8 Favorite So Cal Ice Cream Destinations

My three favorite summer foods are watermelon, grilled corn and ice cream. Here’s a roundup of some of my favorite Los Angeles area spots to enjoy one of the world’s favorite icy cool treats. Butterbeer Ice Cream Celebrate National Ice Cream Day at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood. The theme…

5 Ways to Cool Down at LEGOLAND

Summer temperatures are rising, yet LEGOLAND offers multiple venues to keep your family happy and cool. Here are 5 solutions to beat the heat: LEGO® City: Deep Sea Adventure submarine ride at LEGOLAND® California Resort. The interactive ride features more than 2,000 sea animals including several five species of sharks, several species of rays including…

Paramount Coffee Project DTLA

The ROW DTLA space, which features the bustling Smorgasburg LA market on Sundays, now offers visitors a bold taste of Australia. Paramount Coffee Project, an import from Down Under, is generating quite a buzz. It has opened its second location in Los Angeles after the success of its first shop on Fairfax Avenue.   Taking…

10 Fun Fourth of July Venues in LA

Since I’m staying in town this Fourth of July, I researched where some fun Fourth of July food, drink and firework viewing spots are in So Cal. Here’s 10 destinations to cool down and nourish yourself on July 4, 2018   Marina Del Rey Hotel’s July Fourth Red, White and BBQ Celebration! Enjoy picturesque Marina views,…

Jeni’s brand new ice cream cone

Walking along Hillhurst in Los Feliz, I stopped in front of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams and noticed a patriotic sign in the window. It was three scoops of red, white and blue ice cream. Below the cone are the words “Flavor Is Everyone.” Someone decided to paint in red underneath this sign “Kindness Is Magic.” Few things…

10 Summer Fun Experiences at Universal Studios Hollywood

The Entertainment Capital of L.A. Universal Studios Hollywood offers multiple themed immersive lands that transport guests to real-life interpretations of iconic movie and television shows. Here are 10 newer experiences at Universal Studios Hollywood: “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” features a lively Hogsmeade village and two thrill rides “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey”…

Triple Treats – Pizza, Beer & Ice Cream at Piencone

A new family friendly restaurant opened in Los Angeles offering a playhouse patio with a small play structure on the back patio, and lots of board games for parents and their kids to play together. Piencone is an ideal spot for mom and dad to sit back and enjoy good food with a beer or…

The Shower of Hope provides Kindness to those in need

When my daughter Lizzy discovered The Shower of Hope at the Holy Family Church South Pasadena, she asked if would like to volunteer with her. I said “Sign Me Up!”   We met Mel Tillekeratne the Founder & Executive Director and Lisa Marie Nava the Operations Supervisor of The Shower of Hope. Together with their team…

Staycation Fun at the Hilton Santa Barbara

When my friend Carolyn moved up to Montecito near Santa Barbara, I was eager to take a trip to see her and tour her new home. I reserved one night at the newly rebranded Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Hotel. Located right along the American Riviera offering a coastal mediterranean atmosphere with ideal temperatures during the day, swaying…