Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Orange County

Fellow blogger, Life as a California Wife, has asked for opinions about whether to plan a beach vacation in Orange County or near Los Angeles. Of course, I am suggesting the OC, baby! :)

And as I promised, here is list of some of my favorite places in OC (of course, this is just few of the many fun things to see and do):


Doryman's Inn Bed & Breakfast

Newport Beach

Newport Beachwalk Hotel

Newport Beach

The Anabella Hotel


The Fairmont Hotel

Newport Beach


South Coast Plaza

Costa Mesa

Irvine Spectrum


Yardhouse Restaurant @ Irvine Spectrum


Fashion Island

Newport Beach


Corner Bakery Cafe


* I love their iced mochas!

Chronic Tacos

Newport Beach

* These are all over OC, but the original started in Newport Beach.

Mama D's Italian Kitchen

Newport Beach

* They also have locations in Manhattan and Hermosa Beach.



Costa Mesa

* Other locations include Manhattan Beach and Santa Ana.

Fred's Mexican Cafe & Cantina

Huntington Beach

Hurricanes Bar & Grill

Huntington Beach




California Adventure Park


Medieval Times

Buena Park

Boardwalk Balboa Peninsula


* This is a great place to take a stroll, ride a beach cruiser bike, people or whale watch, or visit the Balboa Pier.

And for the dog friendly tourists....

Dog Beach

Huntington Beach

It's My Birthday!!

Yep, today is my birthday. I LOVE birthdays...even as I get older. I love the fact that there is a specific day dedicated to each and every one of us as a celebration of our life. How cool is that?!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Steven Tyler

I have long been an Aerosmith fan, and an even bigger fan of Steven Tyler. There's no denying he's extremely talented. I'm currently reading his new book, and it's a trip! The book gives a glimpse into the mind and character that is Steven Tyler. He's unbelievably creative in all that he does: the way he writes lyrics, the way he puts sound together for songs, the way he speaks, and just the way his mind works in general. There's definitely a reason WHY he's been so successful and why he's SO talented. I truly think the kind of creativity and talent he has can only be God given. And at age 63, I'd have to agree with one of his infamous quotes, "My get up and go has NOT got up and went."

Speaking Of Weddings....

One of my favorite country singers tied the knot recently (as most people know) and I wanted to post the cute pics of Miss Miranda Lambert in her wedding dress (formerly her mother's dress) and the dress she wore to her reception. Isn't she cute?!