Mani’s, celebrity art and martini glasses

Ask the Yenta
“Dear Yenta, I’m going to a concert at the Gibson Amphitheater.  Can you give me some suggestions for restaurants in the East Valley that are fit for a foodie?”


3400 West Olive Avenue

Burbank, CA 91505

Phone: (818) 238-0424

Ca Del Sole

4100 Cahuenga Blvd

Toluca Lake, CA 91602

Phone: (818) 985-4669

Pinot Bistro

12969 Ventura Blvd

Studio City, CA 91604

Phone: (818) 990-0500
“Dear Yenta, I’m looking to rent one of those black and white photo booths for an upcoming party.  Where do I find one?”
Check out the choices below: there are so many options! You can get that classic-style photo booth – or you can do digital photos, or color photos, and some companies even come with props so you and your friends can have some extra silly fun!
“Dear Yenta, I’m finding it hard to find a great manicure/pedicure place in Westlake Village. Help?”

Well, I don’t often find myself in that area often, but I did some research for you, and here is what I’ve found. Hope one of these spas work out well for you!!


The Spa at Four Seasons Westlake

2 Dole Dr.
Westlake Village, CA 91362,

(818) 575-3000

Calabasas Nail Spa (no website)

4774 Park Granada #3

Calabasas, CA 91302

(818) 591-7999

Renewal Spa and Nail

23504 Calabasas Rd.

Calabasas, CA 91302

(818) 223-8696


Savvy Salon & Day Spa

North Ranch Pavilion
1165 Lindero Canyon Road

Westlake Village, California 91362

(818) 597-0779

Additions to The “Y” List

Celebrity Art

It’s LA, people, so of course there are galleries that feature art of celebrities and celebrity artists themselves.  Does that make sense?!? 

Gallery 319

Oh yeah baby, art from rock gods like Ringo Starr, Paul Stanley and Grace Slick.

Address: 319 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401
Hours: Mon – Sat, 11am – 6pm, or by appointment
Phone: (310) 899-1499

Rose Gallery at Bergamot Station

There is an exhibition of stunning black and white photos by Jessica Lange.
Address: Bergamot Station Arts Center, 2525 Michigan Ave., Building G-5, Santa Monica, CA 90404
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10am to 6pm
Phone: (310) 264-8440

Celebrity Vault

In the heart of Beverly Hills is this gallery with a wide spectrum of artists, from celebrity photography icons like Bert Stern and Douglas Kirkland to contemporary artists, such as Cole Sternberg. You’ll find the most iconic photos of your favorite celebrity at this gallery.

Address: 345 N. Cannon Dr., Beverly Hills, California 90210

Hours:  Sun-Wed 11am-6pm, Thurs-Sat 11am – 9pm
Phone: (323) 933-4833
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Three In One

Monday, November 2, 2009


I probably should have taken this photo while the glass was still full – full of butternut squash soup. But it was so yummy and I didn’t even think about taking a photo until I finished all the delicious soup!! Yes, I said that correctly, soup in a short martini glass!!  What a souper idea (okay, I’m a total geek). Read More