Sunday, February 28, 2016

A Fun Day With My Cousin Nancy Part 2

Our fun day out continued after we saw the movie "Joy" and did some shopping at Charming Charlie's in Huntington Beach. We then drove to Redondo Beach and strolled the beach Esplanade.  We saw many people jogging and some walking their dogs.  It was a very beautiful sunny and warm late afternoon.

 We then drove to Catalina Avenue and 1st and parked the car to explore  the "Riviera Village". A few blocks of nice shops, many cafes and restaurants, hair salons and coffee houses.

 We enjoyed stopping along the way to do some shopping.

 Then we headed toward our destination for dinner "Locale 90"* an authentic Neopolitan Pizzeria

 Our adventure was not over.  Tune in tomorrow to see where we went next.

*Locale 90 Pizzeria
1718 S Catalina AveRedondo Beach, CA · (310) 540-9190

Saturday, February 27, 2016

A Fun Day With My Cousin Nancy Part 1

 My cousin Nancy and I had a nice adventure. We were looking for a local theater that was showing the movie "Joy". The only place I could find this film still showing was at the Regency Center theater* in Huntington Beach.

Local peeps you may know about this hidden gem but I had never been there. They show films that have been out for awhile thus they charge only $3.00 for a ticket!

 That's the regular price all day all night. On Sundays it's $1.50.

Wednesday date night special after 6 pm : $10.00 for two people plus two drinks and two popcorns.

 Hot dogs if you are so inclined are $1.00. We opted for Wahoo Fish tacos across the street for $3.00.

 The theater has no stadium seating but the screens are large, chairs are comfortable and it's a very nice theater. Parking in the indoor structure is free and plentiful. This is a new found gem in my book. After the movie we went to Charming Charlies** nearby so I could get a blingy watch for my trip.

 The adventure continued on through the night....more fun to come. See tomorrow's post.

*Regency Charter Center Theater
 Address: 7822 Warner Ave. Huntington Beach, Ca. 92647
Phone (714) 596-34-56

** Charming Charlies
18595 Main Street, Huntington Beach, Ca. 92648

Friday, February 26, 2016

Marocchino Roman Aroma Style

Do you know what a "Marocchino" is?

Up until last night I did not. We were at the new Roman Aroma gran caffe`* and the owner Francesco Martone said he would make us his version of this famous italian coffee drink.  

I watched him make this drink. First a splash of thick rich chocolate syrup then a luscious whipped cream but this is a cream from heaven that is made from a special whipping machine. Then a shot of espresso.  Now this is just my observation so perhaps Francesco would explain it to you better than I can.  You must go to Roman Aroma and ask for this specialty version. It is wonderful. I guarantee you will love it!

 And of course I just had to have the cream filled Cannoli  to go with my Marocchino!

"Marocchino (Caffè Marocchino) is a coffee drink created in Alessandria, Italy. It is served in a small glass and consists of a shot of espresso (a small shot, or ristretto), cocoa powder and milk froth. In some regions of northern Italy, thick hot cocoa is added. In Alba, the home of the Italian chocolate giant Ferrero.   Nutella is used. The name Marocchino (Italian for Morocco) is derived from its colour, as marocchino was a type of light brown leather used in the 1930s to make hair bands. "-Wikipedia

Thursday, February 25, 2016


 "Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward
together in the same direction." - Antoine de Saint Exupery

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Listen To Me


Monday, February 22, 2016

Happy Birthday Ron

On Saturday night we celebrated our friend Ron's birthday with many of his loving family and close friends in attendance. Here's a little slideshow of his grand party hosted by good friends Karen and Alan. Wishing him continued wonderful adventures in life.

  Happy Birthday Ron!

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