The Raymond 1886 Indian Summer BBQ

For one night only, Chef Jonathan is barbecuing customized meals for you. Build your own BBQ bowl or plate, along with exclusive cocktails. The $18 bowl begins with a choice of one meat, one side and one topping. Choose brisket with Nueske bbq sauce; pork shiso with bonito teryiaki sauce; or barbecued chicken breast with…

Catalina Island Getaway 2020

Looking to get a little fresh air, after two weeks of being cooped up inside (due to the global pandemic and hazardous air quality from the California wildfires), we booked a cruise onboard Catalina Express’ Cat Express from San Pedro to Two Harbors at Catalina Island. The 300 passenger double hull boat, only allows about…

Bricktacular LEGOLAND CALIFORNIA RESORT Opens Oct. 2

Bring the family in costume, for a new Bricktacular fun with treats a LEGOLAND California in Carlsbad. While the theme park is still awaiting approval to open, it has opened its outdoor Miniland every Friday, Saturday and Sunday during October (Oct. 2-4, 9-11, 16-18, 23-25, 30 & 31). Reservations are required with a purchased ticket for…

RUMOR has it, this Rose’ is Great!

After success in the corporate world, Barry Bayat delved into the world of wine. As a numbers guy, he noticed there was a gap in the premium rosé market. While on his research to create the quintessential rosé, perfect for everyday drinking, he traveled overseas in the heart of rose’ country – Provencé.  After numerous meetings with vineyards across…

Celebrity Gift Bags delivered to their door during award season

Entertainment Strategist Dubois Pelin & Associates personally assembled and delivered over 125 bags to Awards nominees during the week of the Emmys, Sept. 15-19, 2020. For years, Nathalie Dubois, President and CEO of the firm and owner of gifting suites.com) has hand selected products for her one-of-a-kind gifting suites. In March, when the country went…

Beyond Meat Italian Meatballs

I was invited to a pop-up Beyond Meat Italian Meatball tasting last week. I could either come and pick up Beyond Meatball sandwiches or spaghetti and Beyond Meat Italian Meatballs. Since my 88 year old father loves spaghetti and meatballs, I invited him to dinner to try them. With a mask on my face, I…

“Drive-Thru” TV Awards Gifting Season

It’s award season with the 72nd Emmy Awards this Sunday, Sept. 20 starting at 5 p.m. PT. Usually product placement producers host elaborate gifting suites inside hotels to connect celebrities with brand awareness. Due to the pandemic, it’s different this year. Producer Debbie Durkin, Los Angeles’ leading sustainable TV/Film Product Placement Producer got creative this…

Rudi’s Organic Giveaway

Rudi’s is having a GIVEAWAY until midnight tonight Friday, September 18, 2020. Since it’s #NationalCinnamonRaisinBreadDay, Rudi’s is celebrating by giving away a box of their favorite breads, including a fan favorite Cinnamon Raisin bread and bagels. Here’s what you need to do: Follow @rudisorganic Tag two friends in the comment section of this post who…

El Barrio Tacos, Burritos & Bowls

When I learned from a friend that the popular taqueria known for serving high-quality, street-style Mexican food in Redondo Beach moved into the old Kogi space in Palms, I told my teenage daughter to get in the car and let’s get dinner. The grand opening was on Tuesday, Sept. 15, and fans were lined up…