Rosemarie Benardello

Rosemarie Benardello

Rosemarie makes her home in the Hollywood Hills in L. A. Her passion is for all things beautiful! Exquisite to the eye, delightful to the palate and fascinating to the mind. Her travels include anywhere that she can take in stimulating art, delicious food, breathtaking scenery, classic design, and captivating architecture. Her Sicilian roots and prowess in the kitchen are highlighted at Sunday Suppers at her home with friends and family.

No longer do we associate an evening cocktail with the stereotypical image of a 1950’s housewife ready with a martini as her husband walks thru the door.  Goodness knows we often long for that simpler time, today, however, we most likely are looking for a cozy inviting lounge, a place

Who can resist the allure of venturing into a hidden establishment, the mystique of what lies behind a secret door or decor that makes you feel you’ve traveled back to another time? During Prohibition, in the 1920s and ‘30s, drinkers were forced into clandestine speakeasies.  Purveyors of liquor found endlessly

Every restaurant, regardless of size, location or cuisine, should strive to be a “great neighborhood” restaurant.  Why? If the locals love it, visitors will inevitably follow. After all, visitors always want to go where the locals are. The key to becoming a GNR include some essential elements such as: approachable

If you’re from Southern California and spent any time away from it, you know that Mexican cuisine withdrawal is real!  My earliest taco memory is an original hard-shelled taco from Taco Bell, which, by the way, has been voted America’s Best Mexican restaurant in the 2018 Harris Poll.  Today, Mexican

Most of us remember our first flight and viewing the earth, perhaps even our own neighborhood or house from above.  Being high in the air inevitably gives us an instant feeling of peace, puts life in perspective and transports us to another world.  Encounter a similar feeling as you take

West Los Angeles’s hidden gem, Westwood, is one of the wealthiest residential neighborhoods in the city. It is also home to the 1919 University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), Memorial Park Cemetery the resting place of many notable entertainers, Hammer Museum with its artist-centric and progressive array of exhibitions, and

“Let’s do Brunch”, that ingenious blend of breakfast and lunch is always a sought after and welcome invitation.  Whether celebrating a special occasion, friends rehashing the festivities from the night before, or just a delightful end to a busy week, brunches special charm cannot be denied.  Brunch just feels fancy,

A perfect day!  What does yours look like?  Mine always includes sharing food and drink in a beautiful setting with family or friends.  I experienced such a day on holiday in Southern Italy’s Amalfi Coast.  The vibrant small town, jagged steep coastline, lemon-scented air and sparkling blue Mediterranean Sea served

“Oh, the good life; full of sun, seems to be the ideal” – As Tony Bennett sang these lyrics Marina del Rey may have come to mind.  Renowned as the premier waterfront playground of Los Angeles, this charming seaside community with year-round sunshine and a laid-back California Vibe offers a