Top 5 Haunted houses in Orange County

Halloween is right around around the corner, so here is our top 5 Haunted Houses to visit in and around Orange County this 2015. 5 Haunted Houses to visit 1. Halloween Horror Nights (Universal Studios) With the heritage of making horror films for over 80 years, Universal Studios Hollywood brings you the most terrifying live Halloween event in Los Angeles! Address: 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608, United States Website: www.halloweenhorrornights.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/HalloweenHorrorNights Phone: 1 800-864-8377 2. The Queen Mary Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor in Long Beach is an annual Halloween tradition featuring horrifying mazes, attractions, live entertainment, food and drinks. Address: 1126 Queens Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90802, USA Website: www.queenmary.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/thequeen.mary Phone: 1 877-342-0738 3. Knott’s Scary Farm Whatever you’re imagining, it’s here at Knott’s Scary Farm, one of the largest and most terrifying Halloween events in Southern California with 11 mazes, 1000 monsters, 2 shows and 13 thrill rides. Address: Knott’s Berry Farm, 8039 Beach Boulevard, Buena Park, CA 90620, USA Website: www.knotts.com/scaryfarm Facebook: www.facebook.com/KnottsScaryFarm Phone: 714-220-5200 4. The Cemetery of Lost Souls (Anaheim) The Haunted Dojo (aka the Cemetery of Lost Souls) is a super scary haunted house put on by United Studios of Self Defense in Yorba Linda. They started out offering a small, free, haunted house to the community just for fun. It grew year after year and it didn’t take long for it to be ranked in the Top 5 Best Haunted Houses in Orange County - twice. Address: 4965 Yorba Ranch Road, Yorba Linda, CA 92887, USA Website: www.thehaunteddojo.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/The-Cemetery-Of-Lost-Souls-275008249269996/ Phone: 714-777-5026 5. The 17th Door Haunted House The 17th Door is Orange County’s New, Extreme Haunted House! 17 interactive rooms and over 30 minutes of...

5 Last Minute Costume Ideas

I feel that for the 11 months of the year that are not October, I think of great Halloween costumes and say to myself, “Self, remember this for Halloween!” However, as soon as September ends and we wake up (yes, that was a Green Day reference), all of my amazing/pop culture relevant/incredibly punny costume ideas are missing in action. For those of you who are not quite sure what day/month/year we’re in, I’m here to tell you that Halloween is next week. On top of that, it lands on a Saturday, making it a Halloweekend aka Thursday night ratchet costume clubbing, Friday night at a bar in a chic costume lounging, and Saturday in your best costume turning up – and if you’re up for it, a Sunday Funday in a poorly executed yet somehow best photographed costume of the weekend. I’ll be calling in sick on Monday. 5 Last Minute Halloween Costume Here are a few last minute costumes that you can come up with easily! You may have to order a few pieces online, but it’s ok. Say it with me: “expedited shipping.” 1. KYLIE No, not Minogue (where has she been). There’s no doubt that we’ll be seeing a lot of Kylies; she’s made a name for herself with iconic looks throughout the year, so make sure you do it right. You too can feel like you’re barely legal and dating a 25 year old. 2. SEXY BUNNY I don’t know what it is about Halloween but we like to make every animal sexy. Do you think sexy bunnies really exist, munching on a carrot and...

DIY: How to create a coffee table

Our DIY segment features cool and easy enough to make projects that you can do it yourself at home. In today’s DIY segment we feature a great coffee table project that can be done in just 4 easy steps. Check out our nifty infographic below. It is unbelievable how many furniture stores are literally ripping you off for a coffee table. Seriously, a coffee table? Something so simple and small (most of the time). Here is a stylish, rustic, functional and cheap DIY alternative! What you’ll need: Card Share this infographic on your website or social media accounts. DIY: Here are 4 simple steps that you can follow to create a cool cofee table 1. The first thing that you need to do is find some wooden crates in good condition and similar sizes. The size of the crates will determine the size of your base and the size of the glass top (if you choose to have one) 2. Paint - you can paint them in a natural colour or you could just paint them in a colour that best suits your living room. 3. Plywood base and four wheels - this will make it flexible for moving around. 4. Glass for a top. Depending on how stable your table is, you might need to cover it with a glass top - it will add more stability. For more cool DIY projects follow Lana Jane Fox on Pinterest. Share this:Share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)MoreClick to share on Pinterest (Opens in...

ARTIC - OC’s Hub for Transportation

Growing up in Orange County, I will be the first to say that the public transportation system has not been great. As a matter of fact I, like most OC residents, had a car before I ever set foot on public transportation. So if you live or are travelling in Orange County, you can really appreciate ARTIC; the new transit hub providing stress-free commuting and access to Southern California’s major entertainment destinations, all in a stunning iconic setting. ARTIC is a hub for private and public transportation options like Metrolink, Amtrak, OCTA and ART. Conveniently located between Angels’ Stadium and the Honda Center on East Katella Avenue. makes for an easy walk to either spots and also a short distance from Disneyland, the Anaheim Convention Center, The Grove of Anaheim, and the Anaheim Gardenwalk. in between events dine or grab a beer at the Stadium Promenade. The best thing about the ARTIC is when you’re going to any major event downtown you can avoid parking and more importantly freeway traffic!… So sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride. Website: http://www.articinfo.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ARTICanaheim Phone: (714) 385-5100 Additional Links: Disneyland Anaheim Convention Center The Grove of Anaheim Anaheim Garden Walk Stadium Promenade Angels’ Stadium The Honda Center Share this:Share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)MoreClick to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in...

Foo Fighter Rock the Honda Center

  The Foo Fighters’ latest studio album, “Sonic Highways,” is still hot off the press and they have already started their 2015 world tour. The tour includes 28 dates in North America, with the band hitting the Honda Center in Anaheim twice. The Foo Fighters played the Honda Center on the 19th of September. They simply rocked the sold out house with a two hour set. Hits like “Learn to Fly” and “My Hero” had the whole crowd singing. Lead singer/guitarist Dave Grohl has a bum right foot, after an onstage accident, so he had to sit on his throne for the whole concert, but that didn’t stop the show from being awesome. Drummer, Taylor Hawkins, grew up in Laguna Beach so these two Anaheim shows are a real hometown gig for the Foos. You’ll be able to find Anaheim-exclusive merch like T-shirts with the “FF” logo with the Angels’ halo looped around part of the top, along with other custom Anaheim items. Grohl closed out the evening by thanking OC for “letting me borrow Taylor Hawkins for the last 20 years.” He also noted, “We never say goodbye. You know what we say?” and the band segwayed into an awesome performance of “Everlong.” The Foo Fighters play their next SoCal concert here in Orange County at the Honda Center in Anaheim on Saturday, October 17. You can check out all the details and ticket info on the Honda Center website: Honda Center of Anaheim Events or on the Foo Fighter’s website. Share this:Share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share...

Tailgating Tips

Football season is here, baseball playoffs are around the corner, basketball and hockey are about to start. At OC Foodie Fest we want to help up your tailgate game with these 5 tailgating tips. 1. Pack your cooler right! I’ve been packing my cooler a certain way since, forever, but after taking a look at a great infographic from BuzzFeed.com I came to realization that I was doing it wrong. This is the correct way to pack your cooler. 2. Plan your menu and prep the day before. Don’t get caught slicing tomatoes and onions in the parking lot, makes sure to do it the day before and pack it up conveniently for the big day. 3. Arrive 3 to 4 hours early. The parking lot before any big game will be a sea of cars. Getting in early and firing up the BBQ is a smart move. Usually motorhomes and campers arrive early and those are always the best to be around when tailgating. 4. Fly a Flag Save yourself the phone tag and messaging and enjoy your tailgate party by flying a unique flag and letting your friends know the general area. I always use a giant pirate flag that I picked up at the swapmeet, can’t miss it. 5. Wear team colors! Yeah this is pretty obvious, but it doesn’t have to stop at your clothing. The best tailgate parties I’ve ever been to are the ones where the cars are all decked out and even the food has a theme. So go nuts! Share this:Share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter...