The Opulent Marquees 2018 Presented by the Advertising Club

The Opulent Marquees 2018 Presented by the Advertising Club

The mystical black themed entrance with a giant gold M on the wall and its black background just amazed me. It was a classy stage setting. The MARQUEES 2018 awards were held at the luxurious St. Regis, Bombay. The Marquees 2018 recognized and awarded brands that super performed. These brands exhibited excellence in marketing and brand building. The awards were for their exemplary performance, which inspired and disrupted their competition and made a mark for…

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Leonard Bernstein: An Icon of American Music Celebrated at the Skirball Museum A Paean to the Man and the Exhibit

Leonard Bernstein: An Icon of American Music Celebrated at the Skirball Museum A Paean to the Man and the Exhibit

The renowned pianist Arthur Rubinstein described him as a universal genius.  Just to witness him on the podium conducting or on television in its early days explaining classical music to the millions one realized that.  Leonard Bernstein simply exuded exuberance and talent no matter what endeavor he embarked on, be it conducting classical music; composing for the stage, the screen, or the concert hall; championing music or social justice; or educating and inspiring any and…

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A Bright New “A Bright New Boise”: InHouse Theatre Production Infuses Light Where There is Darkness

A Bright New “A Bright New Boise”: InHouse Theatre Production Infuses Light Where There is Darkness

For Tickets & Information please visit: www.InHouseTheatre.com Production runs until June 30th in Los Angeles. Appeal of the Play and the InHouse Approach Desperation.Bleakness. Isolation. Despair. Faithlessness. Disrespect. Meaninglessness. Hopelessness. Hysteria. If I left something out, Samuel D. Hunter certainly did not in his play A Bright New Boise.  Given these givens, it is hard to imagine how lively, exciting, and stimulating a performance of this play InHouse Theatre presented on June 9, 2018 in Los Angeles. …

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Larry Namer: The Inspirational Story of the Media Giant

When Larry Namer graduated from Brooklyn College, a hiring freeze prevented him from landing a job  as a public school teacher in New York and he was forced to continue his summer job as an assistant underground cable splicer in order to eat.  At this point, one might say he was as low as you could go; but one who made that statement could not possibly be more distant from the truth.  For Larry was,…

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Cheesecake Celebration Par Excellence at Hallowed Delphi Greek Restaurant in Westwood

Cheesecake Celebration Par Excellence at Hallowed Delphi Greek Restaurant in Westwood

When one contemplates “cheesecake,” one associates “New York” with that vision. But the truth is cheesecake antedates New York and even Columbus. In reality, and you heard it here first, the ancient Greeks loved cheesecake; furthermore, they ate it in preparation for the first Olympic Games in 776 B.C. – some training food! In addition, Greek brides and grooms were also known to use cheesecake for their wedding cake. These fascinating culinary facts came to…

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Neel at the Tote

Neel at the Tote

TOTE BAR RE-OPENS AND IS A WHOLE NEW EXPERIENCE IN DESIGN, FOOD & MUSIC On September 9 & 10, 2011, Mumbai’s much sought-after destination, Tote Bar at Tote on the Turf reopened it doors. Rahul & Malini Akerkar, along with the team from Network Prive, hosted an evening of glamour to celebrate a “new beginning” for the award-winning bar. In 2010, Tote Bar, designed by none other than Kapil Gupta and Chris Lee of Serie…

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New Year’s Eve at the Famous Tote Bar

Rejuvenated and Reinvigorated … with a Touch of Network Prive New Years Eve at the Tote Bar in Mumbai!  Those in the know will be there, and so should you be, dear reader.  I will explain why, if you let me backtrack to a night several weeks ago: 11:52pm. After finishing dinner with a few friends and having no inclination to call it a night, I zoom down to the Tote Bar; I have been…

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Rahul Akerkar: The Man Behind Mumbai’s World Acclaimed Tote Bar

Rahul Akerkar: The Man Behind Mumbai’s World Acclaimed Tote Bar

Rahul Akerkar began his culinary journey as a dishwasher in a small French bistro, while in college in the United States. Finishing his Master’s in biochemical engineering at Columbia University, his latently discovered flair for cooking took Rahul out of the lab and into many of New York’s finest kitchens. Realizing that his true passion lay in food, Rahul over a ten-year period during the 1980’s, expanded his culinary repertoire under the tutelage of several…

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McCormick & Schmick’s Restaurant

McCormick & Schmick’s Restaurant

THE MENU IS ALWAYS CHANGING, BUT THE DELIGHT IN DINING IS CONSTANT At McCormick and Schmick’s Pacific Seafood Grill, the menu changes daily based on the catch of the day and the availability of produce, because fresh is foremost here.  However, that is just one of the reasons this restaurant is a true class act.  Even though they specialize in seafood, they have all types of meat and produce, which they prepare artfully, adding to the…

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