How to Enjoy Open-Air Concerts by the San Diego Bay

San Diego Symphony’s 2017 Bayside Summer Nights

While Los Angeles has the Hollywood Bowl for summer nighttime music under the stars, San Diego has its own summer music tradition that should not be missed. Each summer the Embarcadero Marina Park South near the San Diego Convention Center is transformed into an unforgettable venue to enjoy music by the bay. For over 30 […]

Charles Phoenix: Southern Californialand Show!

Celebrating the Architecture of Sun, Fun and Fantasy!

Have you heard of Charles Phoenix? He is known as the “Ambassador of Americana” and is a master storyteller and entertainer. Charles takes great pride in sharing his love of Americana, especially Southern California, and all things vintage and retro. A couple of years ago, I first learned about Charles Phoenix after a friend went […]

Knott’s Boysenberry 2017 Festival

It’s a Berry Good Time!

You know it is springtime when the annual Boysenberry Festival begins at Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park, California. This festival runs from April 1 – April 23 in 2017 and is bigger than ever this year. Food – Entertainment – Activities – Shopping…there is something for everyone. It’s a “berry” good time! The boysenberry […]

A Shopper’s Paradise in Old Town San Diego

Locally and Family Owned Shops in Old Town

When you visit San Diego’s Old Town, it is like stepping back in time to the early 1800s. A simpler time when Californios were settling small towns, also known as pueblos, and shaping California’s future. From the historic buildings and open central plaza to the charming shops and tasty restaurants, there is something for everyone. […]

E-Ticket Ride – San Diego Style

Patriot Jet Boat Ride on San Diego Bay

Speed Boats on the San Diego Bay – a great way to spend a day! The Patriot Jet Boat is part of the Flagship San Diego fleet and provides a unique and exhilarating way to experience San Diego Bay. If you are a follower of this blog, you may recall that at the beginning of […]

LadyBug Blog’s 1 Year “Blogiversary”

Year-in-Review & What’s on the Horizon…

A year ago today, May 10th, I launched this blog and it’s been a memorable year. I’ve learned a lot about blogging, social media, and discovering my voice. Writing this blog has also helped me develop “new core memories”, to borrow a term from the movie Inside Out. I’m learning about the back end of […]

Exploring Old Sacramento’s Rich History

Sacramento, California

In early April we went on a road trip to northern California and we made a pit stop in Sacramento before continuing on to our final destination of North Lake Tahoe, California. The drive from San Diego to Sacramento via Interstate 5 is approximately 505 miles and took us about 9 hours to drive, including […]

Fries Inside a Burrito?

Trying a California Burrito for the First Time

Have you ever had a real-life experience where the phrase “You can’t judge a book by its cover” came true? I had one, actually two, recently here in San Diego involving my first taste of a California burrito and a local Mexican restaurant called Pokéz in downtown. It all started when I saw a link […]

BUBBLES!

Bubblefest 2016 @ Discovery Cube (Santa Ana, CA)

What is it about bubbles that invokes happiness? Is it the way bubbles remind us of carefree days? Is it how bubbles are uplifting as they float up in the sky? Or is it how bubbles reflect colorful rainbows when the light touches them just so? As one quote I found on the internet says: […]

Create-Your-Own Pizza Comparison & Review

Making Pizza Your Way on Pi Day (3/14) and Every Day!

“You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I’m not hungry enough to eat six.” – Yogi Berra Pizza is a classic comfort food for many Americans and the latest trend for pizza pies is casual “create your own” pizzerias. In San Diego, where I live, there are several different build your own “artisan” […]