Tick Tick Boom with Andrew Garfield at American Cinematheque

I first heard of the movie “Tick Tick Boom” during the premier at the AFI Fest. I thought it was an odd title for a movie. I was intrigued. The lead actor was Andrew Garfield, and it was directed by first-time movie director Lin Manuel Miranda. It was a no brainer for me to check […]

Goat Yoga at Goods and Goats Market in San Juan Capistrano

I always wanted to try Goat Yoga. I’m one of those culture seekers who always want to experience the latest craze whether it be food, restaurants, new spots, exhibits, etc. And so, when an ad showed up on my social media, it didn’t take long for me to decide to take goat yoga classes. Goods […]

Chef Vallerie Castillo-Archer, the First Female Executive Chef of the iconic restaurant Yamashiro in Hollywood

Yamashiro restaurant in Hollywood holds a special place in my heart. It is where my friends gave me my 25th birthday celebration. That was in the 90s’. After 27 years, I am back here not just to visit the iconic restaurant but to also meet star chef Vallerie Archer, more popularly known as Chef Vallerie, […]

The world of Princess Punzalan as an Actress and as a Nurse

Growing up in the Philippines in the 80s, I had an immense love for variety shows and drama series. In fact, every Sunday, I always looked forward to seeing the long-running GMA Supershow followed by the television drama anthology “Lovingly Yours, Helen”. And speaking of these shows, Bernadette Vela Punzalan aka Princess Punzalan was part […]

The Pepper Thai Cookbook by Pepper Teigen Book Signing

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 […]

Candace Cameron Bure launches Grow, Candace, Grow in Mission Viejo

Have you ever planted a seed and watched and waited, yet it never sprouted? Maybe you didn’t have the right soil? or perhaps you planted in a spot with too little sunlight? Many of us give up and don’t try again. With spring just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to plant those seeds […]

Meet Social Media Influencer, Caroline Juen

I am delighted to introduce to you, one of my favorite social media influencers and bloggers Caroline Juen, author of Love & Loathing Los Angeles. How did I find her? When I was doing a google search on one of these hip restaurants in Los Angeles that I will be featuring on my blog, Caroline’s […]

Award winning actor John O’Hurley Hosts 2019 Celebrity Benefit Show at Pageant of the Masters

On August 24, the red carpet rolled at Festival of Arts/Pageant of the Masters in Laguna Beach. It is the most star-studded night of the summer at the pageant. At 5:30 celebrities started walking the red carpet. Upon arrival, celebs were interviewed by media. Some attendees of POM (Pageant of the Masters) also participated in […]

No Stopping Toni Basil at 75

How old were you when the song “Mickey” hit the airwaves in 1981? It was one of the most well-received early MTV videos. I was 12 and was mimicking the dance moves from the seminal video. Basil developed, directed and choreographed the ubiquitous cheerleader video . Did you know “Mickey” was inducted in the Rock […]

Tori Spelling Talks about 90210 Reboot and being an Entrepreneur

With the Beverly Hills 90210 reboot, Tori Spelling is doing the media rounds to promote the iconic teen show from the 90’s. Tori was also the keynote speaker at the Ultimate Women’s Expo in Orange County last Sunday, May 5th at the Anaheim Convention Center. Although feeling a bit under the weather, Tori was a […]