Category: fun with friends

chi-town

Do people still say Chi-Town? Did you know that Chicago’s founder is black? Why did I not know about Jean Baptiste Point Du Sable? Born in Haïti, he founded a trading post along the Chicago River which later became a chartered city in 1837. Love this! It was my third time in the windy city, but…

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#girlsgonemild for #champagnemami

Another SL birthday! This time, a milestone San Francisco treat! I love girls trips. Especially appreciated the opportunity to take time to honor one of my favorite people and also get to know her other besties better. I don’t always get to play tourist is SF so that’s a nice boon too. Realized, I’m going…

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oak glen: apple americana galore

Who knew fall was only 90 minutes away from LA? Nestled in the heart of Apple County, a five-mile loop of orchards, ranches, shops, and restaurants offers a picturesque Americana experience. Stopped at Riley’s Farm and Los Rios Ranchos. Also stopped at Oak Tree Village to eat the famous apple pie at Apple Annie’s, but…

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hello, hello kitty

Talk about cuteness overload. Went to the Tanaka Farms x Sanrio Pumpkin Patch and the Hello Kitty Cafe sans kids with barely any shame. I mean I was practically doing professional research. Thank goodness my BFF and her hubby were down with an Irvine adventure. For $10, the Pumpkin Patch admission included entrance with the…

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let’s go blue!

Last minute Dodger game! An opportunity to not only support the home team and scramble to find a blue shirt in just the right hue, but to get a few shots in. Although there was a fair bit of wandering, still managed to witness the excitement of scoring three points in a row and winning…

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mentryville

Read about a fun little “hike” through a ghost town near downtown Los Angeles. Turns out near downtown Los Angeles = Santa Clarita. Ha! Almost made me cancel my plans to go explore, but so glad I didn’t. Mentryville was an 1880’s oil boom town built around its oil well, Pico No. 4. Named for…

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