• 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 […]

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    March 29, 2019 By inAra
  • Where to See Stunning Spring Bloom in LA

    In case you haven’t noticed in your social media feeds, Spring has officially “sprung” in LA. There’s still a bit of chill in the air and a few lingering raindrops on the ground, but spring is starting to burst out all around us. All the rain we complained about in January and February has brought […]

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    March 10, 2019 By inAra
  • 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 […]

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    February 9, 2019 By inAra
  • 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 […]

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    February 7, 2019 By inAra
  • Designer Dresses Perfect for Valentine’s Day

    Valentine’s Day is just 2 weeks away! The smell of scented candles and rose petals is already in the air. The town will soon be painted with red and be filled with boxes of chocolates and teddy bears. Whether you’re having a romantic date or you’re spending your time with your girlfriends, choosing a perfect […]

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    January 30, 2019 By inAra
  • Whimsical Pastel Wonderland Themed Valentine Party

    “Bring Alice and Wonderland to life by layering whimsical details on the table: small stacked books tied with ribbon, accents of teacups and hand-painted sweets (double up as decor and bites for the party to help stretch the budget), pastel vintage china and dusty pastel pressed glass for a magical high tea. Swoon.” -Debi Lilly, Chief Eventeur of A Perfect Event

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    January 25, 2019 By inAra
  • Fresh Flowers from The Bouqs

    I’m such a sucker for fresh flowers! I enjoy walking into a room and seeing a vase of fresh flowers. There is something about a bouquet of fresh cut flowers that can just brighten up my day instantly. I’ve also loved the idea of sending flowers to those close to me for special occasions like a […]

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    January 21, 2019 By inAra
  • Traditions of Tet, the Vietnamese New Year

    In Vietnam, the Lunar New Year is known as Tet. Tet is Christmas, Easter, New Year and Thanks Giving; all rolled into one package. Tet is celebrated from the 1st of January to the 3rd, according to the lunar calendar. It is a time for family reunions, and for paying respect to ancestors and the elders. In […]

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    January 12, 2019 By inAra
  • Post-Rose Parade Float Viewing

    It doesn’t seem to be New Year’s Day without having the Rose Parade playing on the TV. Founded in 1890, the Tournament of Roses, which features flower-covered floats, spirited marching bands and high-stepping equestrian units, is America’s New Year Celebration, a greeting to the world on the first day of the year and a salute to the community […]

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    January 3, 2019 By inAra
  • 10 Reasons To Stay In A Cabin This Winter

    As winter sinks in, I normally plan for a vacation somewhere warm and tropical…but this year, I’ve got cabins on my mind. I was dreaming of a cozy winter cabin that can only be reached by dirt roads. Often surrounded with wilderness and seclusion, cabins are wonderful places to take a much needed break from everyday life […]

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    December 26, 2018 By inAra
  • 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 […]

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    November 16, 2018 By inAra