What better way to celebrate the first weekend of Spring, than at the LA Zoo’s opening weekend for their Spring Fling festivities. It was so nice to be outside for a change, since for the first time in a really long time, we had a cold and rainy winter. As I looked around at all of the faces in the crowd at the LA Zoo, you can tell that everyone there was just so excited to be out of the house.Read More
Bowlero is exactly the place you didn’t even know you’ve been looking for. Need a new idea for a date-night or day date? This is it. If you’re looking for somewhere to take the kids and get them out of the house during the week or on the weekend, this is it. Been searching for a fun place to host a party? Bowlero will definitely make for a memorable event.Read More
Last year, as I was going through major life changes, I started losing weight. I wasn’t trying. I wasn’t depressed and not eating, in fact, usually I’m an emotional eater and turn to food for comfort. I started losing, just because I was feeling better about myself. So then, the Summer came around and the person I was spending most of my time with started to talk about the Keto diet. I had done Atkins when I was younger, I knew I could go along with Keto, and it was so much easier to do with a partner.Read More
You all know how much we love this time of year, Spring is just about here and we are so ready for the annual Knott’s Boysenberry Festival! This is where my daughter first tried Alligator and the one time of year where both of my daughters will try every food on the menu. We have so much fun tasting our way through Knott’s Berry Farm and this year the festival is back and bigger than ever. This year’s Boysenberry Festival runs 31 days starting March 29, operating daily through April 28, 2019.Read More
What house do you belong to? Here’s a little known secret about me. I was officially sorted, by the Sorting Hat himself, into the house of Slytherin. Now, I would have liked to have disagreed, because I always felt more of a Gryffindor at heart. But, I must embrace what the hat says. So when Universal Studios Hollywood announced that the Dark Arts were taking over the lights at Hogwarts Castle, it kind of gave me the chills. I mean, the lights at Hogwarts ALWAYS gives me the chills. Whether it be the Nighttime lights, during the Summer or the beautiful Christmas version, it kind of takes my breath away every time. I can’t wait to see the Dark Arts take over!Read More
If you're a mom, then you know how much grocery shopping is a part of your life. Sometimes it seems like I'm at the grocery store every single day of the week, sometimes I find myself even visiting more than one grocery store to find everything I need. Sometimes a trip to the grocery store can be a welcomed break from the kids and sometimes a trip with the kids can seem like you can now add animal wrangler to your resume. Whatever the situation is, grocery shopping is necessary and I am so thankful that we have a brand new ALDI in our neighborhood to make my life easier. #SponsoredRead More
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #RibsAndABigYellowCup #CollectiveBias. There’s something about Fall and the start of Football season that makes me crave ribs. During the Summer I might be in the mood to make them myself, but once the weather starts cooling down and the sun sets a little earlier, I kinda want someone else to make them for me. It just so happens to be perfect timing because starting October 1st through October 28, you can get all you can eat ribs for $19.99 at Dickey's Barbecue Pit.Read More
Just in time for Halloween, the perfect family friendly scary movie is here, in theaters now, and it’s so good. Last weekend I got to not only screen The House With A Clock In It’s Walls, but we also had a wonderful picnic lunch, met with director Eli Roth and checked out an escape room experience at the Americana on Brand. Yeah, it was as cool as it sounds.Read More
What better way to celebrate Mexican Independence Day than with Los Tigres del Norte at the Hollywood Bowl?! Socio-political corrido pioneers Los Tigres del Norte will headline the Bowl’s first-ever concert dedicated to música norteña. They will perform with an orchestra, including all-star musicians from the Youth Orchestra Los Angeles (YOLA). Los Cachorros de Juan Villarreal and Los Cadetes de Linares de Los Primos Tijerina make it a star-studded norteño night.Read More
The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles is one of our favorite places to visit throughout the year. If you grew up in LA then you most likely visited either on your own or on a school field trip. One of the reasons why I love NHMLA so much is the constant exchanging of exhibits. You can always count on seeing some of the classics and witnessing something new. We recently attended a media preview for the newest exhibit, Wildlife Photographer of the Year.Read More
Visiting the Hollywood Bowl during the Summer concert series is one of those things you kind of have to experience. Last year was my first visit to the Hollywood Bowl and I could not wait to come back this Summer. To make it an even more amazing experience, we attended the Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire™ - in Concert featuring conductor Justin Freer and the incredible Los Angeles Philharmonic. If you are a Harry Potter fan, this is something you need to check out next Summer. Hearing Patrick Doyle’s unforgettable score live-to-picture is... magical.Read More
Every single time I am invited to Universal Studios I know that I am in for something new and a memorable day. This Summer there was so much fun stuff that I was looking forward to checking out and sharing with all of you.Read More
Okay, so is it just me or does it seem like food is a bigger deal nowadays? I mean food is so much prettier now and because we, now as a culture document what seems like every meal we eat. Meals are memorable now, they're a big deal. Especially if the meal tastes as good as it looks. Which is why, today I'm telling you about Grasslands Meat Market in Anaheim.Read More
Last year was my first time visiting the beautiful Los Angeles treasure, San Antonio Winery. I had heard so many great things about the winery and the restaurant, Maddalena. I could not wait to go back, this time, I brought along my Mom and my two daughters. Yes, Maddalena, the restaurant at the San Antonio Winery is family friendly and the perfect spot for a Summer lunch or dinner.Read More
Last year while attending #WeAllGrowFamilia I stopped by this beautiful little area filled with flowers and decor and that's where I met Celia Morales Milla of Pretty lil Things, a floral design and event styling company. Over the next few months I saw Pretty Lil Things at almost every event that I was invited to and attending, most recently having a small pop-up flower crown area at the LA Times Festival of Books at USC. So when a friend of mine asked if I knew anyone who could make a floral crown for his daughters college graduation, I knew just who to reach out to.Read More
This Summer head down to Universal City Walk and spend the day exploring all of the fun and beauty that CityWalkLA has to offer. Universal City Walk has the new IMAX theater, VooDoo Donuts, Margaritaville and Johnny Rockets- just to name some of our favorites.
More information about Universal CityWalk is available at www.CityWalkHollywood.com.
Regular updates also can be found on CityWalk’s Twitter @CityWalkLA, Facebook page Universal CityWalk Hollywood and Instagram @CityWalkLA.
With a whole day to celebrate everyone’s favorite pastry, doughnut-lovers need look no further than Universal CityWalk and Universal Studios Hollywood to get their fill on National Doughnut Day, which takes place on Friday, June 1.
Between the open-air entertainment complex and theme park, guests have plenty to
celebrate with lots of sweet indulgence in all shapes and sizes at Voodoo Doughnut, Sparky’s Mini Donuts, and Springfield’s famous Lard Lad Donuts. Guests can also capture their love of donuts at the recently-opened retail shop, Nectar Bath Treats which features a delicious “Donut Love” photo op wall display and selection of donut-inspired soaps.
The ever-popular Voodoo Doughnut, created by Kenneth “Cat Daddy” Pogson and Tres
Shannon, serves a range of 60 eclectic doughnuts, including vegan options and the Hollywood
Cream, created exclusively for Universal CityWalk. A variety of scrumptious flavored doughnuts
include Grape Ape, Mango Tango, the Voodoo Bubble and Bacon Maple Bar as well as their
signature Voodoo Doll. To commemorate National Doughnut Day, Voodoo Doughnut will also
offer an exclusive Strawberry Confetti doughnut throughout the weekend, from June 1-3.
Mmmmm donut! Who doesn’t love them, and at Universal Studios Hollywood, guests visiting Springfield, hometown of America’s favorite animated family, the Simpsons, can delight in the sweet circular treat – LARD LAD DONUTS, an amazing cooked cake confection made fresh daily. Selections include “The Big Pink” famous giant creamy pink-frosted sprinkled donut,
and the “Flavor of the Day” giant donuts, including Maple Bacon, Chocolate Glazed and
S’mores. Sparky’s Mini Donuts was created by food entrepreneur Trish Conklin and made famous at San Francisco’s Pier 39. At the Universal CityWalk location, guests can watch donuts made fresh to order right before their eyes where they are served plain or sprinkled with cinnamon sugar. A party-size bucket of 36 mini donuts is also available.
For a unique and captivating experience, Nectar Bath Treats creates bakery-inspired
products that look good enough to eat. Their plant-based and cruelty-free handmade bath treats include donut-shaped soaps complete with a variety of scents and sprinkles, including Candy Kiss, featuring a sweet blend of pink sugar and cotton candy aromas; Coco Bliss, featuring the perfect blend of juicy pineapple an exotic coconut scent, and Razzle Dazzle, featuring a blend of blackberries and sweet vanilla fragrances. The highly Instagram-able store also showcases a “Donut Love” wall to capture a sweet moment with friends.
Oh man oh man, I am still recovering from our week of fun. Why didn't anyone warn me that filling our week with so much fun would be so exhausting? Haha. As tiring as it was, it was completely worth it. We spent the week touring our beloved Southern California. We went from Santa Monica, to Hollywood, to Long Beach, all the way down to Carlsbad... and back! Luckily for us we were traveling in both style and luxury in the 2018 Buick Enclave Avenir.Read More