It had been a while since I’d had breakfast at Ruby’s Diner. As a former Ruby’s girl (I waitressed at their Fullerton store all through college) I feel like I’ve tried just about everything that they have on the menu. We’ll just ignore the fact that I’ve been out of college now for tens of years and, of course, they’ve added new things to the menu in that time. I
I grew up in Anaheim, California about 15 minutes from Disneyland. For many of my adolescent years, we had annual passes to the happiest place on earth which meant we could go any time we wanted. And boy, did we go a lot. When I was around 10 years old, the theme park celebrated their 30th anniversary. It was a HUGE celebration. Every time you entered the park, you won
Irvine is a hard city in terms of restaurants. Sure we have tons of options at the major shopping centers. I mean, the Irvine Spectrum is full of delicious restaurants. But you don’t always want to go and deal with parking and the hassle of visiting a large mall. We have a lot of chain restaurants but sometimes you want a place that feels a little bit more like home.
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
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’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
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