Descanso Gardens and Huntington Botanical Gardens

Over the past few weeks I have had the opportunity to visit two beautiful gardens in the Glendale/Pasadena area: Descanso Gardens and Huntington Botanical Gardens. With all of the rain LA has gotten and what is currently in bloom, I decided to visit both of them and take in the beauty of nature. Descanso Gardens [...]

By |2019-05-25T21:21:43-07:00May 25th, 2019|Archive, California Dreamin', Home, Hot Spots|0 Comments

Hot Spot: Orozco’s De Ventura

It's been awhile since I posted a Hot Spot I liked going to, so I ventured over to Orozco's De Ventura with my friend Ana. Ana told me that Orozco's had a healthy selection of Mexican food on the menu, so I thought, hey, why not? :) Orozco's is not on the main drag in Ventura but [...]

By |2019-04-05T22:20:58-07:00April 5th, 2019|Archive, Home, Hot Spots|0 Comments

Hot Spot: Vino Wine & Tapas Room

Tonight I went to a place my friends have been raving about when they go for a Happy Hour or Dinner called Vino Wine & Tapas Room in Encino. Tapas restaurants are actually my favorite places to eat, so I was thrilled that I was finally checking it out! Entering the establishment, there was Spanish [...]

By |2019-01-26T22:02:47-08:00January 26th, 2019|Archive, Home, Hot Spots|0 Comments

Hot Spot: Malibu Farm Restaurant

My friend Payal lives in Westwood and I live in Oxnard. We hadn't seen each other in awhile, so we decided to meet halfway and stop at Malibu Farm Restaurant for a good meal. The food source comes from local and organic farmers markets and suppliers throughout SoCal. Trust me, the food tastes really fresh! The [...]

By |2018-06-16T22:23:15-07:00June 16th, 2018|Archive, Home, Hot Spots|0 Comments

Ventura Two Trees Hike

I love to get a good walk in, so when I heard about the Rancho Ventura Conservation Trust's hike to the historic Two Trees, I was all in. I was originally supposed to do this hike back in December, but because of the Thomas Fire, it never happened. Two Trees (Blue Gum trees) is located [...]

By |2018-06-16T12:30:29-07:00June 16th, 2018|Archive, Health, Home, Hot Spots|0 Comments

Malibu Wine Safari Adventure

I have been so busy lately it is not even funny, so I decided to get some relaxation and fun in and spend a Sunday Funday at Malibu Wine Safari. It is part of the Malibu Family Wines group and has been operational since 1978 by owner Ron Semler and his wife, Lisa. I had [...]

By |2018-04-15T17:47:48-07:00April 15th, 2018|Archive, Home, Hot Spots|0 Comments

Ojai Raptor Center Spring Open House

I read in the local newspaper I write for, VC Reporter, that The Ojai Raptor Center was hosting their annual Spring Open House to view the raptors and learn about how they have been healing since the Thomas Fire. According to the Raptor Center website, every year the center takes in 500 - 1,000 sick, injured [...]

By |2018-04-08T15:33:35-07:00April 8th, 2018|Archive, Home, Hot Spots|0 Comments

Say CHEESEMongers!

My friend Nicole is a cheese fanatic and keeps raving about a cheese shop in Sherman Oaks called Cheesemongers. The shop offers 4 cheese classes, so when I got an alert in their newsletter that they were offering their beginners class, Cheese 101, I immediately jumped on it and bought a ticket. These classes are [...]

By |2018-01-21T21:54:03-08:00January 21st, 2018|Archive, Home, Hot Spots|0 Comments

Variety and Fun at The Annex in Oxnard

Everyone in town has been talking about this place called The Annex at The Collection in Riverpark, so I decided to go and see what the hype has been all about! According to the website, The Annex is a "16,000 square foot collection of 12 microshops, artisan boutiques and epicurean discovery that showcases unique local retailers and [...]

By |2018-01-13T22:00:31-08:00January 13th, 2018|Archive, Home, Hot Spots|0 Comments

Warner Brothers Studio Tour

Warner Brothers Studio in Burbank was having a SoCal resident discount of $49 (originally $62/adult) to tour their studios, so I decided to go last minute over the weekend! You must purchase your ticket online prior and select an available time/date for the tour. This was my second studio tour that I have attended in [...]

By |2017-12-02T22:13:48-08:00December 2nd, 2017|Archive, Home, Hot Spots|0 Comments