new obsession is Hara Sushi in Santa Monica! Quaint and underrated this restaurant is the place to go if you’re looking for a fun place that serves great food without swarms if people.
  • Last but not least, my personal favorite for breakfast, lunch and dinner, would have to be Urth Cafe. This all-organic eatery has some of the best pastries and sandwiches I have tried in the Los Angeles area. Located in Santa Monica makes it close in proximity and being on a budget its one that won’t break the bank!

Yummy Eats of Manhattan Beach by H. Chisholm

20 Mar

For this post I would like to give you all a couple of really great food options for the next time you find yourself in Manhattan Beach. There is a new place on Manhattan Ave. called Paradise Bowls. The LMU Swimming team happens to be obsessed with it! It is a mix of acai and pataya bowls, and they also have a great smoothie menu! If you ever are feeling like a light, cold, fruity meal this should be your stop! The Kettle on Highland Ave. is our favorite spot for breakfast. Each meal comes with 2 of their freshly made muffins that are to die for! The menu is miles long and features too many options to choose from. Breakfast, lunch, or dinner 24 hours a day here at The Kettle so when in doubt stop at The Kettle! Lastly, I would like to tell you about The Creamery also located on Manhattan Ave! If you are in the mood for some homemade ice cream or chocolate covered bananas on a hot, beach day this is your place! You can also find some great cupcakes and lots of candy so stop in when you have a sweet tooth! All three of these places are just a couple blocks from the Manhattan Beach Pier!

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