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…

Mama Lion roars with Chef Zarates creative menus

Koreatown’s supper club Mama Lion now has renowned chef Ricardo Zarate as a culinary partner to reimagine its menus. Known primarily for its bar and live music scene, owner Robert Kim asked Zarate to invigorate its culinary offerings. Recently, my husband and I visited Mama Lion to try some of Zarate’s new items. Most of…

Oregon’s upcoming Willamette Valley Winery Wine Dinner and Auction

The fifth annual Willamette: The Pinot Noir Auction is April 4, 2020 at The Allison Inn & Spa in Newberg, OR. Attendees are arriving on Friday, April 3 to attend the Willamette Immersion Seminar, Welcome Tasting Event, and Winemaker Dinner at wineries around the Valley.  The Willamette Valley Wineries Association (WVWA) is a non-profit dedicated to achieving recognition for…

Digital Lottery opens March 10 for Hamilton at the Pantages Theater

Producer Jeffrey Seller announced a digital lottery for HAMILTON in Los Angeles at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre will begin in conjunction with the show’s first performance, Thursday, March 12, HAMILTON is the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton, told through a score of hip-hop, jazz, R&B and Broadway show tunes.. It’s become a revolutionary moment in theatre, having a profound…

Free Tinkergarten Class in LA

Recent studies show that kids ages 8 through 12 years old spend 35% to 50% less time outdoors as compared to their parents. They are spending almost five hours a day using screen media, and are being labeled the “indoor nation” generation. How can parents get their kids outside and play? Some of my favorite…

Consumer Products Events 2020

This year’s Consumer Products Events showcased a room filled with entrepreneurs demonstrating and talking about their products. This is the 11th year that Journalists and Influencers had a first hand look at products that will soon be offered online, and on the shelves of brick and mortar stores. Here’s my favorites: ILLUMINATIONS is a premium candle…

2020 Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival

Now through April 21, 2020 visitors at Disney California Adventure can enjoy the best of California in food and wine with a purchase of a Sip and Savor Pass. Explore your way through a variety of creative fare and beverages, classes, tastings and dinners. FESTIVAL MERCHANDISE: Stores and kiosks offer food theme related attire, cooking accessories,…