Cirque du Soleil VOLTA “WOW’S” LA

Attending the Opening Night of the energetic Cirque du Soleil VOLTA, I noticed the traditional blue and yellow striped tent was replaced with a zebra stripe looking white and black tent. Guests of all ages received a bright red foam nose, and those 21+ a wrist band to sip flutes of bubbly Nicholas Feuillatte Champagne from France….

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…

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…

The Gentle Barn Celebrates 20 Years

Meet The Gentle Barn founders, Ellie Laks and Jay Weiner on the red carpet on Saturday, Sept. 28. Wear your farmhouse chic attire as you strut under the stars, as Ellie and Jay recognize individuals who have embraced the organization’s purpose, pay tribute to the animal ambassadors, and honor the organization’s mission to create a kinder, more…

LEGOLAND Celebrates 20 Years in California

Checking into the festive lobby at the LEGOLAND Hotel in Carlsbad, California, I noticed a some of the hotel rooms had a “Happy Birthday” banner displayed on the door. LEGOLAND is celebrating it’s 20th year with banners, balloons, entertainment and special events throughout 2019. Birthday guests can purchase a “Celebrate your birthday package” that includes…

Wild Kratts now at Discovery Cube LA

When my daughters were in preschool, we couldn’t wait to watch Chris and Martin Kratt on PBS with their lovable lemur sidekick Zoboomafoo. Kratt Brothers Company is the creative force behind such hit shows as Emmy-winning preschool series Zoboomafoo, live-action adventure series Be The Creature and the new animated hit, Wild Kratts. These American educational…

Desert Luxury at the Ritz Carlton Rancho Mirage

The Ritz Carlton resort in Rancho Mirage offers an array of amenities and services for guests all year round. During the summer when the heat rises to 100 degrees, the elegant room rates drop. As the sun sets and the temperatures cools, guests gather at both swimming pools and on the recreational lawn. Activities include swinging…