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. If you’re camping in a tent … 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 . . .

Hunger Games Training

Photo of girl with bow and arrow in front of target.

Channel your inner Katniss! Okay, it isn’t really Hunger Games training, but you can learn to shoot a lifesaver from 50 yards away with a bow and arrow. I’ve seen a nine year old do it! Granted, his father splits … continue reading . . .

Innovative Architecture and Building Materials At AltBuild

Photo of R+U Modular Housing, Deck, Evening.

Some really cool displays, innovative architectural designs and amazing materials at the AltBuild show in Santa Monica at the Civic Auditorium. Free admission, $9 to park – open tomorrow from 10 am to 5 pm. Get inspired and learn about … continue reading . . .

Hot Fresh Mint Tea

Photo of a cup of hot mint tea by EncinoMom's Lisa Keating

This is the way they serve their hot mint tea at Aroma Cafe in Encino. Tons of fresh mint is muddled in piping hot water and delivered with a tea bag which you can use or not depending on your … continue reading . . .

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 reading . . .

Star Eco-Station in Culver City

Star Eco-Station in Culver City Join us for a private tour of the Star Eco-Station in Culver City, California and meet a host of rescued animals. From fish and turtles, to alligators, spiders, snakes, cats and birds, you’ll find animals … 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 . . .

Los Encinos – UPDATE – Good News!

Photo of the foountain at Los Encinos State Historic Park, by EncinoMom's Lisa Keating.

Good news! In case you haven’t heard, an anonymous donor has graciously donated $150,000 to keep our local jewel OPEN! Woohoo! It is with tremendous gratitude that I received this news. While it is important to celebrate our communal good … continue reading . . .

International Printing Museum Celebrates Charles Dickens At Christmas

Photo of antique document replicas at the International Printing Museum

International Printing Museum Celebrates Charles Dickens 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 … 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 . . .

Tour Los Encinos State Historic Park – BEFORE It Closes!

Travel to California State Historic Park, Los Encinos

Did you know this California State Historic Park, rich in culture and resources is slated for closure along with 69 other parks in the Golden State? Take a moment to watch a little of what this one park has to offer … continue reading . . .

Rules of Engagement, 3 Steps To Halloween Candy Management

How to Handle Your Haul Living in a house full of candy monsters, it has always been obvious to me that Halloween requires a strategy. The first step is to serve a nutritious meal before marauding the neighborhood for sweet … continue reading . . .

Taste of Encino Thank you from EncinoMom!

Photo of Lisa and Warren Keating at the EncinoMom booth at Taste of Encino.

Taste of Encino – 24th Annual Taste – Back on the Boulevard. EncinoMom At Taste Of Encino Thanks to everyone who made this such a special day! From the staff at EncinoMom.com, the great new people we met and all … 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 . . .

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