Friday, August 11, 2017

Luxury Home Tour and Walk, Wine & Dine in Huntington Beach

Something for tomorrow, something for anytime!

Tomorrow, Saturday the 12th, is the annual Luxury Home Tour (benefiting Waggin' Trails Rescue) where you'll ride the luxury bus from Huntington Beach to Newport Beach and back on a magical mystery tour that will take you to some of the most scenic homes in Orange County. Your ticket includes free flowing wine and champagne, a variety of delicious foods, fabulous door prizes, a shopping bag full of goodies, entertainment and exquisite shopping experiences at each home. There is still a couple seats available so reserve your seat HERE.  
Also as part of the event,  there will be an Artisan Fair throughout the day at SeaCliff Office Park, 2100 Yorktown Ave in Huntington Beach, 9am-4pm.. If you go on the home tour, come to the artisan fair first... if you don't go on the tour, then just plan on spending a good portion of the afternoon!  This Artisan Fair is put on by Timeless Treasures Boutique - and you know what that means- LOTS of excellent vendors to shop amongst. And there will also be pet adoptions and live music!! All to support Waggin' Trails. Please pop on into the Fair and check it out and you can bring your dog. Visit their facebook for more info:  https://www.facebook.com/TimelessTreasuresBoutiques

Next up:
Looking for something new to do in Huntington Beach?  Have out of town guests and need to entertain them?  What about something to do for your employees?   Check out the Walk, Wine & Dine food tour - a 3 hr guided walking tour - 6 tasting locations - Covering 1 1/2 miles of pure foodie fun!  Each stop will showcase a local establishment's food or drink specialty and you will learn fun facts about Huntington Beach along the way!

And the best part, if you type in discount code HB20 when purchasing your tickets, you will save 20%!
Get your tickets now at www.WalkWineDine.com.

And stay tuned to the Walk, Wine & Dine website for their new upcoming tour "5 at 5 on 5th".  A walking food/drink tour through 5th & PCH (5thandpch.com).

See you around HB, 

Thursday, February 16, 2017



Hi Huntington Beach.  I’ve been very lax putting out notices haven’t I?   For this first blast of the year, I’m concentrating on some great opportunities to give back and help out by participating in local fundraisers… emphasizing the fun part.   

First, you can do something real easy to help out with our local American Cancer Society Relay for Life (which is to be held August 12-13 this year).  Next Tuesday the 21st eat or take out at the El Pollo Loco on 19171 Brookhurst Street anytime during their business hours and they will donate 25% of all sales to the Relay!!!   Wear purple or mention (or do both) that you are there for the Relay.   They are going to have a team in our Relay for the first time, and it would be great to show them some support.  If you can’t make it to El Pollo Loco that day, how about having a drink at Sharkeez on Friday the 24th?  From 6:30 – 8:30 you can buy one drink and get the 2nd for .25cents.  They are also donating back to the Relay.   This one needs an rsvp which you can do so at kassidymhansen@gmail.com.  

Next up, end of March, Sunday the 26, 4pm-7pm is the Huntington Beach Host Lions Club annual All You Can Eat Crabfest.  This event sells out every year and is held at Old World Festival Hall.  Presale tickets can be purchase at  https://tinyurl.com/jzogv83.   Prices go up first of March and the deadline for ticket sales is March 12, so don’t delay.

Another biggie is the Taste of Huntington Beach.  April 30, noon to 4pm.  This is held, as every year, at the Sports Complex (by Central Library).  This all-inclusive, all you eat and drink event is always a not to miss event and tickets are on presale pricing until the end of the month.  Go to www.TasteHB.com for more info and to purchase tickets.

There’s plenty of other things going on but since these were either coming up quickly or had pre-sale deadlines, I wanted to get the info out quickly.  :-)

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Holidays in Huntington Beach


Holidays are fast approaching!  Sorry this is a longer blast, but there is so much going on!!   (and hopefully this time I didn't make any  mistakes on dates/times!!  I know I usually do.  lol )

Want to do some early holiday shopping?   This Saturday there is a holiday boutique at SeaCliff Country Club.  11am-3pm.  It is hosted by Finding Something More – an organization helping to inspire women to look beyond their circumstances.  They put on events designed toward personal growth and development as well as events geared toward helping charitable organizations.  The boutique this Saturday is also a luncheon and there will be special vendor exhibits (get those stocking stuffers) as well as raffles and opportunity drawings.   Get your tickets early and it is only $30 ($40 at the door).  This is always a very nice event and for a very worthy cause.   www.findingsomethingmore.com. 

More holiday shopping will be following weekend at Old World Restaurant, Nov 27 from 10am-4pm.  There will be up to 50 arts and crafts vendors, live music, and German food throughout the beer garden and festival hall.   You are sure to find some great stocking stuffers and gifts at this one.   

More for worthy causes:  mark  your calendar for the 14th of Dec for the Waggin' Trails Holiday Party at the Waterfront Hilton, 6-9pm.   For only $35 presale ($45 at the door),  you will be treated to a wide selection of fine wine, craft beer, hors d'oeuvres, desserts/chocolate & live music, raffles, silent auction.   And the best part of all you can bring (if you have one) your 4 legged "fur-child" – we hope dressed in their holiday best.   Valet parking will be available for $3.  Come out and help support Waggin' Trails Rescue Foundation and all the work they do to save the lives of dogs on "death row".   Tickets and info at www.waggintrails.org.   Hope to see you there!

Need more to do with your dog?   You have two chances to visit Top Dog Barkery and have your pooch photos with the Surfin' Santa Paws!!   Nov 27, 1pm-4pm and Dec 4, 12pm-3pm.   So what does your pup want for Christmas?  Let them tell Santa Paws!   Top Dog is located in Pacific City on the lower level on 1st St under Equinox.   While at Pacific City make sure to check out the super cute Santa set up in the middle of the lower level, complete with Santa's airstream trailer!  It is set up now, but Santa will make his official arrival this weekend, and there are lots of dates you can pop in to get your photo with Santa.  The schedule is at:  www.gopacificcity.com/santa-photos.  

Looking for some tree lighting?   This weekend there will be two.   The first one is Saturday night (the 19th) at Bella Terra for the Annual Tree Lighting. 6-7pm.  Enjoy hot chocolate, falling snow, music & song and special surprises.  The first 200 guest receive a complimentary santa hat and jingle bells!!  Santa will be arriving and available for photos beginning at 7pm.   Then on Sunday there is the Miracle on Main Street from 2-7pm downtown HB.  Main street will be closed to cars and filled with entertainment, holiday craft vendors and free refreshments. Santa arrives at 6pm for the tree lighting at that time.   And finally, the following Sunday (the 4th) is the Light a Light of Love Pier Lighting Ceremony.  3pm-7pm.  This one begins with a parade down Main St from Orange to the Pier.  There will also be entertainment at Pier Plaza and a Taste of Main on Main St, ending with the snowflake lighting.  

Yep, plenty to do!!  In the meantime, I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving, and I'll make sure to get more posts out with additional holiday fun stuff to do.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Wine & Dine in Huntingon Beach... and some Halloween fun


If you are looking for a nice dinner out tomorrow, the 26th, check out what is in store at That's Amore Italian Restaurant in Peter's Landing on PCH.  They are offering an Exclusive Wine Dinner - featuring 7ANGELS CELLARS, a Boutique Wine from Paso Robles. It is $69.95 with Special Event pricing on wine purchases - The tasting is guided by the wine maker himself - Greg Martin along with cuisine prepared by Executive Chef, Alessandro ColaiacomoCall for reservations: 562-592-7104.

Did you catch that air show this weekend.   I was down there all 3 days.  Such a good time, what a great show.  So glad we will have them back again next year!   I don't take the best pictures, but some shots and videos I got are here on this google drive:  https://goo.gl/photos/KLTGyHL8UWDhHFgL6
In case you want to check it out.


Also, for all your Halloween fun, make sure to hit downtown on Monday,,, there will all kinds of activities for the kids from- 4-8pm,,, on both Main Street & 5th. Including a costume contest for the kids and the canines!  don't miss this super fun family friendly event.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Updates & helpful info for Huntington Beach


So you all know I have a love for Pacific City – have you been there lately to check out what is new?  Lot 579 is now open!  If you didn’t know, it is named after Lifeguard Towers 5, 7, and 9 and covers everything from gourmet sandwiches to ocean-to-table seafood, fish tacos to Australian meat pies, cold pops & homemade ice cream to champagne.   Here is a list of places now open:  Bear Flag Fish Company, Burnt Crumbs, Hans Homemade Ice Cream, Popbar, Portola Coffee Lab, Pie-Not, Petals and Pop.   And soon to open will be The American Dream (superior burgers & 60 craft brews), Frosted Cupcakery (out of Belmont Shore), Il Barone Italian Street Food (pizzas, pastas, & more), Mahogany Smoked Meats (beef, turkey, elk and bison jerky).   Also, now open is the Bungalow – pretty cool looking place with an eclectic design, quite the hangout.  They will be offering a wide range of signature cocktails as well as serving food from Bear Flag (sent via dumb waiter).

Soooo…. You also all probably know how much I love to support Waggin’ Trails Rescue Foundation (with our signature Wags-n-Wine event and more), now I have an easy way you can also help save the lives of some dogs – shop Amazon!   Yes that is right, if you shop on Amazon (I know many of you do), simply to to https://smile.amazon.com instead of the regular amazon.com.  All the same prices, everything is identical.    On your fist visit to smile you pick your charity – please pick Waggin’ Trails – so when you make a purchase, a donation goes to Waggn’ Trails.  And all future purchases will also donate to W.T. automatically.  W.T. really needs the help, they are now doing two transports a month, saving 30-50 dogs/month.  That definitely adds up in costs.  Please check it out.

Here is a Public Service Announcement – I figured this deserved a shout out!!   First a big pat on the back to our HB Police Department for breaking up a scam that took advantage of local businesses and charities.   This is the blurb form the Register newspaper:
A suspected $126 million telemarketing scheme uncovered by Huntington Beach investigators led authorities on Tuesday morning to arrest 21 people accused of defrauding small businesses and charities by selling them overpriced toner for printers and photocopiers.
You can read the rest of the story on facebook (whole story posted):    www.facebook.com/LocalHB
Thank you Leonard at Surf City Copiers for sharing this information!!   Something small businesses should be aware of!