YOUNG AMERICANS Summer Camps + SoCal Scholarship Giveaway!

Advertisement. All opinions are my own. Does your child love to dance, sing, act, and perform? If you’re looking for the perfect summer camp, you’ll want to look into performing arts camps with THE YOUNG AMERICANS! They’re bringing 7 camps to SoCal this June through August for students of all experience levels and in grades 3rd to 12th Grade. The week-long camps are designed to help them grow as performers. No prior experience is necessary. Campers will be learning, creating and rehearsing their own 1-hour professionally-produced variety show, and on the final night of the camp, they’ll perform it for the community with THE YOUNG AMERICANS! Spend a Whole Week Performing … READ MORE >>

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 Ding Tea Opens in Huntington Beach!

Do you love bubble tea, pearl milk teas and fruit tea shops? If you’re from Orange County, these drinks are not foreign to you because they have them everywhere. Boba also known as tapioca balls or pearls has a chewy texture and is often added to a tea-base drink mixed with fruit or milk. DING TEA from Taiwan have more than 300 stores worldwide and they’re starting to expand here in the USA. Their newest location is in Huntington Beach at Goldenwest and Edinger. All the locations are owned and operated independently. Phybie is the franchisee’s daughter and co-owner of the Huntington Beach location. They carry items like Fresh Teas, Flavored Teas, Milk Teas, Fruit Juices, Yakult/Yogurt, Lattes, Coffees, and Hot Drinks. All the drinks are hand-crafted which means they don’t brew the tea leaves until you order.

Tasty STACKED #CheersWellBuilt Summer Cocktails + Giveaway! #LetsPlayOC

STACKED: Food Well Built in Huntington Beach. They have this nice open patio area – it makes you feel like you’re both inside and outside. I can imagine it being really nice in the evening with friends enjoying a summer cocktails. At STACKED, the menu is fully customizable. You’re ordering from a touchscreen iPad on your table, it lists all the ingredients and you can either substitute an ingredient, move it to the side or remove it completely before sending it to the kitchen. You know how sometimes your entree will come out too early? I like that you can send the order at your own pace. Maybe you need … READ MORE >>

3 New Spring Salads @BoudinBakery PLUS a Giveaway! #BSF2016

Most recently we were out sampling new spring salads at Boudin SF Bakery with Corporate Chef, Alan Skversky. Available for a limited time, three new salads are available on their menu including last year’s favorite: the Lemony Couscous Salad. Find out more about the salads below and enter for a chance to win a gift card! Forbidden Rice & Chicken Sesame is baby spinach, black rice, all natural chicken, Granny Smith apples, garbanzo beans, pickled red onion, goat cheese and house-made sesame dressing. (416 cal, contains sesame oil) Lemony Couscous includes a spring mix, Israeli Couscous, feta cheese, garbanzo beans, cucumber, grape tomatoes, Kalamata Olives, roasted red pepper, red onion, … READ MORE >>