A Sumptuous Speakeasy to Cap the Night: Seymour's Review by Jesse Bluma



A Sumptuous Speakeasy to Cap the Night:  Seymour's Review
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After dinner or happy hour in Mister Lyons restaurant use your detective skills to find the speakeasy, Seymour’s, off the lounge area.  This secret bar harkens back to an English manor.  Step up to the bar counter and enjoy watching the mixologists or have a seat at one of the cozy tables.  Outside of Seymour’s, named in honor of Lazar’s father, is a mid-century patio with a bocce ball court.

“It’s the beginning of a new era.

You may know our space, family-owned and operated for over 70 years by David Lyons as Lyons English Grill.  Reimagined in 2015 by Tara Lazar, Mr. Lyons is the newest offering from the Foundation 10 family, taking the same attention to detail we’ve brought to Cheeky’s, Birba and Alcazar to a new vista on the South end of town.

Evoking the old Hollywood glamour that Palm Springs is famous for, our dining salon is black and white marble, wood, brass, and luxurious velvet booths; a fine dining experience steeped in classic elegance.”





Seymour's is part of the Foundation 10 group, including Cheeky’s, Birba, and Alcazar.  Owner and hotelier Tara Lazar is inspired by classics as well as modern interpretations of food and drink.  Lazar’s respect and use of small farm ingredients, local produce, and classics is admirable.  Seymour's is one decadent experience to remember.





Several items on the menu stand out after several visits.


Specialty Cocktails


Mr. Lyons Honest Martini:  vodka or gin

Aviation:  Tanqueray ginfresh lemonmaraschino liqueur and Crème de Violette


Moscow Mule:  Stolichnaya vodkafresh lime juice, house made ginger syrup, and soda

Boulevardier:  Buffalo Trace bourboncampari, and sweet vermouth 


Bites


Baby Iceberg Wedge:  house made bacon, Point Reyes blue cheese, shaved egg,  and onion

Steak Frites:  hanger steak with peppercorn sauce


Mr. Lyons Burger:  bacon jam, aïolilettucetomato, and brioche bun


Tips


Peak times occur on weekends and during special events in the city.  Arrive early to secure a table.  Reservations recommended.  

Location:  Seymour's and Mister Lyons is located at 233 East Canyon Drive, Palm Spring, California 92264.

Parking lot and valet available.  

*Seymour's and Mister Lyons is open seasonally.  Call ahead or check the restaurant's website.




There are numerous dining options across the country.  From New York to ChelseaDallas to San FranciscoOrange County to Los AngelesBeverly Hills to Palm Springs.  Each community with a multitude of restaurants for good eats.  Here is where expert knowledge of cooking, restaurants, and trusted expertise comes in handy.  Many readers rely on Jesse Bluma at Pointe Viven as a source for how-to and where-to regarding cookery, culture, and community.  Reserve a table at Mister Lyons, have a drink at Seymour’s, and enjoy.






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Delectable Eats: Plumeria Cafe Review by Jesse Bluma



Delectable Eats:  Plumeria Cafe Review





“With an abundance of neighborhood charm, Plumeria Cafe offers delectable upscale pairings to guests and soon-to-be regulars…   

Fresh California and Hawaiian-inspired cuisine, accompanied by a handful of specially selected wines, has already got Laguna Design Center area locals lining up.  

Menu items include roasted chicken salad with ‘perfect' Asian sesame dressing, fresh made ceviche, lettuce wraps, Kabli ribletts, a Hawaiian roasted chicken ramen, specialty pastas, home-made soups, sandwiches and island chilaquiles.” 






Plumeria is owned by Nixon and Ovita Tanuwidjaja, the formative owners behind Stacks Pancake Houses and Scrambler Cafe.  Plumeria Cafe offers menu items such as Blueberry Ricotta Pancakes, authentic Hawaiian Loco Moco (thick hamburger patty, fried egg, and gravy), and Banana and Nutella Crepes.

Dine inside or dine in the appealing outdoor courtyard.   The stylish outdoor patio includes large and smaller size tables, a large water feature, and contemporary landscape.  A tranquil setting for breakfast, brunch, or lunch.  After dining visit some of the showrooms in the design center.

Several items on the menu stand out after a few visits.





Freshly Roasted Vegetable Omelette:  pan-roasted mushrooms, onions, Anaheim peppers, spinach, garlic, cheddar jack cheese

Eggs Benedict—California Style:  tomato, avocado, and spinach, served fresh fruit

Blueberry Ricotta Pancakes



Tips


Plumeria Cafe is open for breakfast, brunch, and lunch, 7 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. daily.





Location:  Plumeria Cafe is located at 23811 Aliso Creek Road, Suite 122
Laguna Niguel, California 92677.  (In the middle of the of the Laguna Design Center.  Enter at the Blue Flag entrance.)

The Laguna Design Center has free parking.  




There are numerous dining options across the country.  From New York to ChelseaDallas to San FranciscoOrange County to Los AngelesBeverly Hills to Palm Springs.  Each community with a multitude of restaurants for good eats.  Here is where expert knowledge of cooking, restaurants, and trusted expertise comes in handy.  Many readers rely on Jesse Bluma at Pointe Viven as a source for how-to and where-to regarding cookery, culture, and community.  Dine at Plumeria Cafe and enjoy! 





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Fashion Portfolio: Summer Showcase of Vintage Items that Should be in Any Modern Man's Collection by Jesse Bluma at Pointe Viven


Fashion Portfolio:  Summer Showcase of 
Vintage Items that Should be in Any Modern Man's Collection
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In life we may not become famous, infamous, or blockbusters. We do; however, have the power to become something more than those labels.  It is our savvy and confidence that allows us to rise above and experience living life with good taste.  Our travels, life experiences, and dreams are snapshots on the runway of our lives.  There is no better place than the now to make the best strides down that runway.   This is your epic, your life, so choose the label you wear wisely.

Knowing what to wear and how to wear it is a powerful skill.  Some readers are at an advanced level and have a personal style.  Some will go on to experiment with clothes, trends, and brands.  While others may be too intrepid to wear anything besides t-shirts and shorts.  Once you conquer the clothing world and develop a lifelong interest in dressing right, you will feel more inspired to shop and enjoy your home, social, and business life.

Not sure?  No need to be scared of labels, black-ties, white-ties, button-downs, or bespoke clothing.  Here is where expert knowledge and trusted expertise comes in handy.  Many readers rely on Jesse Bluma at Pointe Viven as their go-to source.  Let an enjoyable experience with these fashion recipes be your start.  If you are more advanced and comfortable with fashion items, share your ideas, purchases, and suggestions.

What we wear is powerful and attitude matters.  Remind yourself again:  You deserve to live well and be well.  Creating a closet of items right for you, along with excellent fitness, health, and life habits, is all an expression of how you respect yourself.  Knowing what to wear and executing fashion looks can be a challenge.  The guidelines, inspirations, and ideas in this article will spark your interest and get you wearing more than the same three items over-and-over.  As the notable custom tailor Alan Flusser observed, “A necktie’s motif, or pattern, expresses the poetry, the sense of whimsy, the psychology of the individual wearer.” 
   
Models.  The images we see in ads, movies, and media can influence our goals and perceptions.  Keep in mind the people in those professions spend a lot of time and have a lot of time to look their best.  Or computer graphics best.  Rather than focusing on images in media, focus on what is the right fit, look, and use of clothes for you.  As I learned from fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, fashion is about what is trending in stores and style is more about your own personality.  Take a moment to reflect upon good fashion sense, your life, needs, and goals.  That will be the center of what gets you fashion fit.  Structure your closet and drawers with options for your various activities, career, the climate you live in, and seasons. 

The Wardrobe Essentials.  It is key to make clothing selections with a long-term frame of mind.  Quality construction and timeless pieces are sharp and financially smart choices.  Know your measurements and proportions.  Take a look in the mirror to see what cuts, colors, shapes, and lengths are best for you.  There is a learning curve for going from being dressed by mom to dressing yourself, for your current physique, current life, and adventures.  Calvin Klein, business mogul and designer, once explained to me at a fashion show that what people wear should be modern, clean, and make them look their best.  Personal responsibility is at the heart of dressing well.  Study magazines, people in the streets, in school, models, and actors in your age range.  Also, seek out knowledgeable salespeople in stores and vintage shops.





Fashion Portfolio:  Summer Showcase of Vintage Items that Should be in Any Modern Man's Collection





Vintage is a culmination of classics, past memories, and nostalgia.  These second-hand items can be discovered at flea markets, through online stores, and in the closets of relatives.  Worn denim, archetypal flannels, retro ties, and spiffy shoes from days of old can be hunted down and stumbled upon with a bit of shopping.  Although, apparel that is authentically vintage can be challenging to find and often too bedraggled to wear.  

There is a diverse universe of clothing from past eras that can be purchased, worn, transformed, and made into investment pieces for your wardrobe.  If the  pursuit for well constructed classics has unearthed previously owned items you wish to wear, then tailoring is the next step.  Collectible jackets, pants, and suits require tailoring to fit your body shape and to bring these items up to modern luxe standards.  Yet, if the ghost of grandpa’s plaid jacket of past eludes you, then purchasing new clothing with vintage style is an excellent alternative.  


Create the Look for Yourself


T-Shirts 









Short Sleeve Shirts 









Jeans and Pants








Shorts 









Swimwear 









Accessories 























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