Feb 26, 2016

Further Future Announces Expansive Plans for 2016 Food & Beverage Program


Further Future, a forward-thinking festival just outside Las Vegas with a highly curated selection of chefs, mixologists, musicians, TEDx-worthy collection of speakers, and more.

After an award-winning debut, innovative boutique festival Further Future returns this spring with a groundbreaking food and beverage lineup that features luminary chefs, renowned mixologists, and culinary experts. The highly-anticipated second voyage continues to distinguish itself as a forward-thinking and pioneering event, bringing visionary leaders in music, tech, wellness, and gastronomy for a lavish camping and guest-centric festival experience at the Moapa River Reservation beyond Las Vegas from April 29 - May 1st, 2016. Watch the trailer here.
The festival just unveiled a mouth-watering gastronomy and libations lineup that includes pop-up dinners from legendary chefs, bartender-takeovers from revered Vegas establishments, molecular gastronomy, rare mezcal + Japanese whiskey tastings, and a 24-hour Vendor Village.

Named “Best Music Festival” by Las Vegas Weekly, Further Future pioneers a new dynamic for festivals with lavish pop-up dinners offered from Frank Gorriceta (Nobu), Jason Neroni (The Rose), Arthur Tsui (Three Dice Kitchen), Michael Bryant (The Larchmont), and Sam Marvin (Echo & Rig), each pairing exquisite cuisine with delectable drinks.
On the beverage front, Further Future will bring ENTER.Sake, Gem & Bolt, and The SPKMN Group to serve up artisanal spirits and expertly crafted cocktails. Taking place in the Mojave just outside Vegas from April 29 - May 1, the event offers epicureans an incredible opportunity to wine and dine in a stunning desert setting. In addition, world-renowned musicians like Caribou, Four Tet, Nicolas Jaar, The Pharcyde and 50+ more will perform. 

Seats are limited and must be purchased in advance online. Further Future will also offer a slew of choices to satisfy the festival-goer’s appetite 24 hours a day in the Vendor Village with delectable bites and drinks from SLO-Boy, District One, Makers & Finders Coffee, QFS Tacos, Poutine Your Mouth, Grassroots, Dragon Grille and more. 

Get your tickets here:


SLO-Boy, Maison du Coq, Intuitive Forager, District One, Le Pho, Makers & Finders Coffee, Gelatology, Grassroots, Dragon Grille, QFS Tacos, Three Dice Kitchen, King Hippo, Poutine Your Mouth

Must Be Booked in Advance

Chef Frank Gorriceta, Nobu “Further Future Omakase” - one seating, five-course tasting menu, family style dinner with Enter Sake tasting. $250 per person Nobu dinner, finish the meal with Japanese Whiskey shot.

Chef Sam Marvin of Echo & Rig - This year Sam is focused on seafood with an oyster bar, fresh fish, lobster and crab served as the coursed meal. $150 per person including welcome cocktail and add wine tasting for $30.

Dinner with Jason Neroni, The Rose in Venice - Four-course meal from 9:30pm - 11:30 PM on April 30th for $150 per person with rigatoni with pistachio pesto, country grilled chicken, and more.

Chef Michael Bryant of The Larchmont - Family style dinner, four courses from 6:30pm-8pm. $150 per person including welcome cocktail and add wine tasting for $30.

Sunday Brunch - one long table filled with pastry, charcuterie, caviar, quiche and more. Feast at your own pace and enjoy champagne and bloody mary’s while the party continues. Dishes by DW Bistro and Forte Tapas & Bar. $125 per person includes one bloody mary and one mimosa or $150 for bottomless mimosas.


ENTER.Sake Bar & Bar Gyu+, Mezcal Alter by Gem&Bolt, Japanese Whiskey Tastings, Craft beer on tap, VOID BAR, The SPKMN Group (Francis Harris of Frank & Tony), King Hippo presents Velveteen Rabbit and Herbs & Rye

NordicNordic - Hand Picked Chaga Mushroom Tea

It comes in a individual packet. This chaga tea just tastes like black tea.

Nature's most powerful medicinal antioxidant with over 215 phytonutrients which help repair cell damage from free radicals and keeps the body`s cells young and supple.

Increases the body's resistance to stress while boosting energy and stamina levels naturally. Chaga is a strong adaptagen, which means that heavy stress levels are handled with calm, ease and mental clarity.

Supports optimal human function, healthy blood sugar levels, and the body's natural ability to detoxify.

Improves the appearance of skin, hair, and nails and supports a healthy respiratory tract.

Rich in chitin protein which breaks down cholesterol to help reduce bad cholesterol levels.

Chaga mushrooms is a medicinal mushroom grown almost exclusively on birch trees, and resembles a large growth of burnt bark. It has been used in Chinese medicine for thousands of years, but modern research is now beginning to validate many of chaga tea's historic uses, and with its high nutritional and antioxidant levels, chaga tea offers benefits for nearly everyone.

One of chaga teas's most impressive qualities is its high level of antioxidants, along with a variety of vitamins and minerals. It is listed as one of the top antioxidant foods currently. The high antioxidant content helps to protect the cells from damage caused by free radicals, especially within the cardiovascular system. Abundant with vitamins, including vitamin K, vitamin D and several B vitamins. Contains minerals: calcium, iron and manganese.

Chaga contains one of the highest antioxidant levels of any plant found on earth and has the highest ORAC score for natural foods or supplements as tested by the USDA. ORAC stand for Oxygen Radical Absorbency Capacity. The ORAC scale designed by the USDA, measures the amount of free oxygen radicals that a food, or supplement can absorb in your body. The ORAC value of chaga is almost ten times that of goji berries and over six times more than acai berry.


Citrus Clean Pore & BlackHead Extration Mask

This mask is great. It smells nice and as soon as you put it on your face, it starts drying and your skin will feel its working. 


Pores are diminished and complexion is clear. This clay and citrus mask is a rare combination of more than 30 minerals that attract and pull toxins and impurities out of the skin. The mask absorbs oil and minimizes shine. It even helps unclog enlarged, dark pores. With ingredients rich in minerals, it eliminates surface toxins from the skin. This pore and blackhead mask also features powerful benefits to tone and firm skin, helping redefine facial contours while smoothing lines and wrinkles. The strong absorption of sebum and cooling effect of the clay refreshes the skin and contracts pores.

Direction: Use one to three times per week. Apply to dry or damp skin. Allow to remain on skin for 4-8 minutes until mask dries. Rinse with warm water.

Organic Citrus Infusion, Organic Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera), Kaolin clay, Sodium Magnesium Silicate, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Cellulose Gum, Purified Smectite Clay, Vanilla, Citrus Sinensis (Sweet Orange Essential Oil), Wildcrafted Melissa Officinalis (Lemon Balm Extract), Citrus Aurantium (Orange Hydrosol), Citrus Limon (Lemon Essential Oil), Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime Essential Oil), Citrus Reticulata (Mandarin Essential Oil), Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange Peel Extract), Phenoxyethanol, Ethyl Hexyl Glycerin, Spirulina Maxima (Spirulina), Macrocystis Pyrifera (Kelp), Vitis Vinifera (Grape Seed Oil).

Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned above in exchange for review from Giveaway Service website. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Feb 24, 2016

Willow & Everett Pour Over Drip Coffee Maker

MAKE COFFEE LIKE THE PROS - The new hottest trend in manual brewing, the Willow & Everett stainless steel pour over coffee dripper allows you to brew delicious cups of coffee just like expert baristas. The fine high-quality mesh allows the oils and nutrients from your ground coffee to pass through to your cup ensuring a better tasting cup of coffee.

ELIMINATE WASTE AND SAVE MONEY - Our stainless steel pour over coffee maker cuts down on paper waste by eliminating the need for disposable paper filters that are expensive, wasteful and that prevent flavorful oils in your beans from passing through to your coffee cup.

BREW COFFEE EFFORTLESSLY AT HOME OR ON THE GO - This coffee dripper only requires coffee grounds and hot water to use. No paper filters, electricity, complicated parts or contraptions needed. Use the stainless steel dripper to prepare just a single cup at a time or a small pot for 2-3 people to your exact taste and strength preferences.

CLEAN UP IN 60 SECONDS - As easy to clean up as it is to use! Just rinse the fine high-quality mesh filter under warm running water and dry thoroughly after use.


Premium Masala Green Chai Tea

100% Pure Organic Darjeeling Tea with rare Indian spices is a delectable and aromatic blend that pleases even the most discerning taste buds. The tea is high in antioxidants and promotes many health benefits.

The healthy tea includes cloves, cinnamon and cardamoms. Cardamoms have been traditionally used in Ayurveda to maintain dental health and help relieve stress. Cardamoms also detoxify the body by flushing out toxins. Cinnamon is loaded with antioxidants with various health properties. Cloves help fight Dental problems apart from improving digestion.

These three delightful spices create a truly one of a kind blend of tea. All our teas are packaged in Double Air Sealed Zipper Pouches within 24-72 hours of production at source in India to ensure that the flavor, aroma & character of the tea is preserved at all times. The airtight zipper works as the second seal and there is no need to transfer the teas to another container once you open the package

Health Benefits:

-Helps reduce stress
-Helps promote relaxation and calmness
-Helps support dental and skin health
-Tastes delicious with an amazing aroma
-Powerful antioxidants and pristine quality


SnackCubby Reusable Snack Bag & Container


- REUSABLE - Fits a variety of snacks like granola, almonds, pretzel sticks, gummy bears, trail mix, & more.

- EASY SNACK PORTION CONTROL - Each SnackCubby holds 254 ml (8.5 ounces) or approximately 1/4 of a plastic sandwich bag which is great for making sure you don't overeat your favorite snacks.

- TRANSLUCENT & SLIM DESIGN - Translucent color allows you to quickly see what's inside & slim tube design (6.9 in x 1.7 in) makes it easy to stand up on it's own in a fridge. Also easy to put in a lunch box, gym bag, or backpack.

- FOOD SAFE & EASY TO CLEAN - Made with premium BPA-free FDA-approved food grade silicone which is freezer safe & dishwasher safe.

- MAKES POPSICLES & ICE POPS - Fill with water or your favorite juice to make cylindrical shaped ice or use the included accessory cap to make extra large popsicles (so big we recommend 2 popsicle sticks)


Slim Way Grapefruit Essential Oil for Weight Loss and Appetite Control


I had no idea there are such a thing, you lose weight just by putting essential oil on your body. It's hard to believe. But I'm gonna try it anyway. It has citrus fragrance. They recommend to use it at least 7 days to see the results. It's been 2 days since I started using it and still not sure if it's working or not. But hopefully it does.

-Promote healthy metabolism
-Helps manage hunger cravings
-Eliminates fats and excess water
-Enhances mood and feel more energetic
-Digest better and improve conditions of constipation efficiently

Use it regularly (once or twice a day), and then you can feel the improvements!   
Use it 15 minutes before taking a bath can prevent from feeling greasy.

Ingredients:Lemon Green, Fennel Sweet, Juniperberry, Grapefruit, Michelia Alba, Rosemary ct Cineole, Cypress, Geranium China, Olive Virgin, Sunflower Oil, Evening Primrose Oil, Jojoba Oil

Directions: Apply proper volume to belly, hip and thigh. Massage gently and move toward the direction of heart. Or use while taking a bath by adding 3 teaspoons into the bathtub.

Cautions:  External use only. Consult a doctor if you are in pregnancy or have physical trauma. Clean the rim of the bottle after using it which can prevent the essential oil from spoiling.
Shelf life: 36 months (Keep it in a dry and cool place.)


Acai Berry Colon Cleanse & Detox


Acai Berry Colon Cleanse and Detox from The Supplement People is a safe and effective Acai based supplement that will rid your colon of dangerous toxins. The sludge that builds up in your colon over time may cause serious health issues. So now is the time to start fresh by using a natural supplement that will jumpstart your immune system.

Acai Berry Colon Cleanse and Detox is natural and gentle. You will feel the difference with your body's ability to work at a much higher level of performance. A clean colon is your path to a vibrant and healthy life. This is because when you rid yourself of the colonic parasites, your digestive track will begin to run smoothly again. Losing weight, having more energy, and feeling better will simply be the natural results of a clean digestive tract.

Be careful taking any supplement that is not completely natural to cleanse one of the most important systems in your body. Luckily, Acai Berry Colon Cleanse and Detox is made in the USA according to FDA approval, so you can have peace of mind while you let your body do the work. This potent blend will deliver healthy nutrients while flushing out unhealthy toxins and bacteria.


Organic Eye Cream by Spirit Naturals


REPAIRS AND RESTORES - Powerful All Star ingredients that symbiotically work with each other to become the best Anti-Aging formula to combat Wrinkles, Dark Circles, Puffiness, Sagging, Crows Feet, fine lines, and bags under the eye in only a few applications. You won't find this combination of Essential Vitamins and Minerals anywhere else.

HYDRATES AND FIRMS - EVENING PRIMOSE, BORAGE SEED, ROSEHIP OIL, JOJOBA OIL, SHEA BUTTER, and COCONUT OIL are the MVP's in this revolutionary cream. They are high in GLA fatty acids, which are the building blocks of cells and will rejuvenate aging skin. These are the essential ingredients in this firming eye cream.

ALL NATURAL - POWERFUL YET GENTLE - The skin under the eye is the most sensitive area of the face and our cream is designed to be gentle. There are no harmful chemicals only the best of what mother nature has to offer

SAFE FOR ALL SKIN TYPES - This eye serum is designed to gently nourish whether you have oily, dry, or sensitive skin. The combination of ALOE JUICE, WHITE TEA, ROOIBOS TEA, and VITAMIN E soothes the skin under the eye and helped to further protect and fight signs of aging.

Organic Aloe Juice, Organic Jojoba Oil, Emulsifying Wax, Vitamin E, Organic Shea Butter, Lavender Essential Oil, Organic White Tea, Organic Calendula Oil, Organic Rooibos Tea, Organic Olive Oil, Carrot Oil, MSM, Sodium Hyaluronate, Vegetable Glyberin, Evening Primrose, Rosehip Seed Oil, Borage Seed Oil, Xanthan Gum, Rose Oil, Polysaccharide Gum.

Apply nightly around outer eye area after cleansing facial region. Allow product to absorb deep into the skin, minimal 30 minutes prior to sleeping. A small amount goes a long way.

If you order on Amazon below, you also receive sample of face moisturizer and comes in a travel bag. It has nice lavender fragrance.


Valentia True Glow Eye Cream


Introducing Valentia True Glow Eye Cream. I really love it. I like the feeling when I put it around my eye area. It has nice creamy orange color.

CLICK HERE for Ultra Plumping Hydration Mask and Vitamin C serum.

 This Corrective Eye Treatment Will:
- Diminish fine lines & wrinkles
- Nourish & hydrate
- Tighten the under eye area
- Brighten dark circles
- Reduce puffiness

- Astaxanthin: A powerful antioxidant that increases moisture levels, smooths fine line and wrinkles, and restores elasticity to the skin.

- Resistem: Natural Plant Stem Cells repair and protect the skin from harsh environmental pollutants and stress related aging.

- Vitamin C: Leaves the skin smooth and visibly brighter for a well-rested and bright eyed look.

- Organic Rosehip Oil: Provides intense hydration to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

- Arnica: A key anti-inflammatory agent to the restorative process that works to diminish the appearance of dark circles.


Feb 12, 2016

LA Weekly The Essentials Valentine's Day Special


Tuesday – Sunday ONLY, (readers will have the opportunity to) take advantage of a special Valentine’s Day Value Pack and get two tickets to LA Weekly’s The Essentials for only $90. That is over $50 in savings!

Tickets can be purchased at ticketf.ly/1SqR9ka

I'm also giving away 2 tickets! Be sure to follow me on Instagram

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and what better way to say “I Love You’ then with tickets to LA’s BEST food and wine event of the year!

Tuesday – Sunday ONLY, take advantage of this special Valentine’s Day Value Pack and get two tickets to LA Weekly’s The Essentials for only $90. That is over $50 in savings!

 L.A. Weekly's The Essentials is coming Saturday, February 20, 2016 at The California Market Center in Downtown LA. We have 60 of the 99 most essential restaurants and chefs in the city sampling bites of the signature dishes that have made them famous.

 And no date night is complete without the wine! Wine Exchange has curated a wide range of classic wine styles from around the world along with cutting edge wineries, to pair perfectly with the dishes from the amazing lineup of restaurants.

Limited supply available so take advantage of this deal NOW before it is gone.

80% HCA 100% Pure Garcinia Cambogia by Prolific Health


80% HCA 100% PURE Maximum Strength Garcinia Cambogia Extract
- 180 Count (90 Day Supply)
- 3,000mg Per Day
- All Natural Appetite Suppressant, Carb Blocker, Diuretic and Weight Loss Supplement Formula
- Manufactured in a USA GMP Certified Facility

When you take Garcinia Cambogia, your cravings will be reduced gradually. Appetite will reduce, body fat and weight gain. For quickest results healthy diet and exercise are recommended. 
The active ingredient in the fruit's rind, hydroxycitric acid, or HCA, has boosted fat-burning and cut back appetite in studies.
Vegetarian friendly 100% Pure Extra-Strength 1,500mg serving at 80% HCA gives you max safe weight loss results, fast! Clinically PROVEN to Stop Carvings and also may lower insulin levels which helps with cravings for sweets. With the typical fat loss being 1 pound per week, that can mean as much as 2-4 pounds of fat loss per month with Garcinia Cambogia. Kick Start Healthy Fat Burning!


Live Infinitely Exercise Ball


I just received this exercise ball by Live Infinitely. I use it as exercise ball, but I also use as chair. I'm 5'2 and got 55cm ball and it's perfct for me.

Professional grade PVC material, extensive testing, and a unique anti-burst design provides for the highest quality exercise balls available on the market. Every exercise ball can withstand up to a 2cm cut with out explosively deflating.

Live Infinitely fitness balls make for the perfect addition to your home exercise equipment to improve your core and overall strength. Perfect for pilates, yoga, crossfit or the hundreds of low impact exercises available.

Which size is correct for me?
The exercise ball that you need depends on a few things - your height, leg length and purpose of the ball. The correct size exercise ball will allow for a 90-degree angle at your knees and your thighs to parallel the floor while sitting on top.

Sizing Chart Based On Height
Shorter than 5' 6": 55cm
From 5' 6" - 5' 11": 65cm
From 6' 0" - 6' 4": 75cm
Taller than 6' 4": 85cm

What Separates Our Exercise Ball From The Competition?
These professional grade anti-burst exercise balls are the highest quality ball available and are guaranteed to meet and exceed your expectations.

-Made from durable professional grade latex free PVC material
-2200 lbs. static load limit
-Anti-burst tested: Can hold 600 lbs with a 2cm cut while only slowly deflating
-Durable enough for any crossfit, pilates, workout or yoga routine you follow
-Dependable for every day use as an exercise ball office chair
-Non-slip ridges and easy cleaning surface

What's Included?:
-Professional grade anti-burst exercise ball
-Hand air pump
-Air valve remover tool



Feb 8, 2016

Cheesecake Factory

It was back in December,I went to Cheesecake Factory for quick bites. I'm sure everyone has been to Cheesecake Factory at least once. I've been to Cheesecake Factory before too, but maybe like 10 years ago. This was my only second or third time trying Cheesecake Factory, I think. Because it's been SO long, I had no idea that they do offer skinny cocktails and the food under 490 calories. I mean place like this didn't care about the calories 10 years ago.

So, of course I got skinny cosmopolitan, which is under 150 calories. I didn't like the taste though..

My friend got beets salad

I got crispy crab bites $6.95 from under 490 calories menu. I actually liked it. I love crab cakes and it was good amount.

Well I didn't wanna leave here without trying cheesecake. We shared White chocolate caramel macadamia nut cheesecake. It's super rich and gooey. It was way too sweet and too rich for me, and too much cream. I felt like I'm eating block of sugar. Also macadamia nut didn't taste fresh. I stopped in two bites. Sorry to say this but I didn't like it at all.

Cheesecake Factory
511 Americana Way
Glendale, CA 91210

(818) 550-7505

Mon-Thurs: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri-Sat: 11:00 am - 12:30 am



The Cheesecake Factory Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Pirouline Chocolate Sticks and chocolate candle

Yes, the next Sunday is Valentine's Day. I just received this gift set and it made me so happy, so I wanted to introduce you guys too. This candle really smells like chocolate. Yummy.

This is a great gift set filled with:
-Assorted chocolates - 1.6 oz heart shaped box.
-A beautifully scented white chocolate heart shaped candle
-A 3.25oz tin of Pirouline Chocolate Hazelnut Artisan Rolled Wafers (perfect for enjoying while drinking your favorite cup of hot chocolate, coffee or tea).
Kick back and relax with this special treat. Perfect for moms, girlfriends, sisters, aunts, grandmothers and daughters.


Colon Cleanse and Detox by Diamond Elite


Diamond Elite's Premium Colon Cleanse & Weight Loss Detox Pills
- Safe and All Natural 15 Day Formula
- The Most Complete Full Body Cleanse
- Great for Ridding the Bowels and Colon of Harmful Toxins and Increasing Energy Levels
- Quick Weight Loss & Cleansing Detox System
- Gentle, Fast & Healthy

Everyone is different, but I saw the results in 12-14 hours.