Archives for February 9, 2020

Top 5 Reasons to Spoil Your Sweetie with Tickets to Pageant of the Masters this Valentine’s Day

20% off Tickets thru February 14

Love is in the air…and in the art! Charm your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day with tickets to the nation’s most iconic presentation of living pictures: Pageant of the Masters. Treat your special someone to a romantic evening filled with recreations of classical and contemporary works of art with real people posing to look exactly like their counterparts in the original pieces. Give a gift that lasts through summer with tickets to this year’s production themed Made in America, offering shows nightly July 8 – September 3, 2020.

The Pageant of the Masters in Laguna Beach presents the top 5 reasons to give the gift of “living pictures” this Valentine’s Day:

  1. February 14th discounts! Special for Valentine’s Day, save 20% on tickets to this summer’s production with promotional code HEART20 (excludes loge center seats). To take advantage of this incredible offer call (800) 487-3378 or visit  www.PageantTickets.com. Offer begins January 24 and ends February 14, 2020.
  2. Romance under the Stars! Crisp, summer nights with your sweetie under the Laguna Beach starry night – what could be more romantic? How about snuggling up with ‘bae’ during a performance of the Pageant of the Masters? Make it a date night to remember with tickets to this summer’s performance and enjoy a live orchestra performing an original score, intricate sets, live narration, expert production and more as art comes to life right before your eyes in a star-lit amphitheater. There’s nothing else like it.
  3. Pour your ART out! Cheers to your sweetheart with wine tastings, live music, art classes, and special events before seeing the iconic Pageant performance. From classes like Pints, Pinots and Prints to Concerts on the Green and Art, Jazz, Wine and Chocolate tastings, the Festival of Arts’ critically acclaimed reputation as one of the finest outdoor art venues welcomes new entertainment and workshops each summer that will have your sweetie swooning. Dial up the romance and pour your heart out with a full day together at the Festival of Arts.
  4. A Patriotic Production! Snuggle up with that special someone as Made in America comes to life with the tableaux vivants and the musical accompaniments celebrating American history. Audiences will meet the artists – revolutionaries, innovators, dreamers – who not only made this country their home, but let their creativity be inspired by the freedoms upon which this nation was founded.
  5. Shop your heARTS Desire! As one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious juried fine art shows, the Laguna Beach Festival of Arts offers a breathtaking showcase for artists and collectors to enjoy. Named one of the top art festivals in the nation by USA Today readers, the Festival Art Show features the work of over 100 Orange County artists. Sweeten the moment and purchase art from your favorite artist to make a memory last a lifetime.

The 2020 Pageant of the Masters, Made in America, offers many reasons to spoil your loved ones with tickets to this summer’s showcase, July 8 – September 3, 2020, starting at just $20 per person. A Pageant Ticket is also a season pass ticket to the Festival of Arts, so patrons can enjoy the art show all summer long. For more information and to purchase Pageant tickets, visit www.PageantTickets.com.
To stay up to date on all things Pageant of the Masters and Festival of Arts, follow the Festival at @FestivalPageant and visit www.foapom.com.

Credit: The Pageant of the Masters.

Celebrate Love this Valentine’s Day at Dana Point Harbor

Enjoy seaside dining, sunset cruises, and a “Love Wall” Mural

There is a lot to love at Dana Point Harbor this Valentine’s Day. Couples, friends and families can enjoy activities including seaside dining and live music, shopping along the waterfront at any of the unique retail stores, a sunset whale-watching cruise and be one of the first to take a photo in front of Dana Point’s very own “Love Wall” mural commissioned by Dana Point Harbor Partners.

Local Orange County mural artist Mikala Taylor will begin painting the interactive “Love Wall”, located in the harbor’s Clock Courtyard, on Monday, February 3 and will continue painting throughout the week until Friday, February 7. Visitors are welcome to watch the mural come to life and capture a Valentine’s Day photo moment in front of the wall. The “Love Wall” sets the perfect backdrop for social media sharing using #DPHLoveWall.

Visit the harbor and snap your best photos in front of the mural to participate in Dana Point Harbor’s “DPH Love Wall” social media campaign on Instagram from Monday, February 10 through Thursday, February 27. To be entered into the contest, follow @danapoint_harbor and @danapointmarinainn and post your photo using #DPHLoveWall. On Friday, February 28, one winner will be chosen at random and awarded a special Dana Point Harbor “staycation package” which includes a two-night stay at Dana Point Marina Inn, two tickets for a Sunset Wine Cruise with DanaWharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching, and dinner for two at The Harbor Grill

Valentine’s Day specials at the harbor include:

  • Captain Dave’s Dolphin & Whale Watching Safari will host Dolphin & Whale Sweetheart Sunset Safaris on February 14 and 15 as well as romantic whale watching private charters with your loved ones. For more information visit www.dolphinsafari.com.
  • Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching will offer Valentine’s Day cruises February 14-16. For more information visit www.DanaWharf.com.
  • Frisby Cellars presents a wine, cheese, and chocolate pairing on February 14 for $40 per person. For more information and to purchase tickets visit Shop.frisbycellars.com or stop by the Dana Point tasting room.
  • Gemmell’s French Restaurant will host Jazz singer, Cheryl Silverstein, for live music to accompany your romantic dinner. Call 949-234-0063 or visit www.gemmellrestaurant.com to make your reservation.
  • Harbor Grill’s Valentine’s Day menu will feature freshly caught 1.5 lb. Local Spiny Lobsters for $65. Call (949) 240-1416 to reserve your table.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Dana Point Harbor and experience all of the adventure, fun, romance, and relaxation this seaside destination has to offer. For more information visit DanaPointHarbor.com or connect with us via Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter

Credit: Dan Point Harbor.

Lots to Love About Valentine’s Day in Little Tokyo

Heart-shaped vegan donuts available at Donatsu in Little Tokyo for Valentine’s Day. 
Photo provided courtesy of Donatsu.

 Love is in the air in Little Tokyo this Valentine’s Day! There is a lot to love about a magical evening in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles with your gals, pals or significant other while exploring the wonders of Little Tokyo’s vibrant atmosphere. Go Little Tokyo is your neighborhood guide to Los Angeles’ ultimate Valentine’s Day destination from romantically-delicious dining experiences, spectacular evening entertainment and decadent desserts.
Treat your sweetheart to a romantic evening at Kasih LA for a one-of-a-kind modern Indonesian cuisine experience. The delectable five-course Valentine’s Dinner features flavorful pescatarian, vegetarian or meat options paired with a glass of Champagne. Since Kasih essentially translates to love, affection and care in the Indonesian language, it is only right to celebrate with the one you love in Kasih’s lovely environment.
Grab your girls for a ladies’ night out at one of Los Angeles’ hottest new cocktail spots, Peruvian Nikkei cuisine restaurant Yapa. Toast to love and friendship with your favorite gals on Galentine’s Day with Yapa’s exclusive new Happy Hour menu featuring a selection of $8 specials every Wednesday to Friday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Savor mouthwatering appetizers like flavorful beef skewers or skip to dessert for a scrumptious sorbet.
End the evening on a sweet-note at Little Tokyo’s very own Donatsu. Share a decadent, heart-shaped hand-crafted vegan donut with your sweetheart. Spread the flavorful love with a dozen more gourmet vegan donuts to go and 10% off all dozen orders. The sweet Instagram-worthy creations will complete your evening outing with the one you love!
While Valentine’s Day in the U.S. is traditionally celebrated on February 14th, the holiday of love traces back to the 1950s in Japan with a different tradition. In Japanese culture, Valentine’s Day signified a day where traditionally women would present men with various chocolates. White Day was later established and is celebrated on March 14th, where men would then return the love and appreciation to women by gifting them with sweet treats. Whether you celebrate the traditional Japanese way or not, be sure to stop by Senka Cafe on Onizuka Way next to Weller Court and select the perfect Valentine’s Chocolates for your significant other, gal, pal or friend.
Adventure awaits in Little Tokyo this Valentine’s Day! From a romantic dinner, world-class cocktails or exciting night entertainment, Go Little Tokyo offers an array of experiences for everyone in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles. Discover more dining experiences and exclusive night entertainment offered in Little Tokyo at golittletokyo.com.

Credit: Little Tokyo.

Love Is In The Air With These Printable Valentine’s Day Cards & Recipes From Friends TV – #OwnFriendsTV

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and in honor of TV’s most lovable couple and epic circle of besties – we have everything you need to get you through the holiday! Valentine’s Day is traditionally associated with chocolate, romance, flowers, and the exchange of cards! Didn’t get your cards to pass out this year yet? Well don’t freak out like Rachel would – just download, print and send these Friends themed cards to your favorite “lobster” and make their Valentine’s Day more lovable!
Download Valentine’s You can f ind the cards here: https://wbproductions.box.com/v/FriendsVDayCards As far as TV relationships go, who doesn’t want a relationship like Monica and Chandler had on Friends? They were perfect together! They knew everything about each other, flaws and all, and still loved each other — and that is true unconditional love – and what Valentine’s Day is all about! Hoping to impress your honey on V-Day, with more than a mixed taped? Well, look no further – as we have the perfect dinner and dessert for you. We urge you bake, document and share these delicious recipes in honor Monica & Chandler and their dynamic love! Start dinner off with Monica’s Meat Lasagna & treat yourself to Chandler’s “Can This BE Any More Fattening?” Cheesecake! Don’t worry about the calories – they don’t count – it’s a National holiday!
Download Chandler’s Cheesecake: https://wbproductions.box.com/v/ChandlersCheesecakeRecipe
Download Monica’s Lasagna:https://wbproductions.box.com/v/MonicasLasagnaRecipe
Can’t agree on what to watch on TV for the big day? Make it easy and download your sweetheart’s favorite Friends episodes to cap off your evening. All individual seasons and compilation sets are available to purchase here: www.OwnFriendsTV.com. All seasons are also available to own at all major digital retailers; including iTunes, VUDU, Amazon Prime, and Google. Don’t know what to gift your loved one? Stop scrambling – as you can purchase the DVD or Blu-ray sets from all major retailers – including Walmart, Target, and Amazon. If you purchase the digitally remastered Blu-ray Complete Series set – you will get over 110 hours of content – including all 236 original broadcast episodes, plus 20 hours of special features. Your partner will scream “Oh. My. God!” just like Janice – when they open up this must own collectors set! 

 Happy Valentine’s Day from Rachel, Ross, Joey, Chandler, Monica, and Phoebe!

Credit: Friends. Information and images were provided to share with my readers.