Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Lunar New Year Celebration at The Outlets at San Clemente January 28th


Lunar New Year Celebrations are coming into full effect with festivities all over Orange County and SoCal. 

For the 2nd year The Outlets at San Clemente are hosting a Family Friendly Celebration for the Year of the Rooster!

I noted some inf on all of this in my post about events for Lunar New year in SoCal but... here are all the deets.

Valentine's Special BOGO at Pinot's Palette Aliso Viejo

Valentine's Special BOGO at Pinot's Palette Aliso Viejo!

Grand Opening is on February 12th!!

Right now you can book a Buy One Get One Free Paint session on either February 12th OR February 14th! Celebrate Valentine's Day with some fun at Pinot & Paint in Aliso Viejo.

Happy Valentine's Day Prep All, 

Monday, January 23, 2017

Irvine Park Railroad Celebrates 21 Years in February - Plus Enter #Giveaway

Happy 21st Anniversary Irvine Park Railroad!


It is NO secret that we love IPRR. We have been visiting Irvine Park for over 40 years and have been right along side the Irvine Park Railroad since it started. 

It is kind of a tradition for us to visit and as often as possible. There are events throughout the year and in the down time it's fun to just take the train for a ride and walk around the park. 

We are so excited to Celebrate 21 years of smiles & family fun at Irvine Park Railroad and we are even more grateful to bring you an awesome giveaway! 

Pinot's Palette Aliso Viejo Grand Opening February 12th Info

Pinot's Palette Aliso Viejo Grand Opening on February 12th!

Have you done a Pinot & Paint?

I have NOT ... I know right?! Well all that is about to change!

I am so excited to be invited to check out PinotAliso , on Feb 10th, before their official Grand Opening to the public on February 12th!

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Monster Jam - Perfect Family Fun with Another January Show

Monster Jam at Angel's Stadium - One More Show This Month!

There is something for everyone! Girls, Boys, Young and Old! I can not get enough out of how much fun all of us had and for different reasons too!

It was my son's first Monster Jam show and although my daughter and hubs have been a few times, I was not sure how Mikey would do, or how his autism sensory would handle the noise. None the less we were so eager to go that we quickly jammed over right after my daughter's soccer game.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Lunar New Year Festivities in SoCal #LunarNewYear

Lunar New Year - The Year of The ROOSTER

Always a beautiful cultural display, the events of Lunar New Year, are one of my most recent favorites to explore!

Here is a beginners list to see and start to experience the amazement and culture that comes with Lunar New Year:

* Pretend City Lunar New Year Celebration +Pretend City Children's Museum  January 28th 11am to 3pm

Gong Hey Fat Choy! That means “Happy Chinese New Year.” At Pretend City, immerse your child in a cultural experience as they celebrate Chinese New Year and learn about Chinese traditions as they celebrate the new year. There will be a special Chinese New Year theme parade to close out the day! All the deets HERE!

* OC Metrolink to Golden Dragon Parade Saturday Feb 4th 

 Catch a FREE Ride to LA's Golden Dragon Parade
On February 4, celebrate Lunar New Year by visiting the 118th Annual Golden Dragon Parade and Festival in Los Angeles. Ride Metrolink free two ways!

 Get Two Free Tickets Online Enter the sweepstakes by this Friday, January 20 for a chance to win two round-trip tickets. Winners will be selected January 25. Enter the sweepstakes.

 Get a Free Ticket at the Kick-off Event Before the parade, attend a fun event at the Irvine Metrolink Station on February 4. Be one of the first 100 attendees and get a free round-trip ticket (first come, first served). Click HERE to learn more about this event. 

* Something New? Well for me YES - I have been told that the Hsi Lai Temple has the most wonderful Lunar New Year displays and events. 
You can find all the info HERE. From what I can see, the education and the floral alone are worth the visit. Have you been? Please let me know what not to miss!

* Disneyland 
Lunar New Year Festivities  kick off January 20th and continue through Feb 5th at the Happiest Place. Follow along as we take a few trips to the Magic and bring you live fun too with in the next few weeks!

* Oshogatsu Family Festival Ring in the Year of the Rooster with New Year-themed performances and crafts. 
Featured activities include demonstrations of the ancient art of candy sculpting, sample bowls of lucky zaru soba for kids, a performance by Los Angeles-based TAIKOPROJECT, and a mochitsuki (rice pounding) demonstration.
 When: Jan. 8, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
 Where: Japanese American National Museum, 100 North Central Avenue, Los Angeles

* Tet Festival The Union of Vietnamese Student Associations of Southern California presents its 36th annual event celebrating the lunar year. 
Attractions include the Miss Vietnam of Southern California Pageant, music and dance performances, food vendors and games.
 When: Jan. 27, 4-10 p.m.; Jan. 28, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Jan. 29, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
 Where: OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa

* Asian Pacific Lunar New Year Festival -Traditional Asian music, taiko drums, dance performances, art displays, martial arts demonstrations and Asian cultural displays highlight the annual lunar festival, which opens with a parade of nations at 10 a.m. In the evening, the closing ceremony includes a fireworks display ringing in the Lunar New Year.
 When: Jan. 28
 Where: Downtown Riverside

* San Gabriel Lunar New Year Festival  San Gabriel Lunar New Year celebration combines the traditional and modern with 30-foot outdoor stage with live performances, dance competition, food trucks, craft beer garden, and kids zone.
 When: Jan. 28, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
 Where: San Gabriel Mission District, 320 S. Mission Drive, San Gabriel


Do you have a fav festival that I can add to the list of must visit, or have to experience. Please let me know and I will add it in!

Happy Lunar New Year everyone! 

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Exciting Groundbreaking News for LEGOLAND CA Resort in 2017


There are so many changes coming to LEGOLAND CA in this new year!

2017 is going to bring massive bricktastic fun, additions and so much more to the love of all things LEGOLAND CA...

Are you ready?

Here is what we know so far...

Monday, January 16, 2017

Trader Joe's Now Open at Pretend City - Shopping and Learning EduFun

Pretend City has revealed their newly renovated grocery store exhibit, sponsored by Trader Joe’s! 

A head-to-toe renovation brought many new additions to this popular exhibit, including:

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Birthday Fun at Pump It Up Lake Forest Perfect for All Ages

Happy New Year... Happy Birthday to my Baby Boy! 

This past weekend we spent some quality time together celebrating my son's 5th birthday. 

We are so happy that we were able to invite his family, cousins and a few friends out to Pump It Up in Lake Forest for some bouncing, jumping, laughing and silly fun. 

I love that they have special deals. Not only for parties but for days of the week like date night, parents night out, drop in, open jump and holiday specials too. 

Their birthday party packages are spot on for the timing of fun as well as price for quantity of kids.

Monday, January 2, 2017

Grand Legacy At The Park - Perfect Location for A Lot of Local Fun in SoCal

Wow We Rocked 2016 Locally Visiting so Many Hot Spots for Family/Date Night Fun!

This last year we spent a lot of time spending a lot of time together hehe. It was an honor to have the privileged to cover so many fantastic events this last year. 

I really hope you enjoyed all of our live coverage, posts, recaps, social shares and info through out the year. 

We are eager to kick off 2017 with more fun to share and places to go all around OC and beyond. 

One of our most favorite places to stay is the Grand Legacy at the Park. I have covered the hotel itself many times. We have taken walks to and from the main gates of Disneyland Parks and shared all the family fun that can be had at the hotel itself all year round. 

But I also wanted to share a perspective from the eyes and mind of a planner that looks at practicality as well as the fun to be had! 

With that said, this past year, I took the opportunity to really plan a stay around the Grand Legacy at the Park and more than once, not just a staycation...

Our run of family fun.