Saturday, October 22, 2016

The Bedol Water Clock is an eco-traveler's dream

No batteries, no electricity, just add water and go
by Patti Pietschmann


When Mark A. Bedol emailed me about his  water clock, I was immediately intrigued so I asked him to send me one, especially after reading his email which said, "I am the designer of the Bedol Water Clock, an innovative time keeper that uses water for power. The Bedol Water Clock never needs batteries or electricity, it utilizes ions in water to create its own power. As our motto says, “Simple H2O makes it go!”  How could you not be curious.

So it came today and we're already planning to bring it with us on transatlantic voyage we're taking soon on Cunard's Queen Mary2 which we're reviewing for my Cruise Guru column and www.cruiseable.com. Sometimes there's just one clock in a hotel room or cabin and we need one each. It's light when the water hasn't been added so easy to pack.
Mark says that because of its functionality and eco-friendliness,the Bedol Water Clock is also terrific as a gift, and I agree and will be adding to it my popular Patti's Prattles Christmas shopping guide. To get a good picture of this gadget watch this video!
B-t-w the clock has an alarm which is a needed travel aid. It is so easy to start by adding water. The clock’s mechanics are proprietary metallic plates inside the semi-transparent water reservoir that channel the ions in the water into a current that powers the clock and alarm. The clock is cleverly sculpted in the shape of a water drop to match its innovative energy source. It costs just $26 so you buy a bunch for your family and friends as Christmas gifts. Go to www.bedolwhatsnext.com.
Bedol also sells products with edgy spins such as Mark Bedol's Checkmaster, a checkbook calculator that simultaneously balances three different accounts, the sleek looking Spider Clock, and the Supersmart line of children's school supplies. Bedol products have been sold at selected retailers in USA such as Bed Bath & Beyond, The Smithsonian Gift Shop, and Nordstrom.  
The clock comes in several different colors and designs, see: http://www.bedolwhatsnext.com/water-powered-clock-c-89_199.html.
 

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

John Sinner staging epic super charged exceedingly witty 'pop-up' play

John Sinner, an award-winning LA-based surrealist writer, director and founder of fancyplayground (an independent collective of experimental and innovative artists)is presenting  a surreal pop-up theatrical art event.

  John Sinner’s “An Invasion of Decency!”, which will run for four weekends, kicking off on October 22, stars a live ensemble that includes Ariel Barber, Christina Giagos, Betsy Moore, Julia Prud’homme and Eddie Vona with special on-screen appearances from celebrated comedian and actor Kristina Wong, performance art legend John Fleck and renowned actor Alan Mandell.

Expect some wicket wit and intense performances in an evocatively outrageous setting at this  underground and experimental art event which will feature original montages by famed Belgium artist and master of the surreal, Sammy Slabbinck. Grab you ticket now as seats are limited. Prices for : Fridays & Sundays are $35; Saturdays $40; preview (Oct 21) $30; limited student tickets are $20 and bring proof of current student I.D. to  show at the door. To buy tickets or for more information, visit www.TheatreRevelation.com.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Delta dolls up flight crew with spiffy Zac Pose uniforms


A new glam look for Delta employees

By Patti Covello  Pietschmann
http://delta.us11.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=d37c3b7b351cd7461db44ec3b&id=fb48518f7f&e=06af6712da

 New York fashion designer Zac Posen has created bold, modern outfits for  Delta  employees including customer service agents, flight attendants, ramp agents and technicians. 

http://delta.us11.list-manage.com/track/click?u=d37c3b7b351cd7461db44ec3b&id=f798c885b6&e=06af6712daUniforms for Delta’s non-customer facing employees were developed by clothing retailer Land’s End with design inspiration and color consultation from Posen. Delta announced the production and design partnership with Land’s End last week.

“The world’s best employees deserve the best uniforms and this new collection is classically influenced, yet modern,” said Ed Bastian, Delta’s CEO. “Zac and the Delta team worked closely with our people to create timeless and fashionable pieces that reflect the thoughtful and innovative spirit of Delta.”
Posen partnered directly with Delta employees from nearly every work group to design the collection, developing a functional wardrobe fit for Delta’s diverse employee group and the environments where they work. Employees influenced the design and final selection of each uniform piece.
“We wanted Delta employees to look glamorous on the job without sacrificing functionality and style,” said Posen. “I worked alongside employees to understand how they interact with the clothes they wear and developed a look that empowers and excites, because we want Delta’s global workforce to exude the confidence and thoughtfulness that reflects the airline’s brand.”
“It was clear early on that Zac embodied the innovative design sense, passion and hands-on involvement to create for our employees and our brand a uniform that truly sets Delta apart,” Bastian added.
http://delta.us11.list-manage.com/track/click?u=d37c3b7b351cd7461db44ec3b&id=d04d648f03&e=06af6712daPosen’s designs drape employees in a wholly-reimagined mix of colors dubbed Passport Plum, Cruising Cardinal and Groundspeed Graphite, with accents of Skyline Slate and Traveling Thistle to bring a cohesive look across customer-facing and technical job functions.

There are a number of subtle details including a signature winged collar on the women’s Traveling Thistle blouse, the Delta logo, also known as the widget, accented throughout the collection and for non-customer-facing employees, reflective Delta widgets on high-visibility outerwear.
Some of the items in the lineup for flight attendants and customer service agents include a feminine Passport Plum V-neck dress, peplum sweater, wrap dress, ottoman skirt suit and swing jacket. For men, a Groundspeed Graphite three-piece suit, Passport Plum crew neck sweater and widget-printed tie, among other pieces. For technical employees working on the airport ramp or in Delta’s TechOps division, a mid-layer sweater, three-in-one ANSI jacket and rapid-dry polo shirt are among the lineup.
Posen, who is known for designing couture and high fashion, incorporated innovative fabric and textile technology to create pieces that stand up to the active, fast-paced airport and on-board environment.
“For a collection that will be worn by Delta people for years to come, it has to be right. It has to be timeless and embody the uniqueness and resilience of our brand and Zac accomplished that and then some,” said Elaine Casanova, a 42-year Minneapolis-based flight attendant.
http://delta.us11.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=d37c3b7b351cd7461db44ec3b&id=c374f8f66d&e=06af6712da
Beginning in December and into early 2017, a dedicated team of 1,000 employee ambassadors will wear-test the uniforms. From there, adjustments and tweaks will be made based on employee feedback before the uniforms roll out to Delta people worldwide in the first quarter of 2018.


Friday, October 14, 2016

Robin Williams bike collection goes up for auction for a good cause

Benefits Team CAF
By Patti Pietschmann

Robin Williams and Rudy Header Paddle 8 Auction.jpg

The late, great comedic actor/aper/comedian Robin Williams was instrumental in the growth of CAF’s mission; his influence helped change the perspective of individuals with physical challenges. His family, who have been dedicated to honoring his legacy and continuing his mission of changing the world, announced that Robin’s beloved bicycle collection will be auctioned to benefit Challenged Athletes Foundation and Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. Some 87 bicycles from his personal collection are being sold, including a Dario Pegoretti Responsorium and Love #3, Serotta Ottrott, Trek Madone 7 Diamonds and a Zipp racing bike. The auction is now live for bidding through October 25th at Paddle8.com/RobinWilliams.


A message from the Williams Family:
http://support.challengedathletes.org/site/R?i=8kPSm8BqI8jV4Eu_qLbsqA"Though bright, skin-tight spandex still remains one of the more embarrassing outfits to regularly witness your Dad wearing growing up, the sport of biking and the people Dad helped through his love of it will always hold a special place in the hearts of our family. Causes like the Reeve Foundation, championed by his longtime friends Chris and Dana Reeve, and the Challenged Athletes Foundation, in whose triathlons he often biked, were both deeply important to him and we’re honored to be able to continue to support them both in Dad’s name.
We hope these bikes will bring their new owners as much joy as riding them, and helping these causes, always brought him. And though not required, may we suggest wearing the loudest, most vibrant and brightly-patterned, skintight biking gear possible when riding them?
Keep the tradition alive."

View Robin Williams Bike Collection




http://support.challengedathletes.org/site/R?i=fE2P8eHxxbIR3UCkU_14HQ

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Falcon Theatre to pay tribute to late, great David Bowie with a holiday parody production

A must see for Bowie fans

by Patti Pietschmann

My favorite, little LA playhouse (which is actually  in Burbank), The Falcon Theatre, is  putting on play that honors the pop icon called "Little Drummer Bowie." The production is from Ovation Award-winners and Troubadour Theater Company favorites Rick Batalla, Lisa Valenzuela and Beth Kennedy who reunite with long-time ‘Troubie’ Joseph Leo Bwarie after his Broadway run as Frankie Valli in the Tony Award-winning musical Jersey Boys.

The musical parody will be headed by Artistic Director and founder, Matt Walker, will co-direct the musical parody with Bwarie. Changing the rules to their own game, the ‘Troubies’ and some ‘newbies’ return to the Falcon Theatre this holiday season to pay tribute to the late, great David Bowie in a fully reimagined production of their infamous theatrical mash-up, Little Drummer Bowie. The company, known for marrying classic source material with legendary music will spoof the 1960’s television special, The Little Drummer Boy, and Bowie’s iconic glam rock sound, offering a theatrical event sure to dazzle all and surprise even the most knowing ‘Troubie’ fan.

According  to the press materials the show  is a  laugh-out-loud musical spoof that  finds our “Heroes” in a heartwarming tale of family, forgiveness and “Changes,” resulting in the ultimate disco. Others in the cast   include:Riccardo Berdini, Katie DeShan, Katie Kitani, Phillip J. Lewis and Cloie Wyatt Taylor. Choreography credit goes to Jordana Toback and musical direction & arrangements to Eric Heinly. The design team includes Christopher Scott Murillo, scenic design; Sharon McGunigle, costume design; JM Montecalvo, lighting design; Daniel Tator, sound design; Bobbie Zlotnik, wig design; John Stapleton for MAC cosmetics, makeup design and Sandi Logan, casting.

The Troubadour Theater Company is dedicating this production to friend, mentor, and longtime co-conspirator, Garry K. Marshall who co-founded the Falcon Theatre.  Previews begin Nov. 30 with performances  through Jan. 15, 2017 at the Falcon Theatre located at 4252 Riverside, Burbank, CA. Performances are Wed.–Fri. at 8 pm, Sat. at 4 pm & 8 pm, Sun. at 4 pm & 7 pm, plus select Tuesdays. Tickets are  priced from $30-$45 and go on sale Nov. 9 online at www.falcontheatre.com or by calling the Box Office at 818-955-8101.

AEG to open revolutionary entertainment venue in San Juan Puerto Rico

The Los Angeles/Denver entertainment giant  teams up with PRISA Group
By Patti Pietschmann



Wow! The Anschutz Company, a  leading sports and live entertainment conglomerate, owned by billionaire  Philip Anschutzthat gives us Staples Center, Sprint Center, StubHub Center, Mercedes-Benz Arena and London's The 02 arena and entertainment district, and directed the creation and overall development of L.A. LIVE, a $3 billion / 4 million square foot sports and entertainment district in downtown Los Angeles (and more such as the now defunct Examiner.com, which was a major media site) creating a major venue in San Juan, PR.  
AEG teamed up with  PRISA Group ("PRISA")  to undertake the management and operation of a new 6,000-seat concert and entertainment venue being developed in San Juan, Puerto set to open in early 2019.
The 105,000 square foot facility will host a variety of events, concerts, banquets, festivals, award ceremonies and corporate events while serving as the anchor of District Live!, a 5-acre hospitality and entertainment district being built by a partnership between Island Hospitality Partners (led by PRISA Group) with the Puerto Rico Convention Center District Authority. "This new venue for live entertainment is the perfect anchor for what we believe will be the region's most vibrant and popular settings for events, conventions and performances of all types," said Bob Newman, President, AEG Facilities.  "Situated just steps from one of the most picturesque waterfronts as well as a thriving convention center and nearby urban core, District Live! will instantly become one of the area's most visited destinations for both residents and tourists alike."
District Live! will sit adjacent to the Puerto Rico Convention Center, which has been operated by AEG Facilities since July of this year, and act as the region's most active destination for live entertainment and hospitality.It  will sport an eight-screen premium Caribbean Cinemas VIP Cineplex, a 170-room luxury hotel with 6,000 square feet of meeting space, a 44,000-square foot Plaza with the Caribbean's largest LED screen and outdoor presentation stages which will serve as the ideal location for events such as art festivals, fashion shows, music performances and other special events.  District Live! will also contain an 18,000-square foot "day and night" disco, television and radio broadcast studios overlooking the Plaza, a unique urban attraction created by renowned "zip line" operators Toro Verde, a 500-seat club for intimate performances of all kinds and an interactive Kidz Zone for younger visitors and families.
"For a world class project such as this, we needed an alliance with a world class player such as AEG. District Live! will be an innovative entertainment center with world-class leisure activities, that will capture the energy, joy and gusto of the Puerto Rican people. It is a demonstration of what we are, how we live, a reflection of who we are. District Live! is a stage on which to showcase the authentic and varied elements that make us unique," said Federico Stubbe, Jr., President of PRISA Group.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Hillary and Donald doing a duet is funniest political video ever filmed

No real political agenda folks just had to share this in case you missed it. I laughed so much I cried and had the  "Time of My Life"

Ooh la la tasty Onaga baked in salt crust is back on Oahu's Chef Mavro's menu

Chef Mavro tells his story of 'O' as in Onaga

By Patti Covello Pietschmann





'In 1989, I created this recipe when I was chef of La Mer restaurantand executive chef at the heavenly Halekulani. I took my inspiration from a dish in my native Provence... whole fish, generally a snapper or a loup de mer (striped bass family) baked covered with 1 ton of rock salt."  "The original in Provence is not really a restaurant dish. To carve the fish table side you would have to break the pile of salt in the dining room which would make a mess. The salt flies everywhere including onto the fish at the risk to be too salty."

So I had the idea to civilize the recipe by mixing the rock salt with egg whites, flour, dry thyme & rosemary to infuse extra flavor to the fish. I use the fillet instead of the whole fish. The fillet is placed on a bed of spinach and protected from the salt, underneath by a piece of Hawaiian ti leaf and on the top by its own skin. Then I wrap the whole thing with the salt dough and sprinkled a  ton of salt on top so you don't eat the salt dough."
photo credit John De Mello

Making the dough in the form of a fish is just to make it fun! We have lots of laughs in the kitchen as my cooks try to see who makes a more fish looking salt crust.
Anyways, then I bake the onaga at high temperature. As a matter of fact even cooked in the oven the fish is really steamed in the salt crust...not baked. The process has the advantage to cook the fillet evenly to perfection...to my knowledge this might be the best way to cook fish."

"I must say the success of the dish comes also from the sauce. Tomato-ogo-fines herbes-EVO (extra virgin olive oil). Again inspired from my home town's "sauce vierge." I had the good idea to add to the recipe local ogo (seaweed) and a selection of aromatic herbs, tarragon-chervil-chive that elevate the dish to a new dimension."

In addition to serving this dish at his eponymous Oahu restaurant--a romantic, amibance-infused venue that sits a 15-minute drive from Waikiki-- Chef made the recipe in Japan (Osaka  andTokyo) and everywhere on the Mainland that includes New York at the James Beard awards celebration for 1,500 guests.
To date he says he probably made 80,000 of them. And now if you head over to Chef Mavro you will get the culinary treat of a lifetime by  ordering his onaga.

Go ahead Reserve your table
Chef Mavro | (808) 944-4714 | chef@chefmavro.com | www.chefmavro.com



Brunch, lunch, happy hour or dinner are all tops at Lulu California Bistro in Palm Springs

Which is why I love Lulu's  in Palm Springs

by Patti  Pietschmann

The martini's are perfect especially  during happy hour which is all day at the bar.


For starters my husband Richard (in photo above) and I love the all-day happy hour where if you eat at the bar you realize big savings on food and drink, get to mingle with the locals and actually feel pretty happy doing it. And then there's brunch which  was just named  Best in California! In September by the popular vacation home rental website, Tripping.com. The award comes on the heels of OpenTable.com’s recent diners’ poll that declared Lulu among


 the Best 100 Restaurants for brunch in America. “We are humbled and proud to receive these extraordinary awards,” said Lulu founder Jerry Keller. “Our guests have spoken and it’s our pleasure- as well as our mission- to offer the best menu choices at terrific prices for our Sunday brunch service.”
While we haven't yet done brunch Lulu California Bistro, we have had  many lunches, dinners and  happy  hour sessions. However brunch is in our plans for the next Desert Trip. After all the restaurant is famous for the spectacular three- course Sunday Brunch that costs just  $19.99. You can't beat  that especially since they also  pour  “endless” champagne and mimosas – three servings –for  $4.99 a head.

Almost 120 years ago, long before anyone waited in line to feast on eggs benedict and French toast, the word brunch appeared in print for the first time in the United States. Back in 1895, Guy Beringer, a British writer, penned a clairvoyant piece called "Brunch: A Plea" in Hunter's Weekly. He wanted people to gather for a late breakfast on Sundays not necessarily for the food but for the experience. Beringer had high hopes: By eliminating the need to get up early on Sunday, brunch would make life brighter for Saturday-night carousers. It would promote human happiness in other ways as well. Brunch is cheerful, sociable and inciting. It is talk-compelling. It puts you in a good temper, it makes you satisfied with yourself and your fellow beings, it sweeps away the worries and cobwebs of the week. The notion that a meal could improve tempers, boost happiness, and wash away lingering stresses might have been a bit far-fetched. But brunch has actually proved more significant, both culturally and historically, than many might realize.

Now, brunch has become more popular than ever. Data from Google Trends show that search interest in brunch has been rising steadily since 2004. Easter and Mother's Day, two Sunday observances that are evidently synonymous with brunch for many Americans—nothing, it seems, says "thanks, Mom" like a bottomless mimosa.
"Restaurant brunches are more than just destinations, they’re communal experiences," according to Maura Judkis of The Washington Post.

Brunch also popularized the habit of daytime drinking--giving us a good excuse to start early  with mimosas, Bloody Marys etc.--  A little known fact is that in the 1920s, during prohibition, diluting spirits with other beverages helped hide the fact that the alcohol hadn't been aged quite as long. The new wave of mixed drinks, often centered around citrus, eventually helped shed stigmas about drinking during daylight. Brunch offered a platform for people to drink during the day in a socially acceptable fashion.

Lulu California Bistro has been serving brunch since it opened its doors on August 10, 2011.  Owners Barbara and Jerry Keller have made very careful choices in creating "Palm Springs’ hippest restaurant.” From the decor--that includes an inviting sidewalk cafe-like area-- to the delicious dishes on the menu. Lulu personifies Palm Springs. 

Crunch adds two more fun fitness facilities in SoCal

The 'No Judgement' fitness chain opens in Long Beach and Cerritos
By Patti Pietschmann

Good morning Long Beach and Cerritos!  Crunch has come to town and now you have no excuse for not getting your butt into gear and working out regularly.  As a longstanding member of Crunch West Hollywood I  can confirm that Crunch gyms rock. The nationwide chain put the fun in fitness with wild and wacky, but results-oriented classes and well-equipped facilities staffed by no  judgement, no attitude  staffs.

Get yourself over to  4280 Long Beach Blvd. and 11881 Del Amo Blvd. to sign up. Go  on the web site for a free introductory pass.  The  Long Beach facility is located n the recently renovated Bixby Knolls strip mall near Trader Joe's.   Crunch Long Beach can be accessed with parking in both the main lot and the structure just north of the club.

The new 24-hour health club in Cerritos is a cornerstone in Del Amo Plaza and occupies the space formerly inhabited by LA Fitness on the busy intersection of Del Amo Blvd. and Pioneer Blvd. With over $1.5 million in renovations, 150+ pieces of state-of-the-art cardio and strength training equipment, tanning, HydroMassage® beds, full-service locker rooms complete with showers and changing rooms, and functional training areas with indoor turf, residents of all fitness levels and needs will find exciting and challenging workouts. With membership options including guest privileges and access to all Essential locations, members of both clubs can have access to the entire network of Crunch Franchise gyms, including the gym in nearby Lakewood.

Crunch Long Beach and Crunch Cerritos will offer full rosters of classes including BodyWeb with TRX®, Zumba®, Cardio Tai Box, Yoga Body Sculpt, Fat Burning Pilates and more in their dedicated group fitness studios. There is also Camp Crunch, an exclusive program that gives members the opportunity to work one-on-one with an expert trainers  who create  personalized  fitness routines.  
Memberships are now available for purchase online or at the club locations at  CrunchLongBeach.com and  CrunchCerritos.com
Crunch  is based New York City, and co-owned by New Evolution Ventures (NeV) and private-equity firm Angelo, Gordon. It now has 750,000 members who frequent more than 170 gyms worldwide, including 140 franchised locations in 20 states, Puerto Rico and 4 countries, and is rapidly expanding across the U.S. and around the globe. 

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Clint Eastwood to lead the parade at Carmel-by-the-Sea Centennial

The former mayor of Carmel will act as Grand Marshall



Colorful Clint Eastwood who many fans and movie-goers know as  “Dirty Harry,” and who was  once mayor  of the quaint and picturesque Carmel-by-the-Sea (from 1986 to 1988) will be leading the celebration as the town celebrates its 100th birthday on Oct. 29. The festival is a highlight of the  year when locals dress in costume and entertainment takes over the town with  dancing, music, dog and horse shows, vintage autos, and a parade of fabulous floats with Eastwood  leading the pack perched atop the Wells Fargo Stagecoach. “We are honored that Clint, who is so indelibly identified with Carmel-by-the-Sea and vice-versa, has confirmed to be our Grand Marshal,” said Sue McCloud, a Centennial Committee board member as well as a former mayor of Carmel. “We were holding our collective breath because, as everyone knows, he keeps a very busy schedule.”

 Eastwood is actually from  San Francisco, which is a stone’s throw (well maybe a bit farther) from  Carmel-by-the-Sea which he fell in love with following a 1950s  stint at the Fort Ord Army base. He ran  for mayor of the village in 1986 and not only won the role but single handedly made the place famous worldwide..

There’s another famous face that has done much for Carmel. Dog-loving, animal activist and former leading lady/singer Doris Day co-owns the popular pet-friendly Cypress Inn in the village she also adores. And what’s not to love? Carmel is about the cutest, most picturesque city in the country. It also obeys some quirky, archaic rules such as disallowing high heels to be worn on the streets without a permit (no fooling), you can’t sell or eat ice cream on a public street, people aren’t allowed to have mailed delivered at home (it but must go to a main post office), and chain restaurants are taboo.

For more information about Carmel-by-the-Sea’s Centennial, or the Centennial Celebration Parade, click here.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Meet Max the martini cat

Max The Martini Cat likes is shaken, not stirred with olives




Monica Lewinsky's now 43 seems like she was just crawling around on her knees (must see videos)

Here are some YouTube videos lest you forgot the scandal

Monica Lewinsky turned 43 on July 23. 
 Can you believe it ? It seems like only yesterday she was crawling around the White House on her hands and knees, putting everything in her mouth...
 They grow up so fast, don't they?
And if you don't remember, she's the intern credited with blowing President Bill Clinton right there in the Oval Office. You rocked girl!
According to Wikipedia, " is an American activist, television personality, fashion designer, and former White House internwith whom President Bill Clinton admitted to having had what he called an "inappropriate relationship" while she worked at the White House in 1995 and 1996. The affair and its repercussions, which included Clinton's impeachment, became known as the Lewinsky scandal.
As a result of the scandal, Lewinsky gained worldwide celebrity status; she subsequently engaged in a variety of ventures including designing a line of handbags under her name, being an advertising spokesperson for a diet plan, working as a television personality, and then leaving the public spotlight to pursue a master's degree in psychology in London. She was also publicly ridiculed on the Internet regarding the scandal, and in 2014 returned to public view as a social activist, discussing the scandal's effects and speaking out against cyberbullying."

Monica Samille Lewinsky was born in San Francisco, California, and grew up in affluent Brentwood,. a suburb of Los Angeles (where OJ Simpson once  lived) and in Beverly Hills.[1][2][3][4] Her father iBernard Lewinsky, is an oncologist, who is the son of German Jews who escaped Nazi Germany and emigrated to El Salvador and then moved to the United States when he was 14.
Expect to hear her name a few times during the current Presidential campaign.

Delta starting service from LAX to Washington DC with lie-flat seats

Okay but you need to book premium class to get them
By Patti Pietschmann

http://delta.us11.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=d37c3b7b351cd7461db44ec3b&id=65ac9170f6&e=06af6712daDelta claims it's the only carrier to offer the oh so comfortable lie-flat seats in its premium cabin between Los Angeles International Airport and Washington-Reagan. And it's doing it starting April 24, 2017 on Boeing  757-200 planes. 
If you haven't flown perched in a lie-flat seat you are in for a real treat that makes the investment(with mileage or money)  in a premium  class ticket  worth it. Not only do you get fed better fare and free drinks, you can nap, sleep, stretch  out and arrive at your  destination relaxed and raring to go and do business or enjoy the pleasures of the area.
"We’re pleased that Delta’s growth and investment on the West Coast has created an opportunity to provide new direct service to and from Washington-Reagan,” said Ranjan Goswami, Delta’s Vice President – Sales, West Region. “We also know that for Delta customers in L.A. and D.C., ‘how’ you get there is important, too. As the only airline to offer full flat-bed seats between these markets, our customers will arrive rested and productive – and it’s that premium distinction in the customer experience that differentiates Delta.”
Delta’s Los Angeles – Washington-DCA flights will operate on the following schedule:
Flight Number
Departs
Arrives
DL 2036
Los Angeles (LAX) at 8:30 a.m.
Washington (DCA) at 4:55 p.m.
DL 1913
Washington (DCA) at 5:45 p.m.
Los Angeles (LAX) at 8:30 p.m.
Delta has been skyrocketing at LAX since 2009 more than  doubling its number of seats and growing from 70 daily departures to more than 175. This year, the airline launched five daily flights from LAX to Denver International Airport--a key route for business travelers in Los Angeles--and expanded the Delta Shuttle to include Los Angeles-Seattle and Seattle-San Francisco in addition to Los Angeles-San Francisco. The airline also increased service to both New York-JFK and Seattle to 10 daily flights; added a third daily flight to Boston; and will be launching new service to Aspen and Los Cabos this December.
Delta offers free entertainment through Delta Studio in all cabins of service on flights from LAX; Wi-Fi is available on every domestic flight and all long-haul international flights (but  sometimes doesn't work too well between Los Angeles and Hawaii as I've learned).