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 […]

Alfresco Opera Through the Seasons at Casa Romantica in San Clemente

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 […]

Academy Museum of Motion Pictures Opens Sept. 30, 2021

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 […]

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 […]

Frieze 2020 in Los Angeles

Since the inauguration of Frieze Los Angeles last year at the Paramount Studios in Los Angeles, I see to it that I attend this event. When I went to the first one in 2019, I said to myself, “Someday, I will bring my mom here and my family.” Mom loved to go to interesting and […]

Frieze LA: A Major Hit in Tinseltown

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 […]

Urth Caffe Opens in Old Town Orange

Southern Californians are very fortunate to have Urth cafes in their neighborhood. The restaurant not only serves its signature heirloom – organic coffees and fine teas but offers an authentic architecture and charming ambiance whether alfresco or inside. With nine beautiful Southern California branches each location has its own character. Known for peeling back layers of […]

Indie Beauty Expo hits DTLA

January 24 kicked off Indie Beauty Expo in Los Angeles. Day 1 – Press/Buyer Access and Consumer Shopping Event Day 2 – “Trade Indie” reserved for industry professionals. It was my first time to attend IBE in Los Angeles and I must say I really did have a lot of fun. There were many indie […]

I won a $500 giveaway from Katharine Story

On November 24, the day after Thanksgiving, I went for a hike near the Ventura pier. I took a break to look at my Instagram account. I was tagged from @katharinestory with the message “We have a winner! Ruchel @popbuffruchel please contact the boutique or DM us to claim your prize.” Sure, I joined the […]

House of Blues Anaheim Opens with Dan Aykroyd & Jim Belushi

On February 28, one of the most noted live music concert halls and restaurants in the country, House of Blues Anaheim opened at the Garden Walk in Anaheim. They recently moved from their old location in Downtown Disney. Outside of the new venue, a light blue carpet rolled out in front of the building, a step […]