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

Winter Fest OC!

By Erin

This is a sponsored post written by me for GigaSavvy.

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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

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*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* 

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

The FOOD!

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

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

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Odysseo by Cavalia is Back in Orange County!

Odysseo by Cavalia  is Back in Orange County!

By Erin

*I have been invited to the show as media. All thoughts and opinions remain my own. I am a lifelong horse lover so of course this show is something I have a HUGE love and passion for!* <3

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Odysseo by Cavalia is now back in Orange County for the holidays! Horse lovers everywhere will rejoice with the return of this majestic show. You recently might have seen the White Big Top again along the freeway off the 405 and 133.  The show will be in town through January 8th, 2017 so you can enjoy one of the best shows that has ever been created. Watch as horses and man come together to perform some pretty amazing routines.

“Odysseo marries the equestrian arts, stage arts and high-tech theatrical effects at never-beforeseen levels. A veritable revolution in live performance, Odysseo comprises a list of superlatives: the world’s largest touring production and traveling big top, the biggest stage, the most beautiful visual effects, and the largest number of horses at liberty. Odysseo features 65 horses of 11 different breeds of horses, riders, acrobats and musicians as together they embark on a soulful journey from the Mongolian steppes to Monument Valley, from the African savannah to Nordic glaciers, from the Sahara to Easter Island.”cavalia-odysseo-irvine-fall-2016

Odysseo by Cavalia Info!

WHEN: November 16 to January 8, 2017

WHERE: Under the White Big Top in Orange County at the junction of the I-405 & the SR-133 in Irvine

Want to go? Get YOUR TICKETS!!! Available at www.cavalia.net and by calling 1-866-999-8111. Tickets are priced from $29.50 to $254.50 + applicable taxes and fees. Special pricing & packages available for groups, children (2-12), juniors (13-17) and seniors (65+).

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Fascinating Facts about the Show:

* Odysseo features 65 horses of 11 different breeds including the Appaloosa, Arabian, Australian Stockhorse, Holsteiner, Lusitano, Paint Horse, Percheron Hanoverian Cross, Quarter Horse, Thoroughbred, Selle Français and Spanish Purebred (P.R.E.).

*The horses are from Spain, Portugal, France, Germany, Australia, the United States and Canada.

* There are 48 artists – riders, acrobats, aerialists, dancers and musicians.

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Burke Williams Introduces New Ayurvedic Treatments! #BurkeWilliams

Burke Williams Introduces New Ayurvedic Treatments!

By Erin

Burke Williams has a new experience to enjoy at their spas, Ayurvedic Treatments. Ayurvedic services are based on a technique that was developed thousands of years ago in India, and focuses on the subtle balance of the mind/body/spirit to achieve healing. The new body treatments are unlike anything else on the service menu, otherworldly and very unique in the market. I was invited to come in and experience this for myself and as I love Burke Williams and trying the latest and newest unique experiences out there, I was super curious to see what it would be like.

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The Orange spa is conveniently located just off the 5 and 22 Freeways in The Outlets at Orange. It is a luxurious location that reflects the opulent beauty of a fine Italian Villa. After getting checked in and settled down it was nice to relax by the fireplace in the main lounge and I enjoyed the amenities in the spa while waiting for services.

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The main lobby that welcomes you when you enter to check in and get your spa experience started.

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Over 25 treatment rooms are in this beautiful facility, making it the perfect location for entertaining and offers a second, private lounge for groups. The therapeutic aroma of their signature essential oils wafts through the air. You can help yourself to pitchers of fruit-infused iced water or tea throughout the spa. I love the fruit-infused water they have. Get ready to relax and enjoy! 🙂

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As I was waiting for my appointment time, I enjoyed the relaxing and welcoming atmosphere of the spa until my therapist came to get me for my treatment I had come here for. My therapist, Inga came to greet me and take me back to the private treatment room to experience the Ananda service.

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Inga told me a little bit more about the practice of Ayurvedic and what the Ananda treatment consists of. Here’s a little bit more information on that if you are just as curious as I am to learn more about it.

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