LA’s Best Holiday Hotels


The holidays in LA are a great time for locals to pretend there’s a winter season and for visitors to escape the harsh weather back home. Many LA hotels get into the holiday spirit by offering a variety of specials and activities. By staying at one of these LA hotels for the holidays, guests can easily experience the season’s festivities without having to worry about snow pants.

Continue reading

Candace Nelson of Sprinkles Cupcakes


The cupcake landscape in America was bleak before Candace Nelson and her husband opened their first Sprinkles cupcake shop in Beverly Hills in 2005.

Credited with instigating the country’s cupcake craze, it’s now nearly impossible to drive five miles in LA without encountering the bakery’s signature pastries. With Sprinkles shops in 17 locations across eight states, the Sprinklesmobile on LA’s streets and their unique cupcake ATMs, a sweet fix is rarely out of reach.

Following her sweet success in the cupcake business, Nelson joined the judging panel of Food Network’s Cupcake Wars to share her expertise. We sat down with Candace Nelson to get the inside scoop on her life as a food judge, cupcake connoisseur and long-time LA resident.

Continue reading