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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Marcie Taylor Blog: Out and About

Out and About: Hello Kitty Wine Dinner and Pacific Waters Spa

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Because in some circles I am considered an “influencer” in this day and age of influencer marketing, I sometimes get the opportunity to attend and participate in some really cool events. Two that stand out in the past two weeks are the delicious Hello Kitty Dinner I attended at Antonello Ristorante in Costa Mesa and the Pacific Spa Open House…

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Painting with a Twist and Onsia Sound Art

How I Painted a Pet Portrait on a Bluetooth Canvas Speaker

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If you’ve never done a painting with wine type of class, I suggest you try it. It’s such a fun experience. Invite friends and spend an afternoon or evening, learning to paint, chatting over wine and generally having a good time. One Sunday afternoon, I attended such a class at Painting With a Twist in Huntington Beach. This class was…

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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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Taste of the World, LA Travel Magazine

AMG MEDIA GROUP PRESENTS “TASTE OF THE WORLD”

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As far as events go, I simply cannot resist one that pairs travel and food! So when I heard about L.A. Travel Magazine’s Taste of the World, I knew I just had to share it with all of you.  AMG and LA Travel will host “Taste of the World,” a signature evnet to celebrate food, wine and culture inspired by international…

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