OMG. I just found my new favorite restaurant. Angelina’s Pizzeria recently opened in Irvine (in the new Whole Foods center over by the Irvine Spectrum) and I am welcoming it with open arms. I was invited to come try their new brunch menu and from the moment I walked in, I knew that this would be a game changer for Irvine and the surrounding area. Everything about it was fresh and cool which isn’t usually what you’d expect from a restaurant found in Irvine. While we have lots of decent dining options, this one is a stand out and I think everyone needs to run down and check it out.
Are you a blogger or small business owner? Did you know that I am 1/2 of a the team that created BlogRX Retreat? I am! And I’m so excited to announce:
BlogRX Retreat is happening in Palm Springs on August 6, 2016.
The retreat is a one day workshop that will be split in to two sessions. Session 1 is taught by Lauren (afabulousfete.com) and is all about how to define and refine your brand and create a compelling visual identity. Session 2 is taught by me and will focus on how to take that newly gorgeous brand and make it a viable business that goes beyond face value. We’ll do this in 3 segments to show you how to implement all those new changes to fit your branding and work towards growing your business.
We have optional opportunities for Day 2 where you can spend one on one time with Lauren and I to really establish your goals and dive deeper in to the areas you want help with. Did I mention there’s a pool to use while your waiting for your time? Oh and our best pal, Tammy Mendoza will be on hand to take new head shots if you need them.
See all the details and pricing over on the BlogRX Retreat site.
We are so excited to help you get the business of your dreams! Be sure to sign up for the BlogRX Retreat newsletter (via the retreat site) to get more info about us, the retreat and even some business tips.
Bring a blogging friend and make a weekend out of it!
Lauren and I met through blogging and collaborate often. Over the years, we realized that we approach business from different perspectives and were continually learning from each other. We know that we can help other bloggers and small business owners too. We are excited to help you grow and get inspired to better your business in one of our favorite places, Palm Springs. We will NOT be wearing these coats though, it’s probably going to be over 100 degrees! Space is limited!! The retreat is Saturday, August 6, 2016.
Image of Lauren and I by Tammy Mendoza.
I’m not exactly outdoorsy. But we have a local spot, called Tanaka Farms, that I love to visit. It’s a great place to take your family in Orange County to pick your own veggies and fruits. I was recently invited to attend a blogger event there, hosted by Tree Top, and it was amazing. Not only did I get to know the family behind the farm a little bit better, but I learned that Tree Top is a pretty amazing brand. While I was familiar with the brand before, and have purchased their products forever, getting to hear more about their company philosophies and goals really turned me in to a fan.
I’ve never met a donut that I didn’t like. My sweet tooth is next level but given my love for dessert-like items, and my proclivity for making things even more fattening, you’d think that I’d go straight for the most ridiculous gourmet donut a shop has to offer. But I’ve got to say, the perfect, sweet/salty treat always wins my heart. I got a chance to do a donut tasting (yes, that’s a thing and it’s part of my job. I love my job) at Poqet Donuts in Irvine. They just released their newest seasonal flavors but in case you haven’t checked them out yet, I’ll give you a breakdown of why you need to go. The Butter Salt donut, above, is a dang good reason. I literally just had to talk myself out of running over there to grab one for a snack…but they have so much more!
My youngest son is super creative. He loves to draw and create imaginative stories. When I found out that our local mall was opening a store where kids get to create and publish their own books, I knew we needed to try it out. Storymakery is a really fun activity for kids! During their visit to Storymakery, the kids get to develop characters, write a story and publish their very own book! The process takes about an hour and the kids walk away with a one-of-a-kind book that they will have for the rest of their lives! So fun!
Snow in Orange County?! YES! Head to Discovery Cube OC for their Winter Wonderfest! Your kids will love all the special winter themed exhibits and activities and you’ll love seeing their huge smiles! Visit today (Dec. 19, 2015) through January 3rd! Click through for all the details!