Category: So Cal

Celebrating Chinese New Year in L.A

Celebrating Chinese New Year in L.A

Chinese New Year’s Day is the first day of the Chinese lunar calendar and every year my family takes a trip to Chinatown in downtown L.A to enjoy the vibe of the city and eat some deliciously authentic Chinese food….

Celebrating Christmas | Holidays at the Disneyland Resort

Celebrating Christmas | Holidays at the Disneyland Resort

As a Southern California native, visiting Disneyland was a ¬†yearly event. When I was a little girl, I couldn’t even sleep the night before because the excitement and anticipation was so great. Teenage years at the park meant looking for…

Winter Wonderland Vibes: Winter Fest 2016

Winter Wonderland Vibes: Winter Fest 2016

I don’t know about you but my December calendar is already packed with so much good stuff it’s hard to pick and choose. So many celebrations, so many tamales to make, so many wonderful things to do with my family….

Experiencing Chicano Park in the Kia Soul EV

Experiencing Chicano Park in the Kia Soul EV

There are two things I really love in this world: San Diego and Chicano Art. The first part of this love fest started in the 70’s, when my parents moved our little family from East L.A to San Diego. We…

All things delicious | Northgate Market

All things delicious | Northgate Market

You guys know how much I love a good Mexican market. If I can find a carniceria, a panaderia, a tortilleria, a floreria and freshly made agua frescas, my heart is happy. Anaheim is the newest community to welcome Northgate Market.

The good life: Camping Outdoors

The good life: Camping Outdoors

“Keep close to nature’s heart…and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.” – John Muir Camping has a special place in my heart. Spending every…

Deliciously sweet: California strawberries

Deliciously sweet: California strawberries

Do you ever wonder where your food comes from? It’s so easy to consume without giving it a second thought. I’m guilty of this. I love that people are starting to wonder more and more about their food and who…

We All Grow Storytellers

We All Grow Storytellers

Over the years, I’ve embraced the title: storyteller. From a young age, I’ve always felt the need to document my experiences in life. From a little girl with a diary to a college student with a journal to the woman…

Chicano Art at the Museum of Latin American Art

Chicano Art at the Museum of Latin American Art

If there is one thing I want to celebrate in the New Year, it’s art. I love art. The power an artist has to make you feel something is amazing. That’s what Chicano art does for me — it makes…

Northgate Market’s Mercado Project

Northgate Market’s Mercado Project

Imagine shopping at a Mexican mercado where you can find everything you need under one roof — that’s what I discovered at Northgate Market. Spending time at the grocery store is not my idea of fun, but juggling a large…