Featured SoCal Events and Services

Rubio’s Coastal Grill brings Cauliflower Rice to the menu

Available in all Bowls, Burritos & Kids Meals Photo Credit: Rubio's. Tomorrow, July 14, Rubio’s Coastal Grill will offer Cauliflower Rice in all California, Arizona and Nevada restaurants. Providing a healthy, plant-based option for guests, the new menu option aligns with Keto, Whole 30, Paleo, vegan, gluten-free and vegetarian eating preferences. With … [Read More...]

Downtown Santa Monica, Inc. Partners with reDiscover Center and Starpoint Properties to Open “Cardboard City” on the Third Street Promenade

Photo provided courtesy of reDiscover Center Downtown Santa Monica, Inc. in partnership with the City of Santa Monica’s Office of Sustainability and the Environment, Starpoint Properties and Los Angeles-based non-profit reDiscover Center presents “Cardboard City,” an innovative, pop-up community art center on the Third Street Promenade.  Cardboard City is a 10,000 square foot pop-up art … [Read More...]

Wilderness Access Days Resume on the Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks

Image courtesy of Irvine Ranch Conservancy  Irvine Ranch Conservancy, along with its partners OC Parks and the City of Irvine, are thrilled to welcome nature lovers back to the Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks with the return of Wilderness Access Days. These free activities are the perfect opportunity for visitors of all levels to get out and explore native wildlands found in Orange … [Read More...]

The International Printing Museum’s Independence Day Celebration, July 3rd, 10 am to 4 pm

Join us in-person at the Museum for an Independence Day Celebration! Throughout the day there will be tours of the Printing Museum’s Galleries, opportunities to create patriotic keepsakes on working antique presses, and a chance to print your own Declaration of Independence on Benjamin Franklin’s Colonial Press. Visitors will also be able to experience our first vintage car and equipment show … [Read More...]

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SoCal City Kids News

4 Things to Consider when Buying Golf Equipment

Buying golf equipment is very important as it will have a direct impact on how well you play and whether you’ll actually enjoy the game. It’s also a very serious investment. This is why you need to take your time when getting equipment and do some research as well. You also have to assess your budget and determine what type of player you are. Let’s take a look at some of the things you should be … [Read More...]

7 Compelling Reasons to Adopt SEO to Your Brisbane Business Now

Brisbane may be the best place on the planet to do business. The city is the closest capital on the eastern seaboard of Australia, which has access to the three main export markets of China, Japan, and South Korea. Also, the airport of Brisbane can be accessed in less than 20 minutes from the city centre. The city is one of the largest and most progressive in Australia. Its main industries include … [Read More...]

The Top 8 Social Media Platforms For Influencers In 2021

Social media is an incredibly difficult world to master. While the basics are pretty easy to grasp - post content, get engagement and likes, continue to post content - the intricacies and idiosyncrasies of each platform make it hard for influencers to create consistently engaging content and maintain their profiles. It doesn’t help that the social media platform that’s most popular at any … [Read More...]

4 Reasons to Consider Moving to Banff

The town of Banff is one of Canada’s most popular vacation destinations thanks to its luxurious hot springs and top-notch ski resorts. But there’s more to this place than tourist attractions. A lot more. If this list doesn’t get you seeking out Banff homes for sale, nothing will. It’s a Natural Wonderland Being that Banff is located not simply near but actually inside of Canada’s oldest … [Read More...]

Dare to travel and work together this summer season

Most people have abandoned the classic work routine and turned to a new way of working through their computer. Find some reasons to do it yourself. You do not need to lock yourself in an office or restrict it to one country. With a laptop, wifi connection and a little skill, you can live anywhere in the world. In fact, such constantly moving professionals are often better and more successful than … [Read More...]

Featured Products

It’s time for the Summer Baby Roundup!

I absolutely love the Lulla Owl! This one is just perfect for newborn babies. The Lulla Owl is a soother and sleep companion for the smallest babies and also great on the go. It's also adorable! Lulla Owl is inspired by scientific research and based on the design of the Lulla doll, which is multi-awarded and loved by parents and children all over the world.  It imitates closeness … [Read More...]

My list of Summer Must-Buys!

Can you believe that summer is here? I love this time of year! Here are some of my favorite items for this season! Virgil’s Brings Back Dr. Better for Limited Time Only! It actually has been available since this past Spring but I am loving making soda floats with it this Summer! The Dr. that is just better is back – this mouthwatering handcrafted beverage is formulated with premium … [Read More...]

Cute, Colorful & Inspiring Girls’ Clothing

Star Katchers are cute, colorful, and inspiring clothing that are a must-have in your girls’ closets. These super-soft 100% organic t-shirts, hoodies, skirts, and hair accessories are made with recycled and sustainable materials and include empowering messages like “Being Yourself Will Always Be In Style,” “Love Knows No Colors” and “You Can Change the World, Girl.” And, these products with a … [Read More...]

Do you have Kids and Pets? If so, an instant all-purpose stain and odor remover is a must!

If you have kids and pets you know that real life can be very messy! An instant all purpose stain and odor remover is an absolute must! My favorite is Kids 'N' Pets because it is non-toxic, cruelty free and biodegradable. I also like that it is safe to use on so many different surfaces. You can use it on carpets, tile, furniture, concrete, floors, clothing and even in the car! A dog and two … [Read More...]

OxiClean ON THE GO Stain Remover Pen is a must-buy for Summer Travel!

Looking for an on-the-go stain remover? OxiClean has you covered this summer! OxiClean pen's formula contains the power of oxygen and has a stain-fighting scrubbing tip which is great for cleaning many fresh stains from many foods, drinks, and even cosmetics, I really like that it does not include bleach and it is safe to use on most fabrics. It is safe for all colorfast washable fabrics. I … [Read More...]

Last-Minute Gift Idea for Dad!

Game nights, movie nights, and snack attacks, Sweet Chaos has dad covered! From sweet to savory, Sweet Chaos has a gluten-free choice for everyone to snack on and enjoy. Sweet Chaos hand pops their NON-GMO kernels in coconut oil for a creamy richness while skipping the nasty, artificial stuff. This is one snack that will add a little sweet to the chaos! The exciting flavors include Honey Chipotle, … [Read More...]

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Giveaways

Rubio’s Peace, Joy & Burritos Gift Box Giveaway Opportunity!

Warm your spirits and bring a little burrito joy to you and your loved ones this holiday season with the Rubio’s Peace, Joy & Burritos Gift Box. For just $39.95 (plus tax and shipping), receive a burrito blanket, fuzzy socks, candle + matches, a puzzle, and 3 entrée cards ($30 retail value). Valued at $120, the contents of the Holiday Box will create those cozy, festive vibes we look forward … [Read More...]

Baby Beluga giveaway

Exciting news! Raffi is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the release of Baby Beluga this year. Can you believe that it has been 40 years? This song and album are among the best-selling children's music releases of all time! Check out Raffi's really cool video too! https://youtu.be/mIBY-LQYkVA Now, we have teamed up for a giveaway! One winner will win Raffi's original "Baby … [Read More...]

A bundle of new kid tunes for the dog days of summer 2020! Giveaway Opportunity!

Enter to win this three-pack of smart and educational children's music CDs from some of the top award-winning artists.  These are songs the whole family can enjoy together -- and they'll inspire kids as they head back to school. The Famadillo giveaway includes Backyard Bop by Portland family folk artist Red Yarn, Songs Across the Pond by Grammy nominee Brady Rymer and UK folk artist David Gibb, … [Read More...]

Now it’s time for Camp Warner Bros. Week # 7!

If you’ve ever been to a drive-in movie, you know how much fun it can be; from piling in the car with your cozy blankets to enjoying your favorite snacks in the Summer air! And if you have ever given a kid an empty cardboard box – you know how much fun they can have, as they use their creativity and let their imagination runs wild for hours! It's Week 7 at Camp Warner Bros. and we are bringing … [Read More...]

Media Reviews

A Cinderella Story: Starstruck * A Uniquely Humorous Family Film With Great Characters And Even Better Actors

Finley Tremaine, a small town farm girl, longs to spread her wings and soar as an aspiring performer. When a Hollywood film crew arrives in her sleepy town, she is determined to land a role in the production and captures the attention of handsome lead actor, Jackson Stone. Unfortunately, a botched audition forces her to change course. Now, disguised as cowboy "Huck," Finley finally gets her big … [Read More...]

A Fun-Filled Musical Comedy Perfect For Theatre Kids And Musical Lovers!

A couple, Melissa and Josh, go on a backpacking trip in an attempt to patch up their failing relationship, only to find themselves still arguing. They then discover a magical town called Schmigadoon, which is perpetually trapped in a Golden Age-style musical, and slowly realize that they cannot leave until they find true love. The title and concept is a parody of the 1947 Broadway musical … [Read More...]

Black Widow * Everything A Classic Marvel Fan Would Enjoy, Yet Is Easily Understood By Newcomers

In Marvel Studios’ action-packed spy thriller Black Widow, Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow confronts the darker parts of her ledger when a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past arises. Pursued by a force that will stop at nothing to bring her down, Natasha must deal with her history as a spy and the broken relationships left in her wake long before she became an Avenger. Black Widow is a … [Read More...]

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Beauty and Fashion Corner

Baby Skin Care 101: Tips to Avoid Skin Problems

Don't we often dream of having baby-like skin? The secret is a white milky substance called vernix that coats the fetus inside a mother's womb. But did you know that this substance wipes off as soon as the baby is born? This is why taking care of a baby's skin is of utmost importance. If you don't, your baby might have to face issues like odd rashes, crusting, and bumps. Yes, they happen to … [Read More...]

Beauty Stocking Stuffers!

Here are my favorite Beauty items this season and they would all make terrific Stocking Stuffers! Hair ties, headbands, and scrunchies can be more than just an accessory! They can be fun! With Scenties, you can add a fun twist to your kids’ hair ties, headbands, and scrunchies. These accessories are fragranced with playful scents, which can be enabled by simply Stretching and … [Read More...]

MASAMI hair products are a beauty must-try!

Looking for hair products to try? MASAMI is the only clean haircare brand that harnesses the hydrating power of the Japanese seaweed, Mekabu.  After experiencing MASAMI just once you’ll be daydreaming of long walks down a sandy beach and leave with a spring in your step (and hair). Even if Winter is approaching, in sunny SoCal you can always walk at the beach. I really love the shampoo and … [Read More...]

Beauty Must-Buy! 7th Heaven — Charcoal Peel Off Mask

Staying at home more for Spa treatments during this pandemic? I know that I am and I absolutely love the 7th Heaven Face Masks! The latest one I've tried is the Charcoal Peel-Off Cleansing & Detoxifying Easy Peel Mask. You don’t have to book a fancy spa treatment to treat your skin to charcoal’s powers.  The newest all-natural, high performing home facial treatment from 7th Heaven -- Charcoal … [Read More...]

Pet Corner

Summer, July 29th Pet of the Week!

Summer is the season for big smiles, lying in the sun, and showing your legs—could be why our very own Summer is so named! She’s all legs, in fact, and that smile will brighten your day at least as much as the sun does. Summer is a young girl, 75 pounds and suspected to be a Lab mix. She’s a little reserved at first, but once she warms up, she’s fun during any season! Our shelter’s … [Read More...]

Porter, July 22nd Pet of the Week!

Porter came to our shelter as a stray. He’s a 3-year-old Lab mix, with that sweet Lab disposition that immediately endeared him to our volunteers, as it will to you. Porter is looking for a port where he can finally drop his anchor and drift off for a nap. Then, he’ll bound back up, all shipshape for some shenanigans! Our shelter’s adoptions are conducted through appointment only, so … [Read More...]

Lilo, July 15th Pet of the Week!

It’s said that if you dream of an orange cat, you might be craving a new hobby or a new sweetie pie. We think it’s the latter. Lilo is a 1-year-old orange fellow whose family had to give him up, and he needs a new someone to love him. Lilo is likely the cat of your dreams, whether you dreamed of an orange cat or did not! By the way, if you adopt an adult cat any day in July, your fee … [Read More...]

Thelma, July 8th Pet of the Week! Update: Has been adopted!

Meet Thelma, a dear little cattle dog seeking her herd. She was found as a stray, apparently looking for cows in all the wrong places, and now she’s found how much fun the human volunteers are when she works her charms on them. Not sure how she is with other pets or children, but she sure likes adults! Thelma’s about 2 years old, has a calm demeanor and would love to be home on the range … [Read More...]