Foodie Trail: Mesa, Arizona in 16 Sips and Bites

Mesa may be the next biggest star in the Phoenix metro, featuring over 300 days of sunshine and a whole lot of adventure; you can easily go from the urban center to wide-open spaces in minutes and experience a wide variety of activities. Come for the desert landscape. Take in a baseball game during Spring Training, where the Chicago Cubs made their home since 1952. … Continue reading Foodie Trail: Mesa, Arizona in 16 Sips and Bites

Carlsbad, easy Southern California living 

A little more than an hour’s drive from Malibu midday (or perhaps a short Metrolink ride for you), we found ourselves in Carlsbad for a winter weekend. The small southern California town in North San Diego County is 87 miles south of LA on the water. With no expectations of what the area might be like, we never imagined to repeatedly ask, “Why doesn’t Malibu … Continue reading Carlsbad, easy Southern California living 

Get to know Torrance, California

Sandwiched between Redondo Beach and Palos Verdes, many people don’t realize that Torrance, California has an incredible food and craft beer scene. One of the largest Japanese populations outside of Hawaii in America exists here too influencing the cuisine in major ways. Just 10 miles from LAX and 17 miles north of Long Beach Airport, Torrance is the place to enjoy your hops in your flip flops! … Continue reading Get to know Torrance, California

How to Make the Most of Hawaii (the Big Island) in a few days

Screams of whooo and wheee and whoo hoo echoed around our boat of about a dozen people as iPhones were on full video mode and some of us just hoped to memorialize the experience in our minds. You may have thought we were at a concert as we sipped and cheers-ed our Kona Big Wave beers, but we were on a 25-foot inflatable zodiac in … Continue reading How to Make the Most of Hawaii (the Big Island) in a few days

Saving the Bay – One IPA at a Time

We’re all looking for ways to help the environment, and to be honest, it’s usually pretty tough work- it took many of years of neglect to get the planet to the state it is in today, and it will no doubt take even longer to restore it. During Earth Day weekend this year, Golden Road Brewing made it a bit more enjoyable to give back, … Continue reading Saving the Bay – One IPA at a Time

See another side of Southern California, the Conejo Valley

Just a mere 45-minute drive from Los Angeles, the Conejo Valley was a term new to me as of last week. Approximately 35 miles northwest of Los Angeles and 10-15 miles inland from the beaches of Malibu, the expansive valley is filled with outdoor recreation such as hiking, biking, and horseback riding with wide open land, idyllic nature preserves, canyons, and ocean views. Every day … Continue reading See another side of Southern California, the Conejo Valley

Eat your way through the new Gallery Food Hall in Santa Monica

The new Gallery Food Hall on Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica is our favorite quick eats destination on the west side. The ever-growing two-story food hall offers quick and easy lunch, dinner, and dessert options in a hip clean space. Guests can bring food on to the second-floor outdoor deck to enjoy the California sunshine or people watch down below on the promenade. Comfy Adirondack … Continue reading Eat your way through the new Gallery Food Hall in Santa Monica

Bocanegra makes its debut in budding LA beer scene

On a warm and bright summer day in June, strolling through the streets of Los Angeles, whether it be by fate or just the right decision, you can always end up walking into something unexpected. It’s one of the many qualities about Los Angeles that keeps me here, the ever-changing landscape being shaped by the wonderful mix of cultures and backgrounds constantly challenging the status … Continue reading Bocanegra makes its debut in budding LA beer scene

Let’s Really Care during Super Bowl LII

What were you doing during the Super Bowl this year? Perhaps you burned your finger while pealing out the frozen pizzas from your oven, or maybe you were dressed up in your team’s gear drinking a Bud light waiting for the show to start. Actually, you may have been in traffic with a platter of seven layer bean dip on your lap waiting to be … Continue reading Let’s Really Care during Super Bowl LII

Labor Day Party Essentials

Labor Day Weekend marks the end of summer and the beginning of fall. As climates in most cities remain the same, calendar happenings change as we shed the summer fun activities, and embrace to enter holiday season preparation. Most Labor Day outings consist of final beach visits for the weekend, or the blowout BBQ party leaving behind an unforgettable summer. Wherever your escape takes you, … Continue reading Labor Day Party Essentials