Fall Outdoor Play When temperatures begin to fall we love to get the family outside. Hiking, biking and even long walks with our dog are even more enjoyable when the air is cool and the breeze is brisk. We love … continue reading . . .
CELEBRATE ST. PATTY’S DAY WITH ONE OF L.A.’S BIGGEST PARTIES AT TAM O’SHANTER! Legendary Restaurant Starts Full Day of Special Events at 11:00am! Can’t make it out for the festivities? See EncinoMom’s recipes to make at home, below! Tam O’Shanter, a … continue reading . . .
First time at Sprouts Farmers Market As the new year starts and resolutions, goals and dreams abound, I am struck by the power of little changes that bring big results. Making small choices daily, like choosing water instead of soda, can really … continue reading . . .
I’m a die-hard foodie. I hunt out every local cart, truck, farmer’s market, pop-up, and Mom-and-Pop-hole-in-the-wall to sample their kimchi-marinated, locally-foraged truffle tacos with charred shiitake ash. So it is with some trepidation I admit my guilty pleasure… I love … continue reading . . .
Mikey and the Chocolate Factory Today I toured John Kelly chocolates in Hollywood, because sometimes life is really hard and you have to go sample delicious fine chocolates. The tour began several feet from the door, as the wonderful aroma … continue reading . . .
LA Beach Cities Modern Home Tour What do you think when you hear the term “modern home?” What do you feel? What visuals, temperature, textures, auditory senses are conjured? I’ll tell you what I used to think: bland, cold, stern, … continue reading . . .
Get your taste buds ready! California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) has a new menu that is sure to keep you coming back for more. The new cocktails, lunch, and dinner options are both tasty and affordable. The only hard part will be choosing … continue reading . . .
Alpine Village Kicks Off Oktoberfest In Torrance! Have you ever been to a party that lasted two and a half weeks? Sounds like quite a celebration. Odds are that if you haven’t been to Munich to celebrate Oktoberfest you haven’t partied … continue reading . . .
Estérel Makeover The Estérel restaurant unveiled its makeover including two unique and colorful new spaces, “Le Jardin” and “The Aviary”. It showcased the new design and decor at its opening in July where many Angelinos showed up to take in the … continue reading . . .
Costco Opens In Woodland Hills at 21800 Victory Boulevard By Kathy Rappaport Wow; I was so honored to collaborate with Lisa Keating of EncinoMom Magazine. We’ve worked together on a few projects in the past, but for me this one was special! Could … continue reading . . .
Fun Foods of the LA County Fair! By Mike Anderson “Did you take your heartburn medicine?” my wife knowingly asked as I left to indulge in the LA County Fair food preview. As a born-and-raised Midwesterner my veins run (slowly) … continue reading . . .
Hey, Falling IS stopping! Join us for a beginner’s skateboarding lesson at Skate School in Santa Fe, New Mexico with Joe Lehm. I don’t know if you’ve ever thought about getting on a board yourself, but believe me, if I … continue reading . . .
Santa Fe Street Fashion Show, curated by Executive Director of Santa Fe Street Fashion Week, Amy Shea Friday night, August 28th, 2015 marked the first ever Santa Fe Street Fashion Show. Executive Director, Amy Shea is serious about the … continue reading . . .
We kick off this episode with a couple of our favorite road trip tips and then launch into an epic test drive of car trip snack picks. Many of today’s tastes are new to market and boast GMO free grains … continue reading . . .
We took a road trip on route 66 headed for Santa Fe New Mexico. We wanted to see for ourselves what the City Different was all about. I have to tell you we fell hard and I’m not just saying … continue reading . . .
Here it is! The 2015 Can-Am Spyder F3 Test Drive. We’re back in Long Beach, California for the motorcycle show to test drive the 2015 Can-Am Spyder F3. I caught up with Brian Manning from Can-Am who showed me the … continue reading . . .
Do you know the origin of Vodka? How to make the perfect Martini? I don’t — nor do I care to take a look behind the scenes at the world of mixology, unless you’re talking about my beloved Gin, then … continue reading . . .
The Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece, Hollyhock House, reopened on Friday, February 13th, 2015, after a 3 year long restoration project. Built for Aline Barnsdall as part of her vision for an arts center, this was Wright’s first foray into Los … continue reading . . .
The @Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz exhibit is an inspirational, uplifting show of color, light and even whimsy, with a profound depth and thought provoking message. There are several parts to the exhibit, located in four main areas of the … continue reading . . .
Meet Toby Toby is the mystery Terrier mix puppy we rescued from Best Friends Animal Shelter a few months back. You may be wondering why I’m starting my story about Carmel-by-the-Sea with an introduction to our dog. There are two … continue reading . . .