Thursday, September 30, 2010

free event tonight at oc performing arts center!! vertical dancers!

project bandaloop will visit the oc performing arts center thursday september 30th, friday october 1st, and saturday october 2nd at 8:30pm

(image: project bandaloop)

come enjoy the event for free! click -here- to view the event info given by the oc register. be sure to read the fascinating interview between oc register's paul hodgins (author) and amelia rudolph, founder of project bandaloop.

check out this amazing demo reel for project bandaloop on youtube!!

south exterior wall of segerstrom hall
600 town center dr.
costa mesa


Wednesday, September 29, 2010

OC boutique sales via!!!

check out some can't miss boutique sales currently going on at!!

(image: logo)

there are currently seven stellar sales as well as some fun happenings listed!! click -here- to view the listing.

(image: trio via

locations include laguna beach, newport beach, and costa mesa!

(image: the black flamingo via

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

free music monday from the past... a la urban outfitters!!

awesome songs, these are...

download all of them by clicking the "download 5 free tracks" in slanted yellow letters!!!


"hit me with your best shot" marina del rey photo hunt!!

the "hit me with your best shot" marina del rey digital photo hunt is a fun photo contest the whole family will enjoy!!

(image: marina del rey logo)

when you enter, you can choose from three categories: food, family, and wedding

there are 10 missions per category. photos must be submitted digitally following the guidelines on the marina del rey contest description web page which can be found -here-.

(photo: marina del rey)

there are a series of prizes including brunch and dinner cruises, hotel stays, gift cards, a bed and breakfast stay, kayak rentals, and more!

(photo: marina del rey)

to enter the contest, click -here-.

visit the facebook event page -here-.

the contest runs until october 27th, 2010,
so sign up and start snapping pics already!


Monday, September 27, 2010

tomorrow pete yorn at the coach house, san juan capistrano!!

pete yorn will be at the coach house tomorrow evening! doors open at 6pm, the show starts at 8pm.

(photo: pete yorn)

even if you're not a pete yorn fan, this event is worth staying up for on a work-week night. want to preview some of his latest? check out his website, -here-!

here's a beautiful track ("paradise cove") by pete yorn set to a slideshow on youtube.

i found tickets on ticketmaster for $30 each. =D

(image: coach house logo)

the coach house

33157 camino capistrano
san juan capistrano

love the music

Saturday, September 25, 2010

tonight! it's glow, in santa monica!!

glow, a massive free illumination art collective event which attracted 200,000 people for it's inception, takes place tonight from 7pm-3am in santa monica!!

(image: glow logo)

there will be stellar illuminated artwork featuring many kinds of work of all sorts of media types.

there will be..

glowing performances,
illuminated art projects and robots,
music featuring light shows,
food trucks galore,

..and more!!!

(image: glow; jeff cain)

so make sure you drive on up early and snag a good parking spot, expect a lot of company!!

to read more about the event on the glow org's website, click -here-

(image: glow; greenmeme)


Friday, September 24, 2010

forever 21 sample sale & food truck extravaganza saturday, l.a.!!

ok, first off, up to 90% off clothing?!? that makes the drive to l.a. in the early morning a breeze! just try not to speed...

second, giveaways hourly!!

third, food trucks!! check it out:

wanna carpool?? =D

thread show this sunday in san diego!!

thread show will take place in san diego this sunday from 11am-2pm at the horton plaza event space!!

(image: thread flyer)

tickets are $5 if you pre-order, $10 at the door!! but hurry, the rsvp list closes at 12-noon tomorrow, saturday!!


hot indie designer lines, ecofriendly lines, giveaways,

(photo: thread)

hair & makeup style lounge - free w/ admission,

(image: nosh logo)

yummy food tasting for cheap from san diego's best restaurants, aka nosh @ thread,

(photo: thread)

a cool house wares area featuring indie decorating styles, and more!!

check out this stellar video from a thread runway show from last year:

thread show december 2009 from ellecomm on vimeo.

i will definitely be there and with my dear pal, mLaf.. come find us!! =D

horton plaza event space
324 horton plaza
san diego

stay tuned for a travelin' local recap article on the show! can't wait!!


Thursday, September 23, 2010

tonight no cover at proof bar, santa ana

hit up proof bar tonight in santa ana for free entrance to some stellar music and drinks!!

(image: proof bar open format poster)

the fun starts at 8pm. this is a 21+ event.

for more info on tonight's free event, click -here-

(image: proof bar logo)

proof bar
215 n. broadway
santa ana


tiny oranges giveaway!! $100 for precious hand/footprints

tiny oranges blog is giving away $100 worth of impressions at precious hand/footprints!!

precious hand/footprints offers beautiful, artful foot and hand impression clay creations. these keepsakes are perfect gifts, too!

(image: tiny oranges, precious hand/footprints)

for more info and to enter visit the tiny oranges site by clicking -here-
there are many ways to enter!!

(photo: precious hand/footprints)


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

another use for your orbit gum (packaging)

founder and ceo of across the universe pr ashley recently discovered a new way to enjoy orbit gum products (and packaging) even if you have already run out of the chewy goodness:

orbit gum package business card holders!!

(image: web)

(image: orbit, wrigleys)

"Orbit makes the perfect business card holder... all my cards will now smell like watermelon." -ashley (via twitter)

...clearly heaven-scent genius


food truck thursdays at OC fair!!

the first of mobile food properties' food truck thursdays is thursday, september 23rd, at the OC fair grounds!!

(photo: louks to go)

(photo: bakerytruck)


for more info, click -here- to view the official event press release at

check out this calbi bbq food photo compilation youtube video made by

oc fair
88 fair drive
costa mesa


auto club speedway epicenter weekend pass giveaway!!

epicenter is this weekend at the auto club speedway in fontana and alt press is giving away a pair of weekend passes to the weekend's festivities!

(image: alt press logo)

to find out how to enter, visit the alt press giveaway page by clicking -here-

(image: auto club speedway epicenter logo)

check out the scheduled bands for the event:

rise against
30 seconds to mars

(image: auto club speedway logo)

the contest closes this friday, september 24th so hurry and enter! this is sure to be a crazy, exciting event!


Tuesday, September 21, 2010

can't stop staring at this deliciousness...

this looks almost too yummy...

(image: she's cookin')

you can find the recipe at the she's cookin' site by clicking -here-

and who knew that cooking at home saves you money!?

free music from yesterday!! thanks urban outfitters!

check out the songs from yesterday's free music monday!!

preview each song by clicking on it in the image above.
download all the tunes by clicking on the image where it says "download 5 free tracks"!

i'm a little confused by the first song (in a good way?)... check it out for yourself!!


Monday, September 20, 2010

recessionista toshiba laptop giveaway!!

the recessionista, fashion and entertainment savings queen, is giving away a toshiba protege laptop!!

(image: toshiba; the recessionista)

there are a variety of easy ways to enter, so check out her giveaway post -here-!!

(image: the recessionista;

the recessionista gives a really great, detailed review on the laptop as she has one for herself!
contest ends october 5th, hurry!

...and good luck!!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

cool online tv show: food trucking

food trucking is an online mini tv series that documents the growing food truck movement.. yum!

check out the food trucking site -here-

(video: food trucking; youtube)


los angeles county fair $5 admission coupon!! wed.-fri.

(image: l.a. county fair logo)

the l.a. county fair is in full swing! check out this -$5 admission coupon-!! the coupon is valid wednesday through friday after 5pm.

(image: travelin' local logo)

read more about the l.a. county fair on travelin' local's site by clicking -here-

(photo: l.a. county fair)


Saturday, September 18, 2010

art n' food!! santiago art district art walk, santa ana

tonight from 7pm-10pm, check out some local artwork in santa ana while you get your food truck on!!

(image: the rebel unit, santiago art district event flyer)

the rebel unit presents "5 x 5" with work by shayla maddox and barry berman
to view the official page for tonight's art walk, click -here-

(image: piaggio logo)

piaggio gourmet on wheels will be present serving up their best argentinian eats!

(image: uncle lau's island bbq logo)

uncle lau's island bbq will bring all the hawaiian grub you'll need.

(photo: oh for sweets sake)

oh for sweets sake will offer their usual confectionery treats in addition to a new menu featuring fried chicken, mac n' cheese, pulled pork sliders, and shrimp po'boys!

the rebel unit
727 north poinsettia st
santa ana


Friday, September 17, 2010

super saturday sale tomorrow at kohl's dept stores and online!!

i just bought some amaaazzzing shoes and career clothes from kohl's the other day... because of this sale i may have to return to get some more items! kohl's super saturday sale is tomorrow complete with tons of great deals!

take a peak at these stellar steals:
  • mark-offs on great jewelry, already on-sale clothing, and more!
  • get $10 kohl's cash for every $50 you spend.

click -here- for more information on the kohl's website.

here are some of the fab items i picked up recently from kohl's:

sonoma tall boots
on sale for $52.99

simply vera vera wang green draped front top
on sale for $32.99

apt. 9 platform isis heels
on sale for $37.99

happy shopping!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

marc jacobs spring 2011

ugh... i want it all... i would even dress myself in the mens clothing if i could...

(video: nitro licious youtube video)

ah, but i am broke.
anyone want to gift me a marc jacobs garment? or 20?? =D


oc dindin-a-gogo is tonight, irvine!!

craving some food truck munchies?? oc dindin-a-gogo is tonight!

(image: dos chinos)

visit k1 speed in irvine from 5:30-9pm for some food from...

resident trucks: tropical shave ice, lomo arigato, piaggio on wheels, and dos chinos

(image: piaggio on wheels; irvine chamber of commerce)

special guests: the lime truck, louks, bakery truck, and white rabbit truck!!

(photo: bakerytruck)

k1 speed
17221 von karman ave

to find out more about tonight's oc dindin-a-gogo visit the saturday night foodies site by clicking -here-!!

eat up!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

it's tuesday!! why not go out for a meal or two today in the OC?

i found great deals on meals today at two restaurants! check it out:

the hot lunch lady's tuesday $6 special:

(image: the hot lunch lady logo)

visit the hot lunch lady from 11am-4:30pm today for a full size terriyaki chicken lettuce wrap, soup of the day, and a drink all for just $6! check out the hot lunch lady website -here- for daily $6 healthy deals! (excluding saturday and sunday)

the hot lunch lady
31115 rancho viejo rd, suite 2
san juan capistrano

don the beach comber's tuesday night surf n' turf special:

(image: don the beachcomber logo)

today and every subsequent tuesday from 4pm-9pm, don is offering an 8oz. flat-iron steak and honey-cashew shrimp for $14.99!!
also, monday thru thursday, kids eat free with the purchase of any regular adult entree during dinner hours!

don the beach comber
16278 pacific coast highway
huntington beach


Monday, September 13, 2010

I'll Amuse Your Bouche: Entremet

check out what my sister can make!! this blog features her own cake-creations as well as those of others she finds scrumptious-looking. take a peak! =D

I'll Amuse Your Bouche: Entremet:

(photo: i'll amuse your bouche)

"Foundation: Chocolate Sponge Bottom Layer: Chocolate Bavarois Top Layer: Caramel Ginger Bavarois Shell: Chocolate Glaze Toppings: Goosebe..."

free music monday from urban outfitters!!

check out these free tunes from urban outfitters:

all the songs this week are fantastic. i really love local natives hip hop song (not for younger audiences, haha).

Sunday, September 12, 2010

taste of newport is this friday! great food, drinks, and music!!

taste of newport 2010 kicks off this friday, the 17th.

(image: taste of newport 2010 logo)

this lux food festival boasts treats from more than 30 of the area's best restaurants and wine samples from more than 15 wineries!

now i love food, but what really got my attention was the stellar live music line-up:

friday, september 17th .. gin blossoms!!

(image: gin blossoms)

saturday, september 18th .. foreigner!!

(image: foreigner)

sunday, september 19th .. pat benatar!!

(image: pat benatar)

i mean, wow!! right??

presale general admission tickets are $22
day-of tickets are $25

to find out more about the event, click -here-