Showing posts from May, 2007

Keri just made our beauty routine just got cheaper; Grab a Titan

Eureka! I finally found the perfect luggage. It's the best piece of luggage I've ever owned. And that's saying a lot. As a travel writer who has traversed the glob I have tried every suitcase known to the industry.  I just packed this one for a trip and was able to get a clothes horse's wardrobe neatly stowed. Even though I travel for a living I've never learned to pack light and this bag allows me to keep my fashion options open. It comes with compartments, a garment bag to hang in the hotel closet and even a plastic toiletry bag and it is so light and easy to tote, and really good looking, especially in a cool metallic gray--all the qualities I look for in baggage. It's the ultimate  bag from TITAN, called 360  Four , manufacturing company founded in Germany in 1983 that just introduced the line of luggage locally. Not only are these bags handsome and easy to tote, they come with a lifetime guaranteed. It has a 100 % polycarbonate shell, really good wheels…

Patti's Picks for Eating Large at Great LA Restaurants

As the roving restaurant critic for Rick Dees morning show on Movin 93.9 FM I search the city for top spots to dine that tantalize the tastebuds and thrill the senses. Here are my latest picks as heard on Dees Fridays and Saturdays between 6 am and 10 am:CATCH at Casa Del Mar Hotel by the Sea--  this is one mighty fine catch for fish lovers. While everything chef Michael Reardon creates for this California-beach-style-waterfront restaurant is fantastic, fish rules here. We loved the fresh Alaskan halibut, cooked perfectly and simply with celery root puree and lemon. The John Dory done with Nicoise olives, lemon and oregano was equally palate pleasing.Start out with chilled Mexican prawns with avocado and grapefruit or beef carpaccio prepared about as good as it gets.Also worth sampling is the Sushi and sashimi offerings, each one a delight.The menu is fairly extensive but not over powering with something for every taste. Roast chicken breast, Parmesan risotto with black truffles, prim…