Julie Pryor of Pryor Events plans weddings and events in Southern California and other exotic locations around the world. Whether planning Marcia Cross's wedding, a dinner party for Royalty or a wedding for the girl next door, Julie makes each client feel special and thoroughly pampered. Julie limits the number of events she works on which allows each client to receive unlimited attention and the highest level of service. Pryor Events has been featured in InStyle, People Magazine, Real Simple, Grace Ormonde and many other national publications.
Magical - Impeccable - Timeless - Elegant - Classic - Original - Faultless - Perfect - are words that have been used to describe Julie’s events.
We recently spent a delightful afternoon on a delicious and informative tour of the Original Farmers Market.
Melting Pot Food Tours offers several tours around
Los Angeles. Learning while sampling small tastes of food was as fun as it sounds. The tour began with a bit of interesting history on the Gilmore family - the founders of the market. The market began in 1934. It originally included a trout fishing pond and a drive in theater. The original family still owns the farmers market and they are involved with the operations.
The Farmers Market in another era
Ice cream - made the old fashioned way
Mini tacos from Loteria Grill- muy delicious
We sampled Brazilian meat, homemade ice cream, old fashioned donuts, delectable toffee, artisan cheese, authentic tacos and peanut butter that was so fresh it was still warm from the grinder. Our tour guide Renee was wonderful - knowledgeable and professional yet still very warm and friendly. We learned that 23 cultures are represented at the farmers market. It is such a popular meeting and dining location in L A that spaces rarely become available and there is no waiting list. Often vendors in the market hear about vacancies first so a few vendors operate several locations within the market. Pryor Events are fans of Melting Pot Food Tours. We are looking forward to going on another tour soon. They also offer tours in East L. A. and Old Town Pasadena as well as private tours.
Guess where this is. A sun-room at a Malibu beach house or a den at a home on the Cape?
How about a brand new fantastic nail salon in Brentwood!
The interior of the lovely flagship Cote in Brentwood
Cote offers a fun new approach to keeping your nails and toes looking great for summer. The wonderful bright and airy environment feels more like a beach cottage than a nail salon. All of the 109 shades of nail polish at Cote are completely natural. The polish is never tested on animals and is free of the toxins in most brands. That rare combination of gorgeous and good for you. The colors are rich and unique. Their polish goes on with a shine and lasts longer than most other brands on the market. Even the bottles are unique - made from Italian glass. Cote offers manicures and pedicures and irresistible hot stone foot massages. They offer petit services for those with smaller hands and feet - children under twelve. Cote also sells wonderful products such as candles, scrubs, lotion and tote bags. Great gifts to stock up on or keep for yourself. Welcome to the neighborhood Cote! Pryor Events are definitely fans of Cote.
I often hear people rave about restaurants only to try them and walk away disappointed with the food. Last night I had dinner at Crossroads Kitchen in West Hollywood. This wonderful restaurant did not disappoint. Chefs Tal Ronnen and Scot Jones are brilliant. I was impressed with the food which was seasonal and fresh and quite tasty. Each dish was appetizing and satisfying.
Crossroads specializes in Mediterranean small plates. They do wonders with vegetables. We began our meal with a velvety cauliflower bisque that was amazing. We thoroughly enjoyed the Mediterranean Vegetable pot pie which consisted of winter root vegetables and porcini mushrooms topped with a delicious crust. Romanesco on a bed of sweet potatoes and black garlic pesto was loaded with flavor. The garlic had the perfect amount of spice. The artichoke puree with crispy oyster mushrooms, yellow tomato bearnaise and kelp caviar was quite tasty as well. Banana bread pudding was the perfect dessert to finish this most delicious meal.
The drinks at Crossroads are colorful, varied and eclectic. I am almost reluctant to mention that the entire menu is vegan as you could easily eat an entire meal here without realizing this. Pryor Events are fans of Crossroads Kitchen.