Saying Goodbye to Big Thunder Ranch

I love Disneyland but sometimes I think it doesn’t love me back. Over the years more and more of my favorite pieces of the park disappear – Swiss Family Treehouse…Bear Country Jamboree…PeopleMover. Oh People Mover I miss you most of all. Recently, I discovered another one of my favorite attractions is not long for this […]

Visiting Muzeo

In the past my only reason to visit Anaheim was to go to Disneyland. But with the additions of the Packing House and Center Street Promenade I’m finding myself in the city more and more frequently. Amidst the shops and restaurants on Center Street is Muzeo – a museum and cultural center. I recently headed […]

A Day at D23 Expo

Since it’s inauguration in 2009 I’ve attended every D23 Expo. That’s four (it occurs every 2 years) expos for me to experience and ponder over. The first one was disappointing – it was quite small and felt hastily put together – yet I wasn’t discouraged and continued to attend. Event after event I experienced the […]

Celebrating My Brithday at Carthay Circle Restaurant

I’m a grown woman and I’m not ashamed to admit that I love Disneyland. I grew up in the shadow of the mouse and have been to the park more times than I can count. And still it gets me. Every. Single. Time. So this year when my birthday rolled around you can guess where […]

October SoCal Events

I don’t usually write roundup posts but there’s lots of good stuff coming up this month so I thought I’d tell ya all about it! I am determined to be more focused on wellness. So what better place to start than the Hermosa Beach Health Fest this Saturday October 4? If you register ahead of […]

Meeting Shag at WonderGround Gallery

It’s been awhile since I mentioned Shag (three years, wow!) but I’m still a big fan of his work. This past week a piece commissioned by Disney debuted at the WonderGround Gallery and he happened to be there signing his work. I, of course, had to go. As you can see the piece is charming […]

Dining at the Anaheim Packing House

When the Anaheim Packing House opened last week I couldn’t be more excited. I’d been following it’s restoration for the past few years and couldn’t wait to see what was inside. I was all set to go to the grand opening when I fell and injured my knee. I spent the day at urgent care […]

Strolling Down Center Street Anaheim

When I was growing up it was all about the mall. Who wants to go to Main Street and shop when there’s a big air conditioned mall full of everyone’s favorite chain stores? Now the mall is passe and we seem to be returning to Main Street. I, for one, couldn’t be happier as I […]

Christmas Time at Disneyland

For some reason, it had been a struggle to get into the Christmas spirit this year. Maybe it’s the fact that Christmas was crammed down our throats since right after Halloween. Don’t get me wrong. I love Christmas but don’t want to be surrounded by it in early November. Or it could be a host […]

Viewing Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives at D23

One of my absolute favorite movies is Mary Poppins. I loved it as a kid and I love it as an adult. To this day I still wish I could snap my fingers and my room would magically be cleaned. Recently, I attended the D23 Expo in Anaheim. This official Disney convention celebrates all aspects […]