Mike Score from A Flock of Seagulls live

The ’80s called, they want Flock of Seagulls back

Mike Score from Flock of Seagulls performs at The Coach House Concert Hall New Wave Band A Flock of Seagulls during the peak of their chart success in the early 1980s. What comes first, the hairstyle or the hit song? If you remember the iconic hair of Mike Score, the lead vocalist of A Flock … [Read More...]

Gwyneth Paltrow book signing The Clean Plate

Gwyneth Paltrow promotes her cookbook – The Clean Plate: Eat, Reset, Heal

The Clean Plate: Eat, Reset, Heal is Gwyneth Paltrow's new cookbook which she celebrated with fans at The Grove in Los Angeles on January 14. Although it was a rainy day, a lot of fans showed up to Barnes and Noble and it was a great turn out. As Paltrow entered the podium, she was cheered by warm … [Read More...]

Brian May founder of Queen Launches 3D book at Book Soup

On July 24, rock legend Brian May, founder of the band Queen hosted a book signing event at Book Soup in West Hollywood. I've always been a Queen fan ever since I was in elementary school in the Philippines. I'd hear the beautiful music of Queen from my cousins  who were six-10 years older than me. … [Read More...]

Pepper Teigen and popbuff blogger at the book launching of The Pepper Thai Cookbook

The Pepper Thai Cookbook by Pepper Teigen Book Signing

Pepper Teigen launches cookbook The Pepper Thai Cookbook in Platform LA I love Thai dishes, who doesn't? Being Filipino American, I found Thai dishes have a lot of similarities to Filipino food. For example, they use fish sauce to add flavor to most of the dishes. Like in Thailand, their Satay is … [Read More...]

Four Renowned Artists to showcase their work at Culina Caffè Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles (Beverly Hills)

Popbuff Blogger Ruchel Freibrun in front of Colette Miller Wings in Four Seasons HOtel in Beverly HIlls

With the relaunch of Culina Caffè and their new series “Live Like an Angeleno” at the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles in Beverly Hills, the hotel also kicked off with artist installations displayed throughout the rest of the year. Four artists will showcase their work at Culina Caffè: Colette Miller, founder of Angel Wings Project […]

The ’80s called, they want Flock of Seagulls back

Mike Score from A Flock of Seagulls live

What comes first, the hairstyle or the hit song? If you remember the iconic hair of Mike Score, the lead vocalist of A Flock of Seagulls, then you should know their hit song “I Ran” and his ultimately styled famous hair. According to UK Daily Record, it wasn’t Kajagoogoo star Limahl’s hedgehog mullet or The […]

Alfresco Opera Through the Seasons at Casa Romantica in San Clemente

Alfresco Opera at Casa Romantica featuring Andrea Zomorodian and Liv Redpath

It has been more than 15 years since I last saw an opera at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa. On May 14, it was a spur of the moment when I decided to see an opera with my husband at Casa Romantica in San Clemente after all the venue took place […]

The Pepper Thai Cookbook by Pepper Teigen Book Signing

Pepper Teigen and popbuff blogger at the book launching of The Pepper Thai Cookbook

I love Thai dishes, who doesn’t? Being Filipino American, I found Thai dishes have a lot of similarities to Filipino food. For example, they use fish sauce to add flavor to most of the dishes. Like in Thailand, their Satay is the Filipino style barbecue only bigger in size. Thai fried fish is served mostly […]

Academy Museum of Motion Pictures Opens Sept. 30, 2021

Academy Museum of Motion Pictures Los Angeles

With the rising numbers of inoculations, and currently less coronavirus case rates, there is no better time to launch the world’s premier institution devoted to the art and science of movies and moviemaking. And what am I referring to? It is the opening of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures on September 30 in the […]

Frieze LA: A Major Hit in Tinseltown

Frieze Los Angeles 2019

The inaugural Frieze LA brought a lot of buzz to the city’s artistic community. In fact, it charmed Tinseltown. During Frieze week, it attracted celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow, Maria Sharapova, Billy Idol, Kanye West, and Leonardo DiCaprio among many others. Tickets sold out like hot cakes. I attended the first day, February 15th, at the […]

Instagrammable Spots in San Clemente

Fisherman's Restaurant and Bar San Clemente - Popbuff

It’s been two years since my family and I became a transplant of San Clemente and absolutely loving it. San Clemente dubbed as the Spanish Village by the sea. The city is aesthetically pleasing. And if you like Instagram like I do, it’s time to rack up those “likes”. 16. San Luis Rey ParkA gentle […]

Garden Cottage at the Green, A Hidden Gem in San Clemente

Garden Cottage Bed & Breakfast in San Clemente

The first time I stumbled upon Garden Cottage Inn was in the Only in your State newsletter. I discovered Garden Cottage Inn is located right here in my hometown of San Clemente. I wasted no time and contacted the owner and asked if I could feature the beautiful property on my blog. Upon entering this […]

Louis Vuitton Spring-Summer 2021 Men’s Fashion Pop-up in Beverly Hills

Louis Vuitton Men's Temporary Residency 2021 Rodeo Drive

On Feb 14, my family and I visited Louis Vuitton Men’s Temporary Residency in Rodeo Drive. As a tradition, I love visiting these LV’s pop up’s as they have different themes every time. And because it was Louis Vuitton Men’s Spring-Summer 2021 Collection, I brought all my boys ranging from 18 to 12, and my […]

Alex Prager’s “Farewell, Work Holiday Parties” at LACMA

Los Angeles based photographer and filmmaker Alex Prager’s art installation, “Farewell, Work Holiday Parties” was unveiled at Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) on the weekend before Thanksgiving holiday. When my son and I were approaching the installation, he revealed, “Mom, I thought from afar they were real people.” The title itself of the […]

Tallest Christmas Tree in the World is at the Outlets at San Clemente

On November 7, 2020 my family and I witnessed the lighting of what is being touted as the “Tallest Christmas Tree in the World” at the Outlets at San Clemente. I could not be more excited that the world’s tallest Christmas tree is in my neck of the woods (San Clemente) only a 10-minute drive […]

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