Marina Chetner

About Marina Chetner

Marina Chetner is a Los Angeles-based Australian freelance writer.

Sausal serves inspired cuisine in El Segundo

At Los Angeles restaurant Sausal, longtime resident Chef Anne Conness (formerly at Napa Valley Grille and Simmzy’s) is fascinated by the culinary history of the South Bay’s founding rancheros. “Reimagining those flavors in a way that speaks to the modern palate has been a goal of mine for quite some time,” she said of a [...]

By | July 17th, 2016|Restaurants|0 Comments

SoulCycle, Culver City

SoulCycle opens the doors to the home of its West Coast headquarters in Culver City. The latest studio to be opened by juggernaut SoulCycle is in LA’s buzzed-about up-and-coming destination called Platform, an urban complex housed in Culver City’s Hayden Tract neighborhood. Platform is also the home of SoulCycle’s West Coast headquarters. I visited the [...]

By | May 17th, 2016|Studios|0 Comments

Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop

Greenleaf is the latest restaurant to grace ever-evolving Abbott Kinney Boulevard in Venice Beach. A casual corner spot with a customizable menu, good-for-you cocktails, and a sunny patio? Count me in! Owned by chef Jon Rollo (whose other half is Barry's Boot Camp CEO Joey Gonzalez), this is the brand’s sixth opening in a portfolio [...]

By | May 3rd, 2016|Restaurants|0 Comments

Little Pine Restaurant

Little Pine -  a restaurant inspired by organic food, community, veganism, and design. Like Moby, I’m a fan of Los Angeles’ architecture. Unlike Moby, I’m not a vegan, though I am partial to plant-based cuisine. So, when I learned that the world-famous musician had opened an organic vegan spot called Little Pine in an Art Deco [...]

By | March 29th, 2016|Restaurants|0 Comments


Culver City opens its doors to SAMBAR, Akasha Richmond's latest take on Indian cuisine. When Akasha Richmond arrived in LA, she lived in an ashram on the corner of Fairfax and 3rd Streets. There she studied yoga, learned Indian cooking under Yogi Bhajan, and worked at Golden Temple, a restaurant frequented by Michael Jackson. A [...]

By | March 3rd, 2016|Restaurants|0 Comments

Natural Beauty in Los Angeles

Burke Williams Day Spa opens a new location in Woodland Hills Entrepreneur Bill Armour’s Burke Williams Day Spa opened its 10th beautiful location in September 2015 at the hip new Village in Westfield Topanga. Although the spa is located steps from a haven of retail, its discreet location on Level Two with convenient parking means [...]

By | January 27th, 2016|Health & Wellness|0 Comments

Barry’s Bootcamp debuts its Hollywood flagship

Barry’s Bootcamp, Hollywood reminds us to push a little harder.   On Golden Globes Sunday I took a class at the newest Barry's Bootcamp in Hollywood, located along the Walk of Fame where I thought I might spot a celebrity. Instead, I faced my own reflection which, after 10 minutes of intense cardio, was slick [...]

By | January 25th, 2016|COMMUNITY|0 Comments

Mushroom Magic: Cordyceps

Picture this: A mushroom (well, really a fungus), grown on the backs of caterpillars, that not only improves mental energy but increases sexual vigor and athletic performance. It may sound miraculous, yet practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) have long understood the benefits of cordyceps, also known as “vegetable caterpillar.” Taken topically or orally, the [...]

By | September 1st, 2015|Bath & Beauty|0 Comments


Pop Physique's quaint space on a stretch of Larchmont Boulevard marks the brand's latest studio. Located down the way from Cafe Gratitude and Lemonade, the white-painted bungalow with dark wood trim may look understated from the outside, but its interior is anything but. Created by professional ballet dancer and Pilates instructor Jennifer Williams and her [...]

By | July 1st, 2015|new studios|0 Comments

barBasanti Tea Bar

On a calm stretch of South Santa Monica Boulevard in Beverly Hills, you’ll find barBasanti. Poised between a candy store and an ice cream lab, the tea bar offers myriad options for that morning or mid-afternoon pick-me-up: coffee and tea beverages that range from organic brews to frozen smoothies blended with banana, yogurt, and the [...]

By | June 2nd, 2015|Restaurants|0 Comments