Winter Fest OC Returns December 16th-January 1st!

Winter Fest OC!

By Erin

This is a sponsored post written by me for GigaSavvy.


We may not get any snow here in Southern California, but that does not mean there is a shortage of fun holiday adventures to go on!  Winter Fest is coming back to the OC next month, but with even more holiday experiences for all to enjoy. Located at the OC Fairgrounds, new this year is a Festival of Lights with 10 holiday themed lands, a Snow Play area with real snow blown in daily, live mini cartoon shows with meet-and-greets, World’s Largest Rocking Horse rides, an outdoor skating rink, a New Years Eve celebration, and more! *PLUS* enter for a chance to win a 4-pack of tickets to experience it all for yourself below! Even though we don’t get real snow here, doesn’t mean we cannot bring the snow to us to enjoy all the snowy winter fun with ice skating, and hot chocolate!

Here are a few things I am looking forward to most about this years Winter Fest!

Festival of Lights


*Some of the cool lights from last years Winter Fest!*

Stroll through a 2 million light illuminated pathway and explore 10 holiday themed lands that you and your family can walk through. It will be a great, memorable time for all!

Outdoor Ice Rink–*additional cost* 


It wouldn’t feel like the holidays without some ice skating fun!


homemade-tamales-e1479668035833Being a total foodie… I have to check out all the delicious holiday food and drinks on hand at Winter Fest!

Santa’s Furry Friends


You have to say hello to Rudolph and all of Santa’s other furry friends! They are so cute!

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Jan’s Health Bar: Fresh and Healthy Eats!

Jan’s Health Bar: Fresh and Healthy Eats!

By: Erin

After all the fried fair food and BBQ posts from the summer, it’s time to be good and have something a bit more on the healthier side, that is still very tasty and delicious. It’s fall now, but this week is supposed to warm up well into the 80’s again so I have the best place ever for you to go chill out at and relax. It’s Jan’s Health Bar in Huntington Beach (also in Costa Mesa)! It is just a jump, hop and a skip away from the beach! Located on Main Street, it is just a few short blocks away from the beach.

When Jan’s contacted me about heading over to try out their menu, I couldn’t refuse. Smoothies? Summer Salads? A refreshing Chicken Salad Sandwich on such a warm summer’s day? Best of all, Acai bowls? You don’t have to ask me twice! Well, that would go for anything food related… but that’s besides the point.

You are probably wondering now why I am so excited about this as it’s not deep-fried anything. Take a look for yourself, I hope you can smell the freshness through the pictures that I was able to capture of Jan’s amazing offerings.

1 Jans Health Bar

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Lotus Salon & Spa: A Sanctuary of Beauty

Lotus Salon & Spa: A Sanctuary of Beauty

By: Erin

At the Lotus Spa & Salon in Orange County, upon entering you will enter a serene, chic and fashionable environment, where you will be greeted with friendly smiles from their awesome stylists. If  you are looking for the latest fashion forward cuts and color trends that will bring out your natural beauty, then you will love this place as much as I did.  Lotus Salon is chalk full of talented artists that are experts in their craft. Your stylist will help you achieve your desired look with your hair.

Besides hair, you can relax at Lotus Salon & Spa and enjoy the serenity of their spa treatment rooms as well. With a team of licensed estheticians at your side, your skin treatment goals can easily be met. Their services here range from body and facial waxing, eyelash extensions, chemical peels, micro dermabrasion, and calming and effective facials.

I was here for their Open House night the other month and we were all given the royal treatment. Besides getting to choose from a service such as a blowout, hair styling, mini-facials, manicures, hair braiding, or from some other cool options, they had plenty of things to keep everyone occupied out front with a DJ, pizza and salad from Artisan Pizza, lush drinks compliments of Skinny Girl, and a silent auction for several gorgeous gift baskets.

Here are some photographs from Lotus Salon that showcase their stylist skills with hair and just how much fun it was to visit them!

The beautiful ambiance of the night!


Loved these Lotus Cookies! Very clever.


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