Wednesday, November 30, 2011

White House Subs - The Best

Whether you call them submarines, subs, hoagies or heros - there is only one place to enjoy this tastiest of all sandwiches.

The White House in Atlantic City, N.J. is home to the world's best subs.

One of the reasons the subs are far superior to anyplace else is that the bread is incredibly fresh. Large bags brimming with just baked bread are delivered to The White House twelve times a day.

This "regular" sub is in production.

Their cheese steak is the best I have ever eaten.

Whenever I am on the east coast I try my best to pay a visit to The White House.
The White House has been making these delicious sandwiches since 1946. The quality of their products is amazing. Some of the employees have worked there over 40 years and they take great pride in assembling each creation.

The decision is never easy - the regular sub that's filled with tasty Italian meat and cheese or the cheese steak which has hot, tender sliced steak, melted cheese and grilled onions. The chicken steak made with sliced breast of chicken is also very popular. Make sure to ask for their signature hot peppers that add the perfect amount of zing. Whichever sub I choose, I am never disappointed. Pryor Events are big fans of The White House.

If your travels take you to Pennsylvania or New Jersey - do yourself a favor and visit The White House.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Lawrys at Thanksgiving

Lawry's serves their traditional meal on Thanksgiving. You can order prime rib, turkey or a combination. I was happy with my choice - the combination.

This year my family had Thanksgiving at a restaurant for the very first time in my life.

The dinner was quite delicious. Our round table was very comfortable and everyone was able to talk and actually hear.

Our meal began with Lawry's signature spinning salad with lettuce, watercress, egg, beets, homemade sourdough croutons and their wonderful dressing. Our main course was accompanied by mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberries and Yorkshire pudding. Lawry's creamed spinach or corn was offered as well. In addition to the holiday menu, their complete menu was available as well as vegetarian options.


The food was delicious

There were no dishes to wash

The atmosphere was festive


We waited over an hour for our table

I will miss the turkey sandwiches the next day

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Vera Wang - Wonderful Sale

Vera Wang on Melrose Avenue is having a huge sale on Friday - the day after Thanksgiving. Their fall and pre-fall ready to wear will be hard to resist as clothing and shoes are 40% off and accessories will be 20% off. Vera's clothes are super flattering - perfect for all of the holiday parties coming up. Pryor Events are big fans of Vera Wang.

Friday, November 18, 2011

The Presidential Suite at Hotel Bel-Air

The living room of The Presidential Suite at Hotel Bel-Air.

Hotel Bel-Air has always been one of my most favorite hotels. I was a bit concerned when the hotel closed several years ago for a complete remodel. Only the hotel's signature swans remained during the construction.

I am very happy to say that the original charm of the hotel is intact. There are many changes from the sophisticated lobby to the delicious Wolfgang Puck restaurant to the new guest rooms. The changes enhance the beauty of the hotel without detracting from it. Each area is quite wonderful.

I had the pleasure of visiting The Presidential Suite with the lovely Lynn Racusin. I work with Lynn on booking rooms for my clients who are planning events at both Hotel Bel-Air and The Beverly Hills Hotel.

The colors in the suite are eclectic and yet calm and soothing at the same time.

My favorite part of the suite - a full sized swimming pool and lovely patio.

Another wonderful outdoor space - a tranquil patio with its own jacuzzi.

All of the new suites are gorgeous. Each has its own personality. Several are even built into the hillside and have amazing views.
The Presidential features 2,260 square feet of indoor space. There are two fireplaces, a wonderful kitchen and a formal dining room. The floor is made from limestone and there are natural wood ceilings. The outdoor areas are completely private and beautifully landscaped. The hotel is extraordinary so it is only fitting that
their Presidential Suite is truly spectacular.
Pryor Events are fans of Hotel Bel-Air.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Sometimes Simple is best

The classic Caprese Salad from the Island of Capri
This wonderful Caprese salad is easy to assemble and tastes amazing. Simply combine sliced yellow, green and red heirloom tomatoes with fresh mozzarella cheese. Alternate the slices and sprinkle with fresh basil and oregano. Drizzle with evoo and fresh ground pepper. Although the traditional recipe does not call for it, I add vinegar to mine. The key is in using the very best tomatoes - not as easy to find this time of year but definitely available and wonderful olive oil. You can find the ingredients at Whole Foods as well as local farmers markets.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Fantastic Hair!

This wonderful Style, featured on BHLDN is all about old Hollywood Glamour.
It's stunning but it doesn't take itself too seriously.
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Friday, November 4, 2011

Hal Rubenstein Book Signing at Vera Wang

I had the pleasure of attending the book signing event for the talented and knowledgeable Hal Rubenstein at Vera Wang's boutique on Melrose Avenue. Hal is the fashion director at InStyle. He is also a founding editor at the magazine and the former men's style editor for The New York Times. Hal is an expert on dresses and a big fan of Vera's gowns. His new book "100 Unforgettable Dresses" is filled with gorgeous women wearing amazing gowns - from Grace Kelly to Michelle Obama. Vera Wang's tangerine chiffon gown worn by Charlize Theron to the Academy Awards is one of the elaborate gowns featured in the book.
The book signing coincided with Vera Wang's Trunk Show of her magnificent 2012 collection.

Hal Rubenstein proudly displaying his fantastic new book. In addition to the gorgeous photos there are fascinating stories on the dresses' origins from the designers.

One of Vera's dramatic new creations.

The lovely Tara Maietta - Manager of Vera Wang's wonderful West Hollywood boutique

A small sampling of Vera Wang's 2012 collection

I am excited with Vera Wang's new collection. There are romantic, timeless gowns and also mystical creations that are quite unique.
Pryor Events are big fans of Hal Rubenstein's new book "100 Unforgettable Dresses" and Vera Wang.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Let Them Eat Cake

The Butter End Cakery is a wonderful artisan cake boutique in Santa Monica. Kimberly Bailey creates masterpieces that taste as amazing as they look. Kimberly describes herself as owner, baker, artist and dishwasher. I describe her as an artist with a rare talent.

The interior of the eclectic Butter End Cakery

A dramatic and unique cake that is fit for Royalty.

This wedding cake is adorned with edible lace and delicate flowers

This all white cake is stunning.

What sets The Butter End apart is not only the gorgeous and unique design of their cakes but the fact that they are so incredibly delicious. Kimberly uses the finest ingredients including free range organic eggs, Guittard Chocolate, Nielsen Massey Vanilla and organic fruit. Kimberly honors special requests such as gluten-free cakes. Instead of the typical gummy fondant, nearly all of Butter End's cakes are covered in a tasty rolled chocolate. Kimberly's passion is clearly evident when she meets with my clients and of course when they see and taste their finished cake. Pryor Events are fans of The Butter End!