Cheers! Ojai Wine Festival

For my Sunday Funday, I decided to trek to Ojai and get my drink on at the 32nd annual Ojai Wine Festival with my friends Lena, Nicole and Fred. All proceeds supported the Rotary Club of Ojai-West Foundation. So I am not going to lie to you guys: wine festivals are expensive. I have seen them go [...]

By | 2018-06-10T20:08:50+00:00 June 10th, 2018|Archive, Events and Festivals, Home|0 Comments

Memorial Weekend Getaway: Reno and Lake Tahoe

After years of saying I am going to visit this place, I finally made my way to Lake Tahoe for a long Memorial Day Weekend. I had heard of how crystal clear the lake is and just the peace and serenity of the whole place. With my life being busy, I needed that kind of atmosphere! [...]

By | 2018-05-28T09:11:05+00:00 May 27th, 2018|Archive, Home, Travel|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+00:00 April 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+00:00 April 8th, 2018|Archive, Home, Hot Spots|0 Comments

Dry Shampoo Reviews

I became a huge fan of dry shampoo a year ago and have been using Amika's Perk Up Dry Shampoo. I was running low, so just as I was about to purchase more from Sephora online, I saw that they were offering a Extend Your Style Dry Shampoo Collection. It cost $32 for 5 mini dry [...]

By | 2018-02-11T15:01:19+00:00 February 11th, 2018|Archive, Beauty, Home|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+00:00 January 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+00:00 January 13th, 2018|Archive, Home, Hot Spots|0 Comments

2018 Blog Outlook

I am super excited because this month marks the 2 year anniversary of my SoCal Shuffle blog! Can you believe how fast time flies by?! Last year I was able to accomplish most of the goals for the blog and I am looking forward to creating new and fresh content for 2018. I am really [...]

By | 2018-01-02T19:53:41+00:00 January 2nd, 2018|Archive, Home|0 Comments

Surviving My First Wildfire: Thomas Fire

UPDATE: After 39 days of burning, on January 12, 2017, fire officials announced that the Thomas Fire is now 100% contained. It burned 281,893 acres, destroyed 1,063 structures and damaged 83 structures. Full press release is here. Thank you all for going on this journey with me! If there is anything I learned it is [...]

By | 2018-01-12T11:06:47+00:00 December 6th, 2017|Archive, Home, Survival Tips|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+00:00 December 2nd, 2017|Archive, Home, Hot Spots|0 Comments