Improv Immersion at Second City

Second City Training Center

When you’re trying to be funny, you’re never going to be hilarious. In improvisation, the funny is born out of the spontaneous interactions that occur between and among characters. If I ask you, right now, what the first thing is that comes to mind, you might think: “Esmerelda, pruning, Baby Gap, pickle jar, existentialism, ASSHOLE!!..” […]

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Sweet Arleen’s

Sweet Arleen’s 960 South Westlake Blvd Suite #4 Westlake Village, CA 91361 805.373.7373 I needed a cupcake. It was as simple as that. So why not head to a famous bakery, known for winning The Food Network’s Cupcake Wars, twice. At my hotel following a fantastic wedding in Westlake Village, CA, the concierge knew exactly […]

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Sprinkles Cupcakes

Sprinkles Cupcakes9635 Little Santa Monica Boulevard, Beverly Hills310.274.8765 Of the many Sprinkles locations, I had the pleasure of visiting them in Scottsdale, AZ. At the time of my visit they had a gluten-free red velvet cupcake, apparently their only gluten-free offering at the time. My favorite part of a cupcake is frosting, and with an […]

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Eggs and Pancakes and Cupcakes, Oh My!

On a recent trip to my hometown of Boston, I discovered several eateries worth sharing: Bliss CupcakesZero Brattle Street, Cambridge49 Massachusetts Ave., Back Bay On the menu is a single gluten-free item, their flourless chocolate cupcake. Frosting must be purchased separately by the “shot.” Though rich, the ones I tried on my visit were slightly […]

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