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Indulge LA: Chocolate & Pastry Show!

By Erin

*I will be attending this event as media. All thoughts and opinions remain my own*

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I love chocolate. And wine. Which is why I am so excited to be covering The Indulge LA Chocolate & Pastry Show, coming to Los Angeles on December 27th. If you haven’t already indulged in enough Christmas treats by then, you’ll have one more chance here before the new year rings in, when we’ll all be trying to stick to those new years resolutions to go back to eating healthier and all that. You have to treat yourself every once and awhile to something special like this though right? AND it’s for such a GREAT cause as this event also benefits St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Another reason why I am so very excited for the Chocolate Festival and Pastry Show to hit Los Angeles is because Celebrity food critique Sophie Gayowill be here hosting the event. I recently had the chance to meet her and sit next to her at a very special media dinner at the Bel Air Bar and Grill (post to come soon about this magical experience. I say magical as it has ties to Disney) and she is a very amazing woman. I was honored to be in her presence, and to hear her words of wisdom, her fiery spirit, and words of inspiration, especially in light of the events that had just so recently happened in Paris. When I read that she was going to be here, it just made me that more excited to go.

Celebrity Dating Expert Brooke Lewis will also be in attendance to host the 7th Annual Indulge Los Angeles at the Olympic Collection.


*Sophie Gayot*

The event will feature celebrity & top chocolatiers, pastry chefs and confectioners from across Southern California, New York, Washington DC, and Las Vegas. They will come together to put on a visual heaven in Los Angeles filled with sweet delights paired with the world’s top champagnes, wines, and spirits.

Among the celebrity chefs this year are MOF World Pastry Champion Stephane Treand, and World Champion Chocolatier Jean Marie Auboine.


In years past, Indulge Los Angeles has attracted thousands of chocolate and dessert lovers from across the country, and this year is expected to have another great turn-out for this holiday season.

Indulge Los Angeles 2015 also benefits St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Where: Olympic Collection 11301 Olympic Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90064

When: December 27, 2015 1pm – 4pm   

Tickets:  $45-$95 Available at

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What are some of your favorite chocolate treats to Indulge in? Hope to see you there!!! 🙂 

A Sweet Treat at a Sweet Sale! #ASweetSale #Albertsons

A Sweet Treat at a Sweet Sale!

By Erin

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ASweetSale #CollectiveBias #Albertsons 

It’s been very hot and humid around here lately. The perfect kind of weather to enjoy an ice cream sundae creation. Luckily, Albertsons and Safeway are having a HUGE Anniversary Sale! You can stock up on a lot of your favorite ice cream treats like Breyers, Ben & Jerry’s, Klondike Bars and more! Of course there are tons of other items to choose from as well. Talk about a sweet sale! My personal favorite ice cream treat to get on these hot summer days is some plain vanilla ice cream so that I can load it up with all of my favorite toppings. 😉


I go to the gym, a lot. Since it’s the summertime and I have more free time, we’re talking like 5-7 days a week. Albertsons is right behind my local gym, so it’s very convenient for me to swing by here to grab a few things I need or stock up for a fun get together with family and friends.


Besides ice cream and other frozen favorites, you can also stock up on some refreshing tea, as well as some spreads and dressings to make your favorite summertime sandwiches. Here’s all of the goodies I stocked up on.


Now that I had everything that we needed, the fun could begin to get our fun summer ice cream sundaes created!


First, you’re going to want to get all of your cute summer bowls and cups out to make your sundaes and to enjoy some delicious ice tea to wash down your sweet treat.

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Celebrate Summer with Ruby’s new Shakes! #RubysSummerShakes

Celebrate Summer with Ruby’s new Shakes!

By Erin

Summer is here and what better way to celebrate than with some cool and refreshing shakes from Ruby’s? When Ruby’s asked if I’d come in to try out their new summer shakes, I couldn’t resist! Ruby’s has three new shakes available for a limited time, as sadly, summer doesn’t last forever. So get them while they  last! There are three special flavors for summer – Kit Kat, Double Dark Chocolate and Heath Bar. These shakes will make you Chocolate Happy!


Ruby’s has 40 locations across the U.S. in California, Hawaii, Nevada, New Jersey, Pennsylvania & Texas.


Before we get to the shakes though, we started out with some french fries to share and a nice ice-cold Cherry-Coke! So refreshing on a warm summer night!

Of course, if you go to Ruby’s and have some fries… you are going to want to have a burger with those fries! 😉


I had one of my favorites. The Hickory Burger. A half-pound of premium USDA choice beef, topped with two slices of melted cheddar cheese, with thick-cut bacon, crisp lettuce, tomato, Ruby Sauce, and crispy Ruby Rings. Topped with a delicious and zesty BBQ sauce! It’s a whole lot of “yum” in one bite! On the side I got some hot, crispy, garlic fries! I love all the fresh garlic they top them with!


My friend that I was dining out with, chose one of her personal favorites, The Classic Ruby Burger. Still simple, yet delicious after all these years. Topped with crisp lettuce, tomato, Ruby Sauce and Pepper Jack cheese, makes for another delicious option.


If you are not a french fry person, then you might like their golden, crispy, onion rings!


Or maybe you are looking for a healthier option, especially if you plan on indulging in a delicious summery shake afterwards? 😉 Then give the Ruby’s Apple, Pecan & Blue Cheese Salad a whirl. A fresh, spring mix of romaine, Julienne apples, dried cranberries, candied pecans and golden raisins tossed in a Pomegranate Vinaigrette with Blue Cheese crumbles. You can also get this served with Chicken if you wish. Now onto the best part, right? Dessert!!


The first up of the 3 new summer shakes, was the Double Dark Chocolate shake. A very chocolaty shake, topped with chocolate chips, whipped-cream and a cherry. If you love chocolate and want something simple, then you’ll love this one!

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