Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The Children's Place Winter: Warm, Cozy and Stylish | @ChildrensPlace #BigFashionLittlePrices

With fall brings cooler weather and the need for warmer clothes.  Even in California where the weather only drops to 50's on average, the need for layers is necessary.

Last week, I had the chance to see what our favorite children's fashion store had to offer.  The Children's Place has always been our go to place for the latest fashions at great prices and when I got the email to come take a look, I jumped at the chance.  

Walking into the Tarzana store, the first thing that caught my eye was the chosen theme of the year.  Can you guess what it is?  You got it!  Frozen!  While there weren't an over abundance of actual licensed clothing, the over all look made you want to curl up next to a campfire in cozy clothes.

 Tired of hearing and seeing all things Frozen?  Don't worry, there are plenty of other adorable dresses.

Friday, November 21, 2014

The "Coolest Place In Town" is Queen Mary's CHILL! | @TheQueenMary #LONGBEACH

Ice Kingdom

Winter is right around the corner and most of the country is blanketed in snow.  While we Southern Californian's will never see that weather here, we can go see the coolest place in town!

The Queen Mary is hosting CHILL for the 3rd year in a row, opening November 21st.

This years general admission ticket encompasses all that CHILL has to offer.  Some of the fun activities include:
  • Unlimited access to the Ice Kingdom- Brilliant ice sculptures in a 9 degree Farenheit display.
  • All new ice-slides with a California Christmas theme
  • Unlimited ice-tubing
  • Ice-skating with skate rentals(although you can bring your own)
  • Visit onto the Queen Mary
The theme, California Christmas, showcases our amazing state in the Ice Kingdom.  Enter through poinsettia lined arch and stroll(quickly because it is FREEZING) through a forest of candy-canes.  Santa shreds the 20 foot tall ice-waves and visit with Jolly St. Nick.


Slide down the frozen replica of the Queen Mary with four all new slides.  

The Nativity Scene and the almighty Ice-Queen round out the spectacular California Christmas in the Ice Kingdom.

The Ice Kingdom is kept at a chilling 9-degrees Fahrenheit to preserve the glistening ice sculptures. Public parkas are available, and guests are encouraged to bring their own jackets, hats and gloves to stay warm while inside the giant igloo-like exhibit. 

The Glacier Glide at CHILL offers guests unlimited ice tubing down six-lanes made entirely out of ice that stand more than two stories tall and 100-feet long. Guests can enjoy a perfect Southern California evening on a yuletide glide on the CHILL Ice Rink presented by the Port of Long Beach. The world-class 6,500 square foot outdoor ice skating rink gives skaters an awe inspiring view of the majestic Queen Mary, complete with twinkling lights installed just for the holidays, on her world famous stacks. This year ice skate rentals are included with each ticket or guests are welcome to bring their own skates. 


CHILL also invites visitors to explore the festive holiday village complete with a gingerbread house, holiday carolers, the decoration adorned Candy Lane and a visit with Santa Claus. CHILL features live festive entertainment, food and beverages nightly.

A holiday experience like no other, CHILL tickets start at $39.99 for adults and $29.99 for kids (ages 4-11). Tickets include entrance to The Ice Kingdom, ice skating and skate rental, ice tubing and access to the Queen Mary ship. Lodging packages are also available. CHILL will be open Nov. 21-30, Dec. 2-7, Dec. 9-Jan. 4 and Jan. 8-11. CHILL sponsors include The Port of Long Beach, Hawaiian Host, YP, Coca-Cola, Heineken and Finlandia. For more information, including hours or to purchase tickets online, visit http://www.queenmary.com/events/chill/.

About the Queen Mary:

Located in the Port of Long Beach, the Queen Mary features a rich maritime history, authentic Art Deco d├ęcor, and stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and Long Beach city skyline. At the time of her maiden voyage in May of 1936, she was considered the grandest ocean liner ever built. The Queen Mary’s signature restaurants include the award-winning Sir Winston’s and Chelsea Chowder House & Bar as well as a weekly Champagne Sunday Brunch served in the ship’s Grand Salon. History buffs enjoy the ship’s museum and Glory Days tour, guests of all ages love the Ghosts and Legends show, and the ship is currently featuring the renowned Diana: Legacy of a Princess exhibit and Tea Room. The Queen Mary features 80,000 square feet of event space in 17 remarkable Art Deco salons as well as a tri-level, 45,000-square-foot Exhibit Hall. The Queen Mary boasts 346 staterooms including nine full suites. For more information or for reservations, see www.queenmary.com or call (800) 437-2934. The Queen Mary is located at 1126 Queens Highway in Long Beach.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

FREE Kids Fishing Derby at El Dorado Park | @TVFishing #LongBeach

Legg Lake, Whittier Narrows

I have great news!  The FREE Kids Fishing Derby is back at El Dorado Park!

Join Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine, the Daniel Hernandez Youth Foundation and California Department of Fish and Wildlife for a free Youth Fishing Derby on Saturday, November 22. 

El Dorado Park 
7550 E Spring Street
Long Beach

“Loaner” fishing poles and tackle to catch fish will be provided to youth ages 15 years old and under. Participants over 16 years old are required to have a California State Fishing License.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

2014 Boat Parade Schedule: Los Angeles and Orange Counties | #Christmas

Photo Credit: John Schuman at Naples Boat Parade naplesca.com
2014 Los Angeles/Orange County Boat Parade Schedule

Dana Point - Boat Parade of Lights

: Friday, December 5; Saturday, December 6;
Friday, December 12; Saturday, December 13
At 7:30pm

Viewing Locations: Dana Point Harbor 34555 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, CA

You can view the parade free from anywhere in the Harbor, or make reservations at one of the waterfront restaurants. 

There are also boat rides with Santa December 6-7 from 10 am to 2 pm from the Dana Wharf Sportfishing Dock.

Info: (949) 923-2255  www.danapointharbor.com

Huntington Harbor Boat Parade
16889 Algonquin Street
Huntington Beach, CA 92649

When: December 13 and 14th 5-8pm
Where: Parade Route

Info: Phone (714) 840-7542 http://www.hhboatparade.org/

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Win Tickets to Disney On Ice: Let's Celebrate | @DisneyOnIce #Giveaway

Disney On Ice

Disney On Ice: Let's Celebrate looks to be the best show yet!  Have you gotten your tickets yet?  

There are 4 different arenas in Southern California for you to go.  Long Beach, Anaheim, Los Angeles and Ontario.  The dates vary but be sure you get your discount code here so you can get the best deal!

Tickets are now on sale at the following locations:

Los Angeles
STAPLES Center – 1111 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles 90015

Wednesday, December 10 – Sunday, December 14
Wednesday, December 10 7:30 PM
Thursday, December 11 7:30 PM
Friday, December 12 11:30 AM & 7:30 PM
Saturday, December 13 11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Sunday, December 14 11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM

TICKETS: Ticket prices range from $22 – $30; $45/$50 (VIP) and $75/$80 (Front Row)*Opening Night tickets are only $15 each for select seating (not valid for VIP or premium seating)*Tickets available for purchase online at AXS.com, charge by phone at 888-9AXS-TIX or in-person at the venue Box Office. *prices vary between weekday/weekend shows; tickets may be subject to service charges, facility and handling fees.