June Babies: Dual Birthday Brunch Celebration at Bluegold.

Time really does move quickly. I can still remember writing a post from my last year’s bday. My day was spent relaxing on a terrace, taking in the sun while having brunch overlooking the city of Orange County. This year, I made a joint birthday brunch with a friend who also celebrated her birthday this […]

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A Sunday Tea Affair

The affair started a year ago. A group of us used to work together where we bonded over work drama and secretly meeting at restaurants to run away from our daily stressful lives at work. Somehow, we outgrew meeting at random restaurants over the months and one day, we decided to meet at a tea […]

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Birthday Brunch with a view at Orange Hill Restaurant.

There’s no denying that birthdays is a special day. I think most people will want to do something nice to celebrate on the day that they are born or not (whichever one prefers). It could be a simple staying at home or in my case, going out for brunch. Last weekend, my roommate introduced me […]

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Welcome to Our Fire Pit: Camping Food Ideas.

I always say half the fun of camping is eating. In the beginning I struggled a bit in figuring out what to bring besides loading up on granola or trail-mix. I’ve learned from trial and error that there are a few bites that are easy to make and fulfilling at the same time.

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Dinner in the Middle of the Desert: Zack Restaurant

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If I had to pick a local hang out restaurant in the East Escape, where you can keep returning to on a regular basis everyday and anytime, it would be Zack’s Restaurant. In compare to Buzzards Restaurant, Zack would be the big brother that offers a heftier menu, convenient schedule, more space and all around […]

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Mercado Orgánico (video)

Mercado Orgánico (a.k.a. The Organic Market) market is an open air field with various vendors selling food, hand-made jewelries, bags, clothes, dog collars and just about any authentic knick knacks that you can find that are locally made. The event is definitely family friendly and is a great way to spend your Saturday mornings (think […]

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Passing Through L.A.

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Last weekend I joined my mom in L.A. for a day. She had reserved a hotel room at the Renaissance Hotel for 1 night as she had an early flight the next day to Maryland. Coincidentally, it was also the same trip that I was supposed to go on but, sadly I declined for work-related […]

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Casey’s Cupcakes

I told myself this month I would cut down on my sweets intake for my health sake and for my weight. Somehow plans never go according to plan, at least, not when you’re presented in front of your eyes delicious treats like the desserts at Casey’s Cupcakes. 

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Happy Hour at Mizu Sushi Bar & Grill

Yesterday I rushed home hungry and ready for some sushi. I was invited by my roommate as she sold me on the idea of a cheap sushi place she knew. I was a bit wary at first as ‘cheap’ sushi did not sound appealing to me. Although, I gave her a chance since I was […]

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Con Mama

I woke up today and found my inbox filled of Mother’s Day messages. From flower graphics, Mothers Day headlines, to social media posts, I was reminded that I had a lunch date with my folks today to celebrate Mother’s Day. As someone who doesn’t celebrate any sort of holidays in general, I was looking forward […]

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For the Cafe Lovers

I’m not shy to admit that I drink coffee. Yes, it fuels me when I need it the most in the wee hours in the morning and it gives me that extra boost when my sugar level drops in the mid-afternoon. Sure. It’s bad for me but, I can’t deny it. I just love coffee.

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We Scream for Ice Cream

We know summer is over but, do we really have to stop eating ice cream? Ummm,no. I love ice cream too much to give it up, period! Somehow, all of my best memories always involved ice cream. How can it not? It’s sooo good.

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