Celebrate Children’s Day at Las Americas Premium Outlets this Weekend!

Children's Day

It’s been a busy week of events, but I want to make sure you know about as many as I can post!

In anticipation of Mother’s Day events, Las Americas Premium Outlets has a fun day for the kids this Saturday.  Check out all of the information below!

Las Americas Premium Outlets will also be hosting special activities and giveaways for kids in celebration of Children’s Day. On Saturday, April 30, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., the center will provide arts and crafts, a clown who will be handing out balloon animals and a chocolate covered treats station with Godiva Chocolatier. Skechers will also be handing out coloring books for kids to take home and enjoy.   

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Voodoo Vixen at Unique LA This Saturday!

Unique LA Spring Market 2016

If you’re going to be in the LA area this weekend, one of my favorite clothing labels, Voodoo Vixen, will have a booth at Unique LA!  I love markets like this because you can support local businesses and independent designers, so there’s always something cool to find.  Shop for yourself, or maybe shop for Mother’s Day, since it’s right around the corner.

Here’s more information below, directly from the Unique LA website, cheers!

WE BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF PEOPLE… Unique Markets create giant pop-up marketplaces that bring modern, independent design to the masses. When you shop at Unique LA you help designers and small businesses grow and become sustainable and support the local economy! Come join the fun and you’ll get the rare chance to meet and shop directly from hundreds of hand-selected designers and artists in one space. Discover our rad creative community, find great deals, be inspired and have a blast with DJs/free drinks/free craft projects, free portraits and more. SHOP LOCAL AT UNIQUE LA!

Cost: $10 at the door (cash only) or skip the line, purchase pre-sale tickets here! (Kids 12 and under are free)

Admission includes these great Amenities & Perks:

  • Unlimited re-entry all weekend (both Saturday and Sunday)
  • Free drinks and snacks from GT’s Kombucha, LUNA and Pop Chips
  • Free DIY craft projects all weekend long
  • Free photo booth portraits with Oh Snap Studios
  • Kick up your feet in one of our multiple Lounges
  • Free gift wrapping – don’t forget Mother’s Day

Where: The Penthouse at California Market Center, 110 East Ninth St.
Hours: 11am-6pm (both Saturday & Sunday)
Parking: There is secure, underground parking at the California Market Center for a $6 flat-rate. There are also numerous outdoor parking lots surrounding the building. We encourage shoppers to carpool, take public transit or Uber.

Designer Vault Showroom Grand Opening April 28th!


I purchase all of my Chanel vintage jewelry from one very specific place:  Designer Vault (see one of my favorites here).  I’ve gone to a few of their events in the last couple of years (here and here), and I’m excited to share that they will be celebrating the grand opening of their showroom in Carlsbad!

If you would like to join the festivities, here’s the information.  Hope to see you there!


April 28, 2016, 5p – 9p

RSVP by 4/26/16:

[email protected]


Designer Vault

2734 Loker Avenue W, Suite H | Carlsbad, CA 92010

Dear Prince: Nothing Compares 2 U


How can this be?  How can another musical icon’s time end so soon?  I feel like I just got over David Bowie’s untimely passing, and now Prince.  The sting of someone so influential and so unique is definitely something I’m feeling on a level I never thought I’d feel.  Is it because this is yet another missed opportunity to see a musical great live?  Is it because Prince was merely 57 years old and performed a show just last week?  It’s all so overwhelming and confusing, and scary at the same time.  There is a growing list of icons leaving Planet Earth in 2016, and it’s only April.

Prince was like Bowie: A controversial musical genius and fashion icon.  He did what he wanted (including changing his name to a symbol), and fans loved every minute of it.  Prince’s music crossed genres in so many ways from R&B to pop to rock.  All in all, most will agree: his music was just plain good.  An early Prince memory was a bus ride home from Disneyland when I was in the 8th grade, singing songs from the radio.  One song we went back to over and over was “Little Red Corvette”.  I wasn’t truly aware of what it all meant, I just knew it was a great song.

Since I’m still trying to process the news, I’ll just post about how Prince influenced my fledgling dreams of being a rock star when I was a teen:

I wrote a couple of songs when I was in junior high and high school.  I fancied myself to be like Depeche Mode, making the keyboard my instrument of choice. My first one was a Casio, which I chose as a Christmas present.  I would set up a mock recording studio in the privacy of my bedroom with a tape deck and a microphone.  I finished my first recorded song and presented it live in one of my English classes my senior year.  I recall being scared out of my wits because I was not only performing live in front of my friends, but I was putting my creative soul out there for judgement.  It went very well, and my friends were so supportive.

In my first few years of college, I wrote many songs, but recorded only one demo.  I wrote a song called “Destiny’s Arms”, which was a duet ballad.  It was inspired by “The Arms of Orion” by Prince from the 1989 Batman soundtrack, also a duet with Sheena Easton.  I love the idea love prevailing above all, no matter where, when, time or space.  I recorded “Destiny’s Arms” with one of my former teachers in his mini-home studio over the period of about a month.  I even sent the demo tape and lyrics to be copyrighted at the Library of Congress.  I never sent my demo anywhere, but in hindsight, I wish I had sent it to Prince.  I don’t know if he would have ever responded, since it was a basic little love song.  But I wish I had sent it just so he knew that a 19-year-old kid in San Diego found inspiration from one of his works of art.

Farewell dear Prince, rest in peace.

In the heart of a sleepless moon
I’ll be with you forever
This is my destiny
‘Till my life is through

The Arms of Orion by Prince

(Top image from my personal collection)

Spring Fling x Love Tatum This Weekend!



Love Tatum Jewelry will have a pop-up shop at the Girl on The Go Spring Fling Event this Saturday April 23rd!   There will be a lot of fun things happening, including free swag bags for the first 25 attendees.  What a great way to end a Saturday night!

(From the Girl on the Go website)


Love Tatum | One of a kind jewelry, including necklaces, rings, earrings and cuffs

Style on the Go | The latest fashion and accessories for women and men

Good Life | Nutrition expert passionate about clean beauty products, self-care, and holistic healing

AsiiaByCara | Made by scratch soy-wax candles, body oils, and room mists


Open bar with season cocktails, wine, and local beer

Marcel Belgium Waffle Truck | For purchase, delicious waffle goodness


Enjoy a free polish change (must not have shellac or acrylics on), chair massage, skincare consultation, and live massage demo

Learn about and try our skincare and make-up product lines


Photo Booth!


Raffle & Giveaways!


Record Store Day 2016 Is This Weekend!


Can you believe it’s that time of year again?  Record Store Day is upon us on April 16th, and I’ve made my choices for what I want (see below from The List).  I’m still thinking about whether or not to go to more than one location, but I guess I’ll decide when the day comes.

Let me know if you’re doing Record Store Day and what you’re looking forward to in the comments below!




Hits South America

Format: 12″ Vinyl

David Bowie

I Dig Everything – The Pye Singles 1966

Format: 12″ Vinyl

The Man Who Sold The World

Format: 12″ Picture Disc


Format: 7″ Picture Disc


More Product in a Different Compilation: Best of the United Artists Recordings

Format: 2 x LP

Death Cab For Cutie

“Tractor Rape Chain”/”Black Sun”

Format: 7″ Vinyl


B-Sides & Rarities

Format: 2 x LP

Carl Douglas

“Kung Fu Fighting”

Format: 7″ Vinyl

Frankie Goes To Hollywood

Rage Hard

Format: 12″ Colored Vinyl


Like A Virgin & Other Hits

Format: 12″ Colored Vinyl

The Monkees

“Saturday’s Child”/”You Just May Be The One”

Format: 7″ Picture Disc

Sex Pistols

Never Mind The Bollocks Here’s The Sex Pistols

Format: 12″ Picture Disc

Simple Minds

Big Music Tour 2015

Format: 2 x LP


Star Wars: The Force Awakens “March of the Resistance b/w Rey’s Theme” (Millennium Falcon)

Format: 10″ Picture Disc

Joe Strummer

Gangsterville: IMPORT

Format: 12″ Vinyl

Talking Heads/Echosmith

“This Must Be The Place”

Format: 7″ Vinyl

Various Artists

Disney Favorite Songs

Format: LP

Various Artists

Judgment Night (Soundtrack)

Format: LP




Hello Kitty

Hello World

Format: 12″ Picture Disc




“Judy Is A Punk”

Format: 7″ Vinyl

The Latest From LEGOLAND®: Strike a Ninja Pose!

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In celebration of the new Ninjago World and Ninjago The Ride at LEGOLAND®, you can win a Family 4-Pack of tickets simply by striking a Ninja pose!

Here’s how to enter, and remember, be creative and show everyone your inner-Ninja!

Facebook: Login to Facebook and use our Photo Submission App on our Page to share your photo.  Or compose a new Facebook Timeline post on the LEGOLAND California Page and include the hashtags #LEGOLANDCA and #NINJAGOWorld with your photo.

Twitter/Instagram: Post your photo on Twitter or Instagram that the hashtags #LEGOLANDCA and #NINJAGOWorld