Third Annual Summer Event-Pacific Wine & Food Classic

 

This is a “must attend” Newport Beach summer event and is on everyone’s calendar for August. This is serious “on the Bay summer fun”! Did someone say Food, Cocktails, Beer and our favorite local chefs tempting us with their favorite bites? Well, I’m all in for that. This fancy-pants event will be held Saturday, August 17th and Sunday, 18th, 2019.

This summer “classic event” is in its third year and right out of the gate, Year #1  it was...

Awesome Back To Nature Bike Tour in Palm Springs

While hiking and walking tours are a great way to explore Palm Springs, my favorite way to discover the area is on a bike. The benefit is also getting to enjoy nature---you know--- the babbling streams, palm trees, beautiful flowers and the majestic mountains are the perfect backdrop! (This event was Hosted.)

Meet Big Wheel Tours

Since 1998, Big Wheel Tours has been providing bike service for a number of local high end hotels, offer bike tours for...

Tips On How To Do OC Burger Week Right!

The Orange County Burger Week Begins Sunday, July 14 and runs thru Saturday, July 20, 2019! 
Ready, Set, Go!

What It’s All About-

There are a staggering 57 restaurants all over Orange County that are participating. They have created some awesome burgers and entrees for guests to enjoy. Our local Chefs have gotten really creative and the menus look incredible. There is nothing like a delicious, juicy burger with all the fixins! And even...

A Charming, Elegant Inn— Right In The Heart of Palm Springs!

Tucked behind a beautiful green, garden hedge and a wooden black door, was a refuge awaiting my discovery. THIS is La Maison—-one of the charming boutique Inns found right here in Palm Springs.

(Caveat: I was here as part of a media press trip, and was hosted by this fine Inn. However all of the writings, experiences and thoughts shared here are my own.)

This 13 room French-inspired Inn is a gem, with engaging and attentive management, lovely rooms, a garden courtyard with...

Flag Day Celebration In Newport Beach This Friday!

Flag Day Celebration In Newport Beach!

Join Us For A Flag Day Celebration In Newport Beach!

Friday June 14, 2019- From 10:00am to 5:00pm

The Sons of The American Legion are hosting this celebration! Come join the fun!!

-Live Music

-Jumper for the kids

-Free Hot Dog BBQ, Sodas, Chips & Salsa

-Face Painting (from noon to...

Exploring On A Pedego Electric Bike – Crystal Cove & Pelican Hill

Now that the weather is better, let's get out there and ride!!!   This is one of my favorite bike routes, and on this adventure, we ride approximately 12 miles total. It has the charm of Corona del Mar, a nature trail with look-out points along the bluffs, amazing coastal views of the Pacific, and a few impressive spots to grab a quick drink,  or bite to eat. Best of all, riders are able to stay off most of the busy streets, by following this handy Bike Route as your guide.

We...

Exec Chef Chat… On Oceania Cruise Line’s Impressive Marina Ship

Our Baltic cruise began in Stockholm-Sweden, with stops in Tallinn-Estonia, St. Petersburg-Russia, Helsinki-Finland, Gdansk-Poland, Berlin-Germany, Copenhagen-Denmark, Oslo-Norway and we disembarked in Southampton-England (just about two hours south west of London). This epic itinerary allowed us to visit two spots that have had on our “bucket list” for some time. A visit to the Hermitage Museum was so impressive. It was magical, historical, and...

Bike Route #3 – Exploring Back Bay/Nature Preserve on Pedego Electric Bikes

This is a fun electric bike tour among natural surroundings and tranquil waterways.  We take a trail set amidst the natural beauty of an estuary----with a serene bay, meandering pathways and birdlife.  On this route, we ride a total of approximately 8 miles.  I will also note a few places to grab a quick drink, a bite to eat, and even spots to return another time for kayak and paddle board rentals.  As usual, we try to traverse routes that keep us away from most of the busy streets....

Brick Restaurant Offers Impressive Farm-To-Table Cuisine!

As I sauntered into this restaurant last week in the heart of San Clemente to meet some gal pals, I was instantly impressed with the wood décor, the amazing light fixtures and the long bar where each bar chair is quite unique. There is probably a story to be told about each one, but wait…. I got totally distracted.  Peeking around the corner and behind the long, open-format kitchen line were two huge Santa Maria BBQ grills. And to the right was a huge fire brewing that you just cannot...

Prego Is Stirring Up Some Excellent Italian Cuisine & Events!

The word Prego in Italian refers to the “welcoming” and that it does!  “Prego, entri pure” (please come in).  And if you have not visited Prego Mediterranean in its newer location at The District at Tustin Legacy, come join the fun.  Husband and wife team Tony and Ruth Lee Bedi are a passionate restaurant owner team and together with renowned Chef Ugo Allesina and Sous Chef Victor Sanchez, they are rocking it at The District.  The dining room is stunning----rather...