Pete Allman's Blog – November 2016 Archive (5)

Hotel Laguna – A Historical Landmark

On the coast of southern California, there’s a town called Laguna Beach, where tourists enjoy the beaches that feel like the Riviera and the ocean breezes refresh their souls from their busy lifestyles. It is here that tourists flock to Hotel Laguna, a historical landmark.

Established before 1888, the hotel burned down two months after its opening and was rebuilt in 1888.Today, the hotel is operated by Stefen C. Anderson, who has kept the originality of the property from its former…


Added by Pete Allman on November 10, 2016 at 6:59pm — 1 Comment

Yamashiro Hollywood Offers Unique Dining Experience

Los Angeles is quite the place for a diverse selection of cuisine. It is becoming as popular as New York and Chicago. One of the iconic places that rises to world acclaim to dine is Yamashiro Hollywood.

It has a history of over 100 years and has catered to politicians, Hollywood stars, Royalty; and tourist from around the globe. Recently, the Glover family sold Yamashiro to the Sugar Factory Group, where they brought in some of the most talented people in the hospitality…


Added by Pete Allman on November 10, 2016 at 6:59pm — No Comments

Real Del Mar Resort – A Place Upon the Ocean

Just a half hour from Tijuana, there’s a resort on the hillside that overlooks the ocean. In all its splendor, it has the architecture of a Spanish hacienda with an 18 hole golf course, a spa, the Alba Soul Italian Restaurant, a church and a grocery store. This is the Real Del Mar Resort.

What’s not to like, with the quaintness of 76 suites and studios set on a hillside?

On this occasion, I took the liberty of strolling throughout the golf course, checking the layout. Golfers…


Added by Pete Allman on November 10, 2016 at 6:57pm — No Comments

Bill Jones, Iconic Photographer to Celebrities and Atheletes Is Remembered

Bill Jones is known in the photography world as “Iconic.” He undoubtedly was friends with many celebrities, including Halle Berry, Snoop Dogg, Spike Lee, Jim Carrey, Denzel Washington and many others. His passing leaves happy memories for many people.

I remember when Bill had covered Nelson Mandela’s visit to the United States, just after he had been released from an African prison. Bill was there to capture that historical moment, just as I was with actor Sy Richardson. It…


Added by Pete Allman on November 10, 2016 at 6:56pm — No Comments

Novecento Pasta and Grill Specializes in Northern Italian Cuisine

Culver City has its fair share of restaurants. Some last and some go out of business. Novecento Pasta and Grill has certainly stood the test of time for nearly 20 years. Angela the owner believes in the concept of providing fresh cuisine, without the heavy creams.

The ambiance of this quaint restaurant has original paintings carved into the walls, giving the decor a feeling of old Italy. On this occasion, I shared my dining journey with Ron Brewington. The journey was a healthy…


Added by Pete Allman on November 10, 2016 at 6:54pm — No Comments

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