Category: Something Different

DTLA: Tom’s Model (@TomsModel)

Just when I thought my quest for those Funko Pop! toys was exhausted, I came across a great hidden gem! Unfortunately it’s located a block from LA’s Skid Row. Literally on the corner of 5th and Crocker is this amazing Funko Pop! store. Streets are lined with homeless […]

Gardena: Ugly Cases

Cute little store right off the 405 freeway and Crenshaw, behind a Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf store. Traffic can be bad trying to get into the drive way, and you may have to continue driving and then flip a U-turn to get back into the parking lot. […]

La Habra: Phat Collectibles

My quest to add to my growing Funko Pop! collection continues, and this stop is at Phat Collectibles in La Habra.  I knew about this place for years, when they had multiple stores. It came to my surprise that they had to close their other location, and this […]

Artesia: Madpoppin 

The quest continues for the Funko Pop! toys, and this time it is in the city of Artesia at Madpoppin.  Located in the same parking lot as BCD Tofu, and on the second floor above Tea Station is this tiny collectible store. Christina is such a doll. She was […]

Irvine: BoomLoot Toys

Recently, I started watching The Game of Thrones. Yeah, I know, I’m late to GoT. I am not one to watch blood, guts and gore, but somehow this series drew me into being a fan.  I got so sucked in, I even starting collecting the Funko Pop! vinyl […]

Los Angeles: The Broad

The Broad (pronounced brode) is a contemporary art museum founded by philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad located on Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles. Admission is free and there’s 2 ways to visit: get your tickets in advance, or stand in line.  Tickets are released the 1st of each month, […]

Pasadena: A ticket to explore NASA JPL

Jet Propulsion Laboratory, also known as JPL, is a unique national research facility that carries out robotic space and Earth science missions. JPL is a federally funded research and development center managed for NASA by Caltech University. Every year JPL hosts a 2-day open house that is open to […]

Placentia: the Bruery (@TheBruery)

Last year, my friend Shellie took us to the Bruery for a tour.  Stephen really enjoyed the beers, and commented he’d like to go back to the tasting room.  Last month, the Bruery opened up membership to their Preservation Society, where members can have access to beers not […]

Studio: Culture at the Irvine Marriott

On Thursday night my fellow foodie friend, Chrissy and I was invited back to attend the second event at the Irvine Marriott.  The theme this time was Studio: Culture. Unlike the first event, Studio Taste Lab,   this one has a much more relaxed feeling. First of all, […]

Corona Del Mar: Rogers Garden 

It was a lazy Saturday and we just finished a great lunch at the Lawry’s Cavery at South Coast Plaza.  We were only 10 minutes away from Roger’s Garden, so we hopped on the 73 freeway and made our way to my favorite Holiday nursery in Orange County. […]