Best Oktoberfest in California

German Dessert Rumtopt pictured with cinnamon stick and mint sprig garnish on EncinoMom.com

Visit the Best Oktoberfest in California! Best Oktoberfest in California, come to play and stay all day! If the thought of October sets you off on a quest for wieners and sauerkraut, come with us to the Phoenix Club in … continue reading . . .

Kayak Anacapa Island with California’s EncinoMom!

Anacapa Island Kayaking Adventure From EncinoMom's California Living with host Lisa Keating.

Kayak Anacapa Island with California’s EncinoMom! Are you visiting California or just looking to beat the San Fernando Valley heat this summer? Head out to Anacapa Island on the good ship Vanguard (operated by Island Packers) and take in the … continue reading . . .

Summer Breeze, Strawberry Bruschetta Recipe

Photo of Strawberry Bruschetta being served with tent pitched in the distance.

Strawberry Bruschetta Recipe, inspired by a Pinterest post. This easy recipe for Strawberry Bruschetta is great for serving outdoors this summer when temperatures soar. The fresh and unexpected flavor of slightly sweetened strawberries with olive oil, mellow balsamic vinegar, salt, … continue reading . . .

California Camping Tips For Car Camping Trips

Photo of Troy Meadows from EncinoMom.tv's California Living, Car Camping Tips

California Camping – Tips for a car camping trip to the mountains. EncinoMom’s Lisa Keating preps for a California camping trip to the mountains to beat summer heat in this episode of California Living. Summer days in local mountains are … continue reading . . .

Where Do Lemons Come From?

You might not have given this much thought, but did you know that a lemon tree can contain all four seasons on its branches at once? It can hold the fragrant blossoms of springtime and lemons ranging from pea sized … continue reading . . .

Getaway To Ventura In This Episode Of California Living

Video still featuring oysters for the front page of EncinoMom the California Lifestyle New Media Magazing.

Ventura, California Getaway From California Living and EncinoMom.tv Ready for a little getaway that’s just under an hour away from LA? Pop up to Ventura, a sweet seaside city with great eateries, wineries, a super walkable downtown complete with a … continue reading . . .

EncinoMom Goes To New Heights At The Los Angeles Travel+Adventure Show

Screen Shot of EncinoMom at the Travel & Adventure Show Video Still

If you love to travel – stop what you’re doing and get down to the Los Angeles Travel & Adventure Show at the Long Beach Convention Center, NOW! Open to the public this weekend 10am – 5pm, both Satuday and … continue reading . . .

Snow Fix

Photo of pine trees in the snow

If you find yourself having a hard time getting into the spirit of the season, try a trip to the snow! For us Angelenos snow can be reached in about an hour (depending on exactly where you start). When it … continue reading . . .

Route 66 Adventure, Bagdad Cafe & Oatman, Arizona

Two and a half hours from Los Angeles, in the Mojave desert, made famous by the critically-acclaimed movie by the same name, Bagdad Café in Newberry Springs, is just a dusty ghost town version of a 1950’s café, until tour … continue reading . . .

Guide to Los Angeles’ Best Secrets

Guide to Los Angeles’ Best Kept Secrets for Visitors AND Locals! You can find information about Disneyland, Universal Studios and other Los Angeles area attractions anywhere. In this visitors and locals guide to Los Angeles best-kept secrets I reveal the … continue reading . . .

Classic Cars at Route 66 Rendez-Vous

EncinoMom at the Route 66 Rendez-vous in Riverside, California.

Stater Brothers’ Route 66 Rendez-Vous rolls into Riverside, California this week with a Classic Car Show. Get a virtual glimpse of the annual event in this video and plan to join us this weekend! Route 66 and classic cars have … continue reading . . .

Lavender’s Green

  Longing for the Lavender fields of Provence with only an afternoon to fulfill your dream? Set the nav for Cherry Hill, California where the blooming lavender perfumes the air, the olive and pine trees shade the lane and an … continue reading . . .

Road Trip Up The California Coast

EncinoMom takes a Road Trip Up The California Coast Take a ride with EncinoMom on this virtual 4-day road trip up the California coast. From Encino, California to the Beach Boardwalk in Santa Cruz this quick video trip highlights some … continue reading . . .

Wild Mustard Traces The Trail From Mission To Mission In California

Legend has it that missionaries spread mustard seed along their path from mission to mission to mark their way –  á la Hansel and Gretel. All these years later, the Golden State bursts into bloom from stem to stern, as … continue reading . . .

Eureka! Columbia, California, Historic Gem

The Gold Rush in Columbia, California started in March 1850 by some Mexican miners in this scenic town in the mountains of Tuolumne County. Although the handful of men secretly moved their camp to the place where they had discovered … continue reading . . .

EncinoMom on a (California) Mission

California Mission, San Juan Batista. Photo by Warren Keating.

It’s that time of year when 4th graders throughout our state, study the California missions. Here are a couple of snaps from a recent trip to one of my childhood favorites. Can you guess which one it is? Here’s a … continue reading . . .

EncinoMom’s Lisa Keating Gets A Grip On Golf With PGA Pro Bobby Hinds

EncinoMom - PGA teaching professional, Bobby Hinds, Woodley Lakes golf course in Encino, California

Have you ever wondered about taking up golf – getting outside, taking the time to let the world whiz by without you for a while, turning off your cell, being where you are and maybe even having an Arnold Palmer … continue reading . . .

EncinoMom in San Francisco with Michelin Star Chef, Suzette Gresham of Acquerello

Acquerello San Francisco and Michelin Star Chef, Suzette Gresham on EncinoMom.tv Looking for a meal to remember? Break open your piggy bank for a trip to Acquerello in San Francisco. This 21 year old, Italian fine dining establishment owned by … continue reading . . .

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