Sampling the Pineapple Pairing Menu at Islands

When I was young I couldn’t wait for holidays because it meant I would get to see all my cousins. We’d play together for hours and have the grandest time. Sadly, as we grew up we grew apart and, now, I only have one I regularly keep in touch with. For the past decade she […]

Viewing the Ralph L. Tomlinson Antique Toy Collection

Often my mom will give me a toy for Christmas or my birthday. She’s always said, “you’re never too old for toys” and she’s so right. To this day I still treasure my Barbie doll collection and my plush animals. Recently, I was at Chapman University to view the Huell Howser Archives. They’re located in […]

Viewing the Huell Howser Archives at Chapman University

If you live in California, chances are you’ve heard of Huell Howser. With his many PBS shows (particularly California’s Gold) he traveled far and wide throughout our state highlighting the amazing people, places, and things it houses. He played a significant role in my life. I watched his show voraciously and used it as my […]

Enjoying Breakfast at Anepalco’s Cafe

Last week found me hanging around St. Joseph Hospital in Orange for a couple of days. No worries, it was a minor issue. Plus, it gave me an opportunity to stop by the delicious Anepalco’s Cafe. My last visit was a couple of years ago and, let me tell you, that was far to long. […]

Enjoying a Meal at the Green Tomato Grill

I’m always on the lookout for an inexpensive, healthy, quick meal. I don’t like fast food and have pretty much exhausted the supply of my local takeout places (there’s only so much Pei Wei you can eat). Luckily, I found a new place that fit my interest to a T – the Green Tomato Grill. […]

Having a Grand Old Time at Dave and Buster’s

full disclosure: I and my guests were treated to free food, drink and game cards by Dave and Buster’s. All opinions are my own.  I have to admit that I’m constantly wrestling with my inner hipster. The one who thumbs her nose at pop music, action films, and chain restaurants. I’m thinking that’s why it’d […]

Filling My Wishlist at Eikon Home

Have you ever gone to a store and thought “I want that and that and that…oh and also that?” What am I saying? We all have! Lately the store that’s been making me do that is Eikon Home in Old Town Orange. So much so that it’s become my indulgence store – as in every […]

A Valiant Endeavor – Visiting Valiant Brewing Company

Sometimes spontaneous trips are the most fun, right? About a month ago (darn that broken computer!) I was sitting at home with cabin fever having just gotten over the flu when I got a text from my friends. Turned out they were heading to the opening of a new brewery in Orange and wanted to […]

Visiting Elsewhere, Joyride, and Lost and Found Vintage

Happy Dapper Wednesday! I love vintage anything – films, clothing, music, housewares, collectibles…I could go on and on. So, when I heard about Dapper Day my first thought was about vintage dresses. Now, you don’t have to wear vintage and, honestly, I won’t be (it’s very, very hard to find my size in vintage togs) […]

Taco Superior – Enjoying Lunch at Taco Adobe

The Orange Circle area has a surprisingly large number of Mexican restaurants. Just off the top of my head I can think of four. Four in about a two block area! That’s a lotta south of the border eats. Fortunately, I’m here to help you decide which one to pick when you’ve got a craving […]