Monday, September 17, 2012

Beach Bum, Happy Hour, & Discounts Galore!

Summer is coming to an end, but when you live in California summer happens year-round. And there's no better place to appreciate it than at the beach.  To be honest, I don't regularly visit (which is a shame!) but an event was hosted here so I had no excuse. So I rubbed on my SPF 50 sunblock, grabbed by parasol, sunglasses, and flip flops and headed out! HB here I come!!

The activities offered here were wide and diverse, but I really just loved wigglin' my toes in the sand, breathing in the salty sea breeze, and watching the waves crash along the shore. It's so simple, but that's what makes the beach really a great destination. the air here is just so refreshing and clean and the warm sun feeding yoru skin with Vitamin D leaves you with that sun-kissed glow. What a great place to get away from the busy and chaotic city life!  But after a while I got hungry and decided to grab a bite to eat.

Some time ago I watched a clip from KLG and Hoda on the Today Show and was shocked to hear that some restaurants in New York were planning to charge more for food served during peak hours as opposed to food served in an earlier seating.  I was a bit turned off by this, but realized that if you flip flop the idea, many restaurants actually have put this practice in place-- it's called HAPPY HOUR!!!

I love food and combined with a discount, it's perfect! My little sis and I decided to check out Monkey House Cafe in Huntington Beach, CA and enjoyed a delicious sandwich (pictured above) with the happy hour promotion! Check out my review here. But for those of you who would like a more fomal and romantic option I highly recommend reserving a sunset dinner at the The Reef Restaurant in Long Beach, CA.  Not only does it provide a romantic scenary, but delicious food and at an affordable price. Click here for my review and more info.

What your favorite restaurant to enjoy an early dinner or happy hour?

And now for all the fun deals and steals!

Discount Alert
Free Musuem Day: Sept 29th (Across the Nation)
Check out the link below to see which musuems are participating in two free tickets! Must register online beforehand and first come first serve.

Burger King: BOGO Free Whopper :)

Urban Decay Sale: Product highlighted-- lipstick (Retail $22, Sale $3)
Unfortunately, I wasn't able to find a promo code for shipping but $3 for a high end product is,default,pd.html?cgid=2_510

Summary of Today's Tips
1. Enjoy the outdoors as a great weekend activitiy versus the mall. Not only will you be saving your pocket change, but enjoy free Vitamin D!
2. Consider eating earlier during the day so that you can take advantage of various early bird/ happy hour specials. You're getting the same great food for a fraction of the price. Sweet!

Yours Truly,



  1. Yay for SPF, wiggly toes, and KLG & Hoda!! Also highly approve of lil sisters and sammies! I'm happy you <3 The Reef so much. :) Have you and hubs been back together in the past year? I think you told me that you had.

  2. Hi Carol! Yes, Alex and I went in April when he came back to visit! Fun times :)