EncinoMom Magazine

By Lisa Keating | California Lifestyle celebrating sustainable elegance and the California state of mind.

Sprouts Farmers Market

First time at Sprouts Farmers Market<p>As the new year starts and resolutions, goals and dreams abound, I am struck by the power of little changes that …

FabFitFun Unboxing Video

We were invited to the<p>FabFitFun<p>extravaganza at ‪#‎theRedburyHotel‬ in Hollywood, one of LA’s best. It was the perfect venue for this FabFitFun‬ event …

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I was just noticing LA Mommies looking for places to eat with their kids besides Chucky Cheese. Thought you’d like to know about this new offering …

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The Judge Review

<b>In The Judge, Iron Man Soars<br>in a Different “Suit”</b><p><b>(Sorry, I Couldn’t Resist<br>a Punny Title)</b><p>Fathers and Sons: A theme that echoes through some of our …

The Book of Life Roundtable Interview

The Book of Life Review & Interview<p>Excited to get started!<p>The Book of Life released on Blu-ray and DVD today, January 27th. Recently I had the …

Memory Board Redo How To

Click the picture to watch the whole room transformation in under 3 minutes.<p>When we embarked on the tween room makeover there were a couple of easy …

Mixology Class at the Hard Rock Café

Do you know the origin of Vodka? How to make the perfect Martini? I don’t — nor do I care to take a look behind the scenes at the world of mixology, …

Test Drive Can-Am Spyder F3

We’re back in Long Beach, California for the motorcycle show to test drive the 2015 Can-Am Spyder F3. I caught up with Brian Manning from Can-Am who …

Wooden Shoes

Wooden Shoes. <i>Celebrating Dr. Scholl’s Classic Sandal.</i><p>The doctor’s name up in lights.<p>The vibe of the crowd celebrating the return of the Classic …

Hollyhock House

Already enjoying the breeze and design features as I approach the entrance.<p>The Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece, Hollyhock House, reopened on Friday, …

Top 10 Emerging Ski Towns

These ten North American ski towns may not have the name recognition of the world’s best-known destinations, but that’s just fine with them. These are the local favorites, the up-and-comers. They’re real towns, often cheaper and friendlier than the big dogs—at least for now. If you’re on the hunt …

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The Amazing Healing Powers of Mashed Potatoes

There are some things you never grow out of: Naps. Pixar movies. And a home-cooked dinner, especially when Mom makes it. Jenny Rosenstrach recently …

KCRW’s Top 25 Most Played Albums For the Week of 1/26/2015

2Mark Ronson <br>“Uptown Special”<b>Uptown Special</b> is the fourth studio album by the English music producer. <b></b> <b></b> <b></b> <br>3Hanni El Khatib <br>“Moonlight”<b>Moonlight</b> is the …

Music

Vikings Storm the Streets at Up Helly Aa, Europe's Biggest Fire Festival

Winter in the Shetland Islands—an archipelago off Scotland's northeastern coast between the North and Norwegian seas—can be a bleak, dark time: 75 …

'Mr. Turner' an unblinking portrait of British artist J.M.W. Turner

J.M.W. Turner, arguably the greatest of British painters, was an uncommonly difficult man, and "Mr. Turner," the exceptional film Mike Leigh has made about him, does not do things the easy way either.<p>But just as Turner's expressive, enthralling work changed the nature of painting, "Mr. Turner," …

Recent storms send Yosemite waterfalls rushing back

The water dropped, a pure white ribbon fluttering down-down-down a towering granite wall.<p>In other winters it was a sight to behold, but to be expected. This year, the return of Yosemite's waterfalls was more.<p>Because they had disappeared.<p>When California is not in a historic drought, winter snow …

The 21 Hottest Restaurants in Las Vegas; Wahlburgers Has a Home

Plus more on the next big resort opening on the Strip, National Finals Rodeo deals and more.<p><i>This here is Sin City Wrap, a weekly recap of notable Las Vegas goings on from Eater Vegas.</i><p><i>Next read: Eater.com's America's 21 essential hamburgers.</i><p><i>LAS VEGAS</i> — Where should you be dining in Las Vegas? The …

The Year in Tacos 2014 - Eater LA

L.A.'s taco culture is an ever-evolving affair. Popular spots fall off just as new places come on strong, meaning there's never a shortage of exciting places to discover and explore.<p>Just this year, a handful of taco operations have begun making a name for themselves, whether slinging old school …