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Amore Entertainment Presents First Light with Arnel Pineda and Bamboo

First Light concert with Arnel Pineda and Bamboo Amore Entertainment soared high in the box office with the sold-out show of First Light with Arnel Pineda and Bamboo at the City National Grove Anaheim. The event kicked off with the red carpet where sponsors walked and promoted their businesses. … [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...]

Goat Yoga Photo Courtesy of Goods and Goats Market San Juan Capistrano

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 and … [Read More...]

Goat Yoga at Goods and Goats Market in San Juan Capistrano

Goat Yoga Photo Courtesy of Goods and Goats Market 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 […]

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

20th San Diego Film Festival 2021

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 […]

Amore Entertainment Presents First Light with Arnel Pineda and Bamboo

First Light Concert with Arnel Pineda and Bamboo - Popbuff.com

Amore Entertainment soared high in the box office with the sold-out show of First Light with Arnel Pineda and Bamboo at the City National Grove Anaheim. The event kicked off with the red carpet where sponsors walked and promoted their businesses. The first one to walk the red carpet was the executive producer of Amore […]

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

Chef Vallerie Castillo-Archer, Filipina and the first female executive chef for Yamashiro

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, […]

Pageant of the Masters 2021 Celebrity Benefit Show

French Stewart and Vanessa Stewart with popbuff blogger Ruchel Freibrun at Pageant of the Masters 2021 in Laguna Beach

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

Jo Koy Sold Out Show at the Pacific Amphitheater

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

Popbuff blogger Ruchel Freibrun at 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

The 12th 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 […]

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

Princess Punzalan on popbuff.com

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 […]

greenHOUSE, The latest Exhibit at the Sherman Library and Gardens in Corona Del Mar

Popbuff blogger Ruchel Freibrun, The Formal Dining Room Exhibit at the Sherman Library and Gardens in Corona del Mar

I love gardens. Who doesn’t? Everytime I spend my time in the garden I get this feeling of joy. The bold colors of the flowers, the different palletes of greeneries, the butterflies and birds chirping, it’s an absolute catharsis from my busy life. Every year Sherman Library Gardens has exhibits in the garden, whether sculptures, […]

Newly Restored Historical Venice V Hotel Offers Guests a True Local Experience

Popbuff blogger Ruchel Freibrun in front of the Venice V Hotel

As California reopened on June 15, a new 1915 landmark opened its doors in Venice Beach on June 18. The Venice V Hotel originally called the Waldorf was the past residence of the golden Hollywood age for A-listers with the likes of Charlie Chaplin, Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle, Wallace Beery and Clara Bow. The boutique hotel […]

A Botanical Bliss at the San Diego Museum of Art

Floral exhibition at the San Diego Art Museum - Ruchel Freibrun from popbuff.com

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 […]

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 […]

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