Hot Spot: The Brewhouse Santa Barbara

This evening, my friend Melissa and I stopped by our favorite place for food and drinks, The Brewhouse Santa Barbara! Melissa introduced me to this restaurant/brewery a few years ago and I have been hooked ever since. It is a great place for Happy Hour, lunch or dinner and is very popular among Santa Barbara [...]

By | 2017-09-14T22:08:05+00:00 September 14th, 2017|Archive, Home, Hot Spots|0 Comments

Celebrate Santa Barbara’s Old Spanish Days – Fiesta!

I love attending various annual events around the SoCal region, so I decided to add a new section on my blog called "Events and Festivals!" So there are three events that I always look forward to on Santa Barbara County, but the one I am focusing on today and my favorite that always happens the [...]

By | 2017-07-31T22:20:57+00:00 July 31st, 2017|Archive, Events and Festivals, Home|0 Comments

Hot Spot: Lure Fish House

When my parents were in town a couple weeks ago, I wanted (ok, needed) to take them to Lure Fish House in Ventura for dinner. I absolutely adore coming here for their drinks and fresh seafood. The place is always packed, no matter what hour it is. It's that popular and the staff is always [...]

By | 2017-04-30T17:12:38+00:00 April 30th, 2017|Archive, Home, Hot Spots|0 Comments

Salt Cave Body Scrub + Lip Balm Giveaway!

It's time for another contest! This time I am giving away my favorite body scrub and lip balm from Salt Cave Santa Barbara! I first wrote about Salt Cave when I worked as a columnist for the Santa Barbara Sentinel. You can read the full story here. It is 1 of 20 salt caves in the U.S. [...]

By | 2017-03-03T22:20:29+00:00 February 22nd, 2017|Archive, Home, Reviews and Giveaways|0 Comments

A Sweet Valentine’s Giveaway!

I adore Valentine's Day and all of the love and mushiness that comes with it. In honor of this special day and since I am so in love with my new SoCal Shuffle design, I am giving away a 6-piece chocolate gift box from my favorite chocolate shop in Santa Barbara (well all of SoCal [...]

By | 2017-02-10T22:11:16+00:00 February 4th, 2017|Archive, Home, Reviews and Giveaways|0 Comments

My Favorite SoCal Wines + Giveaway

I am extremely passionate about California wines. Wine tasting and education is a must if you live in California, you really develop a deep appreciation for the process and dedication that the winemakers go through in making each batch. My goal when I get into my 40s is to open up a wine bistro and [...]

Giving Thanks, Giving Back

I cannot believe Thanksgiving week is already here! Where has the time gone? :) I usually spend Thanksgiving with friends, I don't go home to visit with my parents. Christmas is usually the more dominant holiday in my family. The first year I was in the LA area , I started feeling a bit overwhelmed [...]

By | 2016-12-16T21:10:20+00:00 November 20th, 2016|Archive, Cooking and Baking, Home|0 Comments

Body Products I Love

Nothing says soft, smooth, hydrated and clean than a good body product. I have experimented with many lotions and body washes over the years and have found my favorites. Hopefully you already use these and enjoy them just as much as I do or might want to try them out! Here are my body products [...]

By | 2016-12-16T21:10:21+00:00 October 16th, 2016|Archive, Beauty, Home|0 Comments

My Favorite Beaches From Santa Barbara to San Diego

There is nothing like spending the afternoon or evening at a Southern California beach: the smell and breeze of the air, the climate, the laughter and energy of the people, dog's splashing in the water, the beach activities, daisy dukes bikini's on top, guys in swim trunks - what's not to love? I have had [...]

By | 2016-12-16T21:10:24+00:00 August 16th, 2016|Archive, California Dreamin', Home, Travel|0 Comments

Traffic Tips For Getting Around LA

I used to work for a traffic information provider company in Minneapolis for a couple years and later transferred the job to LA. My job required me to input data from our traffic sources (i.e. police, fire, highway patrol and emergency scanners, traffic software data, cameras, radio stations, traffic congestion flow maps) and enter it [...]

By | 2016-12-16T21:10:24+00:00 August 11th, 2016|Archive, Home, Survival Tips|0 Comments