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: 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 |2019-01-26T22:02:47-07:00January 26th, 2019|Archive, Home, Hot Spots|0 Comments

2019 Blog Outlook

Hi guys! It's that time of year again where I reflect on 2018 and what you can expect from SoCal Shuffle in 2019. 2018 was such a crazy and fun year: I traveled more, got more freelance opportunities and I have been trying to concentrate on my well-being. So first and foremost: I realize that [...]

By |2018-12-25T13:56:19-07:00December 25th, 2018|Archive, Home|0 Comments

Job Advice I Received Before I Moved To LA

Before I moved to LA in August 2010, months prior I was networking with a few people I got in contact with from some of my family's friends and my friend's friends. I was going through some old emails to me and this one stuck out the most from I guy named Brian, who owns [...]

By |2018-12-11T19:38:34-07:00December 11th, 2018|Archive, Home, Survival Tips, The Industry|0 Comments

Reliving My Childhood: Muppet Exhibition

Last weekend, I noticed my friends Nicole and Fred had posted photos about The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited featuring the Muppets at the Skirball Cultural Center in LA ($12 general admission) and I noticed that the exhibition opened in June and is ending on Sept. 2! So before it shut down, I decided to go [...]

By |2018-08-25T17:47:15-07:00August 25th, 2018|Archive, Events and Festivals, Home|0 Comments

My Two Personal Goals: Retirement and Traveling

In weeks past, I have gotten emails from a few readers asking me how I manage to travel all the time yet live in the Greater Los Angeles area (summed up) and if I'm in debt, broke, I spend too much, etc... etc...Basically, how am I making this work? Coincidentally, my friend Rosy asked me [...]

By |2018-06-29T09:21:12-07:00June 28th, 2018|Archive, Home, Lifestyle, Survival Tips, Travel|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

My Enhanced Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

As far back as I can remember, the very first thing I ever baked with my mom was chocolate chip cookies. This is by far the ultimate, most classic dessert of all time that I love baking. Unfortunately, when I moved out of my parents house to come to LA 8 years ago, I hadn't [...]

By |2018-05-02T15:40:47-07:00May 2nd, 2018|Archive, Cooking and Baking, Home|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

Pressed Juicery 3 Day Cleanse

Last month, I was diagnosed with eczema. I cannot begin to tell you guys how itchy, dry and at times flaky it is. It usually gets worse if it gets a bit hotter outside, if I feel stressed or if I do vigorous exercise. It's controllable, but annoying. It started out as red bumps that [...]

By |2018-04-09T21:43:29-07:00March 10th, 2018|Archive, Health, Home|0 Comments