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Noodles & Company: A Zest for Fresh!

***Thank you to Noodles and Company for kindly sponsoring this post. All opinions are 100% honest & completely my own.

My husband and I have made a commitment to make better decisions for our health and focus on a better diet every day. We cook at home all the times now, but sometimes we just want to relax and dine out. But sadly, the consequences of eating out is always food coma (we all experience it!). It’s hard to find a healthy restaurant to just have a good meal without falling into a sluggish and uncomfortable fatigue. That’s why I’m so happy to find Noodles & Company! This family-friendly, fast-casual joint allows you to explore the world through noodle dishes. Sounds tasty, right? It offers the perfect balance of a delicious meal with fresh ingredients. They have been expanding their zoodle menu to bring in new flavors and options for every diet, preference, and lifestyle.

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Visit Beautiful Landmark Vineyards in Sonoma Valley

***Thank you to Landmark Vineyards for kindly sponsoring this post. All opinions are 100% honest & completely my own.

Summer is here! It’s that magical time of year when being outside feels like a dream. What better way to enjoy a beautiful day outside than with a wine country picnic? A delicious picnic lunch and a glass of wine in a beautiful vineyard setting are one of life’s greatest pleasures. My husband and I celebrated the first week of summer in Sonoma Valley with Landmark Vineyards. You may remember that I featured their wine in some of my events last year (read my review of their wines here). So I was super excited when Landmark Vineyards invited us to visit their winery in Sonoma to taste test a range of their famous Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays.

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How to Throw the Best Outdoor Rustic Boho Mother’s Day Brunch

There’s no doubt about it—moms are special. They love us every day, and they never stop worrying about us, no matter how old we get. When we think about all our moms have done for us, devoting just one day a year to show them our appreciation seems insufficient. So the least we can do is create a one-of-a-kind thoughtful day that celebrates how truly incredible they are.

While you can always give her flowers and a cute card or find some chocolate to help celebrate the day, it’s fun to mix things up a bit. Since Mother’s Day is on a Sunday, brunch is a great and simple idea that can really show your mom how much you care. All moms like nothing better than spending time with their family! So this Mother’s Day, skip going out for an overpriced meal on this busy day, and instead host a fabulous brunch at home, the park, or another special location. In this blog I’ve teamed up with some of my favorite vendors to bring you some great ideas for Mother’s Day that will sure impress mom and your guests!

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Carlsbad’s Petal-to-Plate Picnic in The Flowers Field

Our family visits the Flowers Fields at Carlsbad Ranch every year, and each visit I always make a mental affirmation to myself I will have a sunset picnic in the fields of flowers one day. And on March 28th, 2019 this dream became my reality when I attended the Carlsbad Flowers Fields’ Petal-to Plate media picnic. This is the experience of a lifetime! Imagine sitting in the middle of 50 acres of giant Ranunculus among new friends, delicious picnic food, floral cocktails and live acoustic. This is the highlight of all my media trips this year.

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Galentine’s Day Tea Party: Morning Lavender Cafe

The sweetest time of year isn’t just for couples! Galentine’s Day is an unofficial holiday that takes place the day before Valentine’s Day and is gaining more and more momentum over the years. It is a special day for ladies celebrating ladies and friends celebrating friends! Valentine doesn’t have to be all about romance. All love should be celebrated… and because you can never have too many excuses to get all your girlfriends together in one place!

And what better way to celebrate Galentine’s Day than with a tea party! This year I had an honor to attend Morning Lavender‘s Galentine Afternoon Tea with other bloggers. We gotta enjoy all of the adorable, sweet and whimsical parts of Valentine’s Day with all the #bossladies. Just us gals gathering together to uplift, support and, most importantly, laugh. It’s the best therapy! This tea party is such a fun way to bring together everything we love about Galentine’s Day!

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Lunar New Year 2019 Luncheon: AnQi by House of An

South Coast Plaza is ringing in the Year of the Pig with a celebration filled with exciting family-friendly experiences, unique exhibits, and a one-of-a-kind spectacular Year of the Pig centerpiece in Jewel Court from January 31 through February 18. Now on its 9th year, South Coast Plaza’s 20-day Lunar New Year festivities are the largest of any retail center on the West Coast, drawing visitors from Southern California and abroad.

I had an honor to be invited to their Lunar New Year Luncheon at AnQi by House of An. AnQi is a high-end restaurant with exciting modern décor and gourmet Asian fusion fare. The restaurant is honoring Lunar New Year with specially crafted menus symbolic of what this holiday means to those of us who celebrate it.

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Whimsical Pastel Wonderland Themed Valentine Party

Here we are at that time of year again—romance is in the air! You’ve seen stores filled with cards, hearts, chocolate candies, and cuddly little stuffed animals with messages like “Hug Me”, “Be Mine,” or “Let’s Kiss”. It’s the most romantic time of the year and is a big deal for most women. You know me, I’m all about the holidays and especially anything to do with decorating for the holidays!  BUT… As I do a quick online search for Valentine’s Day party ideas, and there are just so many party tables smothered in red and pink. Not that I don’t love red and pink at this time of the year, but I’m on the hunt for something a little less vibrant….but more pastel, fairytale, and whimsical.

So this year I have teamed up with some of my favorite LA vendors to bring you lots of  inspiration to create a beautiful and magical Valentine’s Day decor. Whether you’re celebrating with the girls for the ultimate Galentine’s Day soiree or treating your Valentine to an afternoon tea for two, these romantic Valentine’s Day decorations are sure to make everyone’s hearts swoon.

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How to Create the Perfect, Stress-Free Fall Gathering

It is that time of year again – It’s Family Reunion season! The cool weather (if you don’t live in LA like I do), the amazing smells (cinnamon, pumpkin, bonfires and marshmallows), the holiday music, and the beautiful scenery (changing leaves) really set the mood for a fun outdoor gathering. With so many great reasons to throw a party this fall, all you need to do is start planning. Whether you have a large family spread out over the globe or a small bunch nearby, planning a family gathering can be stressful. That’s why it’s important to plan ahead to stay organized and keep things running smoothly.

If you’re in need of some real-life inspiration, I’m here to help! In this blog post I’m partnering with some local vendors to pull off the ultimate guide to help you plan a memorable outdoor gathering this fall that will certainly impress your family members! So when the day arrives, you’ll be able to enjoy the party, knowing you’re well prepared for the celebration.

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Best White Wine to Pack for Your Next Picnic: Starborough Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc 2017 Marlborough, New Zealand

Yay it’s October 1st!!! Fall has arrived and that means two things: less crowds and great weather. And a perfect time of year for a picnic! The leaves are starting to change color from green to orange/red/yellow which adds the dramatic backdrop. You have the location for your picnic all set: the perfect tree sitting in a nice meadow-perhaps on top of a hill-with lush green grass underneath. Not too hot and not too cold-in a word, perfect. Perhaps it’s at your local park, lake, front lawn or even backyard. Picnics are all about the food, company, and of course, the perfect wine to pair with all of that. I have been trying a lot of affordable and picnic-friendly wines of late, and today I want to share my favorite picnic wine: Starborough Sauvignon Blanc 2017, New Zealand. 

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