#GreatAmericanTakeout in Ventura County

Ventura Harbor restaurants and seafood markets are offering a variety of take-out/ pick-up options for the Ventura County community.  There are 11 open and participating today, March 24 for ‘The Great American Takeout.” According to Ventura Port District (VPD) General Manager Brian Pendleton, “This is an ideal way to support our restaurant owners and their employees.” Ventura…

Eat & Snack wisely during COVID-19

With the uncertainty of each day due to the COVID-19 pandemic, while distance working and studying in your home, some have reached out to me about help with the temptation to snack all day for emotional and stress comfort. Instead of gaining the “Freshman 15,” people have expressed fear they will put on an extra…

Dunkin’ donates to help with Coronavirus

Yesterday I went to a Dunkin’ Donuts for an iced coffee and coconut donut after a walk along the LA River. Today, I discovered that The Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation is activating $1.25 million in emergency funding to support health and hunger relief organizations on the frontlines of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) response. This Dunkin Foundation is…

Keep Calm and Order Carry Out Update

Updated on March 17 – #keepcalmandordercarryout Chefs and restaurateurs are working so hard to keep afloat during this global crisis. Here’s the latest of restaurants offering creative curbside take-out and delivery: ATWATER VILLAGE ​Momed a neighborhood favorite for over 5 years, will continue to serve you, and has made a few changes to our operating hours​ and both our take-out…

So Cal Family Destinations Status

Considering the constantly changing Coronavirus situation and in an abundance of caution, the following theme parks and family destinations have made changes and some are temporarily closing: LEGOLAND® California temporarily closed its theme park, water park and SEA LIFE® aquarium on Saturday, March 14 through March 31, 2020. However, the LEGOLAND® Hotel will remain open during…

Cruise News for March – May, 2020

Last week when I looked at the site, I discovered some cruise lines were offering cruises for $25 per day per person. Today it has all changed. Due to the unpredictable environment surrounding the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, most of the major cruise lines including Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian, and MSC will temporarily suspend sailing operations…

Making your own effective hand sanitizer

Two weeks ago Trader Joe’s was selling Grapefruit & Lemon Hand Sanitizer Spray for around $2. Not only does it kill 99.9% of germs, but it also has moisturizing aloe and vitamin E. As the Coronavirus continues to spread, I sprayed my hands constantly with this nice smelling spray. It became my favorite item to…

CHADO celebrates 30 years in Los Angeles

Celebrating 30 years in greater Los Angeles, Chado Tea Room has revolutionized how people drink and think about tea. Touted as a “tea lovers paradise” with hundreds of varieties, visitors are presented with a “Bible” filled with pages of caffeinated and decaffeinated teas from around the world. Recently, my daughter and I had the opportunity…

HEMPZ in Energy for your skin

Hempz Pure Herbal Extracts is a premium line of skincare beauty and body products enriched with 100% pure natural hemp seed oil.  Hempz Moisturizers are Paraben-Free, Gluten-Free, 100% Vegan, THC-free and include Shea Butter and natural extracts which help calm, soothe, and condition skin.  Also included are Vitamins A, C and E which help protect skin from natural and environmentally triggered…