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in Pets & Wildlife

10 Top SoCal Dog Parks and Beaches

Dog owners will reach new heights to give their dog the best opportunities possible. With these ten best dog parks and beaches in SoCal, Fifi will be the most athletic and social dog around.   The dog beach at Huntington Beach is one of the most popular dog destinations. Your pup can play in the sand, relax in the sun and swim or even surf in the ocean. The only cost is parking, but donations are also accepted. For more information, go to www.dogbeach.org   In San Diego, Nate’s Point is a 2.3-acre dog park. It has many trees for shade and includes picnic tables, water fountains and a double entry gate. The surrounding beautiful scenery feels like you’ve left San Diego for a mythical dog land. www.npdog.org/park.html   Country Kennels Dawg Water Park is one of the best ways you can help your dog cool off. It costs $12 for the first dog and $6 for the second, but is worth every penny. The park includes a pool, fake grass, hills and tunnels to give your dog the time of his/her life. Watch this video for a closer look: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfPolY85EqY   Carlsbad offers a newer dog park, with sections…

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in SoCal Trends

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Don’t stress over Mother’s Day this year. We researched the trends and found the top products to surprise Mom with. From big to small, we name them all. Read below for our top picks!   Westerlay Orchids : Stunning just for Mom www.westerlayorchids.com Located in beautiful Carpinteria, CA, Westerlay Orchids grows over 3 million orchids each year and ships them to stores across the US.  The team at Westerlay Orchids has a simple mission: to grow the most stunning and highest quality orchids.  They grow the plants we would want in our own homes. Orchids inspire awe. They’re simple and elegant. Their growers carefully attend to each orchid’s health, vigor and flowering cycle for optimal quality and longevity.   CBD Infused, Mantra Masks: Mom needs a mini spa day, help her nourish her skin and soul https://www.mantramask.com New from Mantra Mask comes five skin-nourishing beauty masks enriched with multi-tasking CBD oil. One of the first to harness the power of natural ingredients in a sheet mask, Mantra Mask aims to “nourish your skin… and your soul.” Free of parabens, sulfates and other harmful chemicals, the highest quality ingredients keep skin at its best while the brand name itself inspires positivity that radiates from the inside, out.   Eat Cleaner Fruit + Veggie Wash Spray: For every Motherly…

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in Destinations & Landmarks

20 Must-Visit Outdoor Spots in SoCal

If you’ve ever explored the south during the summertime, you probably sweat at the mere thought of spending the day outside, but summer in SoCal is different. Southern California’s ocean breezes are like a giant ceiling fan, keeping the temperatures just right—so you’re free to frolic around the great outdoors without getting lost in a haze of humidity. And do we even need to mention the scenery? With its coastal bliss and mountain wilderness, SoCal is a diverse outdoor oasis begging you to come out and play. Al fresco attractions abound in this West Coast stretch, from secret gardens to cultural awakenings, and you can experience it all this summer. Slap on some sunscreen and your favorite shades, and get ready to tackle our list of 20 epic outdoor activities in Southern California:   Balboa Park, San Diego Not all the best things to do in San Diego are at the beach. Ditch salty air and grains of sand for the grassy lawns and leafy gardens of Balboa Park. The urban park includes 1,200 acres of green open spaces and hiking trails. The elaborate promenade, El Prado, runs through the center of the park, surrounded by perfectly manicured gardens overflowing with native plants, exotic cacti,…

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in Featured, Food & Drinks, SoCal Trends, Things To Do

Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken Makes Los Angeles Sweeter

Last month, D.C.-born Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken opens its latest location on Main Street in Santa Monica. The opening day celebration includes a free doughnut for each guest and one “Golden Doughnut,” offered every hour of the day, redeemable for free doughnuts for an entire year. The Golden Doughnut will be filled with edible gold filing and mixed in with the rest of the free doughnuts. Golden Doughnut winners will be selected at random once every hour throughout the day. The Main Street storefront is home to the city’s first CBD doughnut. Made with birthday cake batter and topped with a CBD-infused chocolate buttercream frosting, the new comfort food joins Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken’s list of seasonal and signature doughnuts such as their iconic Crème Brûlée doughnut, Maple Bacon and the new Hot Vegan doughnuts. The diverse all-day dining menu also features breakfast chicken sandwiches, a French Toast doughnut, bone-in fried chicken, fried chicken sandwiches, and vegetarian friendly items including Grilled Cheese sandwiched between savory doughnut buns, and Roasted Brussels Sprouts. “Santa Monica is the perfect location for Astro’s playful personality, and we’re excited to be a part of the local community,” said Founding Partner Elliot Spaisman. “We’ve…

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in Sports & Adventures, Things To Do

LIVIN’ THE GOOD LIFE SHOW

GOTT Entertainment, creators and producers of the largest independent sports, travel & lifestyle radio network based in Los Angeles is proud to release the shows podcast soon to be available on multiple platforms including iTunes & Buzzsprout.  AJ Gottfried & Al Gottfried, hosts and founders of the radio network are very excited about this. “We recognize the need to offer different ways to tune in to LTGL show especially in today’s technology climate,” Adam Gottfried states, “I’m definitely not tech smart” “However thanks to having a young & technically advanced son as my partner who has the vision to take the show to a whole other level, I couldn’t be more excited about this new feature,” says Al Gottfried. ABOUT LIVIN THE GOOD LIFE SHOW – 1992 marked the beginning of the TEE IT UP RADIO NETWORK, heard solely in Los Angeles, the TOP radio market in the US with 1 million cars on the road at any given time. With Al Gottfried, a 50+ year radio industry veteran leading the way and a passionate and competitive golfer in his son Adam, they embarked on an exciting journey in this fascinating medium – the magic of LIVE radio. After being heard on local flagships FOX Sports…

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in SoCal Trends, Things To Do

Big Bus Tours Launches in SoCal

Big Bus Tours, the world’s largest privately-owned operator of open-top sightseeing tours launched in Los Angeles, providing visitors with a premier introduction to the “City of Angels,” with entertaining commentary from live guides; a never-before-available experience in L.A. Technology advancements Big Bus Tours has implemented in the last few years, include a Free Big Bus Tours app with digital content to aid travelers plan their short stay, free on-board Wi-Fi, Real-Time Bus Tracking and the ability for customers to locate their nearest stop through the new mobile app. Big Bus Tours Los Angeles provides an expansive way for visitors to discover all that Los Angeles has to offer, with two comprehensive loops including the ‘Hollywood Loop’ and ‘Beach Loop’, covering over 20 hop-on hop-off stops for tourists to enjoy ‘must- see’ landmarks in the famous city. Customers can hop on and soak up the memorable storytelling from entertaining live guides or sit back and enjoy recorded commentary, available in 9 languages, while enjoying the views of the famous Hollywood Sign. With flexibility to hop off, visitors can delve into the LA lifestyle and explore the glitz and glamour of Hollywood’s Walk of Fame, Beverley Hills and Rodeo Drive, or take in the laid back setting of Santa Monica…

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