Monday, November 24, 2014

LA Confidential Magazine: LA's Best Pies

Is there anything more American than pie? Turns out the dish dates back well before the founding of our country, though chefs around Los Angeles are making this traditional dessert their own with all kinds of interesting iterations and flavors.

I talked to some of the city's most intrepid bakers about what makes pie so delicious, how they put their own special spins on it and more. Included are Valerie Confections, the Pie Hole, Huckleberry, Sweet Lady Jane and The Hart & the Hunter.

Check out the full article here.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

JustLuxe: Jumeirah Grand Hotel Via Veneto Rome's Amazing Art

Rome might be full of art museums, but a hotel with an exceptional private art collection of its own is a rare find in the Eternal City. That's why I was so excited to stay at the Jumeirah Grand Hotel Via Veneto.

Not only does the property have a storied past as a pair of 19th-century private villas and the setting of Fellini's La Dolce Vita, but its art collection boasts Miro's, Dali's, a plethora of Di Chirico's, and even a Picasso among other treasures.

Check out the whole trove in my latest JustLuxe article here: Rome's Grand Hotel Via Veneto Boasts Impressive Art Collection