I had the chance to attend a VIP preview and opening night party to the very first Hello Kitty Convention, held in Los Angeles last night. I spotted some pretty fantastic outfits, but also some great Hello Kitty-inspired fashion on display as part of one of the exhibits. Here are a few of my favourite looks from Hello Kitty Con:
The limited edition Hello Kitty headphones by Beats by Dr. Dre
I feel the same way when the weather gets slightly cooler this time of year. I like an easy weeknight meal that I can tuck into on the couch with my Netflix queue or another episode of Portlandia.
Paul and I both work all day and we work from home and dinner usually crosses our mind at around 5pm when we start scrambling to figure out what we’re going to eat. If you’re looking for something easy and low-maintenance, bust out the slow cooker and try this Beef Enchiladas recipe from Canadian Living’s New Slow Cooker Favourites.
Serve it up with a crisp side salad, pack up the extra for lunch the next day or freeze the leftovers: Continue reading →
I just got back from a fantastic trip to Walt Disney World!
For the grown-ups who like theme parks as much as I do, I thought it would be helpful to put together a series on Walt Disney World for Adults. First stop? Disney’s Animal Kingdom. I think it’s good to approach Animal Kingdom as a day at the zoo as opposed to a theme park full of rides. For adults, there are not as many thrill rides at this park, so I would suggest scheduling Animal Kingdom between your busier days at Magic Kingdom or Epcot. It’s also possible to split this day up with Animal Kingdom in the morning (when it’s cooler) and Hollywood Studios in the afternoon.
It was actually relaxing to stroll through this park, see some animals and cool off in an air-conditioned theatre catching one of the amazing shows this park has to offer.
My Must-Do Rides & Shows for Adults at Animal Kingdom:
Kilimanjaro Safaris – a 20-minute ride on a large safari truck where you will see many animals. They are behind electric fencing that are very well hidden – so don’t worry, you are safe. We spotted a lion in the distance and a giraffe which came very close to us. Make sure to get a fastpass for this because the line-ups are always long OR get on this ride first thing in the morning! Continue reading →
If you haven’t heard of this pass, it’s been around for a few years now and has expanded to cities across Canada, the USA and even Australia! For just $30 you get one free yoga class at each participating studio in your specific city. It’s an amazing deal and you get to try out a bunch of yoga studios for next to nothing until you settle on the right one. Continue reading →
We’ve had constant visitors since we’ve moved to Los Angeles.
So where do we consistently take visiting friends and family? Without fail, we always end up at The Water Grill in Santa Monica just across the street from the ocean. Our typical afternoon usually starts with a walk through Muscle Beach, ring toss at The Pier, a stroll through Third Street Promenade, shopping at Santa Monica Place and we end with dinner at our all-time favourite – The Water Grill. It even has a Michelin star!
If there’s one thing you MUST order, it is by far the Cioppino ($33) which comes with red rock crab, jumbo shrimp, & big chunks of fresh fish in a tomato shellfish broth. The broth itself is amazing and I like to take a soup spoon and start slurping away before I even dig into all the seafood. Continue reading →