Author: Lala Castro

Pacifico Dance Company Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary with Mexican History, Myth and Folklore

Pacifico Dance Company Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary with Mexican History, Myth and Folklore

You know it’s a Mexican fiesta when there’s folklorico dancers and Mariachi’s involved.  If you’re a big fan of folklorico, Mexican art and music, then you’ll love the Pacifico Dance Company. The group is led by an amazing Latina, Adriana Astorga-Gainey who is a highly […]

How to Store Leftover Champagne After Opening Bottle

How to Store Leftover Champagne After Opening Bottle

Welcome to a celebration of a long love affair. If you love life with a passion, you will love Champagne and other sparkling wines, as I do. Every time I drink Champagne I am asked what am I celebrating? I say, life.  But who says […]

Best Champagne Bars in Southern California

Best Champagne Bars in Southern California

While any good bartender can make a delicious Champagne cocktail, great ones are much harder to find. The following is a list of best Champagne bars recommended. While it is by no means a complete guide, its should help you get started on your search […]

How To Spend One Day in Valle de Guadalupe, Baja’s Wine Country

How To Spend One Day in Valle de Guadalupe, Baja’s Wine Country

If you live in Los Angeles or San Diego County, there’s absolutely no excuse to why you haven’t been to Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico’s wine country.  Less than two hours from San Diego, the Valle de Guadalupe, close to the city of Ensenada, is one of […]

Catal Restaurant and Evans Brewing Co. Celebrate Summer with a 5-Course Dinner, June 29th

Catal Restaurant and Evans Brewing Co. Celebrate Summer with a 5-Course Dinner, June 29th

Craft beer lovers, this event is for you.  If you’re a fan of exquisite cuisine and craft beer, Catal Restaurant in Downtown Disney has a dinner event you don’t want to miss.   On June 29th, experience one of Orange County California’s oldest microbrewery, Evans Brewing Co craft […]

Simple to Make Traditional  Black Beans and Rice Recipe

Simple to Make Traditional Black Beans and Rice Recipe

Who doesn’t love black beans and rice? Not solely are black beans good with rice, but they also make wholesome additions to soups, salads and pasta dishes. Plus, black beans carry enough protein just as equal to poultry and seafood, in addition to vitamins in greens equivalent […]

Gal Gadot and Patty Jenkins Empowers Young Girls with Wonder Woman Movie

Gal Gadot and Patty Jenkins Empowers Young Girls with Wonder Woman Movie

I was invited/hosted by Warner Bros. Pictures to preview the movie and interview the cast, all opinions are my own. Growing up as a young girl in the 80’s there weren’t too many female superheroes to look up to, except maybe a few, like Wonder […]

Taquitos de Lengua with Nopal Corn Tortillas

Taquitos de Lengua with Nopal Corn Tortillas

This post was sponsored by HERDEZ®. All opinions and thoughts are my own. Tacos de Lengua (beef tongue) and Taco de Cabeza (beef head) are very popular in taquerias all over Mexico.  In fact, I’m sure you’ve come across it on taco truck menus or […]

What I Discovered From 23andMe – DNA Genetic Testing

What I Discovered From 23andMe – DNA Genetic Testing

I know it’s been a while, but this past Valentine’s Day instead of getting more kitchen tools, gadgets or flowers, I asked the boyfriend for 23andMe, a personalized genetic service that helps you understand what your 23 pairs of chromosomes – your DNA. The DNA […]

Visiting San Antonio Winery in Downtown Los Angeles

Visiting San Antonio Winery in Downtown Los Angeles

I recently had a chance to tour San Antonio Winery in Downtown Los Angeles for the first time.  I was amazed to see all their collection of wines that is produced in the heart of SoCal.  From a variety of red wines, white wines and […]