Weekend Fun at Fashion Island Hotel in Newport Beach

One on the highlights of staying overnight during Labor Day weekend at Fashion Island Hotel in Newport Beach, was dining under towering trees on the al fresco deck at Oak Grill. Every Sunday through October, 2019 locals and hotel guests are enjoying an elevated multi-course barbecue dinner by the talented Executive Chef Brittany Valles. She oversees…

Loving the Lido House Hotel in Newport Beach

Driving up to the new Cape Cod style Lido House Hotel in my new Lincoln Black Label Navigator, I noticed a classic 1946 Lincoln Mercury Woody Wagon parked out front. A valet named Justin told me it was the owner’s car. This was one of many old meets new moments while staying at the resort….

Summer Fun at Discovery Cube Los Angeles and Orange County

Walking to the entrance of Discovery Cube Los Angeles (Lake View Terrace), I stopped in awe as a mighty Tyrannosaurus rex vocalized and moved it’s head with the help of advanced animatronics.   The two story discovery center opened a few years ago in Los Angeles. This family fun destination is filled with science-based interactive exhibits and…

The Markup on Wines at Mastro’s Ocean Club

We celebrated a birthday at Mastros’ Ocean Club at the Newport Coast. We had never been to this hot spot between Newport Beach and Laguna Beach. Six of us sat in the quieter area of the restaurant. The bar area is quite a scene. You could easily film a reality television show at this restaurant….