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The Sweet Truth about Manuka Honey


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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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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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: 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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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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Mind and Body Cleanse by Paleta

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Being active on social media is a double edged sword. On the one hand, it makes you more accountable for your actions and on the other, it leaves you open for mean attacks from virtual strangers at worst; or at best, good-natured ribbing from people that know you in real life — especially when you embark on a “cleanse.” Such…

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Celebrating at Alegria Cocina Latina in Long Beach

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The International Motorcycle Shows made a stop at the Long Beach Convention Center last month and I was tasked with finding a venue for an after-show party for the filmmakers behind “Why We Ride,” a documentary film about the passion of motorcycling. Full disclosure: Why We Ride is a client of the agency I work for, Acorn Woods Communications. The…

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Foodie Friday: Sizzling Summer Menu at Z’tejas Southwestern Grill

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I can still taste the paella from the Spring Menu but time moves on and menus change. But Z’tejas commitment to good food and great service are constant. Z’tejas Southwestern Grill, located at South Coast Plaza, rolled out its new seasonal lunch and dinner along with some cool skinny cocktails. Recently, I had the chance to preview the new menu…

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Foodie Friday: Ube aka Purple Yam Donuts

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Once in a while, someone would gift us with ube jam (purple yam jam) in a clear mason jar. Its deep purple hue was pretty to the eyes but it was the delicious sweet and nutty flavor that was truly tempting. We’d eat it off a spoon or spread it on bread and it was delicious. It is one of those…

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