You are invited to a Cambria Estate Winery dinner on Wednesday, May 3rd at 6:00 p.m. The dinner will hosted by Winemaker, Denise Shurtleff and be held at Watertable, the signature restaurant at Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa. Watertable combines the union of rustic and refined, old and new – in both design and cuisine – to appeal to guests’ evolving palates. The regular menu features seasonal, regional grill centric American fare, paired with a distinguished selection of vintage world-class wines, craft brews, artisanal cocktails, craft and naturally infused waters, in a unique nod to its name.
The Cambria Estate Winery Dinner will feature the following pairings for guests:
- Bar Jars and Passed Appetizers I Cambria, Rosé of Pinot Noir, 2016
- Modern Green Salad I Cambria, ‘Clone 4’ Chardonnay 2014
- Skuna Bay Salmon Crudo I ‘Clone 4’ Pinot Noir 2014
- Colorado Lamb Rack I Cambria ‘Tepusquet Vineyard’ Syrah, 2013
- Deconstructed Tart I Cambria, ‘Tepusquet Vineyard’ Viognier, 2015
The cost of the dinner is $125/person (plus tax and gratuity)
Reservations for this exclusive dinner are necessary and can be made by:
calling 714.845.4885 or emailng: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Watertable at Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa is located at:
21500 Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
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I was invited as a guest of Yogurtland to try their newest flavors, in order to write this post All opinions are 100% my own.
Yogurtland has introducing five new scratch-made flavors that will have fans loving each spoonful more than the last. The newest hand-crafted flavors were inspired by the family recipes everyone knows and loves and are made at Yogurtland’s very own dairy, filling each step of the tasty frozen yogurt creation process with love and quality.These new promotional flavors, available from April 3 to June 4, explore the tastes of delicious home-made favorites. These new flavors join more than 200 other hand crafted, gourmet flavors that are created with mastery and care, and with one thing in mind – delighting guests.As a tribute to all the things Yogurtland guests love,Yogurtland begins the yogurt journey with their new love-inspired cup. Adorned with a heart filled with all things symbolizing Yogurtland, the new cups reflect Yogurtland’s dedication and love for scratch-made yogurt and delicious flavor while customers experience love from the beginning of their visit through their very last bite. With these family recipe inspired flavors, fans can connect with yogurt flavors beyond taste, it will be reminiscent of past memories and cherished experiences with friends and family. These 5 mouth-watering flavors give fans another reason to love coming to Yogurtland:
- Grandma’s Famous Marionberry Pie– This scrumptious dessert will win the hearts of Yogurtland lovers by combining real Marion blackberry with sweet shortbread cookie. Notes of buttery, golden piecrust for a complete dessert sensation follow the delicious fruity taste of marionberry.
- Momma’s Secret Recipe Almond Fudge Gelato- Go nutty for this perfect combination of chocolate and almond. This flavor pairs rich fudge notes and almond tastes to create a creamy and sophisticated gelato.
- Blue Ribbon Pineapple Upside Down Cake– Flavor-packed with delectable caramelized pineapple flavors followed by buttery, dense cake notes combines to adapt the many layers of the traditional pineapple upside down cake into yogurt form
- Spring’s Simply Sweet Peanut Butter Marshmallow Squares– Enjoy a taste of grandma’s kitchen without the guilt. This no sugar added flavor combines real peanut butter with yummy marshmallow flavor to create the true marshmallow square taste.
- Pairings and Sharings Strawberry Basil Lemonade Sorbet– This drink-inspired sorbet will be the perfect thirst quencher on a hot day. The subtle balance between sweet and tart, this flavor combines two varieties of sweet strawberries and tangy lemon. Real basil and hints of mint add a cooling freshness to finish this flavor taste.
Yogurtland’s “flavorologists” are continually seeking craveable flavors that keep fans loving their experience. Yogurtland owns its own dairy and by controlling the frozen yogurt making process, the company can deliver the highest quality flavors, setting new standards for millions of fans. Have you visited Yogurtland lately? You’ll want to get there before these delicious flavors go away on June 4th!
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Burke Williams is offering three special Gift Card Packages to celebrate Mother’s Day. What better way to pamper the women in your life than with a rejuvenating spa day? Each exclusive package includes the all-new Passion Fruit and Agave Pedicure, a nourishing pedicure that’s paired with a selection of Burke Williams signature services.You can give the gift of renewal this Mother’s Day with one of these 3 Gift Card Packages:
- The “Relax” Gift Card Package: Mom will “Relax” with the Passion Fruit and Agave Pedicure along with her choice of a 50-minute Pure Relaxation Massage or Spa Style facial starting at just $149 ($189 value or higher).
- The “Escape” Gift Card Package: Mom will “Escape” with a Passion Fruit and Agave Pedicure, a 50-minute Pure Relaxation Massage -and- a 50-minute Spa Style facial all starting at $249 ($308 value or higher).
- The “For Two: A Special Mother / Daughter Experience” Gift Card Package: Mothers and daughters will share in a relaxing experience and enjoy the nourishing Passion Fruit and Agave Pedicure with their choice of a 50-minute Pure Relaxation Massage -or- a 50-minute Spa Style facial for just $299 ($378 value).
Each package includes the Passion Fruit and Agave Pedi, which uses Passion Fruit and Blue Agave Sugar Scrub to exfoliate, Honey Heel Glaze to nourish the skin, and Passion Fruit and Agave body soufflé to hydrate and is offered at an incredible value. Packages are available now through May 14. (Package pricing can vary slightly per spa location.)
Please note: Guests must be 18 years of age to enjoy a massage. Pedicure services are not available at the Mission Viejo spa and will be substituted with a 25-minute Salt or Sugar Glo for the Mother’s Day packages. Go beyond the spa with Burke Williams this Mother’s Day.Visit a Burke Williams spa location near you or online at http://www.burkewilliamsspa.com to purchase gift cards or make a reservation at one of their locations.
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I’m pretty sure every kid’s dream just came true with the latest news….Shopkins Live!, the first live theatrical production based on the phenomenally successful Shopkins toy brand will embark on a national tour of over 75 U.S. cities!, premiering in Buffalo, New York, on Thursday, September 14, 2017!
Based on America’s #1 toy brand, Youtube sensation and international toy phenomenon created in Australia by Moose Toys, Shopkins Live! will feature The Shoppies and Shopkins characters taking the stage with an all new storyline, original pop music and video highlights as ‘Jessicake’, ‘Bubbleisha’, ‘Peppa-Mint’ and friends prepare for Shopville’s annual “Funtastic Food and Fashion Fair”.
Since its launch in 2014, the Shopkins brand continues to be a hot ticket item for children worldwide. Shoppies dolls consistently rank as the #1 kids toy in the U.S.; the first-ever Shopkins movie, Shopkins Chef Club, was released last year by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment; and numerous dedicated apps continue to expand the brand’s ever-growing world.
Shopkins Live! will run for approximately 90 minutes, with one 15-minute intermission. Tickets will go on sale beginning Friday, April 28. For more information on Shopkins Live! , including a list of cities the tour will stop at, visit http://www.shopkinsliveontour.com and sign-up to be the first to hear about the pre-sale offer, on-sale dates and North American tour dates.
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The America’s Family Pet Expo will return to the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa Friday, April 28 – Sunday, April 30, 2017. All creatures great and small, from four legged to flying, will all be on display at this annual family-friendly event.The Pet Expo offers visitors education on responsible pet care, entertainment, and pet adoptions and is the ultimate destination for all pet lovers. Each year the show progresses to include the best in pet ownership and care and offers a variety of educational presentations, product launches, amazing pet acts and our popular animal adoptions, as well as showcasing the latest trends in the pet care industry.At the 2016 Pet Expo, there were more than 500 animal adoptions including dogs, cats, and even a few guinea pigs, that were adopted from the Pet Expo’s Southern California animal rescue partner organizations. Pet Adoptions will be handled onsite at the Expo for those looking for that perfect animal addition to the family. There will be hundreds of animals hoping to find their “furever home” from local community partner organizations at the Pet Expo.The Pet Expo is excited to announce the return of the crowd pleasing “Cook’s Racing Hogs & Dogs,” a race that consists of four pigs, which run from one end of a 90-foot U-shaped track to the other. Four dogs then compete in a similar race. Waiting at the end of the track is a treat – vanilla ice cream and a golden Oreo cookie.The 2017 Expo will be the “Cat’s Meow” as the The Catit Playground Debuts. The interactive activity brings a close up view for guests to watch adorable adoptable cats and kittens and see how they interact with different toys and people. This is a great atmosphere for guests to learn all about cats and toys they like.Lucy’s Wave Maker will return and also feature a cat surfer. The world’s one and only mobile wave machine makes an encore appearance America’s Family Pet Expo showcasing the best surfing dogs and cats too! The wave maker made international headlines from its appearance in the 2017 Rose Parade. America’s Family Pet Expo is the first stop on the 2017 National Tour that kicks off in Costa Mesa.Returning favorites to the Pet Expo include Repticon, reptile show and sale, offering hundreds of common and rare species of reptiles in all shapes and sizes, such as lizards, snakes, and spiders. Plus, the ever-popular Splash Dogs will also be on hand offering a “splashing” good time as these dogs compete at dock jumping.Added to the Expo line-up is the America’s Family Pet Expo Hobbyist Aquascaping contest. This new feature will consist of intermediate to advanced “aquarists” in a competition to create the most appealing natural aquarium. The participants will use a variety of live plants and other natural decorations in order to create a miniature underwater jungle. Pet Expo attendees are encouraged to come watch the process of setting up a fully functional planted aquarium from 10am on Friday, April 28th to 12pm on Saturday, April 29th. Ribbons and cash prizes will be awarded to the top 3 aquascapers on Saturday, April 29th at 5:00pm.
Pricing for The Pet Expo is as follows:
- General Admission, $15.00
- Seniors 60 and over, $13.00
- Children 6-12, $10.00.
- 5 yrs and under, free.
- Active and retired military free with ID.
Event parking is $8.00.
Show hours are:
- Friday 10am-6pm
- Saturday 10am-7pm
- Sunday 10am-6pm
I’m also having a giveaway where one of my lucky readers can win a family 4-pack to this year’s event. To enter, just leave a comment on this post sharing your favorite pet with me. I will close the comments on Sunday, April 23 at 11:59 p.m. and pick one winner via Random Number Generator. Winner will be notified by email and will be mailed the tickets. Tickets have no cash value. Giveaway open to U.S. residents only, 18 and older. Good luck everyone!
OC Fair & Event Center is located at 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa 92626. Kindly leave all pets at home. For more information and to purchase tickets online visit http://www.PetExpoOC.org .
This May, the creativity of the LEGO® building system meets the thrilling adventures and beloved characters from “a galaxy far, far away” when LEGO® Star Wars™ Days returns to LEGOLAND® Florida Resort.
Authorized by Lucasfilm, this year’s event will double the fun on two weekends –from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 6 Sunday, May 7, and from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 13 and Sunday, May 14. In MINILAND USA, kids can explore some of the most famous scenes from the Star Wars™ saga made out of 1.5 million LEGO bricks, including detailed displays inspired by “Star Wars – Episode IV: A New Hope,” “Star Wars – Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back” and “Star Wars – Episode VI: Return of the Jedi,” plus giant LEGO models of Darth Vader, Darth Maul and R2-D2.
Kids can also:
- Create a giant LEGO® Star Wars™ mural, brick by brick
- Build their own LEGO® Star Wars™ model
- Search for LEGO droids throughout MINILAND USA to unscramble a secret message
- Learn tips and tricks from our LEGO Master Model Builders
- Build the world’s largest LEGO Yoda model
- Meet LEGO Darth Vader
- Dress up as their favorite LEGO® Star Wars™ character and participate in our intergalactic costume parade (ages 12 and under)
…and much, much more, including giveaways, fun photo ops, opportunities to win LEGO® Star Wars™ prizes and exclusive retail offers.New this year: Are you more rookie or Wookiee? Test your family’s Star Wars™ knowledge and LEGO building skills against other families during a just-for-fun competition!All activities will take place both weekends and are included with all forms of park admission. No extra ticket or Jedi mind tricks required! It’s the only LEGO® Star Wars™ theme park event in Central Florida. Hope you can join in on the fun. It is your destiny!
For more information visit http://www.LEGOLAND.com/florida, or call (877) 350-5346.
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In honor of April being designated as “World Autism Month”, family-owned, award-winning barbeque destination Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que is teaming up with Autism Speaks to help increase understanding and acceptance of autism this month.
Did you know that an estimated 1 in 68 children is on the autism spectrum? People with autism spectrum disorder may have challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech or nonverbal communication, but they also may have unique strengths. I think we all have people near and dear to our own hearts who are affected by autism.During April, Lucille’s will donate Round It Up America contributions to Autism Speaks. This great in which Guests dining at 22 participating Lucille’s locations throughout Arizona, California, and Nevada, are provided with the option to “round up” their purchases to the nearest dollar, which are then donated to Autism Speaks.Team members at Lucille’s restaurants will wear buttons and blue beads, the color of Autism Speaks, to show their support. Tabletop signage will share information about autism and Autism Speaks.During the month of April, Lucille’s will also be serving up a ‘Blueberry and Basil Margarita,’ a blue drink inspired by the color of Autism speaks, that combines El Jimador Reposado Tequila, fresh basil, vibrant blueberries and is then hand-shaken with agave nectar and fresh lime juice. For each drink sold, Lucille’s will donate an additional $1 towards their final donation to Autism Speaks.Last year, Lucille’s two Las Vegas restaurants raised about $2,000 for Autism Speaks. This year, Lucille’s hopes to raise more than $30,000 to help the nonprofit organization support research into the causes and better interventions for autism. Lucille’s is thrilled to work with Lucille’s on a larger scale this April. This fundraising campaign helps to ensure that children and adults with autism have access to reliable information and services throughout their lives.If you’d like to join in on the efforts to raise money for this great cause, you can do soo by heading over to your local Lucille’s location. It’s easy to give back while enjoying a meal with your family. Remember to do so before the month of April ends!
About Autism Speaks
Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. We do this through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of autism spectrum disorder; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions. We empower people with autism and their families with resources, online tools and information covering the life span. To find resources, join a fundraising walk or make a donation, go to http://www.AutismSpeaks.org.
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I was invited as a guest of Knott’s Berry Farm to a day in the Park in order to write this review. All opinions are 100% my own.
If you’ve been following along on my Instagram lately, you may have notice a few of the delicious pictures I posted from Knott’s Boysenberry Festival. I had the opportunity to spend a day in the Park, enjoying many of their boysenberry-inspired foods and drinks. I got so excited to see Ghost Town all decked out for the occasion!
Did you know that the boysenberry originated at Knott’s? Yep! The roots of Knott’s Berry Farm stretch back to the early 1930s when Walter Knott nurtured the only surviving boysenberry vines back to health and began selling the berries from his fruit stand on Beach Blvd. in Buena Park, California. The popular purple little boysenberry put Knott’s Berry Farm on the road to being America’s first theme park. The rest, as they say, is history. As the birthplace of the delectable boysenberry Knott’s Berry Farm.Knott’s Boysenberry Festival runs from April 1-23 this year. During the festival, guests have the opportunity to enjoy boysenberry foods, both sweet and savory, and boysenberry-inspired craft beer and wine. Trust me when I say that you need to try all of the special boysenberry offerings during Knott;s Boysenberry Festival. One of the best ways to get a tasting of a variety of these foods is by purchasing a Festival Tasting Card. For just $25, you’ll get to sample 6 different items. As you can see, I started with one of the desserts, Boysenberry Panna Cotta! The Festival Tasting Card gives you quite a bit of food as you get samples of Boysenberry BBQ Meatballs, Boysenberry Fry Bread, Boysenberry Buffalo Wings, Boysenberry Ravioli, Boysenberry Panna Cotta, and Boysenberry Pizza!
I loved all of the items I got to try but I couldn’t stop there because there was still so much more boysenberry goodness to try! Some of the other boysenberry items you can find during the festival include:
- Ribs and grilled chicken smothered in Knott’s farm-made Berry Market Boysenberry BBQ sauce
- Corn on the Cob with Boysenberry Butter and Boysenberry Mayo
- Boysenberry Short Ribs over rice
- Deep Fried Alligator & Fries with Boysenberry Aioli
- Chocolate covered Boysenberry cheesecake on a stick
- Boysenberry Corn Dog
- Boysenberry & Apricot Pulled Pork Sandwich in a Boysenberry Bun Combo
- Boysenberry Nutella crepes
- Boysenberry Cookiewich Sandwich & Boysenberry Ice Cream Cone
- Boysenberry Flautas
- Boysenberry Cotton Candy
- Boysenberry ICEE floats, Boysenberry Cream Soda, and Boysenberry Lattes & Frappuccinos
- Fun Bun – Fried Cinnamon Roll with Boysenberry Cream Cheese Topping
Many of the special Knott’s brand jams, jellies, sauces, candies, and other boysenberry products are available year-round inside the park in General Store (located in Ghost Town) and outside the park at Berry Market (located in the California MarketPlace), as well as online. This is such great news for someone like me who is obsessed with all things boysenberry.Aside from all of the boysenberry goodness at Knott’s Boysenberry Festival, there’s also a great lineup of entertainment for the whole family, you won’t want to miss including Snoopy’s Boysenberry Jamboree (on the Calico Mine Stage), Old Time Melodrama (Bird Cage Theater), The History of Boysenberry & Knott’s Berry Farm (in Town Hall), Cloud 9 Ballroom/Studio K Classic Dance Party (in the Boardwalk Ballroom), Wild West Stunt Show: Frontier Feats of Wonder! (in Wagon Camp Theater), and the fun Camptivities (in Camp Snoopy). Also stop by Calico Park for some fun, music & games and visit the animals Old MacDonald’s Farm (in Ghost Town).
Knott’s Boysenberry Festival is a must-do. Be sure to stop by before April 23rd! For more information, visit Knott’s Berry Farm’s site here.
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Have you heard the exciting news? LEGOLAND® Beach Retreat is now open at LEGOLAND Florida Resort! These all-new accommodations give guests great new reasons to play and stay!Filled with creative LEGO® theming inside and out, the village-style vacation resort features brightly colored bungalows grouped into 13 horseshoe-shaped “coves” named after popular LEGO Minifigures. The fun begins almost immediately, thanks to a drive-through check-in process that will take you from your car to your cove in minutes. This speedy service makes staying at LEGOLAND Beach Retreat as carefree as a day at the beach.Designed to look like larger-than-life LEGO sets, 83 bungalows offer 166 separate rooms that sleep up to five, including a cozy area just for kids with a bunk bed, trundle bed and privacy curtain.They’re an ideal solution for families and groups traveling together, or for those seeking a fun new way to vacation at LEGOLAND Florida Resort. Each cove has its own outdoor play area within view of the bungalows’ shaded patios, where mom and dad can relax while kids romp and run.Opening less than two years after the debut of the popular 152-room LEGOLAND Hotel, and with its own unique, outdoor-themed amenities, LEGOLAND Beach Retreat more than doubles accommodations at the Florida vacation destination. Along with picturesque lake views and a giant LEGO lighthouse featuring a real rotating beacon, highlights also include:
- A giant swimming pool next to The Lighthouse, with an adjacent sandy area perfect for building sandcastles and the resort’s biggest outdoor play structure for kids.
- Sandy’s Castle Restaurant, featuring a bountiful menu of entrees, sides and desserts designed to please the palates of kids and grownups alike. A delicious breakfast buffet is included with each night’s stay.
- Bricks Beach Bar, offering an eclectic menu of made-to-order food, drinks and creative cocktails served both poolside and indoors.
- Palm Tree Traders, a large retail shop stocked with LEGO building sets and Minifigures, apparel, toys, swimwear, snacks and sundries.
- A hands-on LEGO building station where kids can contribute their original creations to a giant sandcastle made out of thousands of LEGO bricks.
- Free Wi-Fi throughout the site.
- Complimentary transportation to the theme park entrance, as well as complimentary parking in LEGOLAND Florida Resort’s main parking lot for guests who choose to drive.
- Early access to the LEGOLAND Florida theme park, with exclusive use of some of the most popular attractions, including the all-new LEGO NINJAGO® World and LEGO NINJAGO The Ride.
Located three-quarters of a mile from the theme park entrance on the tranquil shores of Lake Dexter in Winter Haven, Fla., LEGOLAND Beach Retreat represents the latest milestone in the largest period of growth and expansion in the five-year history of LEGOLAND Florida Resort, with theming and architecture unique among the eight LEGOLAND resorts worldwide.The Florida site is the first LEGOLAND resort in North America to offer a second accommodation type for overnight and multi-day stays. Nightly room rates start at $135 (plus tax and resort fee) and vary by season, date and availability. Packages including theme park tickets also are available, and Awesomer and Awesomest Annual Pass Members receive a 10 percent discount year-round. To book a stay, visit http://www.LEGOLAND.com/florida or call (877) 350-5346, daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
About LEGOLAND Florida Resort
More than 50 rides, shows and attractions inspired by the LEGO and DUPLO® brands await at LEGOLAND Florida Resort, including experiences based on “The LEGO Movie™,” LEGO NINJAGO, LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS™, LEGO City, LEGO Technic and LEGO Friends. Upcoming events included with park admission include including KIDZ BOP Weekend (April 28-30), LEGO® Star Wars™ Days (May 6-7 and 13-14) and LEGOLAND Knight Lights (every Saturday and Sunday in July, plus Tuesday, July 4).