Over 30 Southern California breweries lugged over casks full of beer for the second annual sold-out FirkFest, a festival of cask ale, two Saturdays ago (ha! I’m busy doing stuff, what I can I say?) hosted by the OC Beer Blog. It took place at the cozy Farmer’s Park, located right in the ever-so-hip Packing District of Anaheim. It… Continue reading It’s The Firkin’ Weekend Baby, I’m About To Have Me Some Fun.
Although I could barely manage to see my surroundings, every now and then I could see the silhouette of the redwoods towering over me and that alone made me feel safe, protected, and content. This trip has been full of clouds and rain preventing Mat and I from camping in the redwood forest, but not… Continue reading Road Trip | Day 2 #MJWINGINIT
I get caught up with wanting to explore things in the distance, so I told myself to explore my surroundings. Crystal Cove is part of Newport Beach in Orange County, located between the Pacific Ocean and the Pacific Coast highway. What sets this beach apart from the rest is the Historic District of beach cottages… Continue reading Backyard Exploring | Crystal Cove
To the food I can’t stop thinking about, I got you on my mind- the prosciutto sandwich. I can barely spell prosciutto, constantly double-checking if I need to add or remove a letter, but when it comes to eating it; well, don’t mind if I do! When I first fell for prosciutto, it was while… Continue reading Prosciutto on my Mind
What’s my favorite part about living in Southern California? It’s not the perfect weather or the ability to get from the beaches off the Pacific Coast Highway to the snowy mountains of Mammoth in a matter of hours. It’s the fact that I can drive to at least five different breweries all within ten minutes, give or take,… Continue reading Craft Beer + Food Trucks
First post of the year! What better way to start than with an ode to my favorite, FRENCH FRIES!!! (Or freedom fries for whoever thought that could actually be a thing) My last run with fries in 2013 was with a newer food truck called Porko Rico, the same creators of The Viking Truck. Behold the Captain Porko Fries:… Continue reading Food Truck Fries | OC
An unexpected duet between Lady Gaga and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. I’m in love with this take on, “Baby, It’s Cold Outside.” The switching of gender roles was nicely done. In California, “cold outside” will most likely be the somewhere in the 60s and what better way to warm up than with RAMEN! At 1906 reviews on… Continue reading Maybe It’s Cold Outside
I came across 23 movies that will make you want to travel on Matador Network. It included some of my favorite movies: Amélie, Lost in Translation, The Darjeeling Limited, and Into the Wild. Out of that list, Into the Wild was the movie that influenced me most to travel, at least throughout America. It was a movie that also strongly emphasized… Continue reading Movies That Inspire Travel
The Pacific Coast Highway in California, from San Francisco back to Orange County.
I made a rare, Saturday morning drive to Huntington Beach. Clouds hovered over my apartment, but the closer we got to the beach, the brighter the sun shone through. I was craving a bagel sandwich from The Donuttery; my heart was set on a lox bagel. I decided I wanted to enjoy my food on the… Continue reading Cronut, Beachside