Archives for August 12, 2014

Fresh Brothers Pizza Opens First Location in Newport Beach! SoCal City Kids attended a Media Event and was quite impressed!

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With over 10 highly successful locations throughout the Los Angeles area, Fresh Brothers is proud to announce the grand opening of their first Orange County restaurant, within the Harbor View Center, in Newport Beach. The new store opened this past July. This location  features a large exterior dining area, curbside pickup and expect to see a full beer and wine license in the near future.Fresh Brothers offers a fun and fresh California twist on the traditional pizzeria. Using family recipes, Fresh Brothers features a thin crust, a skinny crust and a deep dish pizza. Their Buffalo chicken wings are baked, and never fried. Fresh salads are hand-chopped and tossed, with over 45 ingredients and 15 dressings that customers can mix and match.Ordering your favorite item can be done directly from the Fresh Brothers website and Facebook page. You can also order Fresh Brothers by downloading their app which is available on iPhone and Android. Sign up and become a member of the Fresh Fan Club and receive weekly specials, plus 10% off every order.For the health-minded eaters, Fresh Brothers offers a gluten-free menu which was developed using a training program designed by the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness. Fresh Brothers also offers many vegan options, including vegan cheese, vegan “chicken” bites and even vegan ranch and blue cheese dressing.

“This is a major step for us. We’ve done well in L.A. and in the San Fernando Valley. But Orange County marks a milestone, and we’re tremendously excited to be here,”
 says Adam Goldberg, Fresh Brothers’ founder & CEO. “Newport Beach loves great food, and expects the best. We love that!” says Goldberg. “We take enormous pride in the quality of our pizza, salad and wings, and we think the residents of Newport Beach will be pleased, too. Harbor View Center, where Gelson’s is located, is a terrific spot, with plenty of parking, so we’ll be able to offer curbside pickup, along with dine-in and delivery.”


This past weekend, SoCal City Kids attended a Media Event at the new Fresh Brothers and I have to say “Fresh Brothers is just so much more than just pizza!” It really does take a lot for me to be impressed with a Pizza Place because usually I will choose other kinds of food over Pizza. It’s not that I don’t like’s just not usually my top choice. Fresh Brothers would easily be one of my top choices! I really did like the pizza but I loved the salads, wings and my favorite was the Meatball Slider! I was so excited to try it that I forgot to take a photo of it first! (I had to ask Fresh Brothers to email me a photo for this feature!) What is so amazing is that I don’t usually choose meatballs but this was my ultimate favorite! It literally was the best meatball on a sweet Hawaiian roll. Yum! I can not wait to go back for another one!


Actually, it tastes even better than it looks in the photo!

I had the opportunity to sample the delicious food and my family was very impressed! This really is a place you must go this Summer…or Fall…or well..anytime!

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Fresh Brothers Newport, CA

1616 San Miguel Drive
Newport Beach, CA  (located in the Harbor View Center)
Self Disclosure: I did receive a Media Invite to attend a Media event to review Fresh Brothers but all opinions are honest and truthful. Photo Credit: SoCal City Kids except for the Meatball Slider (Credit: Fresh Brothers).


REACH Complete Care A New Angle on Brushing


Dr. Fresh LLC, a leading designer and marketer of oral care products, has launched a new generation of REACH toothbrushes. New REACH Complete Care Triple Angle toothbrushes represent a significant upgrade to the line and builds on the iconic brand’s heritage by introducing several never-seen-before distinctive features. The new products include a line of toothbrushes that offer new angles, heads, grips and more coverage for a superior oral care routine.

Special features include advanced deep cleaning bristle technologies, handle designs and materials. REACH Complete Care Triple Angle toothbrushes boast a brand new angled neck, body and grip design, along with an industry first, patent-pending Triple Angle bristle technology that maximizes “vertical” surface contact for superior plaque removal.

REACH Complete Care Triple Angle brushes include 4 SKUs encompassing two different toothbrush designs, offered in single and value two packs. The Complete Care Triple Angle Floss brush  and the Complete Care Triple Angle Pro. I received samples of both and my favorite is the  Complete Care Triple Angle Floss brush because of its tapered bristles have a better reach between teeth. It has deep-cleaning REACH Tip with spiral bristles. The Complete Care Triple Angle Pro features multi-level diamond bristles for total mouth clean and also is great for reaching those hard-to-reach places.  These both really are a Must-Have for Moms and Dad too!

I just love how clean my mouth feels after brushing!

The REACH Complete Care line of toothbrushes retail from $3.99-$5.99 (for one count and two count, respectively). They are available at major retailers including Wal-Mart, Walgreens, Kroger, and Rite-Aid.

Self Disclosure: I received free samples to facilitate this feature and any opinions expressed are honest and truthful.

Celebrate Men’s Grooming Day with ReVive and nyakio


 Friday, August 15 is National Men’s Grooming Day! In celebration of the day, here a few essential grooming products to help your man look his finest. 

Whether he prefers a rugged lumberjack look or a handlebar mustache, all men can use a few subtle grooming pointers. With the help of these two luxe products from RéVive and nyakio—two skincare lines created without synthetic fragrances—your man can target his concern areas and enjoy softer looking skin. 

·         Inevitable Wrinkles: A few lines adds character, but for your man who wants to slow down the signs of aging, have him try RéVive Moisturizing Renewal Cream, ($195)—a unique, lightweight repair cream that works overnight to visibly repair skin and diminish fine lines. The cream is a great starter texture for dudes!

o   Bonus: It’s Celeb-ApprovedCelebrity groomer Diana Schmidtke used the moisturizer to prep the real Don Draper (Jon Hamm) for a recent red carpet event!

·         Irritating Razor Burn: Itchy, scratchy razor burn isn’t fun for men and let’s be honest, we don’t like it either! nyakio Kenyan Coffee Face Polish($34)exfoliates the skin and helps prevent rashes and razor burn. This unique fusion of Kenyan coffee extract, jojoba and natural oils will help remove dead skin cells and bring potential ingrown hairs out of hiding.

o   Bonus: It’s Founder-Husband Approved: Brand founder, Nyakio Kamoche Grieco has to hide her stock from her bearded husband who uses the product every morning and night!

Self Disclosure: No compensation was received. Credit: ReVive and nyakio.

Back-to-School with Melitta! A Must-Have for College Students and Moms!

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It’s almost Back-to-School time! I can’t believe how fast the Summer is going! Melitta has the answer for those late night college cram sessions and early mornings…coffee! As a Homeschool Mom, I know I need my morning cup of coffee to start off the school day right just like my son needs breakfast!

The Melitta Single Cup Pour-Over is an affordable, easy-to-use Must-Have for the school year! It would make a great school gift for college kids and parents too! I received a Pour-Over Coffee Brewer and just love how easy it is to use to make a single cup of coffee! It is perfect for that single cup of coffee! The single pour-over brews fresh, handcrafted coffee in just three easy steps: put filter and coffee over mug, pour hot water over the grounds and let great tasting coffee drip below. it’s also an affordable option for College students on a budget! The Melitta Pour-Over 1-Cup Brew Cone retails for $2.99! The Melitta Pour-Over 1-cup Ceramic Mug Set is only $5.99 and the Melitta Pour-Over Travel Mug Set is $8.99.

Melitta also has the best coffee! I received a sample of the Cafe de Europa Premium Coffee in the Caramel Macchiato and it is my new favorite! The 100% Arabia, extra-fine grind will definitely start my morning off right! Retails for $6.99.

For more information about Melitta, check out their website! You can also find them on Facebook!

Self Disclosure: I received free products to facilitate this Back-to-School feature but any opinions expressed are honest. Photo Credit: Melitta.