Hank, August 17 Pet of the Week! Ohhhhh how I wish I could have another dog!

Hank, August 17 Pet of the WEek

Oh…just look at this face!

Hey-o, Hank! Want a loyal friend? Look no further than this dashing 5-year-old German shepherd! Hank knows sit and down, but what he really loves to do is play fetch. We’ve got lots of dog parks and a great dog beach for Hank to indulge his passion at! Meet Hank at Animal Care Services on the shelter side of the P.D. Pitchford Animal Village, 7700 E. Spring St., Long Beach, (562) 570-PETS. Ask for ID#A594602.

 

(The usual suspects contributed to this rescue)

 

Credit: Courtesy of the P.D. Pitchford Animal Village.

Lakewood Community Summer Fest!

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Credit: City of Lakewood.

The Queen Mary’s 13th Annual Art Deco Festival Returns for a Weekend of Vintage Entertainment Spectacular live music, dancing, drinks, parties, food, history, and more onboard The Queen Mary August 19 -20

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Pack your vintage duds and dust off your dapper suits for the Queen Mary’s 13th annual Art Deco Festival returning to the majestic ship August 19 – 20, 2017. Produced in collaboration with the Los Angeles Art Deco Society, the Queen Mary invites attendees to come aboard and drink, dine, dance, and discover the opulence of this by-gone era immersed among the largest Art Deco collection in the World.

 

The 2-day festival celebrates the artistic movement that influenced the design of The Queen Mary, the world’s most advanced ocean liner of its time. Daily festival activities include shopping for favorite vintage items, marveling at authentic collectables and having your hair styled from your favorite era in the Vintage Bazaar. Experience one-of-a-kind lectures by experts on the period throughout the day on both Saturday and Sunday.

 

The Grand Ball ($199 add on), the Art Deco Festival’s flagship and fan-favorite celebration will take place on Saturday, August 19 at 7 p.m. The formal vintage ‘dress-to impress’ evening presents a lavish four-course historic menu with the Dean Mora Orchestra complementing the mood. Then on Sunday sip on vintage inspired libations and experience traditional tea service while taking a turn or two around the dance floor at the Swingin’ Sunday Tea Dance ($49 add on).

 

The Queen Mary’s Art Deco Festival is a one-of-a-kind, spectacular stroll through time on August 19 – 20. Day passes start at $25 per person and include access to the Queen Mary, her restaurants, the Observation Bar, Art Deco Lectures and access to the Vintage Bazaar. The Art Deco Grand Pass is $229 and includes two-day access to the festival and admission to the Grand Ball, Sunday Tea Dance, all Lectures, and Vintage Bazaar access.

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For more information and to purchase tickets to the 13th annual Art Deco Festival visit http://queenmary.com/events/art-deco-festival/.

Credit: The Queen Mary. Photos and info were provided.

Kids Fest Kicks Off This Weekend

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Kids Fest is happening this weekend at Bowlmor AMF centers throughout the U.S.
Kids Fest was created by Bowlmor AMF as an event for families to come together at Bowlmor’s 300 locations across the country and enjoy a day of free bowling and fun, just in time for fall. Kids Fest is scheduled for Saturday, August 19th at various Bowlmor AMF locations nationwide, which includes your local Bowlmor Lanes, Bowlero, Brunswick Zone and AMF centers.
During the Kids Fest Event, kids of the age 15 and younger will receive one free hour of bowling and shoe rental, along with an official Kids Fest sticker. Adults will receive one hour of bowling for just $5, and food and drinks will be discounted as well.
Please visit Bowlmor AMF’s website (https://www.bowlmoramf.com/) to find your closest participating center. From there, check the center’s event page to see what day they will be hosting Kids Fest.  
Credit: Kids Fest/Bowlmor AMF.

The Queen Mary’s Local Band Hangout Returns with Euse’bio Akasa and Buck Bowen August 17

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The Queen Mary’s popular, monthly local music showcase, Local Band Hangout, returns to the Observation Bar & Art Deco Lounge on Thursday, August 17 at 7 p.m.with special performances by Euse’bio Akasa and Buck Bowen. LocalBand Hangout offers monthly entertainment with tasty food, drinks, and some of the best music live Southern California has to offer.

WHO:

  • Long Beach native, Euse’bio Akasa is a part of the DJ collective group, Selectors Suite. Akasa, who started his career in music playing all original vinyl pressings, incorporates a melting pot of music genres through his mixes including funk, hip hop, world, and soul. Akasa’s music offers a style all its own and is highly recognized by fans all over the L.A. area.
  •  Buck Bowen is a freethinking and motivational emcee and entertainer who is an advocate of mental fitness through music. His music, which promotes critical thinking and self-development, is made up of catchy choruses, vibrant storytelling, and a splash of dry wit. Bowen’s passion for music and cinematography can be seen through his highly creative music videos and performances throughout L.A.

WHEN:
Thursday, August 17 at 7 p.m.
Happy Hour 5 – 7 p.m.

WHERE:
The Observation Bar & Art Deco Lounge, The Queen Mary
1126 Queens Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90802

TICKETS:
As part of the daily Free After 6pm* access to the Queen Mary, the admission to Local Band Hangout and Ships & Giggles Comedy Night are now free when entering the ship after 6:00pm.

*Certain block out dates due apply.

PARKING:

Complimentary self-parking with validation of $20 purchase in the Observation Bar. Valet is $15 after 6 p.m. (for up to 3 hours) with a purchase and validation of $20 in the Observation Bar.

Credit: The Queen Mary.

It’s National Relaxation Day! Time to visit Burke Williams Spa!

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Happy National Relaxation Day!

If I could spend it anywhere, I would be at Burke Williams Spa! I recently had the opportunity to visit there and had a Pure Relaxation Massage! It was so relaxing! I always love visiting Burke Williams in Torrance because even though it is less than twenty minutes away, I feel like I am in a different place. It is such a wonderful escape from the daily hustle and bustle.

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They also have some great deals right now! What about Revitalize Your Skin with a Burke Williams Radiance Facial?

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Rejuvenate your skin this summer with Burke Williams’ Radiance Facial, now available at the special price of $165 (regular price $195, prices vary at the San Francisco and San Jose spas). The 80-minute Radiance Facial combines powerful treatments from Burke Williams exclusive H2V skincare line with micro-current technology for the ultimate in skincare. This next generation facial also incorporates head, shoulder, and foot massage along with paraffin hand treatment. Lift, brighten, and tone sun-kissed skin with a Burke Williams Radiance Facial.

 

Spa lovers are also invited to treat themselves and a friend this month. When guests purchase a $150 gift card they will get a complimentary $50 gift card and if they purchase a $250 gift card, guests will receive a complimentary $100 gift card.

 

WHEN:
Radiance Facial: August 1- 31, 2017

Gift Cards: August 1 – September 15, 2017
WHERE:
Promotion available at all Burke Williams Day Spas. For more information on services and spa locations visit www.BurkeWilliamsSpa.com.
RESRVATIONS:

To schedule a service at Burke Williams Day Spa call 1-866-BEYOND-5 or visit www.BurkeWilliamsSpa.com.

Check out the featured Massage and the Featured Facial:

Self Disclosure: I was invited to Burke Williams Spa to facilitate this post. Information and images were provided. 

Ruby’s Diner Laguna Hills Hosts Family Funday August 19, 26

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Ruby’s Diner Laguna Hills will host families for two days of exciting activities for Family Funday on August 19 and August 26. On Saturday, August 19, enjoy live music from children’s band, Jelly of the Month Club, plus free activities such as a balloon artist. On Saturday, August 26, the family-fun continues with more live music and an opportunity for kids to have their photo and fingerprints taken by the Orange County Sheriff Department.

 

 

WHERE:

Ruby’s Diner Laguna Hills
24155 Laguna Hills Mall #1636, Laguna Hills, CA

 

 

WHEN:

Saturday, August 192-3 p.m.

Saturday, August 263-5 p.m.

 

CONTACT:

Visit https://www.rubys.com/ and contact (949) 588-7829.

 

Credit:

 Ruby’s Diner
Celebrating 35 years of success in 2017, Ruby’s Diner first opened on the Balboa Pier in Newport Beach, California in 1982. Today Ruby’s Restaurant Group is a privately held company that operates and franchises multiple Ruby’s Diner concepts across the nation. With over 32 U.S. stores across California, Nevada and Texas, including mall, casino and airport locations, Ruby’s Diner serves up America’s favorite burgers, hand-made milkshakes, and delicious fries in addition to a wide selection of breakfast entrees. Shooby Dooby down to Ruby’s online at Rubys.com and stay connected for company news and updates on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

The Best Place for Summer Travel! La Jolla’s Pantai Inn: The Ultimate Family Destination! Enchanting Seaside Inn Embodies the Perfect Combination of Luxury and Convenience to Create the Ideal Family Destination This Summer

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Long celebrated for its stunning oceanfront location and views, Pantai Inn is perfectly positioned to be the ideal family destination in the San Diego area, hot on the heels of an extensive renovation and redesign.

While the Inn boasts a wide range of accommodations, what makes it so advantageous to families is its selection of commodious three-bedroom and two-bedroom suites as well as cottages, all with kitchens, which are well equipped to house families. The suites range from casual to deluxe, with even the more casual options providing the welcoming attitude and tropical atmosphere that the Inn is known for.

Coastal views and beautiful décor is only part of the Inn’s charm. It is centrally located to many of the area’s family and kid-friendly attractions, including the world-famous San Diego Zoo & Safari ParkBalboa Park (including a plethora of museums, performing arts venues, lovely gardens and more), and popular family attractions like Legoland are just a short drive away.  For entertainment of the natural variety, the Inn is a short walk from La Jolla’s coastal Children’s Pool, tide pools and beaches, and is situated across from the rocky outcropping that is a favorite sunbathing spot of sea lions and harbor seals. There is no shortage of oceanfront activities alongside La Jolla’s stunning coastline including kayaking, stand up paddling, snorkeling, sailing and biking.

My family had the opportunity to visit Pantai Inn for a couple of nights and we had an amazing time! We stayed in a 3 bedroom Suite and it was the best Summer vacation ever! I only wish we could have stayed longer! The view from our place was simply amazing and although I am not usually one to be up at sunrise…I was up at sunrise since the beach was so close by with an amazing view and tons of Sea Lions! I also have to point out that the Staff is the best! They made my family feel at home and I loved that Tea and Coffee are available all day and all the little touches such as chocolate on our pillows at the end of the day…well, I really could go on and on….

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The rooms were beautiful and my husband and I loved the whole Bali theme! The Original Balinese art and design really makes this place unique!

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I just loved the Kitchen! It truly was fully stocked!

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I have to admit spending time on the balcony was a favorite thing for me! I could see and hear the ocean from that spot and I loved having my breakfast there! By the way, breakfast is complimentary there and the food is quite impressive! I loved the Baked Egg Cups and there were two options to choose from! My favorite was the Mediterranean-Sun Dried Tomato with Feta! Yum! The Chef also makes a really delicious Strawberry Cobbler Muffin! But, honestly, the breakfast is something to write home about! 

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I have to admit that my teenage son wasn’t excited about this trip before we arrived but he had a great time! The room accommodations, the view and the customer service truly made this a great vacation! What really impressed me was how we had all the comforts of home yet we felt like we were so far away from home. It truly was a unique experience without leaving Southern California! 

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And, the view was simply amazing! 

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And..walking distance to an amazing beach….I was absolutely thrilled! 

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Hands down visiting the Pantai Inn and La Jolla this Summer was the best time my family had together this Summer! 

There’s still time to visit! Summer isn’t over yet! 

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6.17.2017 Denise B.-111 Del

 

More About the Pantai Inn
The Pantai Inn’s distinct guest accommodations blend a unique Balinese-inspired décor with luxurious comforts and contemporary conveniences.  The relaxing oceanfront retreat offers a lush garden setting with soothing water features and an inviting courtyard to stimulate the senses.
Offering a variety of accommodations from ocean view studios and one-bedroom suites to three-bedroom cottages, the Inn is perfect for romantic getaways or family vacations.  Whatever the occasion, the Pantai experience is completed by the warmth and authenticity of the Inn’s extraordinary guest service.   Ranked as a top hotel in La Jolla by TripAdvisor, the 30 room Pantai Inn is located in the charming seaside village of La Jolla and is steps away from the finest restaurants, boutiques and galleries the area has to offer.  The Pantai Inn is located at 1003 Coast Blvd, La Jolla CA, 92037. For information and reservations call toll free 855.287.2682 or visit www.pantai.com.               

Self Disclosure: My family was invited to visit Pantai Inn. No other compensation was received but our stay was comped. All opinions are my own.  I highly recommend Pantai Inn. Photo Credit: Top Photo: Pantai Inn. All other photos: SoCal City Kids.