My Backyard Coleslaw

As the temperature rises, its time to put up the outdoor umbrella and host a good old fashioned backyard barbecue! And what's better than coleslaw on the side of your ribs or hamburgers?? This is my recipe for the tastiest of coleslaws.  The best part is everything can be prepared the night before, leaving one less thing to make the day of. Whip it up, let it marinate overnight, and serve cold. It's so simple and lets you focus on what's important: spending time with your guests.

¼ cup mayo

1tsp sweet pickle relish

1tsp honey mustard

¼ tsp white pepper

1/8 tsp salt

¼ tsp celery seeds

5 cups shredded cabbage

1/3 cup chopped walnuts

¼ cup finely chopped onion

¼ cup finely chopped celery

¼ cup finely chopped red peppers

¼ cup dried cranberries

Mix, cover and chill at least an hour for all the flavors to combine-yummy!!

dineLA Restaurant Week!


(It's even better than Shark Week)

From July 16-27th roughly 200 of Los Angeles' finest restaurants participate in an exciting week in which locals and visitors can discover and explore the unique and wide arrange of cuisine the city has to offer. The best part? Restaurant week is actually an extended week of 12 full days! "12 days, infinite summer eats, 1 mecca. YUMMO! It's really a fantastic opportunity to taste some amazing dishes and enjoy unique atmospheres. I'm excited to try some new places as well as some old favorites.

Overwhelmed by the list of restaurants? Here are some of my personal favorites or ones I'm eager to try.

Check out dineLA Restaurant Week's official website for more information and book your reservations quick through Open Table. Bon appetit!


Asia de Cuba

Lazy Ox Canteen

POP Champagne & Dessert Bar




The Penthouse



My go to cheese shop

Surfas is a wonderful restaurant supply store in Los Angeles which also has gourmet cheeses, meats and just about everything you could want to eat or use in your kitchen. I have been going to Surfas since I discovered it 13 years ago. I have only recently started to buy cheese there. I am taken with the “cheesemonger,” David who is always introducing me to a new cheese or meat. The other day David had me try San Daniele prosciutto which I loved and I could hardly wait to get home with it for Stevie to try. My new favorite cheese happens to be Etorki which my client, Lexi Wald introduced me to. It was a must have at her birthday. The other two cheeses I came home with that day were the Beemster Vlaskass and talleggio. Recently I found my self stopping by Surfas when I was in the area for a cheese sampling and some of their garlic cheese bread which I am obsessed with. No one makes better garlic cheese bread then Surfas. Yesterday I had to stop at Classic Party rentals to check my order for a wedding I am doing Saturday and guess what is right around the corner...SURFAS. David had me try a prosciutto from Virginia-no nitrates, etc. It's called Ollie Bershire proscuitto and boy oh boy is it delicious! I just had another bite of it with my afternoon snack of truffled popcorn with shredded Petit Basque which David introduced me to too..Tell David Lulu sent you!

Lulu Wins!!!

My idol and me at the US open circa 1980

As a kid Tracy Austin was my idol. I used to wake up at 4 in the morning, 3 mornings a week to play tennis before school. I used to live for tennis. That all changed my senior year of high school. Recently I've gotten back into the sport and even joined the Valentines Day tournament at the Beverly Hills Tennis club which to my shock I ended up winning!!

The collage my husband Stevie made me after "my big win"! I think he was more excited about it then I was.

My trophy!!