Winter Fun in Yosemite Mariposa County

About a 4.5 hour drive from the greater Los Angeles area is Yosemite Mariposa County. During the winter months, the traffic is light, there may be snow on the trees in the Sierra National Forest near Yosemite Valley. Even though the resort is not in Yosemite Valley, it’s about a 45 minute drive to the majestic…

Hawaii’s Fairmont Orchid Resort

The “Big Island” of Hawaii offers multiple climate zones. On the majestic Kohala Coast above Kona, this area gets about 10 inches of rain a year, with a little bit more up in the hills. Whereas the area around Hilo receives up to 150 inches of rain. The 32-acre Fairmont Orchid Resort is located in an…

Universal Studios Holiday Fun into 2020

Before and after Christmas enjoy the festivities at Universal Studios Hollywood. Then on Dec. 31, 2020 celebrate EVE at Hollywood’s biggest party of the year. On Tuesday, December 31, the theme park offers extended hours to 2:00 a.m. EVE is included in the price of theme park admission, or guest can enhance their celebration with…

Festive Holiday Events in Orange County

During the holidays, Orange County has mild weather, and warm holiday spirit. Here is a list of holiday events and some fun holiday deals. Food, drinks, music and more: Silver Trumpet Restaurant offers a five-course holiday dinner on December 24 or 25 for $75 per person. Enjoy the holiday lights and sounds while strolling through Segerstrom…

Flavorsome Vegas Chocolate Tour

At 9 a.m. the staff inside M&M World along the iconic Las Vegas Strip, open the double doors and enthusiastically greet fans. Uplifting music wafts out into the sidewalk as they happily wave to candy fans and hand each person a collapsable bag. This is one of the many immersive stops on the new Vegas…

Best Ice Skating during the Holidays in LA

When shopping during the holidays at the Westfield Century City take a trip through The Market at Westfield to explore a charming winter village with cobblestone streets, dotted with pine trees and twinkling garland. Peek inside curated specialty shops and food purveyors offering holiday gifts and delicious gourmet treats. Santa and Mrs. Claus’ bungalow is inside the…

Mesmerizing Jabbawockeez at MGM Grand

Las Vegas has become the entertainment capital of the world and Jabbawockeez at MGM Grand is a one of the most mesmerizing shows for all ages. Named “Best Family Show” and “Best All Ages Show” for three years in a row, Jabbawockeez was the first dance crew to headline a show in Las Vegas. The original…

Waterfront Dining in Marina del Rey

Executive Chef Job Carder prepares California coastal cuisine with a fusion of French flair that is visually as pretty as the silhouette of sailboats in Marina del Rey. I met this chef years ago at a private holiday party, when he was the executive chef at The Proper in La Cañada. His grandfather co-founded Norm’s…

Japan House LA celebrates Japan 47 Artisans

At Hollywood & Highland JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles celebrates the diversity of Japan’s prefectural through a collection of art, crafts, and design created by 47 young artisans. Now through January 5, 2020, the gallery on Level 2 exhibits 47 ARTISANS displaying contemporary crafts that embody the character of their hometown. JAPAN HOUSE is an innovative, worldwide project conceived…