Author: Jill Weinlein

New Ice Cream Craze in Los Angeles

Share: Somi Somi has become a recent Instagram favorite “like,” appealing to millennials and foodies for its unique cone and colorful swirling colors. Located on the second floor of the interior of Madang Mall plaza in Koreatown, Somi Somi is about a ten-minute drive from downtown Los Angeles. They only sell Korean-style “Ah-Boong,” a very popular street food treat in South Korea. Usually there is a line of people seeking this cool, creamy and colorful treat in a taiyaki cone. Locals and tourist are given the option to fill a golden Japanese carp fish-shaped cone with red bean paste...

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Luxury Sailing Wind Surf Cruise

Share: Flying into St. Maarten, we noticed a few multi-million-dollar yachts in the harbor and sleek jets at the airport. Hailing a taxi, we drove through the town of Philipsburg to the cruise terminal to board one of the most beautiful Windstar sailing yachts. The Wind Surf looked small next to four enormous vessels: a Royal Caribbean ship, Crystal Cruise ship, P & O and a Holland America ship. We reserved two cabins to visit and explore six different Caribbean ports. A smaller boat means fewer lines and shorter wait times. On this particular cruise there were only 281 passengers....

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Beverly Hills is a City of WELLTH

Share: Beverly Hills is one of the most luxurious destinations in the world. Recently the Beverly Hills Conference & Visitors Bureau (BHCVB) announced its new campaign: WELLTH, bringing wellness and health opportunities to locals and visitors. Kicking off the campaign was an expert panel including Supermodel and Actress Christie Brinkley and mindbodygreen founder Jason Wachob. Sitting on the rooftop of Alo Yoga on Canon Drive, Wachob led a the discussion of  how one can attain health, purpose and happiness, while living a less materialistic lifestyle. Julie Wagner, CEO of BHCVB introduced the pillars of WELLTH: Move, Eat, Restore, Gratitude and...

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Changing the World With Art

Share: Sitting in the private Creative Artists Agency theatre located along the Avenue of the Stars in Los Angeles, I watched the documentary Changing the World, One Wall at a Time created by Off Centre Productions and the organization Not A Crime – Street Art For Education Equality. The movie addresses the injustice of young people in Iran and around the world being barred from higher education because of their race or religious preferences. It all started with the injustice toward the Baha’i people in Iran in 1979.  The Iranian government has been persecuting Baha’i people, the largest religious minority, since the Islamic...

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Glamorous Old Hollywood Tour

Share: In the 1910s people flocked to Hollywood, CA to find fame, fortune and success. It was similar to the 1840s Gold Rush when people from all over streamed into San Francisco to get rich panning for gold. “Unfortunately, there were too many people coming into Hollywood and not enough movies being made to accommodate all the people,” said our stylish tour guide April Brooks Clemmer, while enjoying an Old Hollywood Walking Tour. We learned from Clemmer that some of the first founders of Hollywood were H. J. Whitley and H. H. and Daeida Wilcox. They bought land and built...

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