Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Restaurant Profile: The Westside Tavern

The Westside Tavern is found on the bottom floor of the Westside Pavillion.  It's modern take on California Tavern cuisine fits perfectly in its large contemporary space.  California Tavern Cuisine is basically a mash-up of the high and low, i.e. a French Dip sandwich using lamb and a rosemary au jus.  The restaurant takes comfort food to a gourmet level.  And complete with a blackboard on the wall announcing the specials of the day, you feel quite at home at The Westside Tavern.    

The menu consists of delicious soups and salads, flat breads and amazing sandwiches, along with typical fish and meat dishes with a twist.  Everything is fresh and delicious with great flavor.  Enjoy their cocktail specialties and many beers on tap. 

The Westside Tavern does not take reservations- however wait times usually don't take too long considering the size of the restaurant.  Make it a movie night too (The Landmark theaters are upstairs!)

The Westside Tavern
10850 West Pico Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90064


Monday, June 14, 2010

Look of the Week: Lea Michele

Lea Michele was dazzling on the red carpet once again at the Tony Awards held at Radio City Music Hall in New York on June 13th. She looked magnificent in an amber Zac Posen strapless gown, Kotur clutch, and Tiffany jewels. She attended the ceremony with fellow GLEE costar and real-life bff Jonathan Groff. Her look was simple yet bold. We loved it!


Thursday, June 10, 2010

Net-A-Porter announces Mr. Porter

The great people behind the uber-fashionable online retail store, Net-A-Porter announces the creation of the first global men’s wear on-line retail destination, Mr. Porter.   It will launch Spring/Summer 2011. There will be amazing designers partnering up with Mr. Porter for their launch such as: Burberry, Ralph Lauren, Lanvin, YSL, Rick Owens and more.   I know our fashionable male readers will be so excited about this one!


Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Malaysian Restaurant Week!

As lovers of ethnic cuisine and cultural escapades, we are thrilled about the upcoming NYC Malaysian Restaurant Week June 14th-20th. A fusion between Thai, Indian, Chinese, and Middle Eastern flavors, Malaysian food is at the tops the charts. With over 30 participating restaurants in the tri-state area, this week long event will surely attract and satisfy. The diverse array of restaurants are also offering a prix fixe meal of $20.10.

Culturista Dish Recommendations:

Curry Mee Soup
Chicken Rendang
Roti Canai
Nasi Goreng

To see what restaurants are involved, please click on the link for
Malaysian Restaurant Week!

While we highly recommend traveling to Malaysia this is a great alternative! Bon Appetit!


Sunday, June 6, 2010

Look of the Week: Jessica Biel

Jessica Biel wore a gorgeous draping Emilio Pucci dress at the "A Team" premiere in LA.  White dresses are always a hot trend during the summer months, and this summer is no exception.  We love the white fabric mixed with the black lace.  Jessica accessorized with black heels and Vhernier jewels. We love this look!


Tuesday, June 1, 2010

The Culturistas Summer Shopping Guide

1. Missoni, Woven Leather Sandals $309
2. Banana Republic, 'Morgan' Aviator Sunglasses $98
3. Opi, "Go on Green" Nail Polish
4. Urban Outfitters, Straw Fedora $24
5. Nordstroms, Hammered Gold Bangle $28
6. La Perla, Cut Out Maxi Dress $595
7. Forever 21, Ruffled Shoulder Bag $22.80
8.Urban Outfitters, Stripe Bibbed Tank $29.99

The Culturistas are sooo happy Summer is here! Here are some of our favorite must haves for the season!