A Tour De Force Performance of Andy Grammer at House of Blues Anaheim

A rapturous reception filled the House of Blues Anaheim at the Andy Grammer’s Art of Joy concert on Wednesday night, March 2nd. I have to be honest, I have never seen an Andy Grammer concert so I didn’t know what to expect. While waiting at the pit and testing my SLR, I chatted with some […]

Gina Schock, The Go-Go’s Drummer Launches Book “Made in Hollywood” at the Harley Laguna

Blogger Ruchel Freibrun with Go-Go’s drummer Gina Schock during her book signing at Harley Laguna in Laguna Beach

Academy Museum of Motion Pictures Opens to the Public on Sept. 30

Ever since I was a little girl I’ve always been a movie aficionado. When I was a teen and was still living in the Philippines I would ask my mom if we can see a movie when we went to the mall, whether a Filipino or Western movie. I would watch on our Betamax player […]

MONIQUE LHUILLIER Dreaming of Fashion and Glamour Book Signing in South Coast Plaza

The much anticipated book of the season is finally out “Monique Lhuillier: Dreaming of Fashion and Glamour“. I’ve been waiting ever since Monique posted on her Instagram account the printing of her book in Italy and finally the public book signing which happened on Wednesday, November 10 at her flagship store in South Coast Plaza. […]

The 20th San Diego International Film Festival Kicks off in Balboa Park

The 20th San Diego International Film Festival kicked off on October 14 with an alfresco reception in the majestic Balboa Park in San Diego. Movie aficionados, filmmakers, producers gathered near the Botanical Building and the Lily Pond and posed on the red carpet. It was a magical night where food was catered by Topside Terrace […]

Pageant of the Masters 2021 Celebrity Benefit Show

On August 28, the star-studded night commemorated with the traditional red carpet arrivals. Celebrities attending included Christopher Knight (Brady Bunch), Joe Mantegna (Criminal Minds), Dean Butler (Little House on the Prairie, Buffy The Vampire Slayer), Gregory Harrison (Trapper John, M.D.), French (3rd Rock from the Sun) & Vanessa Stewart (Rules of Engagement), David Faustino (Married […]

Jo Koy, A Sold-Out Show at the Pacific Amphitheater in Costa Mesa

About 12 years ago, I was already hearing the buzz about Jo Koy, the Filipino American comedian. At that time he had shows in small venues like the Improv. Fast forward more than a decade, Jo Koy is now one of the biggest stand-up comedians in the world. His shows are selling out like hotcakes […]

A Summer of Sing for Hope Pianos in Beverly Hills

On February 5, through an integrated partnership with the City of Beverly Hills and the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Sing for Hope Pianos placed 16 pianos designed by local artists in front of The Wallis Center. Sing for Hope is one of the world’s largest annually recurring public art projects bringing joy […]

Fashion Filmmakers Showcase their Masterpieces at the La Jolla International Fashion Film Festival

Yasss, I’m back on the red carpet. It feels so good to be out and about and covering a fashion event. It is my first time to feature the La Jolla International Fashion Film Festival on July 24th at The Cut location in San Diego. The La Jolla International Fashion Film Festival, now in its […]

A Botanical Bliss at the San Diego Museum of Art

With the recent re-opening of the state of California, on June 17th-20th the San Diego Museum of Art held the highly anticipated Art Alive exhibition. This year celebrated the 40th anniversary of the celebration with a breathtaking floral extravaganza. Guests experienced the sights, sounds, and scents of nearly 100 floral arrangements inspired by the collection […]