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World Premiere of Disney’s Aladdin

Posted by on May 23, 2019 in Disney, Entertainment, Featured, Film | 0 comments

We attended the Aladdin premiere as a guest of Disney Aladdin is one of my daughter’s favorite stories of all-time. We got a chance to see the film last week, and she fell in love with the live action film just as much as the animated version. She loved the movie so much, and I was thrilled to surprise her with the news that we would see it again at the world premiere! She nearly fainted when I told her the night before that I would be picking her up early from school to attend the premiere. She immediately started going through her closet in search of the perfect dress to walk down the carpet wearing. The morning of the premiere, I picked my daughter up early from school, and we went to Los Angeles. We started at the DryBar, getting pampered with a fresh blow-out and curls. Once our hair was done, it was time to drive over to the El Capitan Theatre for the world premiere. The minute that we arrived at the El Capitan, you could feel the excitement in the air as fans were lined up along the street in hopes of getting a glimpse of their favorite celebrities. We got our tickets and then slowly made our way down...

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Glamping in a Tipi under the Stars in Joshua Tree

Posted by on Jan 17, 2018 in Autos, Joshua Tree, Kia, Road Trips, Staycation, Travel | 3 comments

Glamping in Joshua Tree with AirBnb was one of my favorite mother/daughter trips. My daughter and I love visiting unique and fun places. Recently, a listing on Airbnb in Joshua Tree caught our attention. It is a place that we wanted to visit, and we added it to our travel bucket list over a year ago. During the holiday break, I surprised my daughter with an overnight to Joshua Tree to go glamping in a tipi! Hiking to Heart Rock at Joshua Tree Joshua Tree is just a short drive outside of Palm Springs, so we packed up our car and got ready for an unforgettable mother/daughter adventure in the desert. Before checking into our tipi for the night, we went into Joshua Tree National Park to look for “heart rock.” We went on a beautiful hike and were lucky to find the mysterious heart-shaped rock. As the sun started to set, we got back into the car and headed to the tipi to check-in for the night. What to Expect Upon Arrival When we arrived at the campsite, it was everything that we wanted – and more! There were a couple of different tipis and glamping tents (perfect for bigger families) on the property. We had selected to stay in the smaller tipi...

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Epic Family Staycation at The Pacific Edge Hotel

Posted by on Mar 16, 2016 in Featured, Staycation, Travel | 0 comments

We stayed as a guest of the venue It has been a couple of years since we last had a family getaway to the Pacific Edge Hotel in Laguna Beach, and when I noticed the temperatures were getting warmer, I immediately jumped at the chance to stay near the beach for the weekend. The weather was perfect, the hotel was plush, the food was incredible, which made our weekend one of the best family staycations that we have had...

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Glitter-tastic JoJo Siwa D.R.E.A.M. Valentine’s

Posted by on Feb 12, 2020 in Entertainment, Film | 0 comments

Valentine’s Day is just a couple days away, and what better way to celebrate than by sending some sparkle and positive vibes to your Valentine! We’re here to help you out with a glitter-tastic way to spread the love while celebrating the release of JoJo Siwa D.R.E.A.M.: The Concert Experience, on DVD February 11th. Simply print out these adorable Valentine’s to let the JoJo Siwa fans in your life know that their smile changes your world! Available on DVD...

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“Magic Happens” Parade Debuts at Disneyland Park

Posted by on Feb 12, 2020 in Disney, Events, Featured, Theme Parks | 0 comments

The all-new “Magic Happens” parade debuts at Disneyland Park on Feb. 28, 2020. As this daytime spectacular moves along Main Street, U.S.A., guests will celebrate moments of magic from beloved stories they’ve seen in films from Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios. From a legendary guitar to the heart of the ocean, these magical moments come to life in stunning floats, artistic costumes and a surprising and energetic new musical score. Guests will experience classic tales such...

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Segerstrom Center for the Arts Presents Beep

Posted by on Feb 10, 2020 in Entertainment, Theatre | 0 comments

Segerstrom Center for the Arts’ 2019–2020 Family Series continues with Beep on March 14 and 15 in Samueli Theater. From Australia’s renowned Windmill Theatre Company comes a slightly sideways tale about unexpected friendship, finding where you fit and learning to mix it up a little featuring Beep: “the most endearing robot of them all” (The Adelaide Review). With Windmill’s trademark design, gentle storytelling, music and puppetry, Beep tells the story of what happens when someone new comes to town....

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Delectable Dining at Asian Street Eats

Posted by on Feb 10, 2020 in Dining | 0 comments

Partnership Upscale dining as quick service fare has come to Downtown Disney District! Asian Street Eats, located across from the Earl of Sandwich, brings delectable dining at under $10 a bowl. The walk-up counter features nearby patio seating. Chef Hung Huynh, the season 3 winner of Bravo’s Top Chef, showcases his unique twist on traditional potstickers along with scallion pancakes and rice bowls. All of the dishes are offered with a variety of protein, fillings and dipping sauces. Gluten-free...

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Universal Studios Hollywood: Bravo’s Top Chef Food & Wine Festival

Posted by on Feb 10, 2020 in Dining, Events | 0 comments

Universal Studios Hollywood announces the roster of “Top Chef” alumni participating in its first-ever Bravo’s Top Chef Food & Wine Festival along with a first look at some of the appetizing dishes guests will have the chance to sample at the event taking place on March 19-20. “Top Chef” alum and Fan Favorite Chef Shirley Chung is at the helm collaborating with Universal Studios Hollywood’s Chefs on a specially-curated, eclectic menu inspired by the Emmy and James Beard Award-winning...

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Justin Wine Dinner at Henry’s Ocean View Dining

Posted by on Feb 10, 2020 in Dining, Events | 0 comments

Henry’s Ocean View Dining invites you to take part in a memorable spring dining experience hosted by Justin Baldwin, Founder of Justin Wine. On Thursday, April 2 from 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., join Justin Baldwin as he discusses the winery’s history and background, as well as being a pioneer of the wine-making region of Paso Robles, California. In addition, Chef Kenny Seliger will craft a sustainable, spring-driven tasting menu to compliment the specially-curated pairings from Justin Wine. The...

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Five Must Have Spring Sunglasses

Posted by on Feb 8, 2020 in Family, Fashion | 0 comments

Partnership Spring is just around the corner, and it is the perfect time to get the hottest looks for the season. Sunglasses are an important fashion essential, and we have found the five must-have glasses to be seen wearing this season from SmartBuyGlasses. Quay Australia $62 Made from Metal and Plastic, these Quay Australia High Key sunglasses are durable and trendy. The Gold lenses matches well with the Yellow frames, a great combination that will keep you looking chic...

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Celebrate Mardi Gras with Segerstrom Center for the Arts

Posted by on Feb 8, 2020 in Events | 0 comments

Laissez les bon temps rouler! Segerstrom Center for the Arts announced today, Mardi Gras is heading to the Julianne and George Argyros Plaza in a festive evening of FREE New Orleans-style revelry. Let the ambiance take you to NOLA with fairy lights and New Orleans-style streetlamps. Groove to the music with spectacular performances from Alligator Beach, New Orleans Traditional Jazz Band, and Av Hamilton, including a second line parade right on our Plaza! And in true Mardi Gras fashion,...

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National Pizza Day at The Pizza Press

Posted by on Feb 8, 2020 in Dining, Family | 0 comments

Just in time for National Pizza Day this Sunday, Feb. 9, The Pizza Press has added Double Dough thick crust to its menu of custom and signature pizza options for a $2.50 upgrade. Known for its array of fresh and high-quality ingredients, customers are now invited to “publish” a pizza on a thick crust as well as the traditional thin crust. Set in a fun 1920s newspaper theme, The Pizza Press draws fans who want to create their own...

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Korean-Mexican Fusion at Urban Seoul 2.0

Posted by on Feb 7, 2020 in Dining, Family | 0 comments

Partnership Two of my favorite cuisines have collided at the Irvine Spectrum Center at Urban Seoul 2.0. The chic family-friendly restaurant serves a cuisine, unlike anything I have ever experienced, and quickly became one of my favorite new spots to dine in Orange County. What is Korean-Mexican fusion food? The comforting dishes mix flavors from Korea with a hint of Western influence that boosts with incredible flavors. While dining at Urban Seoul 2.0, we sampled a variety of menu...

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Design & Dine with Room & Board

Posted by on Feb 6, 2020 in Events | 0 comments

SOCO’s popular Design & Dine event series is BACK for 2020! First introduced last year, this series of small, intimate design events is held each month at a different showroom at SOCO and gives guests engaging, on-trend insights surrounding interior design & home décor. Room & Board will host the first Design & Dine of 2020 on Monday, February 24 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The evening will feature an interactive Q&A with special guests Audrey Crisp, local...

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El Capitan Theatre Presents The Call of the Wild

Posted by on Feb 6, 2020 in Entertainment, Film, Theatre | 0 comments

Hollywood’s legendary El Capitan Theatre presents 20th Century Studios’ THE CALL OF THE WILD February 21 to March 1, shown in brilliant Dolby VisionTM Laser Projection & Dolby Atmos® Sound Technology. Tickets are now on sale at www.elcapitantickets.com, by calling 1-800-DISNEY6 and at The El Capitan Theatre box office and at https://www.fandango.com/el-capitan-theatre-aacon/theater-page. Adapted from the beloved literary classic, 20th Century Studios’ THE CALL OF THE WILD vividly brings to the screen the story of Buck, a big-hearted dog whose...

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Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus: The Musical

Posted by on Feb 6, 2020 in Entertainment, Events, Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Theatre | 0 comments

Segerstrom Center for the Arts and The Kennedy Center Theater for Young Audiences on Tour present Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus: The Musical March 21 and 22 in Samueli Theater. With a script written by Mo Willems, the creator of the #1 New York Times best-selling, Caldecott Honor award–winning “Pigeon” picture books, along with longtime collaborator and Disney Jr.’s Muppet Babies executive producer Tom Warburton, and music by Deborah Wicks La Puma, the composer behind Elephant &...

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YMCA Orange County Internet Safety Workshops

Posted by on Feb 6, 2020 in Events | 0 comments

In celebration of Safer Internet Day, YMCA of Orange County will host 10 “Be Internet Awesome” workshops across the county on February 11 to teach parents how to instill healthy and responsible Internet habits in their children. The events are in response to mounting requests from parents wanting help with establishing safe and healthy Internet and social media practices as online and technology use among children continue to rise. The workshops will feature discussion-based, parent-to-parent conversations about how to...

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Trolls LIVE! Tour Coming to SoCal

Posted by on Feb 5, 2020 in Events | 0 comments

Get ready for another hair-raising adventure when Poppy, Branch and all their Trolls friends come to life on stage inTrolls LIVE!, their first ever live tour! Jam-packed with epic music, glitter, humor and happiness,Trolls LIVE! The journey begins when the Trolls’ Hug Time is unexpectedly put at risk. Knowing the only way to save it is by doing what the Trolls do best, Poppy hosts a toe-tapping, Trolls-tastic show! Poppy, Branch, Cooper, Cloud Guy, Satin and Chenille, Smidge, Guy...

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JoJo’s The D.R.E.A.M. Tour + Giveaway

Posted by on Feb 5, 2020 in Entertainment, Film, Giveaways | 6 comments

It’s bow time! JoJo’s bringing the D.R.E.A.M. Tour to her hometown of Omaha, Nebraska, and she’s giving you a front-row seat in this exclusive extended version of her concert special! Join the worldwide party and sing along to hits including “High Top Shoes,” “Hold the Drama,” “#1U” and “Bop!” as JoJo and her dance crew go on an epic journey to Dreamland. Plus, ride on JoJo’s tour bus, glam out in her dressing room, listen in during sound check,...

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Orange County: Valentine’s Day Dining

Posted by on Feb 4, 2020 in Dining, Featured, Valentine's Day | 0 comments

Looking for the perfect place to celebrate Valentine’s Day with the one you love? We have found the best places to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year in Orange County. Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach 21500 Pacific Coast Hwy Huntington Beach, CA 92648 Treat the special someone in your life to a romantic dinner at Watertable inside Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach. Priced at $70 per person, lovers can enjoy a 3-course menu on Friday, February 14. Standing out menu items include...

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Creating Family Memories at The Ranch Restaurant

Posted by on Feb 2, 2020 in Dining, Family | 0 comments

Partnership This past holiday season was a year of new traditions for our family. For years, we would have a huge Christmas Eve party. All of our friends and family would gather at our home to celebrate all of our memories shared throughout the year. The one problem with this tradition was that I would never get to visit with our guests. I was always hosting the event and spent most of the holiday in the kitchen and serving...

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Beautiful and Smooth Skin with U.SK Under Skin

Posted by on Feb 2, 2020 in Beauty, Family | 0 comments

Partnership One of the biggest focuses in the New Year has been on self-care. As a mom, it is easy to find many excuses not to care for our skin. For many years, I was that mom, until now. Every day, I wash my face and use high-quality skincare products to prevent (and reverse) and the signs of aging. With skincare being my main focus when it comes to self-care, I am always looking into trying new products. One...

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OC Wine & Spirit Fest at A Stone’s Throw Winery

Posted by on Jan 31, 2020 in Events | 0 comments

Wine, craft beer and fine spirits come to A Stone’s Throw Winery March 28 and 29 for the OC Wine & Spirit Fest, bringing a modern tasting experience to the people of Orange County, with luxe vibes and a laidback coastal attitude. With the focus on fun, OC Wine & Spirit Fest offers an experience perfect for everyone, and every taste. Founded by the winemakers at A Stone’s Throw Winery, the OC Wine & Spirit Fest encourages festival attendees...

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Big Game sneak peek of Disney’s “Mulan”

Posted by on Jan 31, 2020 in Disney, Entertainment, Film | 0 comments

Be among the first to watch the special Big Game sneak peek of Disney’s “Mulan.” Feel free to share it with your readers! A full, brand-new trailer for MULAN will be available immediately after this sneak peek airs on Sunday. Be sure to watch for it! Disney’s MULAN opens in U.S. theaters on March 27. About Mulan Acclaimed filmmaker Niki Caro brings the epic tale of China’s legendary warrior to life in Disney’s “Mulan,” in which a fearless young...

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Top 5 Reasons to Spoil Your Sweetie with Tickets to Pageant of the Masters this Valentine’s Day

Posted by on Jan 30, 2020 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Love is in the air…and in the art! Charm your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day with tickets to the nation’s most iconic presentation of living pictures: Pageant of the Masters. Treat your special someone to a romantic evening filled with recreations of classical and contemporary works of art with real people posing to look exactly like their counterparts in the original pieces. Give a gift that lasts through summer with tickets to this year’s production themed Made in America, offering...

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Sage Hill School’s Third Annual GEMfest

Posted by on Jan 30, 2020 in Events | 0 comments

On Saturday, February 29, middle school girls in grades 6, 7, and 8 are invited to attend Sage Hill School’s third annual GEMfest event – a celebratory conference that aims to inspire young girls to “leap into their passions” and educate them (and their parents) about empowerment, self-esteem and independence. The day features a series of conversations with this year’s special guests + keynote speakers, and various interactive workshops that attendees can choose from. The event will also include...

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Hoag Family Wellness Center Opens in Foothill Ranch

Posted by on Jan 29, 2020 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Hoag Partner Hoag has always been where our family has received healthcare. They have always had a focus on preventative care, and the patient experience. Hoag has taken healthcare to an all new level with the opening of their all-new family wellness center in Foothill Ranch. I was thrilled to attend their grand opening event over the weekend, and I was overwhelmed with how amazing the facility is. I immediately felt at home when I entered the door. I...

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You’re Invited: Knott’s Charlie Brown Day

Posted by on Jan 28, 2020 in Events, Knott's Berry Farm, Theme Parks | 0 comments

On Sunday, February 2nd, Knott’s is celebrating Good Ol’ Charlie Brown by hosting Charlie Brown Day during the Knott’s PEANUTS Celebration. The park invites guests to enjoy the celebration to show love to everyone’s favorite blockhead by hosting a gathering of the most Charlie Browns in one picture. To show our favorite underdog just how special he is, attendees will be encouraged to pay homage to Charlie Brown by sporting his signature bright yellow zig-zag striped tee, black shorts,...

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Aquarium of the Pacific Otter Bowl

Posted by on Jan 28, 2020 in Aquarium of the Pacific, Events, Theme Parks | 0 comments

The Aquarium of the Pacific is proud to present its sixth annual Otter Bowl on February 2, 2020, at 4:00 p.m. Watch as the Aquarium’s sea otters vie for the championship at Otter Bowl VI. The fast-paced action will include collecting footballs made out of frozen clams and retrieving enrichment toys. There will be lots of eating and playing going on during this big game as the sea otters compete. The game starts during the 4:00 p.m. sea otter...

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DC Super Heroes Taking Over The L.A. Zoo

Posted by on Jan 28, 2020 in Events | 0 comments

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s DC Super Heroes taking over the L.A. Zoo! On Saturday, February 8, 2020, DC and the Los Angeles Zoo are encouraging families to turn off the TV, leave the house, and spend the day together enjoying superheroes, graphic novels, and up-close animal demonstrations at “DC Presents: Reading with Zoo-per Heroes at the L.A. Zoo.” The all-day event will feature interactive presentations with live animals, signings, author/artist meet and greets, as well...

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‘Curry Up’ and Get Authentic Indian Cuisine at the Irvine Spectrum

Posted by on Jan 28, 2020 in Dining, Featured | 0 comments

Partnership Finding good (and authentic) Indian food has always been a challenge in Orange County. In the past, there have only been a couple of restaurants where I would seek authentic flavors, and most are sit-down restaurants. When I learned that Curry Up Now, a fast-casual dining destination, was opening at the Irvine Spectrum Center, I ‘curried’ over to get a taste. The restaurant is located in the new wing of the Irvine Spectrum and is right next to...

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Jurassic World Live Tour Roars into SoCal This Summer

Posted by on Jan 27, 2020 in Events, Featured | 0 comments

Brace yourself for a new species of live entertainment 65 million years in the making! Jurassic World Live Tour, an exhilarating and unpredictable live, family entertainment experience that will bring the wonder and thrills of Jurassic World to generations of fans, will be debuting in SoCal this summer playing Honda Center in Anaheim from July 9–12 followed by STAPLES Center in Downtown LA from July 17–19. Sign up today to become a Jurassic World Live Tour Preferred Guest at...

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The Knott’s PEANUTS Celebration

Posted by on Jan 27, 2020 in Events, Knott's Berry Farm, Theme Parks | 0 comments

The Knott’s PEANUTS Celebration began on Saturday, January 25 and will be offered on weekends through March 1, plus selects dates. The limited time event welcomes fans of all ages to join in on the excitement with family-friendly options for guests to play and interact with the PEANUTS Gang throughout the park. The celebration includes interactive character experiences, new festive PEANUTS inspired décor, vibrant comic strip photo opportunities including a never-before-seen photo backdrop in Camp Snoopy, a new PEANUTS...

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