Ice Cream Dreams on a Rainy Day – Visiting Stax Cookie Bar

In the last 24 hours SoCal has been hit with an intense rainstorm and I’ve been lucky enough to spend the bulk of it nestled inside my cozy abode. As much as I love wintry weather it does leave me pining for sunnier days. There’s nothing better than soaking up the rays and enjoying some […]

Irvine Hidden Gems – Urban Seoul & Coffeebar Byul

When I think of culinary destinations Irvine is not one of the cities that comes to mind. And yet… You see, I recently discovered a couple of places that have surprised me. Irvine won’t be topping my foodie list anytime soon but I am impressed by the two independent spots Urban Seoul and Coffeebar Byul. […]

OC Food Roundup: Visiting Pie-Not and Bruxie

Once upon a time Orange County was a land of chain restaurants. If you wanted to try something innovative and unique you needed to cross county lines into LA. Well, that doesn’t seem to be the case anymore. It seems everywhere one turns there’s a unique food spot that’s just opened up and recently I […]

Back To Basics – A Visit to DownEast Basics

So you all know I like to save money. But I have to admit that sometimes it’s hard when it comes to clothing. I’m not gonna lie – I like nice stuff. Now, I’m not talking about designer duds or anything but I do love me some Banana Republic and Anthropologie. Aside from the clearance […]

She Sips Sea Salt (Coffee) By the Sea Shore – Having Sea Salt Coffee at 85 Degrees

So, yesterday I was heading down to beautiful Laguna Beach. Alas, not to enjoy a day of sun, surf, and sand but to get some errands done. As I would be passing the city of Irvine en route I just knew I had to make a pit stop before I commenced my tasks. Now, you […]

Happy Trails – Hiking with the Irvine Ranch Conservancy

Wow, this week I am just a walking fool! Yesterday morning I went on an Easy Morning Hike in an area called Agua Chinon, just outside of Irvine. It was quite lovely. ┬áIt was a guided hike provided by the Irvine Ranch Conservancy. They are one of several organizations that provide public programs throughout the […]