A Most Unusual Christmas Event with Charles Phoenix

Several years ago I heard about a local entertainer who collected vintage slides and put on comedic shows featuring them. It sounded like a lot of fun so my friends and I attended the Charles Phoenix Retro Slide Show and I was instantly smitten. His hilarious commentary combined with a gaggle of vintage slides made […]

Mendocino Farms Opens at Whole Foods Market Tustin

A couple of years ago I was at an event that was catered by Mendocino Farms. I’d never tried it before but as soon as I bit into my sandwich I was hooked. It was so tasty and delicious that I started to visit the restaurants regularly. So when I heard they were partnering with […]

Christmas at the Newland House

One of my favorite parts of Christmas is the decorations everywhere. No other holiday leads to such festive embellishments. From the grocery store to the bank to the mall you’ll find trees and santas and snowmen galore. I especially love the practice of decorating historic homes. They’re wonderful to visit year round but when they’re […]

Experiencing the all-new Chrysler Pacifica

What’s a gal to do when she’s invited to breakfast with Chrysler on the day she has jury duty? That happened to me recently and I was super bummed I couldn’t make it. Luckily, my pal Mary from Along Comes Mary was able to cover for me and share all the details. Take it away, […]

Holiday Model Trains Come to Muzeo

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Come on, sing with me! I love Christmas. It’s my very favorite holiday and and I try to make the most of it. It’s been a little harder this year since I’ve been under the weather but I’m still determined to have as much holiday spirit as […]

Dining at Benihana Downey

Full disclosure: This post was sponsored by Benihana. All opinions are my own. When I turned 17, my family celebrated my birthday at Benihana. Ordinarily, we celebrated at home with a favorite dinner, but that year we did something special and headed to the famed teppanyaki restaurant. My mom, dad, sister, aunt and grandma were […]

Indulging in Angel City Imperial Irish Red Ale

As much as I love Angel City beer I love whiskey even more. Give me an Old Fashioned or a Whiskey Sour and you’ve made my day. Last year I was happy to find out that famed distillery, Jameson, had partnered with the brewery to produce a limited edition ale aged in their whiskey barrels. […]

Visiting the Spider Pavilion at Natural History Museum LA

Spiders…eek! I’ve never been a fan of the eight legged arachnids. There’s just something so creepy crawly about them that to this day I have to call my dad when I see one in the house. Not common garden spiders. Those I can handle. And Daddy Long Legs. They’re not so bad. But anything darker, […]

Attending Now Hear This and EW PopFest

Recently, I had a whirlwind weekend attending two local festivals (thanks to media passes) – Now Heart This in Anaheim and EW PopFest in LA. I had a fantastic time and couldn’t wait to write all about my adventure. Then I got sick. I was out of commission for almost two weeks (I even missed […]

Spotlight on Laurence Olivier in Rebecca

Now I can’t call myself a big Laurence Olivier fan. I’ve only seen two of his films and one I love and the other I loathe.  But the one I love is so absolutely wonderful that I just had to write about it for the Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier Blogathon hosted by Wolffian Classics […]