Kentucky Derby Day Picks

Where ever you are celebrating this Kentucky Derby Day on the first Saturday in May, your Santa Anita wagering ambassadors are here with some great handicapping tips from Santa Anita Park to Louisville, Kentucky. This has to be the most wide open Kentucky Derby in many years and it is looking ripe for an upset …

Skinny Jalapeno Margarita

    It’s a few days before Cinco De Mayo here to the north of Baja California and that means a Skinny Jalapeno Margarita or two.  My Skinny Jalapeno Margarita is full of all things you need for a great Cinco De Mayo; Don Julio Tequila, Jalapenos and sparkling water. Now here is a throwback …

The Best Fascinator for your Upcoming Kentucky Derby Party!

It’s Kentucky Derby week and you know what that means! Bottomless mint juleps? Maybe! Million dollar races horses galloping through the bluegrass of Kentucky? Probably! Or hats, hats, hats! Yes if it’s nearing the first Saturday in May that means you need to have your favorite hat or fascinator ordered well in advance from Nordstrom …

Cardamom and Star Anise Coconut Beverage

Last night I screamed that I never want to open another coconut again as long as I live! That was a full twenty four hours before I made my own homemade coconut beverage and yes, wine was very, very involved. This may have been after three glasses of chardonnay. Perhaps I’m not so reasonable with …

Getting Stalked at The Grand Canyon, a Camping Adventure

      In 1977 my parents drove from the Los Angeles Suburbs to the Grand Canyon on the back of a motorcycle for their honeymoon. This was in April, 1977, and I’m going to assume the weather was much warmer in April 1977 then April  2010. In April 2010 I drove to the Grand Canyon for …