Nights of the Jack O’Lanterns

With Halloween creeping up soon, take the family to an immersive Nights of the Jack experience at Gillette Ranch in Calabasas. This spot was chosen as the site, because of the great historical nod to pumpkins – Calabasas means “pumpkin” in Spanish. Nights of the Jack is a gentle 1/2 mile walk to see thousands of…

L.A. LOVES Alex’s Lemonade, Celebrity Chefs & Culinary Delights

L.A. Loves Alex’s Lemonade is a culinary event hosted by James Beard Foundation winners Executive chef Suzanne Goin & Caroline Styne (Lucques, AOC, Tavern)  and David Lentz, (The Hungry Cat). Money raised from this event helps fund childhood cancer research, as well as emotional, financial and logistical support programs such as SuperSibs and Travel For Care for cancer families.  All chefs &…

King Tut’s Guardian unveiled at the Farmers Market on August 30, 2018

The Original Farmers Market is debuting its tallest visitor in history – a 32-foot tall, 2-ton replica statue of King Tut’s Guardian, from the KING TUT: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh exhibit at the California Science Center. This supersized replica flanked the sealed the entryway of King Tut’s tomb when it was discovered 1922. The public can…

It’s Fleet Week – 10 Things to See & Do in San Pedro

There are a multitude of free events and fun things to see, eat and do during Labor Day weekend in San Pedro. Drive down to LA Waterfront at the Port of Los Angeles beginning Friday, August 31 through Monday, September 3 to see 6 historical naval ships. Afterwards enjoy the seaside town’s wonderful dining options, unique…

Pop-Up Small Foot Yeti Village in Hollywood

Have you noticed an enormous white pop-up exhibit on the corner of Hollywood and Vine in Hollywood?  It’s a brilliant marketing campaign by Warner Bros. Animation for their new upcoming feature film SMALL FOOT. The premise is a Yeti is convinced that the elusive creatures known as “humans” really do exist. The movie stars Zendaya,…

Long Live Queen Kapiolani Hotel

In the late 1800s, Hawaiians developed a fondness and admiration for their Queen Kapiolani. They appreciated her deep commitment to health, education, and well-being for the Hawaiian people. Her motto “Strive for the Highest” helped establish the Kapiolani Home for Girls and the Kapiolani Maternity Home, with her lasting legacy The Kapiolani Medical Center for…

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…

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”…

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…