Featured SoCal Events and Services

Hop Aboard The Queen Mary for an Eggstravagant Easter Sunday Celebration April 21

Easter Service, Egg Hunts, Easter Brunch, and Children’s Activities Hop aboard the Queen Mary’s famed decks to celebrate Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019. The Queen Mary’s Easter Celebration will offer an eggcellent array of Easter-fun fit for the entire family, including a Royal Easter Sunday Brunch, a petting zoo, face painting, three egg hunts, a Bunny Bounce House atop her majesty's highest … [Read More...]

Inland Pacific Ballet Presents The Little Mermaid An Enchanted Underwater Adventure

Inland Pacific Ballet returns this spring with its spectacular landmark production of The Little Mermaid, the classic tale for all ages about the young mermaid willing to give up her life in the sea for love. This colorful and engaging production combines classical ballet and creative puppetry to create a magical ocean world with a cast of delightful sea creatures, magnificent sets, and … [Read More...]

Pet Community Gathers at World’s Largest Pet Expo in Orange County, April 26-28, 2019! Update: Bring Your Dog!

A weekend full of animal education, innovation, pet entertainment, competitions and adoptions America’s Family Pet Expo returns to the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa (88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa 92626) Friday, April 26 - Sunday, April 28, 2019.  The annual family-friendly event features all creatures cute and cuddly, furry, feathered and scaled of all sizes, shapes and colors. … [Read More...]

From Wheels to Waves & Icy Wonderlands to Infinity and Beyond! DISNEY ON ICE presents WORLDS OF ENCHANTMENT Coming to the Southland April 18–28, 2019

Rev up for non-stop family fun with four of your favorite Disney stories when Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment comes to the Southland! This action-packed ice spectacular showcases beloved characters from Disney•Pixar’s Cars, Toy Story 3, Disney’s The Little Mermaid plus the enchanting Academy Award®-winning Frozen.  Produced by Feld Entertainment, Disney On Ice … [Read More...]

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SoCal City Kids News

Aquarium of the Pacific Hosts Its Annual Earth Day Celebration, April 27-28, 2019

Science on a Sphere Photo:Courtesy of The Aquarium of the Pacific Learn what you can do to help our ocean planet while visiting the Aquarium of the Pacific for its annual Earth Day Celebration. Families can journey through the Aquarium to celebrate Earth Day by learning everyday tips to protect our environment. Visitors will have the chance to visit booths from various Earth-friendly … [Read More...]

Sweeping Views, Seasonal Dining, Unique Shopping, and Ocean Activities Abound During Spring Break at Dana Point Harbor

Dana Point Harbor invites locals and visiting destination seekers to explore the abundance of ocean activities, dockside dining options, and shopping experiences the Harbor has to offer during spring break. Whether you are looking for adventure, fun, or relaxation this season, Dana Point Harbor offers something unique for everyone. Popular spring activities in the Harbor include strolling along … [Read More...]

Easter family fun at Del Amo Fashion Center

Hop on over to Del Amo Fashion for Easter celebrations and activities featuring the Easter Bunny. South Bay families will have the chance to participate in traditional and unique seasonal events including the Easter Bunny Photo Experience, Pet Photo Nights, Caring Bunny and an Easter Eggstravaganza. The Bunny Photo Experience begins March 29 and runs through April 20. Children will … [Read More...]

Explore Orange County’s History During Orange County Jamboree

Explore Orange County’s agricultural past during the second annual Orange County Jamboree hosted by OC Parks and the Orange County Historical Commission. On Saturday, April 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., guests are invited to enjoy a day of agricultural-themed crafts, a petting zoo, live music, pickling demonstrations, blacksmith and antique engine displays, a photo booth, tours of the park and … [Read More...]

Go Little Tokyo For A Close-To-Home Spring Break Escape

Photo courtesy of Katie Yamasaki/Go Little Tokyo Spring Break might only be seven days long, but just one day in Little Tokyo provides endless possibilities for exploration and exposure to another culture without having to leave Los Angeles. With unlimited eateries, museums, exhibitions, and an outdoor walking retail district, Go Little Tokyo provides a convenient and … [Read More...]

Featured Products

Last Minute Easter Basket ideas!

Looking for some last minute suggestions for Easter baskets? These are some of my favorites! Click and create your own adventure with Magformers AMAZING Police 50-Piece Set! Magformers are a magnetic construction toy where the possibilities are endless. This 50 piece set comes with 24 magnetic pieces, 2 figures, an emergency vehicle siren and much more to keep the city safe. Great for children … [Read More...]

Hide a Carrot (or two) in your Child’s Easter Basket, Garden Lites® Sneaks Veggies into Every Delicious Product!

Garden Lites: Veggies Made Great®, the delicious vegetable company and leader in unique veggie-rich foods, will make the Easter Bunny proud this year by sneaking vegetables like carrots and zucchinis into your favorite Easter holiday traditions. With the mission of getting people of all ages hooked on veggies, Garden Lites: Veggies Made Great makes eating your daily dose of vegetables easy, fun … [Read More...]

Easter Gift Guide 2019

Looking for some ideas for Easter Baskets this holiday? Here are some of my favorites! Skate, Shoot and Share with Tony Hawk Box Boarders! The skateboarding toy line from Tony Hawk will be a hit with your young skateboarding boys and girls! Skateboarding legend Tony Hawk has teamed up with Hog Wild Toys to introduce Tony Hawk Box Boarders, a brand new toy line that allows kids of all … [Read More...]

Royal Baby Must-Haves From Zulily

Looking for cute spring clothes for the baby in your life? E-tailer Zulily has everything you need for the Royal Baby in your life (while staying on budget!). These choices are super cute! Whether shopping for their own baby or looking for the perfect baby shower or “sip & see” gift for friends and family, Zulily launches a new store every day including everything one needs for a baby, … [Read More...]

6 Things to look for when buying Inexpensive Picnic Tables

A lot of people who love nature enjoy eating outside.  With this comes the need to have the right equipment to use since there are plenty of choices to choose from. From choosing a dining table, chairs or any type of outdoor furniture choose one that will give you a beautiful, casual outdoor experience. When it comes to choosing the right furniture, you need to ensure that you choose … [Read More...]

Brooklyn Cloth, a Fast Fashion Line for Men(and Teens) that Won’t Break the Bank this Spring!

Looking for stylish clothes for the Men in your life? I love Brooklyn Cloth clothing line and it's great for husbands and Teens too! The clothes are affordable too! Brooklyn Cloth was co-founded by Daron Jacob when he joined Icer Brands. Icer Brands original founder is Lawrence Jemal. Daron’s background has been in apparel design and manufacturing throughout his 20+ years in the … [Read More...]

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Giveaways

Must-Buys for your Easter Basket!

Easter is almost here! What is the holiday without chocolate bunnies? My son is a teenager but I still plan to make him a basket and it has to have a chocolate bunny from R.M. Palmer! These are just perfect for your boy or girl hero! I love that there is a boy and a girl one! My favorites this year are the chocolate bunnies from R.M. Palmer! But, the EAR comes Easter! Decorated Milk … [Read More...]

Black Beauty at The Wallis Giveaway!

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing ArtsPresentsRed Bridge Arts & Traverse Theatre Company’sBLACK BEAUTY Created by Andy Manley, Andy Cannon and Shona Reppe,This Re-telling of Black Beauty Blends Storytelling, Music and Puppetry Friday, April 26 – Sunday, May 5, 2019,Lovelace Studio Theater at theWallis Annenberg Center for Performing Arts  Red Bridge Arts & Traverse … [Read More...]

EXPLORE AND CELEBRATE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA’S COAST AT AQUARIUM’S URBAN OCEAN FESTIVAL, MARCH 30-31, 2019!Giveaway Opportunity!

The Aquarium of the Pacific will host its tenth annual Urban Ocean Festival on Saturday and Sunday, March 30-31, 2019. The Pacific waters off Southern California host an array of industrial and recreational activities and provide habitat for a diverse group of animals, from seabirds, harbor seals, and dolphins to migrating whales. Visitors to this festival can learn more about and celebrate our … [Read More...]

The Old Man and the Old Moon family show at The Wallis Giveaway!

Photo credit: T. Charles Erickson  PigPen Theatre Co.’s THE OLD MAN AND THE OLD MOON, a fantastical song-filled fable for all ages, directed by Stuart Carden and PigPen Theatre Co., opens at the Wallis Annenberg Center for Performing Arts on Saturday, March 2 and continues through Sunday, March 17, 2019, in The Wallis’s Bram Goldsmith Theater. Featuring a spirited … [Read More...]

Media Reviews

Books for Easter!

The following books are perfect for Spring time and for Easter too! Great for young children! MY EASTER BASKET TAB BOOK by Roger Priddy (Priddy Books, January 8, 2019, Ages 0-2)MY EASTER BASKET is an illustrated board book basket, with colorful Easter egg tabs, which opens out to search-and-find scenes of busy animals on an Easter egg hunt. Kids will love searching for the easter eggs right … [Read More...]

Books of the Week!

Filled with creative exercises, art prompts, templates, and step-by-step projects, The Little Book of Rock Painting (Walter Foster Publishing / April 30, 2019 / US $14.99) encourages interactivity for immediate results, while teaching beginners the fundamentals of the medium in an engaging and fun way. In The Little Book of Rock Painting, aspiring artists will … [Read More...]

Dumbo – One of the Most Beautiful Films I Have Ever Seen!

From Disney and visionary director Tim Burton, the all-new grand live-action adventure Dumbo expands on the beloved classic story where differences are celebrated, family is cherished and dreams take flight. Circus owner Max Medici (Danny DeVito) enlists former star Holt Farrier (Colin Farrell) and his children Milly (Nico Parker) and Joe (Finley Hobbins) to care for a newborn elephant whose … [Read More...]

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Beauty and Fashion Corner

Spring Fashion Essentials! Yes! Sunglasses!

Love this style and the color!! Spring time is here so that does mean sunny days here in Southern California! I love Spring fashions and colors are lighter and brighter and must-buy accessories are sunglasses! Discountglasses.com has some great styles for women this Spring! I love the Westend Brookside Woods in pink and the Westend glacier ridge in black. They are so stylish and affordable … [Read More...]

Beauty Experts Angelo David and Jacob Guttman Introduce The Flex Brush™: The Ultimate Detangling Brush for Wet and Dry Hair

The Ultimate Detangling Brush for Wet and Dry Hair World-renowned celebrity hair stylist Angelo David Pisacreta, owner of the elite Angelo David Salon in New York City, and hair-tool veteran Jacob Guttman, founder and CEO of Creative Pro Hair Tools, introduce The Flex Brush™—an all-purpose tool that safely detangles hair, massages the scalp and promotes health and hair growth. … [Read More...]

Indulge in Self-Care This Valentine’s Day with Colgate Optic White!

Looking for a brighter smile this Valentine's Day? Treat yourself to a sparkly white smile with Colgate Optic White Platinum High Impact White Toothpaste. This Colgate Optic White product delivers 4 shades, visibly whiter teeth in 6 weeks, starting in just 3 days*.   I actually tried this and was quite impressed with my brighter smile! Colgate Optic White High Impact White Toothpaste … [Read More...]

Burke Williams Offers Gifts of Love this Valentine’s Day with Special Gift Card Packages!

Burke Williams offers gifts of love this Valentine’s Day with three special Gift Card Packages. Celebrate the season of love and treat loved ones to a transformative Valentine's experience they will never forget. Each package includes a collection of Burke Williams signature treatments that are sure to make loved ones feel appreciated and adored. Packages are available now at all ten spa … [Read More...]

Pet Corner

Larry, April 18th Pet of the Week!

Larry, 8 years old, is the perfect lap dog to share your Bark-alounger with. He’s kind and affectionate and most of all, wants to be your buddy! How could he not, with a name like Larry? Your childhood friend, your beer buddy, your confidant—he’s Larry! Meet him at the P. D. Pitchford Companion Animal Village, 7700 East Spring St., (562) 570-PETS. Ask for ID#A622689. (The usual suspects … [Read More...]

Springy, April 11th Pet of the Week!

The phrase “spring has sprung” can describe Springy as much as it does the season. Springy, a Chihuahua or mix thereof, seems to have a permanent case of spring fever. When he sees a human coming, he leaps vertically and repeatedly into the air for attention. He loves people and is an absolute bundle of joy, but he calms down after climbing into the nearest lap. Springy is only 2 and so has a lot … [Read More...]

Duke and Petey–April 4 Pets of the Week!

Both of these guys would likely make Paris Hilton twinkle with joy, but 8-year-old Petey and 7-year-old Duke don’t want to ride around in anyone’s purse. These Yorkies were surrendered by their owner and need a lot of exercise, playtime and, of course, attention. If you want a couple of silly little companions and not a paired accessory, meet Duke and Petey at the P. D. … [Read More...]

Bubba, March 28th Pet of the Week!

Bubba is lubbable, huggable, and sometimes just plain silly and goofy! He likes to roll around on the grass and chase madly after a tennis ball. Bringing it back is quite another story—you’ll have to teach him that! It’s Pick a Pitty Week at the shelter, and you can pick your own adoption fee, but we think Bubba’s priceless! Meet him at the P. D. Pitchford Companion Animal Village, 7700 East … [Read More...]