World Fabulous Drag Brunch

Enjoy World Fabulous Drag Brunch at House of Blues Anaheim

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The World Fabulous Drag Brunch takes place on the first Saturday of every month at the House of Blues in Anaheim. On November 4th, the show will be partnering with the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Center (LGBT) Center of Orange County. Members of the LGBT Center OC will be at House of Blues Atrium from 10-11am to share information about…

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ACV and Manuka Honey detox drink

The Sweet Truth about Manuka Honey

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You’ve probably seen it in health food stores. Manuka honey is all the rage. But what makes it special? But isn’t honey itself special? Well, first of all, manuka honey is produced by bees that pollinate the manuka bush, also known as manuka myrtle or New Zealand tea tree. It is native to New Zealand and Australia, which is why…

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Embarking on a Journey of Health and Wellness with Frezzor

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I am on a quest to get healthier. Over the next few months, expect posts about new workouts I’ll be trying (most likely for the first time!) and healthy recipes, adjustments to my diet and more. I know it is a lifestyle change and that’s why I’m trying new things out to see what works best for me. I’ve never…

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Huntington Beach Surfing Circle of Honor Paddleout World Record

Huntington Beach Surfing Circle of Honor : Eyewitness

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A few months ago, Don Ramsey of the Ramsey Brothers Band and the Kowabunga Van Klan, asked me to come to the International Surfing Museum in Downtown Huntington Beach. He thought that I should meet the museum’s director Diana Dehm. And so I did. One Sunday afternoon, I met with Don and Diana in a small room at the museum on…

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What I learned from Women’s Wellness Day

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15th Annual Women’s Wellness Day features renowned author and chef Alice Waters By some stroke of luck, I won two tickets to the annual Women’s Wellness Day hosted by the UC Irvine Health Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine. (Thank you, Facebook.) The event was held at the Irvine Marriott hotel and I brought my friend Anne along to experience…

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Out and About: Spring Menus at Five Crowns and Back Bay Bistro

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When you are lucky enough to be invited to two menu tastings at two popular restaurants on two consecutive days, you say yes and put on your stretchy pants and get ready for a mouthwatering journey. Five Crowns in Corona Del Mar is an Orange County institution so I consider any opportunity to visit, quite the treat. The charming replica…

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Entrepreneur’s Life Beyond Coffeeshops

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“I’ve spent a lot of time in coffee shops…” – quoting myself in My Life in Coffeeshops- An Entrepreneur’s Journey, originally posted on LinkedIn. — Much time has passed since I last wrote, and since I last worked at a coffee shop. After leaving my job, I ventured out on my own, with a handful of social media marketing and…

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The Coolest: Gringo Bandito Hot Sauce

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“We have become a nation obsessed with hot sauce.” – Denver Nicks in “Hot Sauce Nation: America’s Burning Obsession.” In November, Gringo Bandito released their Special Edition 2016 Private Reserve hot sauce. The recipe featured the yellow bhut, yellow moruga and yellow Carolina Reaper. A limited number of bottles were produced, just like fine wine, this hot sauce is available…

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Out and About: Tasting Naugles Tacos for the First Time

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For the longest time, I kept hearing about Naugles Tacos from friends, who grew up in Orange County. They waxed nostalgic about a 24-hour drive-thru and their famous cheese burritos. I was starting to think people were just being wistful and that perhaps this was just one of those food memories that would remain just that – a memory. Fast…

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A Restaurant AND a Bar at a Grocery Store? Why not?

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Gone are the days when getting a pre-made sandwich in the chiller of a grocery store was the only option to lunch. There’s a growing trend of restaurants and even bars within the grocery. Leading the pack in this trend is Whole Foods Market. At the Whole Foods Market at The District in Tustin, Mendocino Farms, a popular sandwich restaurant,…

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Out and About: Color Run, Nutcracker, Stax Cookie Bar, and Mamma Mia!

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It was a crazy week overall, in addition to it being Thanksgiving week. But boy, it was fun! Weekend Shenanigans Saturday started off early with The Color Run in Huntington Beach. I didn’t actually run in “The Happiest 5k on Earth, ” but I did enjoy documenting the happy faces, costumes and colors of the participants. Right after the Color…

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Passion Project : Saving Sally – a Film Worth Saving and Sharing

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UPDATE!!! It’s been three years since I wrote this blog post, ten years since the movie started production. Finally, “Saving Sally” a romantic sci-fi fantasy, is hitting the screens on Christmas day in Manila, Philippines as part of the annual Metro Manila FilmFest. Congratulations to director Avid Liongoren and his team! —- Originally published October 9, 2013 Long ago in…

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A Boy I Love: #NicoNicoNico

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So I’ve fallen in love with a podcast called “The Love Bomb.” Hosted by actor Nico Tortorella, the show features a conversation between him and “someone he loves” and while the conversation always somehow starts off or ends up discussing sexuality, the true beauty of The Love Bomb, for me, is the spoken word opening by Nico. He is an…

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The Challenge Sweeping the Nation


I suck at challenges. I apologize to anyone who has challenged me to push ups or questionnaires, thirty days of blog posts or 90 days of videos. Sorry, it’s just not my thing. Maybe it’s because I do not have a competitive bone in my body and the idea of someone “throwing down the gauntlet” does nothing to motivate me.…

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Marcie Taylor Blog: Out and About

Out and About: A Taste of Math

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What does math have to do with food? Plenty if you are a chef or cook, you know about measurements and such but that’s not what I’m talking about. I’m talking about last night’s Taste of Math event at the Orange County Fair and Event Center. The Taste of Math is the fundraising event supporting the MIND Research Institute‘s Math…

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Quail Motorcycle Gathering

Motorcycles, Ice Cream and Keanu Reeves in Carmel

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Last May, I had the privilege of attending and working on “The Quail Motorcycle Gathering” in Carmel, CA. As social media manager of Acorn Woods Communications, we worked with The Quail Events group of the Quail Lodge a few months before the event. The event is a celebration of the Evolution of the Motorcycle, honoring both pre- and post-war eras…

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Increasing ticket sales for Taste of Huntington Beach with Social Media and Influencer Outreach

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It seems like only yesterday when I wrote about How A Charity Event Leveraged Social Media to Increase Ticket Sales. Okay so it wasn’t yesterday but it was just last year and I was talking about the Taste of Huntington Beach. Well, the annual Taste of Huntington Beach #TasteHB took place again this year on April 24th and guess what…

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Hotel Zephyr San Francisco

Travel Tuesday: I left my heart in San Francisco at Hotel Zephyr to be exact

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We had less than a day and one night to spend in San Francisco, so we wanted it to count! The best decision we made was to book a room at what is possibly the coolest hotel on Fisherman’s Wharf. Just one night at Hotel Zephyr not only provided a great home base from which to explore the city but…

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The Importance of Learning to Code

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“I think everybody in this country should learn how to program a computer because it teaches you how to think.” – Steve Jobs In the January 2016 issue of OC Register Family Magazine, I wrote about “Learning to Code.” Below is a version of the piece that appears here. I do believe “coding” is one of the languages of the…

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Monterey Bay

#TravelTuesday: Weekend at Hyatt Regency Monterey

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It’s not about the destination but the journey getting there. But when driving out to Monterey for the weekend, then the destination is everything. The last time we drove up the Central Coast to Carmel by the Sea, we took the scenic winding road up the Pacific Coast Highway. It was going very well until the kids started feeling queasy.…

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Life Lessons from VidCon 2015

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The sixth annual VidCon may have been bigger than previous years but the vibe remained true – youthful, electric and creative! The average age of both speakers and fans must have been below 21. And it’s all good. That’s what makes VidCon unlike any other conference I’ve attended. It is a true celebration of fans and their favorites. Where else…

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Taste of Huntington Beach

How A Charity Event Leveraged Social Media to Increase Ticket Sales


I have been a volunteer at the library for about 5 years. The library is like a second home to me and my family. I have been correspondence secretary, usher, and photographer for the Friends of the Children’s Library (FOTCL). They do great work for the community. From puppet shows and ballets to author visits and reading programs, the FOTCL…

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Marcie Taylor Podcast Guest

My Guest Stint on Miz Meliz Podcast #TenMiniTT

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The first time we met, only one of two times we’ve seen each other in person really, was at the Getty Museum in LA. I recognized her from her profile picture. And as with many people I’ve met through social media, we instantly clicked. Being in the same social networks before a face to face meeting is a good way…

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Carlsbad Lagoon | Photo by Marcie Taylor 2015

Staycation Destination: Carlsbad

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There’s more to Carlsbad than Legoland. Don’t get me wrong, Legoland is definitely a family favorite, but for this little weekend getaway, we wanted something else. Something low key and relaxing. Only an hour away from Huntington Beach, Carlsbad is an ideal staycation destination. Though it is a beach town like our Surf City, it has a different vibe. The…

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Conversation with Actor-Artist Keegan Allen

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“Everyone wants to fit in and be noticed. Everyone is searching for something, every day, every hour.” – Keegan Allen, life.love.beauty Keegan Allen is a young actor on the hit show “Pretty Little Liars (PLL).” He is also an artist and has quite the social media following Over 1 million followers on Twitter and 2.3 million on Instagram! What draws…

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TECH REVIEW: myCharge Energy Shot

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  As a social media manager and new media journalist, I rely heavily on my cellphone. At events, for example, I use my phone to get the job done, live tweeting, posting on Instagram, updating Facebook pages etc. so when the juice runs out of my phone I am in a bind. I have found myself searching madly for an…

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Gustafer Yellowgold Creator on Creativity and Social Media Matters

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Gustafer Yellowgold is playing at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts this weekend. Well, technically Gustafer isn’t – he’s a cartoon alien from the sun, after all – rather his creator Morgan Taylor will be performing. I bought a DVD/CD of Gustafer ages ago when my boys were younger and really into the kiddie rock music scene, back when Nickelodeon…

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Kababayan Today TV show with G Tongi – Part 1

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We met many years ago, another lifetime ago, across the world, back in our Motherland, the Philippines. We moved in the same circles. I had my magazine and radio circles, she had her tv and movies. But Manila is small and everyone seems to know everybody. It was an exciting time to be young and full of promise. Flash forward:…

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AIMExpo Show Floor

5 Tips for Social Media Correspondents at Events


I am writing this from the Rosen Center hotel lobby (thank you for free wifi!), after an exhausting but productive week at the American International Motorcycle Expo at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. The agency I work for was tasked with managing Social Media for the event, which meant I was the de facto social media correspondent,…

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Life Advice from Young the Giant

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When I heard that one of my current favorite indie rock bands, Young the Giant, was making a surprise appearance at a local high school, I was all over it! I spent my lunch break at a Santa Ana high school, where the Taco Bell Foundation for Teens had arranged for a “surprise” at Godinez High School, as part of…

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Facebook Birthday Wishes


154 That would be the number of people who posted a greeting on my Facebook wall on my birthday. Take note, six people posted belated birthday greetings the next day. 54, 18 That would be the number of likes my birthday selfie garnered along with the number of comments. 9 That would be the number of birthday greetings I received…

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How To Go Viral – a lesson from VidCon

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As a social media manager and content creator, one of the most important insights I took away from Vidcon was this: People share a post, blog link, image or video in order to express who they are. When creating content, ask yourself, what will your video or piece of content say about yourself, about your audience? ARE YOU A CAT-LOVER?…

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Travel Tuesday: A Desert Escape at The Boulders Resort in Arizona

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The drive to Arizona is smooth and uneventful. And then the landscape starts to change. There are cacti on the side of the road and tumbleweeds. Large granite boulders jut out from the desert and you wonder if they are real. In fact, they are 12 million years old kind of real. And that’s how this luxury Waldorf-Astoria Resort got…

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House of Blues Anaheim Photo by Marcie Taylor

Let Your Soul Soar at the House of Blues Gospel Brunch

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Celebrate Sundays at the new House of Blues in Anaheim. Enjoy a delicious buffet and live music at the world-famous Gospel Brunch. Where can you feed your appetite and your soul at the same time? Answer: The House of Blues in Anaheim on Sundays during their Gospel Brunch! I had the opportunity to attend the World Famous Gospel Brunch recently…

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Bowling for Fun

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When you have tweens and teens and are trying to find a way to get together with another family with same-age kids, it can be challenging to find an activity that both adults and reluctant kids would enjoy. So when the idea of meeting up with our friends for a post-holiday game of bowling came up, we went for it.…

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