Roger’s Gardens Free Seminar Series for January, 2015

Roger's Gardens always does such a lovely job presenting Seminars and Workshops. On Saturday mornings here is the FREE line-up for
the New Year. I know my garden could use some TLC, and ideas for the spring. Hope to see you down there!

 

 

My Edible Garden with David Rizzo
January 3, 2015 from 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Well-known horticulturist, David Rizzo, will discuss everything edible, including vegetables, herbs, fruits,...

Discovering The “Hidden Gems” Of Newport Beach

Like shiny pebbles found in the sand, this town is glistening with hidden gems. Discover some of our favorite spots that make Newport Beach truly a “one-of-a-kind” destination. From fine dining to exceptional shopping, premier service and natural wonders of the sea & shore, this town is a fine balance of elegance, charm, and iconic local flavors.

With lovely weather as its beacon for travelers, and with ten miles of pristine coastline, Newport Beach is a flurry of activity...

Memorial Day Weekend… Start Planning Now For the Wine Festival!

The 11th Annual Newport Beach Wine Festival will be held at the Balboa Bay Resort! Memorial Day is right around the corner, which means it’s time for the Newport Beach Wine Festival – the perfect way to kick off the summer. Where else can you wander waterside, with wine in-hand and a bevy of delicious cuisine. Come on, it’s the holiday weekend. Join this year’s festival from May 23rd through the 25th. Below are a number of ways to enjoy the weekend… from a Wine Dinner,...

Weekend Gardening Fun At Roger’s Gardens In February

Roger’s Gardens is my “go-to” place when I need to ponder something, find a few moments of calm, or an inspiration for an upcoming social event, table setting or ideas for my courtyard garden.  Roger’s is a family business and is proudly celebrating its 50 year anniversary!

In addition to its impressive array of plants----from timeless favorites to hard-­‐to-­‐find and exclusive varieties---Roger’s Gardens has become renowned for its extensive and breathtaking...

Under the Big Top at Cirque du Soleil TOTEM®

Cirque du Soleil TOTEM® is a fantastic acrobatic show currently under the Grand Chapiteau (big top tent) at The Great Park in Orange County, CA. The way the production transforms, and morphs the stage into so many different setting is truly remarkable. The make-up, costuming, props are all just so engaging. Each cast member has their own unique specialty, and you will be spell-bound.  (Playing now through December 29th and then it moves to Santa Monica, opening January...

SKI DAZZLE—SKI AND SNOWBOARD EXPO® THIS WEEKEND

DECEMBER  5-8th, 2013 at the LA CONVENTION CENTER

SKI DAZZLE—SKI AND SNOWBOARD EXPO® - Enjoy Continuous Ski Lessons on a 60 foot Snow Summit Ski School ramp, Climbing Walls, Ice Skating Rink, Snowboard Classes for Tikes, Ski Gear, Culinary Demos, Free Lift Tickets, Ski Demos and So Much More!

And celebrating its 50th year, Ski Dazzle is a not to be missed event for those who...

Top Ten Holiday Happenings In Orange County

Get your calendars out to book your holiday fun! As usual the resort hotels really go all-out during the holidays and create such a festive place... some of us don't even have to decorate! Ok, I admit it, I have boxes galore of decorations, and we often go to the hotels and have our family photo taken there. Am I a bad Mom for doing that, or maybe just for admitting it? (My son IS grown.)

But anyway, whether you are decorating to the hilt or just looking for an...

Spectacular Spa Retreat In North San Diego…..So Many Ways To Spa!

Framed by the majestic Palomar Mountain Range of northern San Diego County, this Four-Diamond award winning Resort is a lovely enclave, cradled in an idyllic location just an hour from Orange County, CA. Traveling along Highway 76, I passed by horse farms, open space and fruit-stands on a leisurely traverse through the countryside. The Resort welcomed my arrival with a cascading waterfall, crisp air and bright blue skies above. But what I noticed instantly was the sheer quiet. I knew...

Shopping Laguna Beach

Shopping Local This Holiday Season….

I am a big believer in purchasing gifts from local stores and vendors whenever possible. Here are a few of my favorites…. Sandcastles Monogram Balboa Island- will embroider initials or names on make up cases, aprons, and all types of children’s gift items too. Candle Essence Balboa Island- they have a lovely selection and each week pour different scents. They will also do unscented if...

Bocce Ball Is A Summer Afternoon Italian-Style!

Pearched under a canopy of trees are two huge Bocce Ball courts at Il Fornaio in Irvine. This is a secret find, and I hesitate to even share it. Really! The waiters paraded out with chairs and tables and my favorite sound of wine corks started to unplug. Our guests arrive and the appetizers were delivered. Flatbreads, salad, pizza, it was all there in easy to grab bites. We were in business. We had so much fun playing rounds of the game in two teams of four. Not too strenuous, and very...