Breakfast and lunch Flintstone-size at Cici’s Tarzana

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Forget Me Not Pancakes: strawberries, macadamia nuts, chocolate chip buttermilk pancakes with whip cream. Photos:

BY SUSAN SPILLMAN No matter how often I eat at Cici’s Café or what I order there, I always leave saying the same thing: “I’m stuffed!” True, I should exercise better portion control, but it’s incredibly hard when everything is so … [Read more...]

Razzle Dazzle Dazzles Shoppers of All Ages

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BY SUSAN SPILLMAN It’s not often that my eight-year-old daughter, Lily, and I get excited about shopping at the same store.  But Razzle Dazzle in Studio City is the exception.   Even though the boutique is only 1,100 square feet, it’s so … [Read more...]

Encino’s Hand Me Ups: New children’s resale shop part bargain bazaar, part community center

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BY SUSAN SPILLMAN With its colorful, handprint-design sign and window full of trendy little outfits, “Hand Me Ups” looks like your typical cute kids’ boutique from the outside.  Inside, however, you’ll discover a brand new children’s … [Read more...]