Events

Ford EcoBoost Challenge 2015 @EcoBoost15

Posted on March 2nd, 2015 by & filed under Events, Everything Miz Meliz

Ford is coming to a track near you.

You can register to drive the all new Ford Edge and it’s competitors on March 14th at Santa Anita, HERE

or see the other cities Ford will be visiting with the EcoBoost Challenge.

“It’s FREE, it’s FUN, it’s all from FORD.”

 

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Oscar 2015 Memories for M.E.N.D. @MendPoverty @JLoKpcb @InfuseVodkas

Posted on March 1st, 2015 by & filed under Events, Everything Miz Meliz

The Memories Last Forever

The big night was last Sunday, just a week ago. The much anticipated Oscars are over now. The red carpets have been rolled up. Now we start thinking about next year!

As promised, here are my photos from the Oscar Party that I attended. My husband and I were guests of Kaiser Permanente at the M.E.N.D. gala fundraiser. It was truly a night to remember!

From our grand entrance on the red carpet to our last hurrah clinking our martini glasses as we left the Globe Theater at Universal Studios on Oscar Night, we felt like Hollywood stars!

The cocktails served by Infuse Vodkas as we perused the silent auction on the red carpet, the Wolfgang Puck hors d’oeuvres and dinner, the opening dance number by the Ariyan Johnson’s D.I.M.A.B.A. Company, the inspiration from M.E.N.D. CEO, Marianne Haver Hill, the emcee from ABC News, Danny Romero, the greenscreen photo booth, the etched martini glass take home gift – – – it all seems like a dream now. Oh yes, let’s not forget the live telecast of the 87th Academy Awards on giant screens all around the ballroom, with no commercials! What a blast!

Thank you to our hosts, Jennifer and Jonathan Lopez! Please share these pictures with your friends.

The memories last forever but our actions and donations do not. We must keep working hard towards making a difference for those in need. The hungry, ill, and homeless families in the San Fernando Valley need your help.

If you want to find out more about any of the organizations involved, look at their websites:

M.E.N.D. Meet Each Need with Dignity

Kaiser Permanente Health Care

HOPE of the Valley Rescue Mission

 

 

Save the Date! Free Family Field Day & Health Fair SAT MARCH 14 @CocaCola #YouthSoccer

Posted on February 26th, 2015 by & filed under Events, Everything Miz Meliz

Join the FUN!

Coca-Cola is hosting a fun event in L.A. on March 14th! 

Colin_Soccer_MedThis exciting, interactive and FREE Family Field Day event will be full of field day challenges, games, music, dancing and more for your whole family to enjoy!

The event will also include a Health Fair with community health and wellness organizations on hand to share educational information.

What:    Coca-Cola Family Field Day to celebrate the opening of two refreshed soccer fields and youth league programs at Gilbert W. Lindsay Recreation Center.

When:   Saturday, March 14, 2015 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Where:  Gilbert W. Lindsay Recreation Center, 425 East 42nd Place, Los Angeles, CA 90011

I hope to see you there!cocacola event

I just love Coca-Cola, I have always been a Coke person. Now I am a Diet Coke person. When my friends at Coca-Cola asked me to share their #MakeitHappy campaign, I was overjoyed! I am not sure if the reason so many people came to read that post was because it was about Coca-Cola, America’s favorite drink, Kid President and #MakeitHappy, or because it was about the SuperBowl and TV commercials. But it doesn’t matter. The fact remains we love all of these things because of what they have in common. They make us happy.

I can’t wait to take my kids to this event and kick the ball around with them. Our family loves soccer. My boys love all sports, but they grew up on the soccer fields. All kids should have that chance.

Photo by Melissa Reyes Copyright Feb 2015 Eagle Costume #MakeitHappy All Rights Reserved http://mizmeliz.com

What makes you happy?

Share some stories in the comments below and if you would like me to share some photo memories of your family enjoying sports and having fun,  send jpgs to MizMeliz@MizMeliz.com and I will add them to a gallery on this page. #MakeitHappy

The new updates to the soccer fields and expansion of the youth soccer program were made possible thanks to a grant from The Coca-Cola Company through the National Recreation and Park Association. Helping create healthy community spaces for people to enjoy is one of Coca-Cola’s long-term commitments. 

In May 2014, the National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA) notified the Department of Recreation and Parks that the City of Los Angeles had been selected to receive funding through the Active Recreation Sites Program from The Coca-Cola Foundation, the philanthropic branch of The Coca-Cola Company, which supports projects and programs that are most important to local communities around the world and promote healthy living through physical activity and nutrition. The Active Recreation Sites Program funds projects that improve or enhance active recreation sites in public parks. 

I received this information from the Coca-Cola Company and was encouraged to share with my friends and on my blog. I do not represent Coca-cola, I have not been compensated in exchange for this post, and all opinions are my own. Although this is an invitation and an informative post and not an advertisement, if you want to know more about why I post information like this, please read my disclosure.

Enjoy a Day of Fun & Explore New Homes SAT FEB 28 @SouthernCalTM @spragency

Posted on February 25th, 2015 by & filed under Events, Everything Miz Meliz

This is a Fun Event Happening on Sat. Feb 28th

I love to look at New Model Homes, don’t you? Here is a chance to check out the new homes in West Covina. If you are in the L.A. area and want to attend this fun event, you might see me there! (disclosure)
“Los Angeles County families are invited to a day of fun
It is a FREE  event with drinks, hors d’oeuvres and live music
at the grand opening of Magnolia at South Hill Estates
a new hilltop community in West Covina
opening Saturday, Feb. 28
from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
 
Take in panoramic views of the city and explore the luxury of the new homes at Magnolia at South Hills Estates.
Located just 20 miles from downtown Los Angeles, Magnolia is near a selection of prestigious private schools, South Hills Country Club and Galster Wilderness Park.
Magnolia’s Grand Opening Celebration will take place at 1212 Inspiration Point West Covina, CA 91791.
For more information about this new West Covina community, visit Magnolia at South Hills Estates.
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Taylor Morrison to Debut New Luxury Homes at Magnolia at South Hill Estates February 28

WEST COVINA, Calif. — Luxury homes by Taylor Morrison, a leading builder and developer in North America, are coming to West Covina with the grand opening of Magnolia at South Hill Estates on February 28. The festivities begin at 11 a.m. with hors d’oeuvres and drinks, followed by tours of the new homes.  
Situated in San Gabriel Valley, the luxury community will feature cul-de-sac and hilltop home sites with panoramic views. Homeowners will enjoy views of the San Gabriel Mountains by day and twinkling city lights by night.
Magnolia at South Hill Estates is conveniently located near exceptional schools, shopping and dining destinations, just 20 miles from downtown Los Angeles.
“It’s an ideal neighborhood for those who want to be surrounded by the natural beauty of the area while enjoying a truly luxurious lifestyle,” said Phil Bodem, president of Taylor Morrison’s Southern California division. “Magnolia is made even more desirable by its close proximity to downtown Los Angeles.”
Homes at Magnolia offer approximately 4,078 to 5,337 square feet of luxury living with as many as seven bedrooms, six baths, formal living and dining rooms, and gourmet kitchens. Featuring guest suites, junior suites, and secluded master suites oriented for optimal views, these homes offer tranquil retreats to homeowners and guests alike.
Options include a guest casita, prep kitchen, and a super bonus room that can be used as extra living space, a game room or home studio.
Located near three major freeways, West Covina is a livable city conveniently located near several major employment hubs. Desirable, local destinations include the private South Hills Country Club and Galster Wilderness Park.
Magnolia at South Hills Estates is located at 1212 Inspiration Point West Covina, CA 91791.
For more information about Magnolia, please visit http://www.taylormorrison.com.

About Taylor Morrison

 
Taylor Morrison Home Corporation is a leading national builder and developer based in Scottsdale, Arizona and operates under two well-established brands, Taylor Morrison and Darling Homes. Taylor Morrison builds and develops distinctive communities from coast to coast, serving a wide array of homeowners and aimed mainly at first-time, move-up, luxury and 55 or better customers.  Darling Homes builds communities in Texas, catering to move-up and luxury homebuyers seeking a personalized building experience.  In 2015, Taylor Morrison completed the sale of its Canadian operations, Monarch Corporation to focus on U.S. operations.  
For more information about Taylor Morrison and Darling Homes please visit www.taylormorrison.com or www.darlinghomes.com.
 
The press release above was sent to my by @spragency. I was invited to attend this event. I have not been paid and I will not receive any compensation for sharing this on my blog.  This is a bit of news that I think you would like to know if you are in the market for a new home. All opinions are my own. If you have questions about why I post information like this on my blog, please see my disclosure.

 

Miz Meliz Newz #Oscars2015 @MommyCanRun @TenMiniTT #LBNC15

Posted on February 22nd, 2015 by & filed under #SPARKLE Tinsel Town Tonight Interviews, Events, Everything Miz Meliz, Miz Meliz Newz Update, TenMiniTT 2015

Miz Meliz Newz Update

What a Week!

20150219_130018I met with author and parent educator, Roma Khetarpal on Monday. I attended a taping of celebrity chef, Aarti Sequeira’s new show 10 Minute Meals in her Los Angeles home on Thursday. I visited Vanity Fair’s Social Club in Hollywood. I went to the VIP Kick Off Cocktail Party at the Citadel Outlets for the Lifestyle Bloggers National Conference 2015, and met my colleagues at the conference on Saturday at Maker City L.A’s the Reef. Saturday night I interviewed blogger and health enthusiast, Laura Lohr for Ten Minutes in Tinsel Town.

And it’s not over yet! Tonight is the Oscar Awards! I will be attending the M.E.N.D.”Hollywood’s Biggest Night” Red Carpet, and Academy Awards Telecast, Gala Event with Gourmet Dinner by Wolfgang Puck Catering. Check out my LIVE Tweets and Instagram for updates during the Oscars.

Ten Minutes in Tinsel Town

20150221_102014See this episode of the Ten Minutes in Tinsel Town Live video-podcast with my special guest from San Diego, blogger and health enthusiast, Laura Lohr from LauraLohr.com and @MommyCanRun

We just got back from attending the Lifestyle Bloggers National Conference in Downtown L.A. and we review the conference and it’s amazing coveted gift bag (aka SWAG – stuff we all get.)

I enjoyed hanging out the past few days with Laura and learning more about this incredible lady! We talked about training for marathons, setting goals, what we are passionate about, the Magic Castle in Hollywood, and so much more – including some blogging and SEO tips.
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Lifestyle Bloggers National Conference

20150221_125510Yesterday, I attended the Lifestyle Bloggers National Conference and on Thursday I went to the Kick Off Cocktail Party that started the event. See my photos and check out Tweets about the event using the hashtag #LBNC15. If you were there, Tweet me and introduce yourself so I can follow you!

Tweet this: Hi MizMeliz! I loved the Lifestyle Bloggers Nat’l Conference #LBNC15

20150221_125925This is my 3rd (of five annual) Lifestyle Bloggers conference I have attended that was organized by Ana Lydia Monaco of Coco Blog, the founder of the Latina Lifestyles Blogger Collective. Each one gets better and better. It is a place to meet up with friends and make new ones – which is a really great feeling and much better quality experience than regular old networking. The education and valuable input that I receive at this conference has shaped me and my blog over the years. This is one conference not to miss!

Vanity Fair Campaign Hollywood 2015

20150219_175217Thursday was a busy day for Miz Meliz! I had a few hours in between two appointments, so while I was in the city, I decided to stop by the Vanity Fair Social Club. I checked in, got my VIP pass and found a chair to sit and rest my feet while I watched all the fancy people hustle and hob nob. A very glamorous style diva was sitting in the same area busy on her phone and tablet. Just as I observered her, wondering who she was, she introduced herself to me. It was Heidi Nazarudin of TheAmbittionista.com and co-founder of BloggerBabes…just the person I hoped to meet!

I was sorry I missed hanging out at the Vanity Fair Social Club with some of my favorite bloggers who also checked in this week, Mary Lansing of Along Comes Mary Blog, Valerie Mitchell of Sweeps4Bloggers, and Lizza Morales of My Life as Lizza, all of whom I know through So Cal Lady Bloggers. Yet, as usual, we connected and shared the experience through social media.

My favorite things about #VFSC that took place in Hollywood @WeWork February 16th through today, February 22nd just in time for the Oscars – was the photo booth and the Twitter Vending Machine. But that is only because it was all I had time for during my “layover.” It was designed for just that purpose. VFSC is the “weeklong social suite for influencers, it is a hot spot where invited guests can drop by, plug in, and experience Vanity Fair’s Campaign Hollywood.” I really wanted to attend the panel discussions, presentations, and hosted happy hours sponsored by @armanibeauty @chrysler @clarisonic, @greygoose @lancomeusa and @lorealparisusa that were planned throughout the week leading up to the Oscars, but a busy girl like me has to take what she can get. And what I got was a new friend in Heidi.

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READ MORE about Vanity Fair Hollywood’s road to the Oscars, including predictions at VanityFair.com <<Tweet it!

 

10 Minute Meals with Aarti Sequeira

20150219_151100Also on Thursday, I had the unique opportunity to meet the celebrity chef, Aarti Sequeira, for an intimate look inside her home in her own kitchen as she and her husband shot their new OwnZones.com show, 10 Minute Meals. They were both such gracious hosts and I really enjoyed getting to know them. I am looking forward to reading Aarti’s book, Aarti’s Paarti An American Kitchen with an Indian Soul and interviewing her soon on an upcoming episode of my show, Ten Minutes in Tinsel Town.

20150219_145905I was really taken with this beautiful couple and their little girl. They have made a unique balance of art, cooking, and home life that has spirit and exudes friendship, inclusivity, and peace. I will be writing more about Aarti and her family as well as sharing a few of her secrets to making delicious meals in ten minutes! Unlike Ten Minutes in Tinsel Town – which is never just 10 minutes, Aarti and Brendan do manage to show you how you can make a great meal in just a few minutes. They know what it is like to be a busy family on the go!

The Perfect Parent

I started out this week by meeting up with author and parenting educator, Roma Khetarpal. I am currently reading her book, The “Perfect” Parent 5 Tools for Using Your Inner Perfection to Connect with Your Kids. I am amazed at how well I connected with Roma’s philosophies and have used many of her suggestions as a means to communicate with my husband and children over the past 20 years. Roma and I became instant friends and I invited her to be on Ten Minutes in Tinsel Town as well. Look for that episode and a review of Roma’s book on MizMeliz.com in the coming weeks.

tools of growthIf you would like to meet Roma, she will be speaking on Thursday, February 26 from 6pm – 7pm at the Whole Foods in Valencia for a workshop and book signing. RSVP on her Facebook Page, Tools of Growth.

Well, I am out of time for today! I gotta go get glammed up for my Red Carpet appearance at Universal Studios’ Globe Theater for the M.E.N.D. Oscar Party.

Have a great a night in Hollywood @MENDPOVERTY #Oscars2015 

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