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The Summer of Love Revisited…be sure to wear flowers in your hair

Can you feel it in the air? Maybe on the soft breeze that brings in the scent of orange blossoms or the warmth of the California sun or the light that dances on green meadows of colorful flowers? It’s the 50th Anniversary of the “Summer of Love.” This social phenomenon occurred in 1967 when hippies, […]

Oh the Places You’ll Go… on ART

I love the thrill of riding Disney California Adventures’ California Screamin’ roller coaster. I love Georgia’s divine fried chicken in the Anaheim Packing House. I also love the colorful and eclectic Art Walk in Downtown Santa Ana. However, I don’t care for southern California traffic, or fighting for a parking space in a crowded parking […]

Farm to Table is Alive and Well in Monterey, California

Bringing the bounty of the garden to the plate is a little easier in Monterey County. This region is ideal for growing all manner of fruit and nut trees, rows upon rows of vegetables of every color and shape imaginable, as well as delicious wines that have long been making a splash on the vintner […]

Fall Season Lets the Ghoul Times and Welcomes in Oom Pah Bands

October is a busy month with Southern California theme parks showcasing their unique take on the season of tricks and treats, from nearly a century of nighttime Halloween pageantry, to three local distinctive Oktoberfests that truly bring the spirit of Germany to the OC. At the Disneyland Resort guests will be thrilled by Mickey’s Halloween […]

Fantasy Comes to Life at the Oregon Country Fair

Often our anticipation exceeds imagination, but when imagination exceeds expectations, the fantasy becomes real. The Oregon Country Fair has captivated my imagination for nearly ten years. I have often wondered what could possibly make people simply light up when they thought of their days on the fairgrounds and whether or not I would feel the […]

What’s Cookin’ in Downtown Santa Ana

Chef Dave Larsen, of the locally famous C4Deli in Downtown Santa Ana is a natural cook and storyteller. He grew up learning how to be a skilled fisherman and home-brewer and paired those talents into a passion for cooking with authentic ingredients. Dave’s cooking style salutes classic dishes while adding a few innovative twists that […]

Tips And Tricks for Getting The Most From the Upcoming Newport Beach Restaurant Week!

Let’s face it, restaurants like to show off their culinary prowess and unique dining venues. And what better way to razzle and dazzle their guests than to create innovative, multi-course and value-driven menus for Newport Beach’s 10th Annual Restaurant Week! I am going to share with you some tips, tricks, and a game plan for […]