Emporium Thai – An EncinoMom Top Pick! Our Experience We shared an amazing meal at Emporium Thai Cuisine in Westwood! The flavorful selections we sampled were complex, fresh and delicious. Even though we had plenty to eat, this tasting has … 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 . . .
The Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece, Hollyhock House, reopened on Friday, February 13th, 2015, after a 3 year long restoration project. We enlisted the help of several contractors and home renovation specialists including several roof installation companies throughout the build, and … 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 . . .
In this Unboxing we share a new product from Trissola which I received as a gift from Envy Salon in Sherman Oaks when I attended their press event. Thank you! And thanks for the new look. This was the first … continue reading . . .
Laugh along with us as we turn the air mattress from our tent into a whitewater flotation device! With only flip flops for paddles we flew in the face of conventional wisdom, printed warnings and good judgement and launched a … continue reading . . .
Looking for a perfect day? Make the trek to Crystal Cove and sample the offerings from the Beachcomber for Newport Beach’s Restaurant Week. You’ll find fun, relaxation, a sense of timelessness and great food, too. Park in the Los Trancos … continue reading . . .
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 reading . . .
Indoor Kart Racing, Go Cart Racing Inside a Building? Wether you spell it with a c or a k, Indoor Kart Racing in these Formula One style electric go karts from Italy will deliver a heart pumping good time. Family … continue reading . . .
Date Bar Recipe This Date Bar Recipe was a childhood favorite, although the whole mix came in a box back then. I’ve attempted to recreate the recipe from scratch using Shield’s Date Crystals after visiting their gardens and shop recently … continue reading . . .
Take A Desert Jeep Tour In This Episode Of California Living Here we are walking the path that water has cut into the desert landscape at the San Andreas Fault. Join us on our California Jeep Tour of the desert … continue reading . . .
Date Tasting Video and Shake Recipe Below Join us in Indio, California for a visit to Shields Gardens. This retro delight offers date tasting, products, garden visits and Shields world famous shakes. Did you know California produces 95% of … continue reading . . .
How to Make A Classic Mojito: Instructions, Ingredients and Video Demo This recipe for a Classic Mojito comes to us courtesy of Award Winning Mixologist, Natasha Garcia. We caught up with Natasha on a recent sunny afternoon (108˚), outside of Palm … continue reading . . .
Olive Talk on California Living. Meet Chef Robert Nyerick What do olives, green tomatoes and ceviche have in common? Chemistry! Olives straight off the tree, like green tomatoes and ceviche need to go through a chemical alchemy before they are … continue reading . . .
Downtown Los Angeles – Things To Do So many things have changed since we lived at 7th and Spring in a loft more than 20 years ago. There are a lot more things to do in downtown Los Angeles and … continue reading . . .
Hotel With Rat Pack Past Gets New Glamor And Tech For Today’s Guests. Sportmen’s Lodge Hotel is undergoing a multi-million dollar renovation. This episode of California Living takes you inside the landmark property for a sneak peek at what’s to … continue reading . . .
This photo captured at the Japanese Garden while on a stroll viewing Cherry Blossoms and Camellias in bloom. For more info see our story here: A Cup Of … continue reading . . .
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 reading . . .
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 reading . . .