Dana Point Harbor Boat Parade

Where to Find the Holiday Boat Parades in Orange County!

Here’s a fun holiday tradition that you can enjoy with your family and friends – Go see a holiday boat parade in Orange County! We try to do this every year. Since we are within close proximity to the beaches and harbors, we can select from several viewing spots along Dana Point Harbor, Huntington Harbor, or Newport Harbor. The parade can be enjoyed by land or by boat. We have done both, and they’re both great! Parade routes can be downloaded so you can plan your day accordingly. Some include minute-to-minute stops. As you can imagine some of the spots are busier than others. I personally like the quieter spots … Read more

New Onyx Youth Magnet Mask from Korea!

My friends and I recently tried this Onyz Youth Magnet Mask from Korea. The product uses the power of magnets to lift away impurities, refine pores, and brighten the look of skin. We really had no idea, and everyone’s first reaction was the same – super surprised! We left it on for about 10 minutes then when it was time to use the wand, it was like magic lifting it all away. It left our faces moisturized. This cutting-edge technology relies on a process known as microcirculation which uses magnetic fillings to stimulate the blood flow through the thousands of microscopic blood vessels in our face. It uses a unique … Read more

Festival Ballet Theatre FBT

Festival Ballet Theatre NUTCRACKER Irvine Barclay Theatre 12/9-12/24

Festival Ballet Theatre (FBT)’s family-friendly production of THE NUTCRACKER will be at Irvine Barclay Theatre to delight all ages December 9th through 24th with colorful scenery and dazzling costumes. This full-length traditional production is choreographed and directed by Festival Ballet Theatre’s Artistic Director, Salwa Rizkalla, and features world-renowned guest artists, FBT’s professional company dancers, and young talent from across the Southland. “Be swept away by Tchaikovsky’s iconic score as the Sugar Plum Fairy, our heroine Clara, and a cast of hundreds take you on a magical journey to mystical lands.” Nutcracker Tea Party A pre-show event before select performances of Festival Ballet Theatre’s lavish Nutcracker ballet. (Limited number of tickets available). Guests will enjoy … Read more

Burke Williams Spa Holiday Packages

Burke Williams Spa Holiday Package Gift Card Bonuses + Giveaway!

Give the gift of relaxation, health and wellness with one of the four special Gift Card Packages at Burke Williams Day Spas offered this holiday season. Someone you love can indulge in world-class amenities and choose from a full menu of services for a luxurious spa day. Each Holiday Gift Card Package purchased includes a bonus gift card and a 3-Day Spa Pass just for you! Gift Card Packages include the “Escape,” “Transform,” “Indulge” and “Ultimate”. Each gift purchased includes a bonus gift card and 3-Day Spa Pass (a $225 value), good for three complimentary visits to any Burke Williams and 20% off services booked the same day. Packages are redeemable at all locations. Give the … Read more

tanaka farms holiday tour sanrio village

Tanaka Farms Holiday Tour + Sanrio Village Select Weekends in December!

The Sanrio and Tanaka Farms collaboration continues through the holiday season as our favorite farm in Irvine, California has added special weekend tours to see Santa in the Sanrio Village! Take a wagon ride around their 30 acre farm to sample winter vegetables before arriving to Sanrio Village on the hilltop where Santa awaits. There will be lots of photo opportunities before you head back down to the Holiday Market Stand where you are able to shop for a fresh Christmas Tree. The total experience lasts about one hour. Plus each paying guest receives a limited edition Sanrio button! SANTA TOUR & SANRIO VILLAGE Now running each weekend:  12/2, 12/3, 12/9, … Read more

LEGOLAND California Holidays

LEGOLAND Holidays + New Year’s Eve Fireworks Before Bedtime + Ticket Giveaway!

Holidays at LEGOLAND California Resort is officially open! This year’s special guest, actress and singer Hilary Duff, helped Santa pull the switch to light the world’s largest 30-foot LEGO Christmas tree in their 15th annual Tree Lighting Ceremony! The tree is made of more than 245,000 green DUPLO® bricks, has more than 400 LEGO ornaments, and illuminated with more than 11,000 LED lights. At the ceremony, LEGOLAND California Resort donated $10,000 on Duff’s behalf to Baby2Baby, which provides low-income children ages 0-12 years with diapers, clothing and all the basic necessities that every child deserves. By distributing to non-profit partner organizations including homeless and domestic violence shelters, Head Start programs, foster care … Read more

South Coast Plaza Santa Village

South Coast Plaza’s Santa’s Village

South Coast Plaza is an upscale shopping destination in Orange County with luxury brands and a large selection of retailers that makes it a one-stop-shop to be considered, because they have everything! While everyone will be on a mission to cross everyone off their their Christmas List, families can make it fun for the children with a visit to Santa’s Village! Located in Carousel Court, you and your family can enjoy visits with Santa, rides on the Reindeer Carousel, holiday music performed by carolers and talented musicians, festive decor, a Craft Workshop, and a large wall display of a Christmas village with moving train. There’s also a Santa Mailbox for … Read more

Knotts Berry Merry Farm

Entertainment Show Guide for Knott’s Merry Farm!

There is a lot to see and do this time of year in Southern California, and I love it! Knott’s Berry Farm has been transformed into Merry Farm spreading Christmas cheer for all to enjoy. The park is jam-packed with shows and holiday festivities including an ice skating show, daily Christmas classic performances like A Christmas Carol and The Gift of Magi, Christmas Carolers, a tree lighting ceremony, and “A PEANUTS Guide to Christmas”. You’ll also be able to shop the Christmas Crafts Village, visit with Santa, indulge on delicious treats. Certain times of the evening, it starts to “Snow and Glow” in Ghost Town. Everywhere you turn, there is … Read more

Disney California Adventure Festival of Holidays + Dining Guide 2017

Both parks at Disneyland Resort, Disneyland and Disney California Adventure, have made it hard to decide which park to celebrate the season because they are both decked out for the season! (In this post, I will only focus on Disney California Adventure, because there is a lot to cover.) This year Carthay Circle along Buena Vista Street features a 1920s-inspired holiday theme to emulate Los Angeles as it appeared when Walt Disney first moved to California. You will notice that surrounding buildings as well as the 50-foot Christmas Tree features vintage-style ornaments and decorations. For the first time, two Cars Land attractions have been transformed for the holidays – Luigi’s Rollickin’ … Read more

prAna sweater jeans

prAna Cyber Monday Sale!

Do you like my outfit? prAna sent me some pieces to try out to see if I like them. I am wearing their Aye Sweater (W23170260) in gravel, and their fitted low rise Kara Jean (W4KARA115) in denim. They use materials that are sustainable to minimize waste and safer for our environment. For example, the denim is made with their original organic soft stretch material, and the sweater is made with recycled materials. I wore them with my winter boots to run errands in.    I wasn’t sure about the material of the sweater because at first the torso felt rough to my fingertips, but after wearing it around town, it … Read more