Hollyhock House

Light filled corridor at the Frank Lloyd Wright Los Angeles masterpiece Hollyhock House in Barnsdall Art Park.

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 . . .

@Large Ai Weiwei at Alcatraz

@Large Ai Weiwei On Alcatraz dominates former penitentiary with color and life in stark contrast to the depth of meaning and decay surrounding the exhibit.

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 . . .

Carmel-by-the-Sea Family Road Trip

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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 . . .

Legoland, Trissola Chia Oil & Part Swan, Part Goose Unboxed

EncinoMom Unboxed.

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 . . .

Whitewater Mattress Ride

Still from our Whitewater Air Mattress Adventure in Yosemite.

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 . . .

Newport Beach Restaurant Week

Sunglasses on the table at The Beachcomber Café in Crystal Cove.

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 Visit

Condé Nast Traveler rated The Well Spa #1 in North America.

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 Video

Lisa Keating at the wheel of a Formula One style Electric, Italian Go Kart.

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

Date Bar

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 . . .

See The Desert Via Jeep

Peek inside a recreated Kaweah Indian dwelling at the San Andreas Fault.

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 and Shake Recipe

Shields Date Garden Sign.

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 . . .

Mojito Recipe And How To Video From Indian Wells

Mojito Recipe and How To Video.

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 . . .

Olives & Locally Sourced Foods: Meet Chef Robert Nyerick

Photo of Chef holding fresh sage from staff photographers at EncinoMom Magazine captured at Miramonte Resort in Indian Wells, California.

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: EncinoMom’s Things To Do In Los Angeles

Photo of Red and Blue Vinyl Records at the Last Book Store in Los Angeles.

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 . . .

Sportsmen’s Lodge Renovation – Peek At The New Look

Sportmen's Lodge Room Makeover 2013 on EncinoMom..tv

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 . . .

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 reading . . .

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 reading . . .

Heritage Square Museum Virtual Visit

Heritage Square Historic Homes Open Air Museum on EncinoMom.tv

Heritage Square Museum Virtual Visit on California Living Step back in time as you pass through the gates at Heritage Square Museum. It’s unlike any other museum I’ve ever seen. The collection on display is a small street full of … continue reading . . .

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 . . .

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