Loving the Lido House Hotel in Newport Beach

Driving up to the new Cape Cod style Lido House Hotel in my new Lincoln Black Label Navigator, I noticed a classic 1946 Lincoln Mercury Woody Wagon parked out front. A valet named Justin told me it was the owner’s car. This was one of many old meets new moments while staying at the resort….

Summer Fun at Discovery Cube Los Angeles and Orange County

Walking to the entrance of Discovery Cube Los Angeles (Lake View Terrace), I stopped in awe as a mighty Tyrannosaurus rex vocalized and moved it’s head with the help of advanced animatronics.   The two story discovery center opened a few years ago in Los Angeles. This family fun destination is filled with science-based interactive exhibits and…

Living Like a Princess at The Castle Hotel in LEGOLAND

This summer locals and visitors to California can experience what it’s like to stay overnight in a castle. The newly opened Castle Hotel at LEGOLAND in California provides guests with an immersive Princess, Knight and Wizard experience. The three-story hotel offers 250 rooms providing a castle fantasy the moment guests step into the lobby. An…

Soft Power Wakes Up Americans

*My review The Gut Punch that is Soft Power is featured OnStage Blog http://www.onstageblog.com/reviews/2018/5/21/review-the-gut-punch-that-is-soft-power. Here’s a longer version with a different title and photos – While sitting one row behind Tony Award winning playwright David Henry Hwang (M. Butterfly), I looked over to see his expressions throughout the opening night performance of his latest musical Soft…

My Top 10 Flavors of LA

While attending an all-inclusive food, drinks, cars and fun festival at the CBS Studio Center Back Lot, I first admired some classic cars by the Television Motion Picture Car Club, before finding my Top 8 favorite food and beverage destinations. Set at the CBS Studio Center, this is the back lot where some of the…

Tart Restaurant in the Farmer’s Daughter Hotel

A great sTART of the day is dining at the upscale farm-themed TART filled with country farm decorations and an array of Southern-inspired dishes. The restaurant is a fun spot to gather friends and have a few drinks. On weekends, TART offers a brunch bubble service that includes a $25 mimosa kit with a bottle…

Summer Fun at La Quinta Resort & Club

When director and writer Frank Capra arrived to La Quinta Resort in the 1930s with his wife Lucille, he worked on his script “It Happened One Night.” The film went on to receive an Academy Award. The beauty and tranquility of the resort brought him inspiration and luck in his writing. He and his wife…

Nurturing your Mind, Body & Soul

Recently I had the opportunity to meet Lady Carole Bamford, the founder of England’s forward-thinking Daylesford Organic Farm Shops. She has three shops in London, as well as a Cookery School, the Daylesford Cottages, The Wild Rabbit pub, the Haybarn Spa and the Bamford line of clothing and natural bath, body and home products.  She traveled…

Pixar Fest at Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure

The biggest Pixar celebration is now at both Disney Parks in Southern California. This summer is even better for visitors at Disneyland and California Adventure as the parks are decorate in red, yellow and blue and offering so many fun Pixar experiences.This is the first time that Disney Parks are celebrating Pixar Fest honoring some…