7/26/2016

#TorridModel Search 8.6.16 @delamofashion

TORRID LAUNCHES SECOND ANNUAL MODEL SEARCH 
FOR THE FACE OF TORRID 2017


Live Casting Event at Del Amo Fashion Center 
in Torrance, CA Saturday, August 6, 9AM–5PM
#TorridModel 

Torrid, the hottest name in plus size fashion, kicks off its 2017 MyTorrid Model Search tour with a live casting event at Del Amo Fashion Center in Los Angeles, California, on Saturday, August 6, from 9AM–5PM. Torrid fans will get a unique opportunity to prove they’re Torrid model material live and in person, before representatives of the brand. Also on hand will be Torrid’s top models Georgina Burke and Lyanna Lynette, the winner of last year’s model search. 
Torrid is searching for confident, sexy and fearless women, 
ages 18 or older, who wear sizes 10-30. 

All applications must be submitted online at http://www.torrid.com/model-search/ by August 7. Casting for the MyTorrid Model Search, now in its second year, launched online May 23 and has already drawn thousands of applications from women across America hoping to become the Face of Torrid 2017. 
Submissions are expected to top last year’s more than
14,000.

This year, there’s an exciting new twist—instead of competing before a panel of Torrid judges, the Final Four applicants will battle for votes on social media throughout the month of October. Whoever earns the most votes wins the model search and an opportunity of a lifetime: she will become the Face of Torrid 2017. Lisa Harper, Torrid CEO, says, “Our customers are always asking how they can become a Torrid model. 

So last year we launched the Torrid Model Search and made one girl’s dream come true: Lyanna Lynette. Now we’re inviting our fan base to choose the winner from the Final Four.” The winner will follow in the footsteps of Ms. Lynette, Face of Torrid 2016, who explains, "Winning the Torrid Model Search changed my life, in the best way possible. I've been able to travel around the country, meet beautiful women everywhere and make friends I'll have for a lifetime. This experience made me strive for more in life—I can’t wait to see where my career takes me.” 

One lucky winner will receive the title “Face of Torrid 2017,” a Torrid modeling contract and a Torrid wardrobe. She will make appearances at Torrid stores and events as their brand ambassador and could appear in Torrid catalogs, on Torrid.com and the brand’s social media. 

ABOUT TORRID: Torrid designs and retails fashion apparel, accessories, swimwear, lingerie and footwear for stylish women sizes 10 to 30. Its exclusive collections inspire them to feel sexy, confident and downright irresistible. Torrid has nearly 400 stores across the U.S. and Canada, and online at Torrid.com. Find Torrid on Facebook (Facebook.com/Torrid), Instagram (@Torridfashion), Twitter (@Torridfashion), YouTube (YouTube.com/Torridfashion) or Pinterest (Pinterest.com/Torridfashion)


In the spirit of full disclosure, This is a sponsored post. This is an informative post and not a review of the product/service/event listed above. This post may contain affiliate linking.

7/21/2016

Premama® Digestive Aid - Premama® Shop


Premama® Introduces Digestive Aid to Support Digestion &
a Healthy Immune System During Pregnancy



Premama®, the first nationwide line of natural powdered drink mixes specifically formulated to support the nutritional needs of expecting and new moms, today announced the launch of Premama Digestive Aid, 
a new prenatal fiber and probiotic soft chew. 




“Premama is committed to supporting women throughout all aspects of their maternity journey. We have developed Premama Digestive Aid to give women a safe, effective, convenient, and palatable dietary supplement during pregnancy,” said Jamie Schapiro, Chief Marketing Officer, Premama.

Formulated to help maintain digestive balance and boost the immune system naturally, Premama Digestive Aid delivers a daily probiotic solution in a delicious vanilla caramel-flavored chew. Each chew contains 2g of dietary fiber and 1 billion+ CFUs of probiotics, which have shown through research to help maintain a healthy intestinal balance and support immune function, and may also help ease constipation, bloating, and other minor digestive discomforts associated with pregnancy. The vegetarian, naturally flavored chews can be eaten 1-4 times daily and are available in packs of 28.



Premama Digestive Aid joins a growing range of Premama maternity wellness products, including Premama Fertility reproductive powdered drink supplement, Premama Essentials and Premama Essentials + DHA prenatal vitamin drink mixes, and Premama Lactation support powdered drink supplement. A pioneer in maternity wellness, Premama has appeared in Pregnancy & Newborn, BevNET, Fit Pregnancy and other media, and has garnered numerous industry recognitions from baby Maternity Magazine and SupplySide (2015), among others. Most recently, Premama Fertility was named one of three finalists in the “Best New Supplement Delivery Format” category for the 2016 NEXTY Awards.




In the spirit of full disclosure, I received product samples to facilitate my review. This post may contain affiliate linking.

7/20/2016

"Game On!" with Nintendo treats at Yogurtland


After delighting fans for years with colorful visuals, memorable music themes and the familiar feel of iconic controllers, Nintendo is tackling a new sense: taste! Nintendo is partnering with popular frozen yogurt chain Yogurtland this summer to take families on a flavor-filled adventure that is sure to surprise and delight more than just their taste buds. 


When stepping into select Yogurtland locations between July 1 and Sept. 8, visitors craving the sweet and refreshing taste of frozen yogurt will be met with the sweet and refreshing faces of 
some of Nintendo’s most recognizable superstars. 

Classic characters like Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Yoshi and Bowser that star in popular Nintendo 3DS games like Mario Kart 7 and New Super Mario Bros. 2 will adorn the walls, cups and collectible biodegradable spoons that can only be found at the self-serve store. 


Visitors can even power-up their palates with Nintendo-inspired flavors like Mario’s Chocolate Gelato, Luigi’s White Chocolate Pistachio and Toad’s Rocky Road that are as delicious as they sound. "Game On!" with Nintendo treats at Yogurtland

This HoneyDew was my pick as the winner of the first round of flavors!


Our yummy creations!






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The Flavor Your Life Olive Oil #momsmeet

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Cali Julz says...
Being Italian, I love so good Olive Oil. While I have never tried this brand, I am pleased as to the flavor and aroma...yes, the smell matters, ask any Italian mom!! Usually you'd swirl around some Olive Oil and maybe some balsamic then dip your bread in and enjoy...well our garden runneth over with fresh yellow tomatoes...Sooooo naturally we dipped them!! The oil balanced out the acidic fruit and added that silky finish olive oil is known for!


Did you know Extra Virgin Olive Oil is pressed without heat or chemicals. So much better for your body!! It has a high smoking point of 400°F which is great..no BURN!! Try out some of the recipes on The Flavor Your Life web ... you'll be glad you did!!  


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In the spirit of full disclosure, I received product samples to facilitate my review.
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7/13/2016

“LADIES-NIGHT” Screening of #ghostbusters July 15th


Ghostbusters makes its long-awaited return, rebooted with a cast of hilarious new characters.  Thirty years after the beloved original franchise took the world by storm, director Paul Feig brings his fresh take to the supernatural comedy, joined by some of the funniest actors working today – Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, and Chris Hemsworth.  This summer, they’re here to save the world!


Columbia Pictures presents in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, an Ivan Reitman production, Ghostbusters.  Starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, Charles Dance, Michael Kenneth Williams, and Chris Hemsworth.  Directed by Paul Feig.  Produced by Ivan Reitman and Amy Pascal.  Written by Katie Dippold & Paul Feig.  Based on the 1984 film “Ghostbusters,” an Ivan Reitman film, written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis.  Executive Producers are Paul Feig, Jessie Henderson, Dan Aykroyd, Tom Pollock, Joe Medjuck, Ali Bell, and Michele Imperato Stabile.  Director of Photography is Robert Yeoman, ASC.  Production Designer is Jefferson Sage.  Editors are Brent White, ACE and Melissa Bretherton.  Visual Effects Supervisor is Peter G. Travers.  Special Visual Effects by Sony Pictures Imageworks.  Costume Designer is Jeffrey Kurland.  Music by Theodore Shapiro.  Music Supervision by Erica Weis.
Ghostbusters has been rated PG-13 by the Motion Picture Association of America for supernatural action and some crude humor.  The film will be released in theaters nationwide on July 15, 2016.

WHO:             World-Famous TCL Chinese Theatre…
WHAT:           Hosts First-Ever LADIES NIGHT screening of GHOSTBUSTERS…
                        Pre-show Ghostbuster themed-cocktail reception, free movie souvenirs
                        …free Selfies w/ giant Stay Puft Marshmallow Man in Forecourt
                        …free popcorn to parties of 4 or more;
WHERE:        TCL Chinese Theatre, 6925 Hollywood Blvd.
WHEN:           FRIDAY, JULY 15, 7PM Screening, 9PM Q+A w/Paul Feig
TICKETS:      www.tclchinesetheatres.com


Connect with World-Famous TCL Chinese Theatre



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7/12/2016

Redondo Beach Lobster Festival 2016

21ST ANNUAL REDONDO BEACH LOBSTER FESTIVAL 
KICKS OFF SEPTEMBER 23RD

Succulent Maine Lobster, VIP Lounge, Wine Tasting and Live Music at Seaside Lagoon REDONDO  BEACH,  CALIF.

Redondo  Beach, one  of  the  beautiful  sister seaside destinations that makes up Southern California’s South  Bay, will be hosting the 21st annual Redondo Beach Lobster Festival at Seaside Lagoon (200 Portofino Way at the corner  of  Harbor  Drive  and  Beryl  Street)  just  north  of  Redondo  Beach  Pier  from September 23-25, 2016.  The  festival, which  goes  from  6:00  p.m.  to 11  p.m.  Friday,  12:00  noon  to  11:00  p.m. Saturday, and 12:00 noon to 8:00 p.m. Sunday provides attendees with delicious Maine lobster  dishes  and  Grammy-nominated  bands,  along  with  family-friendly  activities  like stand  up  paddle  boarding  lessons  and  a Kiddie  Area  which  includes  face  painting, balloon art, and more. 

General admission to the  three-day food and music event starts at $15 for adults (online), $20 for adults (at the door) and $5 for children per day, or $35 for a three-day pass for adults online only. This  year’s  Lobster   Bistro   chef  is  South  Bay   native Jessica  Jordan from  FISHBAR Manhattan  Beach who  will  be  serving  up  dishes  such  as  lobster  rolls,  lobster  mac  n’cheese,  lobster  tacos,  lobster  guacamole  and  chips,  and  lobster  corn chowder. Meal tickets  are  now  available  at  a  discounted  price  online  and  range  from  $5  to  $45  per person and can be purchased at www.lobsterfestival.com.

 * VIP  Lounge tickets  are  also  available  for  $75  for  a  limited  time  only.   Admission  to  the VIP Lounge  includes enclosed prime seating  next  to the main stage, escorted entrance, six  Lobster  Bistro  tickets,  two  drink  tickets,  private  restrooms  and  full  bar  and  table service.  The  VIP  Lounge  will  also  include  a  separate  wine  tasting  menu  exclusively available to VIP Lounge guests. 

Music headliners include entertainment from the five-time Grammy nominated rock group Ambrosia as well as Abbey Road and Jumping Jack Flash (Beatles vs. Stones) and The Pine Mountain Logs among many other talented performers who will be playing live all day long on the main stage. For the full line up, visit www.lobsterfestival.com/bands. * One admission ticket is required per individual meal. Tickets purchased the day of will not be at the discounted online rate. 


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###About Redondo Beach:  A  scenic,  seaside  destination  that’s  remained  true  to  its  Southern  California  laid-back roots,  Redondo  Beach  is  considered  a  hidden  gem  of  hotspots,  including,  waterfront activities,  an  impressive  pier  home  to  unique  concerts  and  events,  artisanal  shopping and fine dining. Conveniently located 20 minutes from Los Angeles International Airport, the city is inclusive of all traveler-types, from sunbathers and watersports enthusiasts to families looking for a memorable break in a beautiful beach town. And its attractive sea-front  esplanade  is  deemed  one  of  the  most  romantic  places  in  the  world,  making  it popular  for  weddings  and  proposals.  For  more  information  about  #VisitRedondo,  head to the website visitredondo.com.  Contact: Kate Talbot Klick Communications Kate@klickcommunications.com(+1) 310-745-3778  

The world of savings via Groupon Coupons!




Cali Julz says....This is a sponsored post.

I hear all the time..."What all can I do with groupon?" 
Well the answer is simple!! TONS! 
Type in what you are looking for in the Search bar at the top of Groupon to look for some activities, vacations, household items or pretty much anything else you'd like a discount on!


Being out here in Los Angeles there is such a wide range of cuisine from all over and Groupon Coupons allow me to be able to experiment with food for less!
Above is a small peek at what Groupon Coupons has to offer in my area...everything from Ice Cream for the kids, deals on stores I shop at daily to deals on a "Girls Night Out" adventure. But that's not all..I mean the stores that are my "Go To" for things have the best deals as well. Here are two that I know I can't live without!!

As a mom I feel the need to look cute most times but let's face it, I'm a mom which means super busy!! That's why I love using Groupon Coupons while shopping on Sephora. Right now they have 69 COUPONS AVAILABLE for use...anything from free items with purchase to discounts on fragrance and make-up.

The best part of using Groupon Coupons is the versatility.. I can either Use Online OR Use In-Store, which is great for when I am clothing shopping for myself. Finding a good fit being a plus size women is tricky online, so I pop on the Groupon web, find my coupon and flash my Torrid offer in store for instant savings! 

There are so many retailers on Groupon Coupons I am confident that you will find just the thing you are looking for...Here are just a few of the brands listed 
  • Target
  • Office Depot
  • JC Penny
  • Adidas
  • Footlocker...and more

So go...explore, shop, experience new treats while treating yourself to a great deal!!

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6/28/2016

Peter and the Wolf in Hollywood #PeterandtheWolfApp


THE MUSICAL STORYBOOK APP* - Peter and the Wolf in Hollywood


Peter and the Wolf in Hollywood is a revival of the classic Peter and the Wolf tale brought to you by acclaimed production company, Giants Are Small. This version brings Peter to Hollywood to meet his hippie grandfather while bringing classical music elements to life. Peter, along with all of the characters in the movie book, are narrated and brought to life by Rock n’ Roll legend, Alice Cooper.


Connect with Peter and the Wolf in Hollywood on Facebook and Twitter.

*plus an additional music learning section included on iPad Deluxe App


In the spirit of full disclosure, I am part of a promotional program with MomSelect.

Lightlife - PLANT PROTEIN FOODS #lightlife


SMART BACON
Smart Bacon® brings that hearty bacon taste to your meal. But unlike traditional bacon, Smart Bacon® is vegan and free of saturated fat and cholesterol.

Lightlife began in western Massachusetts in 1979 with a passion for creating great tasting vegetarian food. They have grown over the years by sticking to their roots and making all of their products with quality and care. They consider their products “Meat without the Middleman”— they taste, feel, and look like meat even though they are made from plants, not animals. From hot dogs and sausage to deli slices and tempeh, their plant-based, Non-GMO Project Verified line of products has something for everyone. Giving back to the community is also a priority for Lightlife. Since the very beginning, they have contributed 5% of their annual profits to organizations that support a healthier you and a healthier planet.


• Lightlife’s Smart Dogs, America’s #1 meatless hot dog, are plant-based, and grillready. • Lightlife Smart Dogs are certified vegan and Non-GMO Project Verified. • Smart Dogs have 7 grams of protein and only 50 calories per link, while Jumbo Smart Dogs have 13 grams of protein and only 100 calories per link. • All Lightlife products are refrigerated fresh, and can be found in the produce, dairy, or natural section of your grocery store. • One package of Lightlife Smart Dogs retails for $2.99 - $3.99.


TEMPEH 
Savory, and oh so versatile
Tempeh is a traditional soy product originally from Indonesia, made by a natural culturing and controlled fermentation process. Our tempeh begins with whole organic, non-GMO soybeans and easily absorbs the flavors of your recipe. One package of our original soy tempeh provides 44g of protein, your daily recommended intake of fiber, and key nutrients like calcium and iron.


Connect with Lightlife online to see their latest products 
and get exclusive access to discounts and special offers! 


Where to Purchase:
Lightlife products are available at grocery stores nationwide in the produce, dairy, or natural foods section. Visit lightlife.com/where-to-buy to find a store near you.



In the spirit of full disclosure, Moms Meet provided samples of LightLife for me to try. No payment was given to facilitate my review. This post may contain affiliate linking.

6/24/2016

Sushi 101 via RA Sushi


Get ready to roll your own sushi! International Sushi Day is 
Saturday, June 18th and we will be hosting Sushi & Sake 101 classes at 11AM. 

Classes include a brief sushi and sake history lesson, sushi rolling lessons, 
sake flight pairings (additional fee), a non-alcoholic beverage, edamame, and miso soup. 

(our location just had sushi, no soup or edamame)

We made 3 types...(not shown close up: Tootsie Maki)

Nigiri

California Roll

Our Class with Chef Joe in the middle



I'm so proud, she did great (better then I did)


They even asked if she would like to work there, when she's older!

This is mine...SAD :( lol 
BUT, I am getting better thx to this class!




In the spirit of full disclosure, I was offered the class free of charge. This is an informative post and not a review of the product/service/event listed above. This post may contain affiliate linking.