1 Pizzeria Mozza is a wonderful melding of Nancy Silverton, Mario Batali, and Joseph Bastianich - buon appetito!
2 At Pizzeria Mozza, you'll find your silverware and napkin inside a brown paper envelope.
3 This brown paper place mat had a detailed diagram of all the parts of an ancient Italian duomo, or cathedral.
4 My makeup artist Daisy Schwartzberg and Kevin Sharkey were part of my traveling group.
5 Here I am with publicists, Kelly Galvin and Susan Magrino.
6 The wine bar is stocked with many, many fabulous bottles from the wonderful wine regions of Italy, with a focus on Piedmont, Friuli and Tuscany.
7 This salad is the tricolore with Parmigiano Reggiano and anchovy dressing.
8 Nancy's chopped salad is a masterpiece, made with iceberg lettuce, radicchio, red onion, cherry tomatoes, chickpeas, provolone, pepperoncini, with an oregano dressing.
9 And this is the Mozza caprese - rich and creamy burrata cheese topped with roasted cherry tomatoes and a flavorful pesto sauce.
10 Really great grilled artisan bread
11 Espresso granita with espresso gelato and chocolate dipped honeycomb
12 Gelati sampler with a wafer cookie
13 Butterscotch budino, sea salt and rosemary pine nut cookes
14 While I was there, Nelson, an On Air with Ryan Seacrest staffer, asked me to show him how to extract the arils, or the fleshy seeds, from a pomegranate.
15 You begin by slicing off the blossom end, scoring the outer rind, and splitting the fruit apart.
16 You then use the backside of a wooden spoon to tap the fruit, which loosens the seeds, causing them to drop out.
17 Nelson has been wearing this 'do' for four years. All you need is plenty of hairspray and a blow dryer!
18 Here I am arriving at Perrin Paris 1893 Boutique, located in Beverly Hills, for my book party and cocktails with the Sally and Michel Perrins and their guests.
19 The exquisite light fixture in the Perrin Paris 1893 Boutique, where fabulous Perrin leather handbags, gloves, and eyewear is sold.
20 Kevin, who loves design, took lots of photos inside the boutique.
21 The owners, Michel and Sally Perrin - Sally is sporting the Riva, one of their signature ball bags.
22 In the center is the Jet-Set Enlacez-Moi clutch made of goat leather.
23 Kid goat Spider gloves - a very unique design
24 Spider in black - Drew Barrymore has been seen wearing these.
25 Here I am with Sally and Eddie Zaratsian
26 Boite du Soir 1 - an oval shaped box with a
Palladium frame and glove clasp with
27 Boite du Soir 2 - An evening box with wrist chain, palladium frame, glove clasp, and lambskin lining and the Minaudière - an evening wrist purse with a rhodium frame
28 The Manchette, one of their glove inspired clutches - you slip it on your hand for easy carrying.
29 The Menotte is a bracelet clutch - The handle hangs comfortably from the wrist.
30 The Perrin house, dating back to 1893, began as a Parisian glovery.
31 The Perrin eyeware is accented with leather trimmings.
32 With Eddie Zaratsian, creative director of Tic-Tock Couture Florals
33 With Danica Doran and Lissa Chesnoff
34 With Sheraton Kalouria, SVP at Sony and former President of Broadcasting of Martha Stewart Television
35 With decorator Michael Smith
36 With Alex Glasscock and his wife Sue, who own the Ranch at Live Oak Malibu
37 With producer Robert Morton and wife Jennie
38 Another nice shot with Michel and Sally
39 After cocktails, we drove to Bouchon Bistro for dinner, a vibrant space that perfectly accents Chef Thomas Keller's authentic French country fare.
40 The bakery was closed for the day, but the Bistro was open and waiting for us.
41 At Bouchon, I posed for a photo with my friend Chef Wolfgang Puck and his wife, Gelila.
42 The centerpieces were designed by Eddie Zaratsian. See what I mean about vibrant?
43 An extraordinary display of cut-open cheese squash, roses tulips, berries, moss, and magnolia leaves
44 Simple, yet elegant
45 A great tiled floor
46 A photo with Alessandro and Kimm Uzielli and Michael Smith
47 My nephew, Morgan Evans and his new wife, Arwin
48 Trying on a fabulous pair of Perrin sunglasses
49 Gelila Puck also modeling a pair
50 The salad was caramelized Belgian endive, heirloom beets, candied walnuts, garden mache, and truffle coulis.
51 The entree was grilled Colombian river sturgeon with artichokes, pearl onions, young leeks, and a barigoule emulsion.
52 And for dessert, we were served a dark chocolate mousse with burnt orange cream and macarons.
53 Following dinner, Chef de Cuisine, Rory Herrmann came out of the kitchen to mingle. Bravo!