Table For Ten- Chef’s Create Elegant Dinner for Charity

Sunday was the “11th Annual Table For Ten” event held at the Laguna Cliffs Marriott. A total of 340 guests raised over $300,000 for two worthy causes. The event benefits these two groups throughout the year--- The Teen Project & the Vocational Visions organizations.

“Table for 10” is an extraordinary culinary adventure, which showcased 35 of Southern California’s top chefs. The black tie evening begins with a festive cocktail reception and top-drawer live...

Be A Hero…Creative Gift Ideas For A Valentine

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! And this year with the 14th of February on a Tuesday, it is quickly becoming a week-long celebration---from the weekend prior, to Valentine’s and all the way through to the following weekend!

Opening a beautifully wrapped present is always joyful. And in talking with many locals we found that “spending time together” and “being creative” ranked high on the list of thumbs up for Valentine’s gift-giving. So here we have...

Holiday Happenings at Hipster Hotel Irvine

The minute I waltz through the front door of Hotel Irvine (my local spot), I have a smile on my face. Whether I am here for a business meeting, meeting friends in the cool Red Bar and Lounge, or just hanging out on the patio by the fire-pit surrounded by lush greenery----I am just in heaven. The hotel has a modern, colorful décor and with so many different options, there is something special for my ever-changing mood.

 

 

 

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Take An Electric Bike Tour Along The Spectacular North San Diego Coast

From Carlsbad To Encinitas….Pedaling Is A Breeze On An Electric Bike with Pedego of Carlsbad!
Carlsbad is a seaside resort city occupying a 7-mile stretch of glorious Pacific coastline in northern San Diego County, California. Locals referred to it as "The Village by the Sea" and it is a mega-tourist destination. {As a quick frame of reference, the city is 90 miles south of Los Angeles and 35 miles north of downtown San Diego. It is sandwiched between Oceanside to the...

Summer Movie Nights Under The Stars @ Hotel Irvine

Summertime in Orange County means flip flops, warm evenings, outdoor dining, and sheer fun. Starting July 22, and throughout July & August, Hotel Irvine is bringing back “Movie Nights in The Backyard”!! Last year’s crowd loved watching their favorite films on the lawn with a huge screen----while picnicking on a summer night under the stars. So repeat it is… only better…. with a 16-foot giant outdoor movie screen, great barbeque inspired cuisine, popcorn, treats and all-in-all,...

9th Annual “Share Our Strength” Event May 15, 2016

The 9th annual Share Our Strength Taste of the Nation Laguna Beach will take place on Sunday, May 15 at the Montage Laguna Beach. Celebrity chefs will come together to prepare fresh farm-to-table delicacies to further Share Our Strength’s mission to end childhood hunger in Orange County and across the nation. It’s an afternoon of delectable tastings, fine wines, signature cocktails, and picturesque panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean. The event will feature a silent and live auction...

Exploring On A Pedego Electric Bike-Seal Beach To Long Beach

Bike Route #4- This is a bike route along the beach communities between Seal Beach and Long Beach. On this scenic adventure, we ride approximately 18 miles total. This particular tour offers: the whimsy of gliding through one beach community after another; the beauty of the Pacific Ocean, and at the far end, a commanding view of the Queen Mary docked in the Long Beach Harbor!  However, the real cherry on top here, is that along the beach...

2016 TomatoMania at Roger’s Gardens This Weekend 3/4-3/6

OK for all the gardeners in the room this weekend is a real Tomato Growing, red vegetable knowing extravaganza at Rogers Gardens! Hundreds of different plants to choose from. So many varieties your head will spin! And experts are on-hand to help you navigate...pots, soil. It's all here!! Roger’s Gardens has been transformed!! Friday, Saturday and Sunday March 4-6. Come early for the best selection!

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Los Angeles Travel Show— Today Sunday 2/28/16 in Long Beach!

The Los Angeles Travel Show this weekend in Long Beach. I attended all day Saturday and it is open all day today Sunday as well. Dance performances, Cooking Demonstrations, Panel Discussions, and Presentations from some of my favorite travel talents---Rick Steves, Samantha Brown, and today Sunday Peter Greenberg! Always full of great insights I will be writing up some notes I jotted down while Rick Steves was speaking.

There are over 150 booths from people all over the world. Cruise...

Roger’s Garden- This Saturday….The 4th Annual “Day of Art”

On Saturday, February 27 from 10 AM - 4PM

Roger’s Gardens is proud to present the 4th Annual “Day of Art.” This event hosts 50 talented artists to paint and draw in the Gardens for the day, representing their creative interpretation of Roger’s Gardens. And the best part is that guests can observe them painting, attend two excellent workshops and observe the Awards Ceremony too!

A painting by each of the participating artists will be on display and available to...