Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Event Review: California Baby Family Festival

On Sunday, October 10th, California Baby opened it's doors to the public for their first ever Family Festival. It was a beautiful day in Los Angeles filled with fun for all ages!

The full line of California Baby products was on display, including Aromatherapy Spritzers (on ice) which really came in handy and this warm and sunny day.

VIP guests got a peek behind the scenes on a tour of the California Baby factory led by founder, Jessica Iclisoy. Fun Fact: Product is transferred from mixing vats to bottling via stainless steel piping (rather than PVC or plastic) to maintain its purity.

Guests were treated to a fun chemistry lesson with Dennis, the California Baby Science Guy where he explained the role of emulsifiers in mixing oil and water.

Also on the tour, VIPs got to mix essential oils to create their very own aromatherapy blend and lotion.

Outside, C.O.R.E. Personal Trainer, Carla Zeitlin, got things moving and shaking with fitness demonstration. Carla's workouts include "Mommy and Me" and "Soon to Be Mommy" sessions.

One of the many yummy treats being served were ice cream sandwiches made with Coconut Bliss organic ice cream.

Let's Be Frank grilled up some delicious grass-fed beef, turkey, and veggie hot dogs (all nitrate, nitrite, and hormone free). I'm not a big hot dog fan, but these were so good I had seconds.

Chef Gino, host of KitchenDaily’s Kitchen Kids, taught guests how to make tortellini at his booth with ingredients provided by Whole Foods.

Mother Cluck brought along some feathered friends that guests enjoyed interacting with.

Ladybug Music got the party started with some groovy tunes and interactive play.

At the Garden School Foundation, California Baby's partner in charity, kids were able to pot their own broccoli and lettuce seedlings to take home with them.

Bash Eco Events, a "sustainably minded, boutique, event coordination studio," provided dried gourds and pumpkins for decorating with jewels, ribbons, and more.

The creativity continued to flow at the Kimmel Kids booth where stencils and vibrant colors were the tools for imaginative masterpieces. Kimmel Kids products are available at select retailers. See website for locations.

All in all the California Baby Family Festival was a delightful and enriching experience for all in attendance. I look forward to many more!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

California Baby Family Festival

If you're looking for some good, clean family fun this weekend and you will be in the Los Angeles area, the California Baby Family Festival is not to be missed! This Sunday, October 10th, California Baby will open it's doors to the public from 11am-2pm. Bring the whole family out and check out cooking classes with Chef Gino, live entertainment, crafts with reDiscover Center and Kimmel Kids, organic foods with Tierra Miguel, and so much more! Click here to purchase tickets!
Two L.A. Mama readers will each have an opportunity to win a family pack to the festival. There are five ways to enter for either prize but only one entry method per person.

1) Check out the California Baby Family Festival website and leave a comment to this post telling me which event or demo you are most looking forward to seeing. And/or...
2) Follow L.A. Mama on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway including "@anlamama" in your tweet! Leave a separate comment to this post with a link to your tweet URL. And/or...
3) Post about this giveaway on your blog and leave a separate comment to this post with a link to your blog post URL. And/or...
4) Follow L.A. Mama and leave a comment to this post telling me you did so or already do. And/or...
5) Become L.A. Mama's friend on Facebook and leave a comment here telling me you did so or already do.
This contest ends at 12:01 PM on Friday, October 8, 2010. Two winners will be chosen via Random.org. Good luck to all!

Monday, October 4, 2010


Free 24 count bottle of Advil pain reliever for the first 500,000 people to sign up.

Free Halloween Collage + 20% off & no session fee from Sears Portrait Studio. (Click on Photography on the left)

Restaurant Week!

Just a reminder, Restuarant Week has officially begun! Lunches at some of the finest restaurants for $16, $22 and $28. Dinners for $26, $34, and $44. Restaurant week runs October 3-8 and 10-15, 2010. Get out there and enjoy all the yumminess that Los Angeles has to offer!

What I'm Bzzing: True Care

Being the parent of a tech-savvy middle-schooler, I'm very concerned about his online safety (cyberbullying, predators, etc). That's why I was so excited to sign up for the True Care BzzCampaign at BzzAgent.

True Care allows parents to monitor potentially dangerous content anytime and regardless of where children access the web and sends notification via e-mail alerts. It is customizable, letting parents decide what is deemed appropriate or not.

True Care and Bzzagent have provided a special link for a free 60-day trial: www.truecare.net/bzzagent.htm

Give it a try and comment back here to let me know what you think!