Monthly Archives: March 2017

Welcome to LA


You may remember me mentioning I went out to Los Angeles a few weeks back. It was my first time in California and I had an absolute blast! Today I am going to take you through my journey and offer some recommendations. Enjoy! 😆

One of my favorite things to do is travel, and traveling with family is always a treat! The sole purpose of the trip was to attend The Ellen Show. We have tried for years to get tickets, and it was definitely worth the wait. I was chosen out of the audience to play a game, yay!!! AND, I won!! Check out the link below, to witness some pure comedy. 😂

👉🏾 Ellen TV

Also, while in LA we took advantage of the Hollywood Tour. I would recommend it if you have a few hours to spare, but want to get a lot of great sites in. Our tour guide was pretty awesome, and personable. I put together a video of all the main places we had the chance to visit.  The video starts with scenes of protestors at the airport. As you are all aware of the current Immigration ban going on. I was in LA the first weekend President Trump announced the ban, and a pretty large demonstration was going on.

A few places included in the video that may not be as obvious to you, but are super awesome to me… Remember one of the last scenes in Pretty Woman, the one where Richard Gear climbs the stairs of the hotel??? Yes, that one! Well you have a picture of that hotel, I was excited. We passed the school from the Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Pig N Whistle (Shirley Temple), Disney’s Concert Hall (Dope Architecture), Walk of Fame, Fancy Cars, Rodeo Drive, The Groove, and the infamous Farmers Market.

We had the chance to visit two great restaurants, which will both receive ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Reno’s Pizzeria and Restaurant –  I enjoyed this restaurant for the hometown feel. I love Pizza, which was great! I opted for a Caesar Salad, and the salad was delightful.

Big Boy – I haven’t been to a Big Boy restaurant in almost 20 years, and the menu is pretty much the same. The portions are pretty big, so plan to share.  Added bonus…. The lady in the picture with Big Boy is my beautiful Mom. 😊

Overall, I had a great time and I will definitely return to the wonderful city of Los Angeles.


Neighborhood Services – Village on the Parkway

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Neighborhood Services – Village not the Parkway is a new swanky restaurant located in Addison, a hot spot of Dallas,TX. It’s been described as an, “Easygoing New American fare that has the focus of an upscale tavern with a warm palette & hip bar.”  I’ve patronized this restaurant on several occasions, for lunch and dinner. Every time my experience was exceptional. I am typically a very picky eater, however our server was so convincing I tried one of his recommendations. I am definitely glad I stepped outside of my box. I opted for the Short Rib Pot Roast Enchiladas, YUM!! A few more popular items include; BBQ Spiced Alabama Shrimp, Chicken Fricassee Pot Pie, and Dry-Aged Chicken Fried Steak! All great items. 😃

In addition to the amazing menu, you get a very warm and comfortable feeling while there. The patio outside is perfect for the fall temps. I can say also,  the patio has always been clean and presentable. The atmosphere is perfect for a night out with friends, or date night! I definitely recommend checking it out if you’re in the Dallas area, thank me later. 😆