Ruby Princess: Day 2 at sea

The ship ended up leaving San Pedro a little after midnight. We woke up to gloomy weather, with rough seas.  We had many options for breakfast, from sit down breakfast at the restaurant, buffet on the Lido Deck, quick bites of pastries at the International Cafe on the […]

Buena Park: Olive Garden

When it’s cold and rainy, Karen and I think of Olive Garden for their unlimited bowl of soup and bread sticks.  On this visit, we came across a special which made us deviate from our normal soup and bread cheap meal.. the 3 course meal for $10.99. So […]

Irvine: Cava Grill (@cavagrill)

Cava Grill is a Mediterranean / Middle Eastern inspired restaurant located in Irvine, off Barranca and Culver, in the spot where Veggie Grill used to be. It’s in the same outdoor complex with many other popular places like Urban Plates, Doner G, Capital Noodles. Cava is a build-your-own […]

Santa Ana: Eat Chow

First timer at Eat Chow! I’ve heard about this place from many of my foodie friends, but I’ve been too lazy to travel to Newport or Costa Mesa. Finally, Eat Chow opens a (larger) location in downtown Santa Ana, just steps from the popular 4th Street Market and […]

Spring Clean with Give Back Box

I’m guilty of online shopping. Amazon is probably my best friend.  If your house is full of boxes, and you also have a house full of stuff, what a good excuse to re-use the boxes you got from your online shopping AND also clean the house and closet […]

Costa Mesa: Marché Moderne

Merry Christmas to me!! My friend and coworker Ken wanted to take me out to lunch for the holidays and surprised me here… which was good, since they’re moving to Crystal Cove Newport Beach in January 2017. We arrived at 11:30 on the Thursday before Christmas, and was […]

Detroit: Ducks vs. Red Wings

This is the final year that the Detroit Red Wings will be playing at the Joe Louis Arena.  Next year they’ll have a new home, called the Little Caesar’s Arena,  located behind Hockey Town Cafe. We braved the arctic cold weather to see this historic arena, and of […]

Detroit’s People Mover 

Great transportation if you’re staying in the Downtown Area without a car! We were staying at the Aloft Detroit at The David Whitney which is centrally located if you want to go to the Comerica Park, Ford Field or the Hockeytown Cafe. We, however, needed to go to […]