Charge ahead with the myCharge HubPlus

If you are out and about, running errands, picking up the kids, taking them to activities, getting the family shopping done, commuting to work, and trying to keep up with your social life, chances are your phone is not lasting as long as you are in a day.  Nothing is worse than seeing that sliver…

Family tripping in style in the 2017 Cadillac CT6

Our family recently had the opportunity to cruise in style in the 2017 CT6 on family road trip.  We love living large, so was fitting that rolled out in this spacious and grand high-end Cadillac car. For starters, with two kids along, an awesome entertainment system is essential. The CT6’s backseat is the ultimate modern kid…

Valentine’s Day gifts for those we love

Valentine’s Day is an occasion to express our love for those who are special in our lives.  Show your sweetheart you care with these thoughtful Valentine’s gifts for her or him that are sure to warm your loved one’s heart. I heart dogs For those of us who love our pets, the way to our…

Fig & Olive offers a taste of the Mediterranean stateside

My epicureanly enlightened son proclaimed at age 7, “I could not live without olive oil.” And so it has been. Almost daily we find a use for olive oil in our diet, and when we dine out, it is olive oil, not butter, in which we douse our bread. So imagine my delight to find…

Fleming’s Steakhouse: a great place for a date night or girl’s night out

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar has a hipper swagger than your traditional steakhouse. It has the dim lighting, crisp white table cloths and large booth seating that you expect from a fine dining establishment, but unlike the staid and almost library-like atmosphere of many steakhouses, Fleming’s feels like a party. This energy could be…

B8ta brings the brick-and-mortar experience to tech products

“What’s old is new again” is a philosophy that one would never imagine apply to technology, but B8ta proves it does.  The world is migrating to online commerce, but nostalgic consumers once again crave the brick-and-mortar store experience. Clicking to buy is convenient, but the missing link is a sales person to explain the benefits…

A special holiday dinner by the sea at Las Brisas in Laguna Beach

On my recent visit to Los Angeles for the holidays, I wanted to choose a restaurant for Christmas dinner that was as special as the occasion, a tall order which Las Brisas in Laguna Beach fulfilled for me and my LA family.  I had not visited the restaurant in 10 years, when I last hosted family…

Modern parenting: Ins and outs for 2017

Love those “in” and “out” lists for the New Year?  Here’s one from CARE.COM , with their predictions for parenting and workplace trends for 2017. 1.Grit-Style Parenting – Say goodbye to participation trophies, and hello to teaching kids some grit. Recent studies have shown that the characteristic of grit is the key to happiness and success, and in a world…