If you haven’t been to the LA Food and Wine you need to mark it for your calendar next year. The festival has different events all throughout the city such as the Barker Hanger in Santa Monica,  Downtown Los Angeles, and different restaurants. LA Food and Wine will become your favorite food festival in LA and you’ll make it a tradition to go every year.  This was its 8th year and it is five days of amazing food experiences.  You could attend small private lunches and dinners at some of LA’s best restaurants, see chef demos, and try a variety of tastings. LA Food and Wine brings all the best chefs together for an exceptional culinary experience. I attended both days at the Lexus Grand Tasting that was held in the Barker Hanger.  Next year I will definitely be going to all events because the Downtown LA looked amazing.  If you…

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  When I was young we had a home in Laguna Beach so Pageant of the Masters was something we would see every summer and take friends to who were visiting us. The show is amazing and this was the first time I had seen it in over 20 years.  It has gotten even better since I was a child. If you are unfamiliar with Pageant of the Masters, it is a live performance of paintings, tableaux vivants (living pictures).  Which means the entire performance are people who are painted into classic paintings.  It is set in an outdoor amphitheater, with an orchestra, live narration and is incredible to watch.  Every year the theme changes and this is was Under the Sun, which is a tribute to the 85th anniversary to the Pageant and 100th year anniversary to the Laguna Beach Museum.     We attended the Celebrity Benefit that…

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If you don’t believe in magic you will when you attend the RiSE Festival.  This year RiSE Lantern Festival celebrated their fourth year in the Mojave Desert.  This year the event was particularly special because it was honoring those who were affected by the tragedy in Las Vegas.  RiSE brings together participants who want to share their hopes, dreams and wishes with loved ones and strangers.  Attendees come together and release lanterns, you can choose to write a message, a wish or dreams on it.  I saw people draw on them, write wishes, write messages to loved ones who have passes away, and some left the lanterns as is.  I met a girl who came because she recently lost her father and boyfriend in the last couple of months and she wanted to celebrate them there. Many came to honor those who were shot in the senseless tragedy in Las…

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