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Woody’s Boathouse Restaurant from “Vanderpump Rules”

Apr 19th, 2017 | By | Category: TV Locations

I had high hopes for a lot of rest, relaxation, and reading during my recent trip to Lake Arrowhead.  I wound up doing little else besides shopping and some Vanderpump Rules stalking, though, which, hey, I’m not gonna complain about!  One site I did not pinpoint the exact location of prior to actually setting foot in the lakeside city was the eatery where the Sur gang grabbed lunch in the Season 2 episode titled “Only the Lonely.”  I recognized from my prior visits to the […]



Papagayos Mexican Restaurant & Cantina from "Vanderpump Rules"

Apr 10th, 2017 | By | Category: TV Locations

It has been hot in Palm Springs lately.  Granted, it is always hot here, but the past few months have been unseasonably sweltering.  Two weeks ago, my parents, the Grim Cheaper and I decided to chill out a bit by heading to Lake Arrowhead for a short getaway.  Just prior to our trip, the GC and I started watching Vanderpump Rules over again from the beginning and, as fate would have it, one of the reality series’ Season 2 episodes was shot in the mountain […]



Madeline Garden Bistro & Venue from “Mad Men”

Apr 3rd, 2017 | By | Category: TV Locations

I have had many different stalking notebooks over the years.  My latest is a gorgeous white Moleskin that I picked up during my Switzerland vacation back in June 2013.  One locale that has been listed in it since I started using it almost four years ago (it’s one of the very first entries), but had never been checked off until recently is Madeline Garden Bistro & Venue, which was featured in a Season 4 episode of Mad Men.  I had seen photos of the darling […]



Màs Malo from “Scandal”

Mar 10th, 2017 | By | Category: TV Locations

Los Angeles is often ridiculed for having no history – or no appreciation of its history.  Demolition of the Ambassador Hotel aside, I don’t find that to be true.  There is history – well-preserved history – around pretty much ever corner.  You just have to know where to look.  Case in point – Màs Malo, a downtown L.A. Cal-Mex eatery that is situated inside of a gorgeous former 1920s jewelry emporium.  The site first hit my radar while I was researching DTLA watering holes for […]



Martin’s Tavern – Where JFK Proposed to Jackie

Nov 30th, 2016 | By | Category: This and That

I consider myself to be a pretty good stalker, but my good friend Lavonna puts me to shame.  Prior to my recent trip to Washington, D.C. with the Grim Cheaper, I painstakingly researched filming locations and area landmarks to check out while we were in town and compiled an extensive list of must-see places.  So imagine my surprise when, while strolling around Georgetown, I received a text from Lavonna asking if we were planning to dine at Martin’s Tavern, the spot where, as legend has […]



Connor and Gigi’s Date Restaurant from “He’s Just Not That Into You”

Nov 14th, 2016 | By | Category: Movie Locations

Not every location from He’s Just Not That Into You was a challenge to track down.  [As I mentioned yesterday and the day before, both Janine (Jennifer Connelly) and Ben’s (Bradley Cooper) home and Conor’s (Kevin Connolly) row house listing proved to be real thorns in my side.]  Case in point, the exterior of the restaurant where Gigi (Ginnifer Goodwin) and Conor went on a date in the 2009 flick.  That site, which was actually the heavily dressed entrance to two neighboring Mount Vernon eateries […]



Chez Jacques from “Mannequin”

Nov 7th, 2016 | By | Category: Movie Locations

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times – I hate incorrect filming location information!  Case in point – while researching Mannequin locales prior to my recent trip to Philadelphia, I came across a mention online that the movie’s restaurant scene was shot at the now defunct Dewey’s Famous on Locust and 15th.  A cursory Google search told me a few things – that the eatery closed at some point in the mid-80s, later became a bank and then an outpost of […]



The “Sex and the City” McDonalds

Jul 13th, 2016 | By | Category: Sex and the City Filming Locations

Today’s location is a bit of a fail and a lucky twist all in one.  My mom always says to trust in the universe – and she’s right.  Things happen for a reason.  This locale – easily one of my most-wanted ever – is proof of that.  I am a pretty simple girl when it comes to most things, especially food.  I’ll take McDonald’s over a fancy restaurant any day.  So when Aleksandr Petrovsky (Mikhail Baryshnikov) and Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) dined at an […]



NoMo Kitchen from “The Other Woman”

May 27th, 2016 | By | Category: Movie Locations

My favorite movie of 2014 was The Other Woman.  The romcom may have been heavily panned by critics, but I loved everything about it.  The Grim Cheaper and I saw it in theatres shortly after it premiered and then I purchased a copy as soon as it came out on DVD and have proceeded to watch it copious times since.  I’m addicted!  The flick was lensed primarily in New York and its environs and I, of course, tracked down the vast majority of its locales […]



Famous Original Ray’s Pizza from “Sex and the City”

May 18th, 2016 | By | Category: Sex and the City Filming Locations

The Grim Cheaper and I used to visit New York at least once a year.  Prior to this recent trip, though, we had not been to Manhattan since October 2009!  Being separated from my favorite city for almost seven years was quite a hard pill to swallow.  During that time, I accumulated a ridiculously large list of must-see Manhattan filming locations that were chronicled in various files in my office and on my computer.  Because our recent trip was booked very last minute, I did […]