Category Archives: Photo Essays

Son of Monsterpalooza Makes Us Totally Geek Out

Last Friday Son of Monsterpalooza descended upon the Burbank Marriott bringing thrills, chills, and an impressive roster of makeup artists and movie stars. There were so many cool art galleries, shops, and displays that we didn’t even make it in … Continue reading

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watt’s picture of the week – monday, september 19, 2016

I was in petaluma last month and got a shot of this incredible memorial to bill soberanes – the world’s number one people meeter. now that’s something else, huh? wanna arm wrassle mr petaluma? too late now but you can … Continue reading

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LA Loves Alex’s Lemonade Raised Over $1 Million for Cancer Research While Having Lots of Fun

The 7th annual LA Loves Alex’s cookout broke a new record in its 7th year. The exciting auctions raised more than $440,000, including a women’s chef dinner with Suzanne Goin, April Bloomfield, Giada De Laurentiis and Sherry Yard. The sun was … Continue reading

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Favorites from LA Times’ The Taste: Flavors of LA

The final event of LA Times’ The Taste was hosted by Pulitzer prize-winning food critic Jonathan Gold and Kris Yenbamroong of the much-lauded Night + Market Thai restaurant. That means there were plenty of interesting dishes to try. There was … Continue reading

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Favorites from LA Times’ The Taste: Sunday Block Party

The Taste’s Sunday Block Party was an informal event full of So Cal sunshine, tacos and fun demos. The strong influence of international food on LA cuisine was in full force at the Sunday event, especially Mexican food. Once again, El Coraloense … Continue reading

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Pebble Beach Concourse d’Elegance, Sunday, August 21, 2016 Presented by Rolex

As the field opened at dawn, 200 of the most magnificent collector cars in the world rolled onto the famed 18th fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links. Pebble Beach Concourse d’Elegance is one the most competitive top-ranking collector automotive events worldwide. … Continue reading

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Favorites from the LA Times’ The Taste: Dinner With a Twist

Every event at The Taste involves cocktails, but Dinner with a Twist is all about them, with special mixology demonstrations and drinks with every spirit you can imagine. I started out the evening with my favorite tequila, Don Julio Blanco, in a refreshing … Continue reading

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Saturday Night Live! RM Sotheby’s Historic Monterey Auction

On Saturday, August 20th, Sotheby’s blue-chip, Crème de la Crème car auction took place at the lovely Portola Hotel and Spa in Monterey. Sotheby’s splendid listing of “best of category” had 49 cars, featuring exotic sports and racing cars. A beautiful  green … Continue reading

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Favorites from LA Times’ The Taste: Field to Fork Saturday

The Taste had another great weekend at Paramount Studios. The first of four themed events, Field to Fork, celebrates fresh, locally grown food. Naturally there were a lot of dishes prominently featuring fruits and vegetables. One of the more striking dishes was … Continue reading

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Concorso Italiano at the Pebble Beach 2016 Concours d’Elegance

All photos by Rachel Ganz for The Los Angeles Beat On Saturday, August 20, at Black Horse Golf Course, there was a showcase of over 800 Italian designer cars.  The event featured automobiles from Alpha Romeo, Porsche, Ferrari and my favorite — the … Continue reading

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