Los Angeles Auto Show (Nov 30 – Dec 9)

Experience several new attractions at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Nov. 30-Dec. 9! Using up almost one million square feet of space, the LA Auto Show campus will feature many new interactive experiences and curated showcases for visitors of all ages, including simulators, test drives, gaming areas, custom cars, the latest mobility solutions as well as some never-before-seen vehicles. Featured showcases and experiences at the 2018 LA Auto Show include (but not limited to): Interactive Experiences Amazon Gaming Lounge: Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May are bringing high-jinks and hot laps to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in The Grand Tour Game, an episodic racing game based on the hit Prime … READ MORE

Winter Fest OC 2018 Ticket Giveaway!

Winter Fest OC is coming back to Orange County for their fourth consecutive year, and once again they will be bringing winter to the OC, but this time, they are bringing 40,000 square feet of new attractions – It’s bigger than ever! Hosted again at the OC Fair & Event Center, it will offer 18 days of holiday experiences for all to enjoy from December 20th through January 6th. You’ll have to decide what you want you want to do first. Will it be ice tubing, real snow play, festival of lights, nightly tree celebrations with parade, crafts, live entertainment, outdoor ice skating, or carnival games? There is a ton … READ MORE

LEGOLAND California LEGO Tree Lighting Ceremony with Jodie Sweetin!

Holidays at LEGOLAND California Resort is officially open! This year’s special guest, actress Jodie Sweetin, helped Santa pull the switch to light the world’s largest 30-foot tall LEGO Christmas tree at LEGOLAND California Resort’s 16th annual tree lighting ceremony in Carlsbad, California. Sweetin, a mother of two, is best known for her role as Stephanie Tanner on the ABC hit show, “Full House”, and the Netflix hit show, “Fuller House”.  She is also the star of Hallmark Channel’s Countdown to Christmas’ new original movie, “Entertaining Christmas.” Prior to Sweetin pulling the switch to turn on more than 11,000 LED lights, she was presented with a LEGO cupcake ornament as an invitation to return next … READ MORE

Segerstrom Center Family Series Review – “Shadow Play”

Post written by Lisa Chinn. Lisa attended a media preview of this performance. All opinions are our own.  Did you know that Segerstrom Center of the Arts has a Family Series? It is a great way to share the love of theater with your children! On November 17, 2018, my family and I attended the family-friendly showing of “Shadow Play” presented at Segerstrom Center for the Arts. The show follows Flash and his playful shadow through adventures to the moon and back.  The video production was clever and the performer’s interaction with the audience did a great job in capturing the attention of both kids and adults. While the performance on the … READ MORE

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. After the tour, take a “Walk through the Seasons” in a winding path filled with Hello Kitty & Friends decor celebrating each of their harvest seasons all leading to the Sanrio Holiday Village. It will be specially decorated for the holidays where Santa awaits, and there will be lots of photo opportunities. The total experience lasts about one hour. Each paying guest receives a limited edition Sanrio button! After your … READ MORE

prAna Sustainable Winter Styles and Deals

I can’t wait for winter in Southern California so I can start wearing my gear! prAna uses materials that are sustainable to minimize waste and safer for our environment. Here are two new pieces from prAna that I added to my wardrobe. The Masina Dress I’m wearing (STYLE: #W33180822) in Charcoal is 100% Organic Cotton and Fair Trade Certified. It also comes in a Cargo Green and Mulled Wine color. Some features include a funnel neck with drawstring, waffle knit throughout with a solid knit insets at shoulder, arm and side seams. Just add leggings and boots! I would like for it to be a little more fitted, but with it … READ MORE

LEGOLAND California Resort – KIDS GO FREE Deal

I tell people all the time that the best LEGOLAND California deal is the KIDS GO FREE deal promotion! Especially if you only need one day tickets for visiting guests. You get a FREE CHILD TICKET with a paid regular priced adult ticket. I know you’ve seen this buy-one-get-one deal before behind receipts at McDonald’s, KFC or other fast food restaurants. But where is it when you need it?! Every time I need it, I can’t seem to find it so I’m saving it here for future reference. After reading the fine print, I learned that the original coupon found on the back of the receipt can also be redeemed … READ MORE

Segerstrom Center: WAITRESS Musical (11/13 – 11/25)

Tony Award Nominated, WAITRESS, comes to Segerstrom Center for the Arts November 13 – 25, 2018.  This Broadway musical that Entertainment Weekly calls “…a little slice of heaven” is inspired by Adrienne Shelly’s 2007 motion picture and features music and lyrics written by Grammy Award nominee Sara Bereilles (Brave, Love Song). WAITRESS tells the story of Jenna, a waitress and expert pie maker.  Jenna dreams of a way out of her small town and loveless marriage. A baking contest in a nearby county and the town’s new doctor may offer her a chance at a fresh start, while her fellow waitresses offer their own recipes for happiness. But Jenna must … READ MORE