Relaxation and Good Times out on the Colorado River

Relaxation and Good Times out on the Colorado River

By Erin

Labor Day is just right around the corner. Where has the summer gone? It always goes by way too fast! One place that I love to spend labor day weekend at is out at the river. Just about a 4-4/1/2 hour drive depending on traffic and if you stop to grab a bite to eat and take a bathroom break or not. Whether you stay in Parker, Havasu, or just somewhere along the river, it’s always a good time. I have been spending my days at this wonderful place for as long as I can remember.

River Life

A beautiful view awaits right outside the front door. Ready to go out for a float?

River Girls

During the warm summer months, the river is a great place to cool off at with friends and family! It can get pretty busy though, look at all the boats!

River Food

If you’re hungry, one of my favorite places to dine at while at the river is at El Sarape in Parker, AZ. Here is the carne asada plate! It’s so good!

River Fun

A river trip isn’t complete without some cool drinks! Cheers! A boat ride is also customary, there are some fun floating bars and restaurants you can drive right up to and dock your boat at! Shown here on the right is the Roadrunner! It’s fun to go there at night for some drinks, dancing and just hanging out. It’s also a good place to grab some breakfast at!

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Budweiser’s #MadeInAmericaFest Comes to Los Angeles–August 30th & 31st!

Budweiser’s Made In America Fest Comes to Los Angeles–August 30th & 31st!

By Erin

*This is a sponsored post, all thoughts and opinions remain my own and I sure do love listening to a great concert!*

There is an exciting, two-day music festival coming into town here in Los Angeles over Labor Day weekend on August 30th and 31st. JAY Z  is curating an awesome blockbuster roster of talent, which will include more than 60 artists that embodies the American spirit. Performances will be across 3 stages at Grand Park in Los Angeles.

The Made in America Festival, sponsored by Budweiser, was started by Jay Z in 2012. Inclusion was the basis of its foundation as the festival prides itself on featuring an array of music from genres ranging from hip hop to rock to EDM. The festival started out two years ago in Philadelphia and will be there again this year as well at the same time the Los Angeles festival is going on. This is the inaugural year of the Budweiser Made in America festival in Los Angeles.  Featuring an eclectic and awesome mix of artists such as Weezer, Imagine Dragons, Capital Cities and John Mayer. See below for complete list of artists that will be performing in Los Angeles. A unique gathering of talent will be seen here for sure!

Here’s all the info you need about this fabulous event to go grab your tickets for the upcoming weekend!

*Where: *Los Angeles**

*When: Labor Day Weekend

August 30th & 31st

Grand Park, Downtown LA

*Get Your Tickets Here!*

2 day Tickets for LA

1 day Ticket for LA- August 30th

1 day Ticket for LA- August 31st

Overview: This is the inaugural year of the Budweiser Made in America festival in Los Angeles. Festival benefits the United Way of Greater Los Angeles. The Budweiser Made in America festival is the first American festival to run simultaneously on both coasts in LA and Philly.

Artist Lineup: Imagine Dragons, Kanye West, John Mayer, Steve Aoki, Juanes, Afrojack, Kendrick Lamar, Rise Against, Weezer, Sublime with Rome, Metric, Capital Cities, Chance the Rapper, Cypress Hill, Gareth Emery, R3HAB, Schoolboy Q, Wolfgang Gartner, Borgore, DVBBS, 12th Planet, YG, Mute Math, Rita Ora, Nipsey Hussle, Dr. Dog, Terraplane Sun, ZZ Ward, Classixx, Hit-Boy, DJ Mustard, Ab-Soul, Isaiah Rashad, Jay Rock, SZA, Yellow Claw, Grits & Biscuits, Will Sparks, Cut Snake, Scavenger Hunt, A Tribe Called Red Cause

Cause Village Vendors Shawn Carter Foundation, United Way, Headcount, Budweiser Veterans, Tyler Robinson Foundation (Imagine Dragons charity), Dogs without Border, Hire LA, Food Forward, United States Green Building Council, LIFT Los Angeles, Skid Row Housing, LA Street Car, LA Street Galler.

Which artists are you most excited to see from this eclectic and fabulous lineup? 

Inspiration From the Hundred Foot Journey – Le Cordon Bleu Reception

Inspiration From the Hundred Foot Journey

By Erin

*I attended as a guest of Disney, all thoughts and opinions remain my own.* =)

Before the movie came out in theaters, I was spoiled by attending a special casual and intimate dinner reception inspired by The Hundred Foot Journey at the world famous Le Cordon Bleu Culinary School in Los Angels, California. Being the foodie that I am, this was pure heaven. To be able to see the movie, then get to live it and taste some of the delicious food actually SEEN in the movie. OMG.  Pure Heaven. ;)

100 Ft Journey

It was a feast for the senses, being able to dine on the dishes inspired by The Hundred Foot Journey. Seeing, tasting, and smelling some of the tantalizing dishes that culinary genius Hassan Kadam (Manish Dayal) cooked up was a real treat. In the film, Hassan and his family are displaced from their native India, who end up settling in the charming and quaint village of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val in the south of France. After opening an Indian restaurant called Maison Mumbai which happens to be 100 feet away from the famous Le Saule Pleureur’s  Michelin-starred eatery, a full-on heated battle between the two establishments ensues. Luckily, Madame Mallory recognizes her rival’s (Hassan Kadam) undeniable talent as a chef. What happens next with this rivalry? Who ends up out on top? You haven’t seen the movie yet? Why not? This weekend is the perfect chance to make things right then and go find out! ;)

Appetizers

Our journey at Le Cordon Bleu started with a pleasant arrangement of scrumptious appetizers. This included: Tandoori Chicken Skewers, Petit Quiche Loraine, and a beautiful assortment of assorted Charcuterie and Cheese platter with Curried mustard & Major Grey Chutney. I couldn’t get enough of the Tandoori Chicken skewers and the cheese. It was a great way to start out a new “Food is Memories” moment. ;)

Appetizers 100Ft Journey

Our next stop on our food journey was sampling the entree choices. On the menu was Beef Bourguinon a La Hassan, Chicken Tikka Massala with Saffron Rice and asparagus. Yum! Look at that asparagus! So fresh and tasty, not limp at all! I love my veggies, so I had my fill of asparagus here.

Asparagus

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