Over the weekend we checked out THE RISE OF THE JACK O'LANTERNS at La Cañada's Descanso Gardens. The family-friendly, night-time event showcases over 5,000 carved jack o'lanterns, on a 45 minutes stroll through the paths of the gardens. 

Upon entrance you can purchase snacks (and even booze!) and relax in their pretty picnic area. The also have a large array of flashlights and glow toys available for purchase, before you make your trek on the spooky trail.

Some pretty serious craftmanship went into these pumpkins! It was a great, festive night out with the family. THE RISE runs until November 1st. *Note: All tickets must be purchased in advance. Enjoy the Jack O'Lanterns! xx


Over the summer, I took Brixton to his buddy's birthday party at Woodland Hill's Sky High Sports. Since then, we keep going back to this "Trampoline Place" because we really love it! I particularly like Sky High because they allow adults to jump too (which some other places do not). It's a great calorie burner while spending time with the kids! Win-win!

Wall-to-wall trampolines.

They offer "Air-Obics" classes that look fun.

They also have an arcade if you want to make an afternoon of it. xx

Sky High Sports is located at: 6033 Dee Soto Ave., Woodland Hills


When Brixton was a baby, my friend and facialist, Kristy told me about the kids' drum circles at REMO in North Hollywood. Finally, almost two years later, I made it to one of their Kids Rhythm Clubs! Every Saturday they host 35 minute drum circles, at 9:30 and 11:00AM. Kids are free and adults are $5. You can't beat it. And if your kids are at all interested in music, they will dig it. 

Pick your own percussion and drums, and take them to your spot!

Drum away!!

REMO hosts all kinds of drum circles and workshops. Check their event calendar for all of the details.

REMO Recreational Music Center is located at: 7308 Coldwater Canyon Ave., North Hollywood, 91605



Mom/Grammie and I took the kids to La Cañada's Descanso Gardens for the most beautiful morning. I had forgotten just how stunning it is there. The overcast skies and cool weather made it feel like the beginning of fall and we were in Heaven.

Founded in 1953 by E. Manchester Boddy, Decasnso is home to 160 acres of gardens and woodlands, in addition to the gorgeous 12,000 square foot mansion, The Boddy House - available for wedding and private events. 

Adorable cafe, across from their gift shop.

Their new water-wise, sustainable center circle.

The kids had so much fun walking around and exploring. 

Duck and ducklings!!!

The kids were pumped for the Enchanted Railroad.

**Check the website for run times, as it doesn't run every day.

Descanso has great seasonal activities, so be sure to check out their online calendar. The spectacular "The Rise of the Jack O'Lanterns" Halloween installation, runs Oct 1st-Nov 1st. Click The Rise FAQ for times and details.

Discanso Gardens is located at:

1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada, Flintridge, CA 91011

Click HERE for hours and more.




A couple of years ago, my friend Marissa introduced me to Westlake's luxury movie theater, Cinepolis. At the time I was pregnant and sitting in a regular theater seat had become pretty unbearable. Cinepolis was a game-changer. Decked out in plush leather seating that reclines, essentially into a bed, you can enjoy all of the current movies in total relaxation. I also love that that seats are broken up into singles and doubles, so no one will encroach on your date night again! At Cinepolis, I hardly notice the other guests.

Meet friends for a cocktail or snack before the movie or just order in the theater - they serve all kinds of food, snacks and drinks (including cocktails and wine) while you enjoy your film. If you are willing to make the drive, it is a movie-watching experience that will trump all others (I still love you too, Arclight.)

Double-date night seeing Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, with our good pals Brandon and Rachelle.

Double-date night seeing Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, with our good pals Brandon and Rachelle.

Nice and roomy. Stretch out and relax. Push the service button in your center console and their friendly wait staff will appear to take your order.

A glass of cold white wine appears as we watch previews. Pssst! There's a Sprinkles Cupcakes and Ice Cream next door. I got me some to-go for the perfect movie-watching treat. But don't tell them I told you that! ;) xx

Cinepolis is located at:

180 Promenade Way, Westlake, CA, 91362

Check their website for other Southern California locations.