Celebrating my birthday at Disney California Adventure Food + Wine 

Last year Disney California Adventure brought back the Food and Wine Festival after a 5 year hiatus. Apparently it must have done so well, they brought it back for 2017, with more food, more wine,…

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March 18: Ducks Road Trip to San Jose #DieHardsRoadtrip

On March 18, over 150 Anaheim Ducks fans woke up early and piled onto 3 buses heading to San Jose to watch our Ducks take on the Sharks.  We parked our cars at the Honda…

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San Jose: Deluxe Eatery + Drinkery for breakfast

Eggg-celent Sunday breakfast. We were in town for a Sharks/ Ducks game, and needed an early breakfast before heading back to Orange County.  Thanks to reliable Yelp, I found this place opened at 7 am, and…

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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…

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The patience of being a Disney collector 

Once upon a time, back in the late 1990’s – early 2000’s, I started collecting Disney pins. My ex-husband started off with one pin, and said he’ll collect “just a pin a week”.  Soon, I…

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BBQ Fundraiser for the fallen Whittier police officers

Today, my office was supposed to have a fundraiser for Baker to Vegas, a law enforcement footrace which starts in Baker, California, and ends in Las Vegas, Nevada. The money raised would go toward the…

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Taco Tuesday at Los Cotijas’s Mexican Grill

It’s another Taco Tuesday! Tucked away in a strip mall, across the parking lot from Popeyes, and Fresh Choice market is La Cotijas Grill. Their tacos on Tuesdays are just under 2 bucks at $1.99, and…

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Studio Taste Lab at the Irvine Marriott

As a local blogger, I get invitations to attend previews of food places and community events. I was recently invited to a new food experience called Studio Taste Lab at the Irvine Marriott, and graciously…

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San Francisco: Soma StrEATfood

While gathering information for lookingforfoodtrucks, I came across this daily food truck gathering in San Francisco. It is a permanent fixture in SoMa, and looks like its a great place to check out the next…

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Inn on 1st, Napa

I’m sitting in the Inn’s patio enjoying breakfast outside, sipping coffee and contemplating which winery to visit at 10:00.  I already know I’m giving this place 5 stars and I still have another day. I…

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Whittier, Alaska to Anchorage, Alaska

Our cruise is over!  We docked in Whittier, Alaska and made arrangements for a bus to take us to Anchorage.  On the way to our final destination, we stopped at an animal conservation center, and…

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College Fjord, Alaska

Another day at sea, as the ship slowly cruised through the College Fjord.  While Stephen and Sierra were wandering the ship, taking photos of the glaciers, I spent my time enjoying the view from the…

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Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Alaska

Following Juneau, the ship was at sea so we could view the Glacier Bay.  The Bay is considered part of our National Parks, so a permit is needed to enter this area.  Not all ships…

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Skagway, Alaska

Our next stop was Skagway!  We needed to take our passport, as part of our tour was going into Canada.  Our tour started on a bus through Skagway, with a stop at a “pan for…

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Juneau, Alaska

Our next stop for Day 3 was Juneau, Alaska.  We booked an excursion, which included a whale watching, a salmon lunch, and then a trip to the Mendenhall Glacier.  We and had a really good…

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July 2013: Princess Cruise to Alaska

  Stephen’s mother has never been to Alaska, and it has been a while since I was there.  I think the last time I went on an Alaskan cruise was when I was a little…

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Russian River/ Napa

On Saturday, we spent too much time in Berkeley, so when we drove to the Russian River area for dinner, Korbel’s last tour was over.  We went back to Napa (the other side of the…

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