5 Reasons To Bake Holiday Cookies With Your Kids Plus 4 Easy Recipes
Dec19

5 Reasons To Bake Holiday Cookies With Your Kids Plus 4 Easy Recipes

Given the fast pace of society today, not many of us actually stop to take the time to bake cookies, as opposed to just buying them, with our kids. And with so many delicious bakeries and options out there, who can blame us?! The holidays always fly by with a whirlwind of tinsel, mistletoe and holiday parties. I always intend to have a holiday cookie baking day and then all of sudden… it is after New Years! But this year, I carved out...

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3 Great Places for Dinner In Malibu
May10

3 Great Places for Dinner In Malibu

Trying new restaurants is something that I love to do. Not only do I appreciate having multiple options to choose from on a menu, but it is a small luxury to have someone else to cook for and clean up after us for a change! My family and I are adventurous eaters and really enjoy trying new foods. We always make the effort to try something new to us from the menu while delighting in choosing things we already know we love. Malibu has...

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Le Village Café in Malibu
May09

Le Village Café in Malibu

The newest member of The Trancas Country Mart family is Le Village Café Malibu and it is soooo good! Recently, I attended a fun foodie event at The Vintage Grocers and afterwards, Le Village Café hosted us for a lovely lunch and wine tasting. I enjoyed it so much that I want to tell you all about it. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Where is Le Village Café in Malibu? Le Village Café is located on the PCH across from Zuma Beach...

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Sun Defense Foods
Apr07

Sun Defense Foods

Have you heard about Sun Defense Foods? I knew there were a couple of foods that carried the ability to protect us from the UV rays if we ate them, but I had no idea there were so many, or that science has been studying this for a while now! When WaxHead contacted me to review their organic, safe for our bodies and our oceans, sunscreen, I first checked out their website GoWaxHead.com and that is where I saw the Sun-Defense Foods...

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My 3-Day Juice Cleanse Experience
Feb18

My 3-Day Juice Cleanse Experience

  A few weeks ago, a friend of mine did a 3-day juice cleanse. She lost 7 lbs., felt amazing and loved the process. So I thought it would be a fun idea to try my own 3 day juice cleanse the week before my momcation. Honestly, I have been having a hard time bouncing back from the extra pounds that came with the holidays. I secretly hoped this would be just the thing to get me back on track and shed a couple of pounds while gaining...

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The 309 Deli in Hatfield PA
Nov06

The 309 Deli in Hatfield PA

Meet Sheryl, the mama behind The 309 Deli in Hatfield, Pennsylvania. It is only just recently that I met this beautiful woman face-to-face. Prior to that morning, Sheryl was a kind voice on the phone that answered when I needed someone, helped me and went above and beyond the call of duty… for a complete stranger. Curious? Let me explain… Hubby’s family is from Pennsylvania. In August of this year, his step-father passed at the age of...

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Café Habana in Malibu
Sep16

Café Habana in Malibu

Café Habana at The Malibu Country Mart is one of our family’s favorite restaurants. They have something for everyone in our family on the menu and it has a great atmosphere. So when we had our staycation at The Malibu Beach Inn recently, we all voted to have lunch at Café Habana as it is very close to the Inn. Where is Café Habana in Malibu? Café Habana is located on the PCH, across from the beach, inside of one of our nicest shopping...

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Stir at The Four Seasons Westlake
Aug07

Stir at The Four Seasons Westlake

Hey friends, there is a new, hot coffee spot in town! Westlake is just a short drive through the canyon from Malibu and now the Four Seasons Westlake has given us yet another reason to visit! Introducing Stir: a new chic coffee shop featuring Stumptown Coffee Roasters, Tease teas, hand-pressed juices, and delicious small bites prepared daily by the culinary team at The Four Seasons Westlake.   I have been a few times now and I...

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Day 5 About Malibu – #AboutMalibu
Aug05

Day 5 About Malibu – #AboutMalibu

Day 5 About Malibu – Mangia Malibu is home to some amazing restaurants. I’ve chosen one of our newer restaurants to feature first because it truly is a hidden gem – Mangia. Mangia is an Italian Countryside Eatery opened by veteran restaurateur Antonio Alessi, owner of Tra di Noi – also in Malibu. Mangia is located in the newly remodeled Trancas Country Market and features open indoor seating with a few booths,...

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Our Midsummer Date Night at The Manhattan of Camarillo
Jul31

Our Midsummer Date Night at The Manhattan of Camarillo

Date nights are super important to every healthy, conscious relationship. Every couple needs a chance to step out of their normal routine and into a fun evening filled with opportunity to reconnect, laugh and revitalize. They are what keeps us close. They can be what keeps us sane. So why are they always the last thing we remember to do? When The Manhattan of Camarillo invited us to visit their restaurant, I realized it had been a...

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