A California Train Travel Vacation, Tips And Advice

Riding On The Amtrak

What A California Train Travel Vacation Is Like, Tips & Advice For those of you considering taking an overnight or day trip by train, or have never considered train travel, but the headline grabbed you, this article will reveal what … continue . . .

Los Angeles Travel and Adventure Show – 2013 + 2014 Update

EncinoMom's Lisa Keating at the Bubble Rollers Exhibit - Los Angeles Travel and Adventure Show

LA Travel & Adventure Show Long Beach – Feb. 8 – 9, 2014! Make the most of your visit with these tips! Define your goal Set your schedule Map your strategy Take a break Allow extra time to wander Have … continue . . .

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

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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 . . .

Favorite EncinoMom Unboxed Episode 3


Sit back, relax and join us for a good laugh as EncinoMom staffers open the mail in this episode of EncinoMom Unboxed 3. This video features a fantastic gift box from Teavana, the Master Grill gift set from Urban Accents – a perfect prezzie for Dads who grill and a gorgeous swim suit cover up from Heather Blond. Staffers on set for this unboxing are Production Manager, Lisa B., Blog Author Lizzy K. and EncinoMom Editorial Director, Lisa Keating. We invite you to experience these products with us as we unbox and talk about our experiences with the cool stuff that comes to us for review.

Master Grill Gift Box From Urban Accents.This Grill Master gift set from Urban Accents retails for $49.95. Individual glazes, rubs and spices are also available as well as a host of other gift sets. These small batch blended premium spices are a food lovers dream. If the grill master at your house hasn’t actually mastered the grill, Urban Accents might be just what you need to save the day. The flavors included in the gift box we received were; Vermont Grill Dry Glaze, Santa Fe BBQ Dry Glaze, Athenian Herb Dry Glaze, Mandarin Ginger Dry Glaze, Chicago Steak & Chop, Kansas City Classic Rub, Argentina Steak Rub and Sonoma Pepper. My mouth is watering, now. There were additional samples of the Dry Glazes which we sent home with Lisa B. after learning that she was already a fan of Urban Accents! The Sonoma Pepper sounds amazing with its blend of lemon, orange and pepper. It’s also salt and sugar free. We can’t wait to try the Chipotle Parmesan and Chili Lime seasonings for corn on the cob, a Summer favorite on the grill around here. The Grill Master collection will be wrapped up ’til Father’s Day. Then we’ll break out the grill and have a feast!

Lisa Keating in a Heather Blond cover up on EncinoMom.com.We covered this on camera, but the Heather Blond Swimsuit Cover Up is for an upcoming resort shoot, where we’ll be sharing one of our best travel tips for Summer. We saw this piece in photos and thought it was perfect, but you never know. The fit of this lightweight, dramatic coverup is so flattering! It runs a little on the small side. If you are tall and slim, this will be beautiful on you. We think it fits and flatters curvier figures, too. This is a size large and it fits snugly, hugging the torso and then draping away from the waist. The heavily ornamented neckline is dramatic and attention getting. Do not wear this if you are feeling shy! Note: it does not open in the front, in spite of the drawstring (used to customize the fit). If you are broad shouldered or extremely busty, you may need to change in your cabana as it slips on and off over your head. It also comes in a short version. This vibrant print is the Zanzibar. Love!

Photo of loose leaf Teavana tea. Oprah Chai tea on EncinoMom.com by Warren Keating.

The beautifully boxed gift set from Teavana retails for $69.95 and contains everything you need to prepare the perfect cup of tea. There are four airtight storage tins for the four Teavana teas that come in this package. They are their most popular varieties; MateVana tea, Strawberry Lemonade herbal tea, Sakura (cherry) Allure green tea and Rooibos Chai. We recently attended the launch of Teavana’s collaboration with Oprah and are big fans of the resulting Oprah Chai tea. We can recommend this elegant gift for any tea lover on your list.

In case you’re wondering, products that are featured on EncinoMom Unboxed have been pre-screened for quality before they are accepted. After we record the unboxing, we dig into the experience and share written reviews as we are able. It takes time to read books, watch movies, prepare foods for tastings, assemble photo and video shoots, etc. Please check back to see the reviews and stories that come from these unboxings. We just thought you might enjoy being an insider and sharing the process with us. Feel free to comment below, on YouTube or even drop us a note in the mail. We’re here to help you try before you buy, so send us your thoughts and questions.
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See the cool stuff we get in the mail on EncinoMom Unboxed!

EncinoMom.com’s Lisa Keating and staff members, Christopher Taylor and Lizzy K open the mail on EncinoMom Unboxed! This video features; Oprah’s new Chai Tea from Teavana, We’ll Always Have Paris; A Mother/Daughter Memoir by Jennifer Coburn, Granite Flats (BYUtv), Walking With Dinosaurs; the movie and our drawing prize exclusively for EncinoMom’s YouTube subscribers!

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We are thrilled to present these products and services sent to us for review and to share with you! Just so you know, the video is edited so we only share the best of what we receive. See the gorgeous new gift box from Oprah’s Chai Tea presented to us by Teavana. The tea is delicious! I love it as a hand crafted, non-fat latte (you can order one at your local Starbucks). By the way, Teavana has just opened one of their tea rooms in Beverly Hills, at the corner of Santa Monica and Wilshire Boulevards. This is one of their first locations outside of the mall and you can expect the same passion for tea along with small plates, scones, tea cakes and such. The perfect spot for a light lunch, mid morning or mid afternoon snack, or dare I say it – tea time!

Stoffer’s completed the food truck theme when they supplied the food at a recent screening of the feature film; Chef (see our review here). Walking With Dinosaurs The Movie and BYUtv’s series Granite Flats sent us goodies, too! You can catch Christopher Lloyd this Sunday in the season finale. We hope he comes back in season 3, too! Set in 1963, this series follows a group of kids as they unravel the secrets of the Cold War afflicted adults around them. You can watch this one with the whole family.

We also share some of our fan mail and a new book that we’ll be reviewing: We’ll Always Have Paris A Mother/Daughter Memoir by Jennifer Coburn. I’ve just finished reading We’ll Always Have Paris and I’m in love. The book is beautifully written, an inspiration and touching, personal account of Coburn’s travels abroad with her daughter. Coburn’s exploration of her own complex relationship with her father is intricately woven into the fabric of this memoir that reads like a novel. You’ll laugh and cry, renew your passport and book two tickets to Paris. I’m excited to tell you, my daughter and I are thrilled to be meeting with Coburn and her daughter Katie for an on camera chat in a couple of weeks. The interview comes to EncinoMom this summer!

Thank you so much for watching! We’ve got another episode in the editing bays and the P.O. Box is full again! Please don’t be shy, send us your letters, notes and cards. Maybe we’ll be reading your story next!




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Interview Video & airweave Mattress Topper Review We had the chance to chat with airweave President & CEO, Mr. Motokuni Takaoka. A premium mattress topper and category leader in Japan, airweave is where science meets sleep. Takaoka took over his uncle’s manufacturing … continue . . .

Mr. Peabody & Sherman, Preview, Review & Interview

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Click to see prize details and enter to win! We are delighted to present this interview video with Tiffany Ward, President of Jay Ward Productions, Inc. and Executive Producer of Mr. Peabody & Sherman the new 3D Dreamworks Animated feature … continue . . .

Mother Daughter Spa Visit

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Mother Daughter Spa Experience Sit back and relax with our Mother Daughter Spa visit video. Finding a spa that can accommodate tweens and young teens can be a little tricky. Join us as we experience side by side mani-pedis at … continue . . .

Cyber Monday

Black Friday Special Offers From Our Friends and Affiliates Take advantage of these special offers by grabbing the promo codes or using the links below. Some offers are good through Cyber Monday, others are like lightning – gone in a … continue . . .

10 Picks To Pack For A Week Away

Lisa Keating shares the EncinoMom Ten Picks To Pack For A Week Away In This Video.

10 Picks To Pack For A Week Away – Summer Style This episode of California Living takes you inside the suitcase. EncinoMom’s Lisa Keating reveals our 10 Picks To Pack For A Week Away. Not only do we share some … continue . . .

Paris: Alternative Things To See And Do For 2013 Tourists

Photo of Versailles by Fine Artist and Photograher, Warren Keating for EncinoMom.com.

Paris: Alternative Things To Do For Tourists Visiting The City Of Lights This Year My Top “Off The Beaten Path” Paris Attractions Whenever I recommend things to see and do at a particular destination that I know well, I guide … continue . . .

Golden Beet Salad Recipe With Pistachios From Chef Tim

Video still from the Sidecar Restaurant as Chef Tim Kilcoyne demonstrates his Beet Salad Recipe on EncinoMom.TV

Golden Beet Salad Recipe With Pistachios From Chef Tim In this easy Beet Salad Recipe from Chef Tim Kilcoyne, owner of the Sidecar Restaurant in Ventura, California, you’ll pick up a great tip for beet handling. Sit down with host … continue . . .

A Cup of Tea In the Japanese Garden

Still frame from the Japanese Garden episode of California Living

Tea Service in the Japanese Garden in Los Angeles’ Woodley Park In this episode of California Living from http://EncinoMom.TV, we join volunteer Debra Phillips and host, Lisa Keating for a walk in the park. This seemingly remote Japanese Garden, designed … continue . . .

International Printing Museum Celebrates Charles Dickens At Christmas

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Great fun at “Fezziwig’s Warehouse” as recreated inside of the International Printing Museum. Join EncinoMom’s Lisa Keating for a video visit to the largest working collection of antique printing presses in the world, in this episode of California Living. The … continue . . .

E-Mom Shop

The Mom Shop! Welcome to our E-Mom Shop On this page you’ll find EncinoMom’s hand picked gift guides. Some items are available through Amazon and our other affiliates. All items featured here have been selected by us because of our … continue . . .