Bargain Hunting at the Santa Fe Springs Swap Meet

Now I don’t really know about the rest of the world, but here in southern CA, swap meets are kinda a big deal. Locals flock to them on the weekends to pick up toys, household goods, new pets, electronics, gifts, furniture… you name it, they probably sell it at the swap meet…at ridiculously low prices.…

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Brewery Spotlight: Angel City Brewery

As a born and raised Los Angeleno (a rare specimen in this town), this brewery holds a special place in my heart. I get so weirdly proud when I see Angel City beers on supermarket shelves, and am so glad I finally found a day to check out their brewery and public house. I dragged my…

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The Original LA Farmer’s Market

Living in southern CA with its year-round good weather, there is never a shortage of farmer’s markets to check out. Pretty much every city has one, so you never have to travel far for fresh products and handmade goods. However, only one of them is a must-see destination for visitors: the Original Los Angeles Farmer’s…

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Dollar-A-Dish Campaign: OB Brewery

Looking for a fun and easy way to give back this month? Well my so cal peeps, especially those near San Diego County, this month the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank is hosting a Dollar-A-Dish campaign! If you dine at a participating restaurant and order the featured item, $1 from each dish sold…

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Mickey’s Halloween Party!

All the parts of Halloween I love the most have absolutely nothing to do with scary stuff. Which is why of all the local Halloween events out there, Mickey’s Halloween Party at Disneyland is my favorite! Happening on select dates throughout the month of October, Mickey’s Halloween Party is a special event that occurs after…

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La Musique Francaise au Troubadour

Even if you have never been to Los Angeles, odds are fairly high you have heard of the Troubadour. This iconic venue is where many legendary musicians of the 1960s-90s got their big break into the music industry. A quick glance through the Troubadour’s history is well worth the time. Bands like Metallica and Warrant played their…

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Fun at the LA County Fair!

I love the fair. Fried foods, carnival rides, midway games, farm animals, concerts, awesome shopping…and that’s just the standard fair stuff. The LA County Fair also has wine and craft beer tasting, a flower and garden building with beautiful floral arrangements, an art gallery, vintage car show, and fun interactive exhibit halls. This fair is…

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The Original Pink’s Hot Dogs

Los Angeles is an epicenter of culinary delights. Literally anything you want to eat, you can find here. But if someone visiting from out of town wanted to know what restaurant they absolutely cannot miss, I would tell them to go to Pink’s Hot Dogs. This family-run hot dog stand first opened in 1939 and…

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Kayaking Alamitos Bay!

When I heard there was a bay near Long Beach where you could kayak to shops and restaurants, I was more than intrigued. I have done plenty of sea kayaking before, but usually it’s to all the normal places: sea caves, private beaches, etc. But this, was something new and different. And so I grabbed…

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The Most Beautiful Taco Bell in the World

Taco Bell isn’t exactly known for being a fine dining destination, and is definitely not a place to go out of your way to visit. However, the Taco Bell in Pacifica (which is about 20 minutes South of San Francisco) might make you reconsider. The food at this Taco Bell is exactly the same as…

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