A Unicorn Named Sparkle and Once Upon a Time Bookstore

I’ve long since graduated to chapter books but I still can’t resist a good picture book. Filled with colorful illustrations and cute stories they’re delightful to audiences of all ages. Plus, I’ve got a few little ones in my life who I’m happy to shop for books. Recently, I was sent a copy of A […]

LEGO Comes to The Queen Mary

For years I neglected The Queen Mary. “Been there, done that,” I thought. In recent months I’ve had various reasons to visit the ship and it’s turned into one of my favorite SoCal spots. The history is fascinating, the Deco is divine and the views are amazing. This past weekend found me once again boarding […]

Spending the Day at Discovery Cube OC

When my sister was little I loved taking her to children’s museums, mini golf lands and whatever other fun kids’ activities we could find. Then she had to go ahead and grow up and I stopped having excuses to go. Until recently. Two of my favorite little buddies were in town and I got to […]

Strawberry Shortcake and the California Strawberry Festival

When I was a kid I loved Strawberry Shortcake. I had my own dolls and watched the cartoon all the time and to this day the gal holds a soft spot in my heart. So when I was asked to visit the CA Strawberry Festival on behalf of Strawberry Shortcake (disclosure: I received free admission […]

Kid’s Corner – Reading With Disney’s Frozen

I’d like to welcome to LA Explorer our newest contributor, Annie – aunt to four adorable nieces and nephews. She will be contributing to our brand new Kid’s Corner. Take it away, Annie! With two nieces and two nephews under the age of ten, I have pretty much seen every children’s movie that has come […]