Modern Tiki Wedding at the SmogShoppe

Modern Tiki Wedding at the SmogShoppe

When it came time to plan our wedding, there was no doubt about one thing: it was going to be tiki-themed. Once we started crunching numbers, we quickly realized that it was also going to have to be as DIY as possible. Since we're both creative people, we embraced our big day as one giant design challenge. In the end, everything came together in one fun, tropical-filled event that we were happy to share with our closest friends and family members. Now, we can't wait to share it with you - check it out! 

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10 Foods You Need to Try at Disneyland

10 Foods You Need to Try at Disneyland

Since we live in Southern California (and at one point had an annual pass), we've visited Disneyland quite a bit. As a result, we've done our fair share of exploration when it comes to dining options on property. We wanted to share these items with all of you especially since we know a lot of people will be heading to the park this year for the 60th Anniversary Diamond Celebration. Be sure to check out these menu items on your next trip to Disneyland!

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In Search of New Orleans' Best Beignets

In Search of New Orleans' Best Beignets

A couple of years back, my sister, who had been attending Tulane in New Orleans, mentioned that the beignets served in Disneyland were nothing compared to the ones at Cafe Du Monde.  More recently, I was watching "The Best Thing I Ever Ate" New Orleans edition, and Alton Brown claimed that Cafe Beignet has the best beignets in New Orleans (not Cafe Du Monde!?).  So, naturally, I got to thinking.  Is there really a clear difference between these beignets?  They're just fried dough with sugar, right?  Well, this trip, we had a unique opportunity to be in Disneyland just days before heading to New Orleans.  That's when I decided it was official: the taste test was on.  Want to know the winner?  Keep reading...

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