Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Oaks at Ojai Spring 2012


Ojia Valley California

Just as cars need tune ups, so does the human body. The award-winning Oaks at Ojai, one of the first and most beloved destination spas in the country, offers new products, services, classes and activities just in time for a spring tune up.  For guests who visit each year looking to lose a few pounds (or more,) kick-start a wellness regimen or enjoy a weekend getaway to cleanse and recharge their batteries, The Oaks offers more than ever.

Founded by internationally known fitness expert, Sheila Cluff, and operated by the Cluff family, The Oaks pioneered the spa destination industry, and is known as one of the true weight-loss spas in the U.S. – the average guest loses  three pounds in five days. In addition to a newly renovated lobby, 2011 saw The Oaks recognized by Conde Nast TravelerSpa Finder, Spa Magazine and Spas of America and below are a few reasons why:

NEW PRODUCTS AND SERVICES AT THE OAKS

Achy Breaky Recovery Massage -- After a day’s workout, muscle soreness is common. The herb Arnica (Arnica montana) has been used for medicinal purposes since the 1500s and has been used to soothe muscle aches, reduce inflammation, and heal wounds. The Oaks has developed a treatment that focuses on joint pain and relieving it.

Jane Iredale Cosmetics -- The first to introduce a full line of mineral-based cosmetics to the spa industry, make-up expert Linda Winn, one of Jane Iredale’s first accounts, returns to The Oaks after a hiatus. Mineral based cosmetics are beneficial to the skin. They are non-comedogenic, will  not block pores, are non-allergenic, anti-inflammatory, water resistant and offer complete coverage for skin conditions and sun protection. Ojai resident Winn offers guests a complimentary make-up application with purchase.

Acupressure Massage for Metabolism – This new treatment is a relaxing, full-body massage focusing on stimulating specific acupuncture points that affect food and water metabolism as well as energy production.  It can increase the metabolic rate of the body and help strengthen the endocrine & digestive systems.  This encourages weight loss. This massage uses a combination of the Swedish technique for full body relaxation and acupressure to gently stimulate the pressure points connected to metabolism. A chart for self-stimulation of acupressure points will be available for guests to take home.
G.M. Collin Collagen Regeneration Facial -- With age, the cellular renewal process is delayed.  Facial contours lose their definition and the skin appears to sag. This treatment includes AHA exfoliation and the best available collagen product, using Collagen 90-II, an exclusive age-defying treatment by G.M. Collin Skin Care that associates a pure native collagen sheet with selected ingredients, to provide intense hydration, firm the skin, and reduce appearance of aging. It provides outstanding results in terms of epidermal regeneration, hydration and wrinkle smoothing. 

Thursday, March 22, 2012

39th Annual Bodega Bay Fisherman's Festival


The Bodega Bay community will host its 39th Annual Fisherman's Festival. This year we celebrate the 200th anniversary of Russia coming to Bodega Bay to build Ft. Ross

The Festival is packed with events for people of all ages - craft booths, live music, good food, entertainment and more. A favorite attraction is the wine tasting booth featuring more than 25 Sonoma County wines. Food booths have something for every palate from barbequed oysters, local fish 'n chips, to veggie burgers, clam chowder and sandwiches.

 Don't forget to stop by the "Sugar Shack" for snacks, popcorn, hot pretzels and more. Live music and entertainers perform on the main stage all day Saturday and Sunday. Artisans and vendors from all over California and beyond offer a wide selection of arts and crafts.  April 28 & 29, 2012
 More about Bodega Bay

Friday, March 16, 2012

Bug Out Bag Don't Leave Home Without One

Whats a Bug Out Bag you might ask, well its a personal emergency survival kit you can carry in your car or keep in your desk draw at your place of work. Bug Out Bags are designed to to help you "get back home" after a emergency or major disaster. With just a few items you will be able to survive the first three days after a catastrophe. Bug Out Bags should be part of your survival plan and everyone in your family should have one even your pets.

Pre-made survival bags can be cost effective especially if you don't have the time to make your own bag. You can start out with assembling a basic bag out bag and with items you have at home already. A duffle bag or back pack, bottle water, paper towels, flashlight, portable radio and your off to a good start.

Once you see how easy it is to make basic emergency kit you can put a little more thought into the design of a larger bag or order a pre-made emergency kit. When assembling or buying Bug-Out-Bags remember they are designed for three days and should light weight. Learn more about Bug Out Bags.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Magic Mountain Tickets Save $25.00 Off Gate Price

Six Flags Magic Mountain will be opening seven days a week starting March 24, 2012. With the start of the season guest can save $25.00 off with print at home tickets. Six Flags Magic Mountain is known as the “Thrill Capital of the World” for their record-breaking roller coasters and thrill rides. New in 2012 is LEX LUTHOR: Drop of Doom, the world’s tallest vertical drop ride that stands over 400 feet tall.

The Park also features more than 100 rides, games and attractions for the entire family. Among the park’s world-class roller coasters and thrill rides are the X2, the world’s only 5th dimensional roller coaster, Tatsu, the tallest, fastest and longest flying coaster, Scream, Southern California’s first floorless coaster,Deja Vu, a looping, boomerang coaster, Goliath, the giant among coasters, SUPERMAN: Escape from Krypton, Batman The Ride, The Riddler’s Revenge and many more. Six Flags Magic Mountain Discount tickets Save $25.00

Friday, March 09, 2012

LA Zoo New Reptiles Display Now Open

Now open at the Los Angeles Zoo. LAIR (Living Amphibians, Invertebrates and Reptiles). encompasses over 60 species of amphibians, invertebrates and reptiles from around the world in 49 exhibits. The commercial campaign features Slash and Betty White and the stars of the LAIR including Sonoran toads, Mexican giant horned lizards, poison dart frogs, Madagascar radiated tortoises and others.

The LAIRis the newest exhibit to open at the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens. The facility encompasses several visually stunning areas that include habitats for various unique and endangered species. The LAIR is one of the few reptile and amphibian-focused facilities to open within the past decade in a North American zoo. 

The Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens is located in Griffith Park at the junction of the Ventura (134) and Golden State (5) freeways.

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Big Bear Mountain Resorts! March 9-11, 2012



There's always fun things going on
  • Friday, March 9, 2012
    • KROQ Storms the Mountain @ Bear Deck 
     
  • Saturday, March 10, 2012 
  • Sunday, March 11, 2012
    • Jack FM @ Summit VIP Deck 
    • KCXX with Bands @ Bear Deck 
  
Come up and see for yourself!
It's a perfect time to come up and enjoy the snow,
 both mountains are 100% open with full-width runs! 

Monday, March 05, 2012

St. Patricks Day Battle of the Dance


 Celebrate St. Patricks Day with us at Battle of the Dance - Dinner Show

* Themed Evening from 8th March - 18th March 2012

* Appetizers + 3 course meal

* Enjoy an amazing evening of music and entertainment

* International cast of professional dancers

* Featuring a combination of Irish, Spanish, Pop, and Bollywood styles

* Fun for all the family

See if you have the "luck of the Irish" and win a prize.  Battle of the Dance is Orange County's newest dinner show. Battle of the Dance is a musical show that re-enacts the legend of a Spanish Armada landing in Ireland. Flamenco style dancers compete against traditional Celtic dancers in a musical extravaganza. Along with the main characters guest enjoy a pre-show and a variety of acts including comedy, magic and live music. Battle of the Dance Discount Tickets.

Friday, March 02, 2012

SkyVue Coming to Las Vegas

SkyVue, slated to become the largest observation wheel in the Western Hemisphere, set its foundation today with a convoy of more than 100 trucks filling approximately 1,300 cubic yards of concrete. Destined to become an iconic addition to Las Vegas, SkyVue will offer an unrivaled experience for both visitors and residents when it opens July 4, 2013.

Located directly across from Mandalay Bay, the wheel will tower 500 feet above the famed Las Vegas Strip and feature 32, 24-person gondolas and two HD LED Multi Media displays at the center of the wheel, each measuring 50,000 square feet. Sizing up to the length of two football fields, the distinctive signs will be the world’s largest displays offering spectacular visuals for the Strip’s three-mile stretch and beyond.

The climate-controlled gondolas will offer breathtaking views of the city skyline with each ride completing in 30 minutes. Guests will have the opportunity to rent out a gondola for private events, weddings, and more, complete with catering services. In addition, the project will offer more than 200,000 square feet of retail space and an additional 20,000 square feet for conventions.

Thursday, March 01, 2012

San Francisco Ocean Film Festival

Finalists have been announced for the Ninth Annual San Francisco Ocean Film Festival. Widely acknowledged as the biggest and most diverse festival of its kind, the San Francisco Ocean Film Festival is a four-day festival from Friday, March 8 through Sunday, March 11 featuring an array of ocean-inspired films from independent filmmakers around the world. The films range from documentaries to animations to narratives, and topics include surfing, sharks, sailing, the environment, marine wildlife, adventure, coastal cultures and more.

Held at the beautifully remodeled Bay Theater at Aquarium of the Bay, this festival offers more than 10 programs featuring exciting and innovative films, followed by in-depth discussions and Q&A sessions with filmmakers and content experts. This event offers a unique public forum devoted to using film as a medium to increase public awareness of the environmental, social and cultural importance of the world’s oceanic resources and marine ecosystems. Since its launch in 2004, the San Francisco Ocean Film Festival has become the foremost venue in North America for ocean related films.