Paint, drink, laugh at Pinots Palette

Sometimes we’re all guilty of getting stuck in a rut. It’s nice to try something new, and you just might discover your next favorite hangout! Every month we will give an alternative choice for entertainment that you might not have heard of before. This month we wanted to embrace our artistic side but we also wanted to drink, Pinots Palette in Tustin is a place you can do both. Great idea for ladies night, or a perhaps a first date. So if you’re looking for something off the beaten path head on out to Pinots Palette for a night of drinking and express your creative side. Pinots Palette Pinots Palette opened their doors for business on May 6, 2009. Pinots Palette is place where they invite guests to feel relaxed in a fun environment while following the guidance of expert local artists and awake the artistic side of them all with a glass of wine. Visitors are allowed to bring their own drinks and snacks or they can purchase from the bar at selected locations. The art supplies, glasses and ice is all provided. Pinots Palette is a great place to have fun with your friends. Instead of taking your date out for dinner and watching a movie, you can both try something fun and possibly make it a memorable first date. Pinots Palette aims to bring the masses of fine art with fine drinks. There are many Pinots Palette locations. Pinots Palette first began in Houston, Texas. From Houston, they have expanded out nationwide from the California coast to the New York coast. You can find Pinot Palette at 2479 Park...

Staycation: Dana Point

So you’ve just set-up a date night but don’t necessarily have a solid game plan on where to go yet. If you’ve just asked out someone for the first time, double congratulations on temporarily conquering your nerves and just going for it. However, I’m sorry to say, that’s only half the battle. You now need a lovely day together but don’t want to break the bank in the process. We’ve got you covered. The featured location for this staycation is in the beautiful heart of Dana Point, Orange County. Even if you lack the experience to properly “wine and dine” someone, take comfort in the fact that you can use the following day plan to build a perfectly enjoyable, memorable itinerary. Feel free to change anything you want to cater to your own personal tastes, budget, and time constraints. By all means, modify anything and everything to get the most out of the following places. Let’s begin! What A Dish I think most will agree that, caffeine helps make conversations pop a little. With great coffee, I believe, laughter just sparkles a little bit more. Conversation becomes a little more engaging. Everyone who’s felt that caffeine buzz knows how beneficial it can be in a variety of social situations. Because coffee is such a pleasant start to good day plans, the first stop should be a quaint little cafe just a stone’s throw away from the harbor. I highly recommend the wonderful Cafe and Bistro, What a Dish. You can’t go wrong with getting some of their bold coffee and, perhaps, a plate or two of delicious food. What...

What a Dish Cafe BistroDana Point

What a Dish Cafe Bistro; why this lovely cafe in Dana Point may be your new favorite. There must be some kind of cuisine-oriented success gene. I’m truly in awe as to why a single family can start multiple foodie business ventures and find such clear cut success in each and every one. What a Dish is a Cafe Bistro in the heart of Dana Point and just one more successful addition to the Richey family lineage of fantastic foodie establishments. Founded by Diane Richey and subsequently passed onto her son, Jordan Richey, Cafe Bistro holds a plethora of reasons to name it your new favorite cafe. Restaurants are notoriously bad business decisions-most fail within the first year, and if even if they weather that storm, 80 percent go under within first five years. That’s a lot of failure. However, it seems to me this kind of restaurateur data has no bearing on What a Dish cafe bistro. The truth of the matter is, Jordan Richey has elevated above these “normal” restaurant principles. Focusing on perfecting the fundamentals-I would gather that What a Dish will be around for a long, long time. For example, think of your current favorite cafe or bistro. Does it grow it’s own fresh herbs? Probably not. I’m not trying to discourage you from enjoying your current favorite place to sip a coffee or eat a delicious brunch on a beautiful sunday morning- but I’m just stating, I’ve yet to come across such a detailed-oriented and lovingly crafted Cafe Bistro in a long while. It’s the often over-looked details, like fresh herbs, that indicate passion....