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 […]

Fall Desserts with Friends at Stacked

As you know, I recently completed an epic road trip around California. When traveling one of my favorite things to do is to collect local culinary treats for friends at home. It’s a ritual between me and my best buds. Each time one of us travels we pick up fun local things for the other […]

Painting with a Twist With Onsia Sound Art

Disclosure: I was invited to attend a Painting With a Twist class and received a free Onsia Sound Art Canvas. All opinions are my own. I’ve never been much of an artist. I love to visit museums and admire great work but when it comes to doing it myself what’s in my head never seems […]

Enjoying the Spring Menu at Stacked

Whadya know? It’s Spring! The flower are blooming, the birds are singing and Stacked has a new menu of delicious seasonal treats. Recently, I headed over there to  sample some of the tasty items. Nothing celebrates the bounty of the season like a fresh salad. This one is the Wild Arugula Mediterranean Salad topped with […]

Enjoying Brunch at Saint Marc in Huntington Beach

Who doesn’t like brunch? A combination of the best breakfast and lunch items it’s the ultimate dining out experience. Recently, I was invited to try out a new brunch debuting in Orange County at Saint Marc Pub-Cafe, Bakery & Cheese Affinage. Saint Marc is a new dining concept at the Pacific City center in Huntington […]

Brunch Time at OPM Restaurant

Mmm…brunch. What’s not to love about a meal the combines the best of breakfast and lunch? It’s signature drink is the mimosa for crying out loud! This past weekend I was invited to try out the brand new brunch at OPM Restaurant in Huntington Beach. Quicker than you can say “champagne” I headed on over. […]

Hidden Huntington Beach – Bailey’s Back With An Adventure

Hi All! I’m back!  Did ya miss me? Sorry I’ve been gone so long. I had an attack of the allergies and couldn’t go out and about for awhile. As you can see from the photo above I was non too happy about that. Luckily, I’m better now and recently Melanie and I went on […]

Dog Day Afternoon – Walking in Harriet M. Wieder Regional Park

Hello! Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Bailey. I’m a good friend of Melanie’s and often accompany her on her adventures. Since she still hasn’t gotten over the excitement of Sherlock’s return (It’s finally back after 18 months! I love you Dr. Watson! – Melanie) she kindly let me contribute today’s post. Cross […]

Got Four Bits? Lunch at Tacos el Chavito

Well then, you’ve got enough for a delicious taco from my new favorite food truck. Now, I’ve been a big fan of the gourmet food trucks that have been popping up right and left but I can rarely recommend them here because they’re usually not budget friendly. So I’m super excited that I now have […]

Simply Delicious – Having a Delicious Sandwich at La Petite Baguette

Now I love a good sandwich. Be it a blt, a club, or even liverwurst, I’m a fan. So, when my sister introduced me to the sandwiches at La Petite Baguette I was pretty excited. And when I took my first bite…heaven! La Petite Baguette is a cute little shop operated by two very nice […]