OC Restaurants


This past Sunday I was lucky enough to be invited to attend the Illumination Foundation’s OC Chef’s Table event at the Disney Grand Californian Hotel. The event featured Orange County’s top chefs making five course meals along table landscapes that represented the personality of each Chef’s restaurant. The proceeds from the event benefited the Illumination Foundation which works to end homelessness in Orange County. I was so honored to be invited, it turned my mundane lazy Sunday into a quite an occasion. It was “cocktail/black-tie” attire which was right up my alley. I bought this LBD back in January on-sale […]

Illumination Foundation’s OC Chef’s Table Event



As a huge foodie, I love food festivals – there’s always lots to do, see and eat. While some food festivals can be a little on the pricey side, nothing beats a great affordable event that’s the total package: delicious eats & great location. Fortunately, I’ve probably have come across one of the coolest ones yet! OC Weekly will be having their biggest brunch event in Orange County called Fresh Toast in February. Yup, a brunch event. I don’t think anything could ever trump Brunch. It’s the only reason to get out of your PJs on the weekend. If you’re […]

ATTN: OC – lets do Brunch!



I love trying new places, but for some reason when I’m finally ready to grab a bite I tend to lean towards going to my favorite go-to spots in Orange County. Fortunately this past Sunday our original dinner plans got nixed, which brought us to the Union Market where we stumbled upon KettleBar restaurant. So glad we decided to check it out because we loved it! If you’ve never tried steam kettle cooking, I would highly recommend it. It’s southern seafood cooked in stainless-steel kettles from steam coming from a broiler. You see a line of kettles along a bar […]

Local Spotlight: KettleBar at Union Market