Spooktacular SeaWorld San Diego

I have been to SeaWorld San Diego four times so far, but it never seems enough for me, especially on the eve of such holidays as Halloween and Christmas. Disneyland Halloween is too expensive for us as Disneyland tickets are…

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Visiting Lido Marina Village in Newport Beach

With so many great places to shop and to eat in the Orange County one place is truly unique and has its irresistible charm – Lido Marina Village in Newport Beach. I visited this beautiful harbor for the first time…

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Angelitos Card Week at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa

This event is organized by Angelitos de Oro, a branch of Big Brothers Big Sisters in Orange County, who are raising funds for support of the organization’s mentor educational programs. The OC group has been around since 1958 and so…

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How to Save at South Coast Plaza

Most malls in Southern California might look and feel like luxurious destinations with their palm trees and perpetual sunshine, but few are as perfect as South Coast Plaza. This shopping heaven is the crown jewel of luxury shopping on the…

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Fashion Island Mall

Newport Coast Fashion Island mall opened up in 1967 and was initially made of four stores: JC Penney, Buffum’s, J.W. Robinson’s, and The Broadway. There were a few smaller shops around the giants too, but just a few. As time…

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