Bowlero

DSC03043A brand new bowling center named Bowlero opened up near my home and I decided to go check it out. There was another bowling center that used to be here that I had gone to several times. The grand opening gave me a chance to check out everything out. The bowling center was newly renovated. It takes the traditional bowling alley and gives it a fresh cool modern feel.

feb.2019.bowlero.chulavista-28Brand new flat screens down every bowling alley will play music videos, cartoons and classic family film. While we were there the screens played different scenes from the minions movies. It felt like the minions were cheering me on as I bowled. The new bowling center offers conformable soft couch like seating. With two new sports bars and an arcade with a ton of renovated games there is something fun for everyone.

feb.2019grandopening.bowlero.chulavista-255_previewAt the Grand Opening there was a special guest NFL super star and former San Diego Charger Shawne Merriman, a.k.a. “LightOut” just hanging out and enjoying his time bowling. There was even a raffle with a ton of Autographed items from Shawne Merriman. I had such a great time checking out Bowlero in Chula Vista. I forgot how much fun it is to bowl, Can not wait to go back.

 

 

Mardi Gras

DSC03491I have never celebrated Mardi Gras before but I heard there was an awesome food and drinks tour and was all in. The Mardi Gras Beads, Bites and Booze trip took place in Downtown San Diego. Once equipped with your ticket and of course colorful beads you were left to take a self guided walking food trip.

DSC03508Each place was decked out with different Mardi Gras decor to get everyone in the spirit. Each place offered a delicious bite and an accompanying drink. We got a nice work out to burn some of that food that was consumed by visiting different places. Many of the places had a Mardi Gras inspired dishes. From New Orleans, Indian, Mexican, American and cuban the variety in the bites and drinks meant there was something for everyone. I love all the different vibes and decor from all the different restaurants and bars.

IMG_7812Here are some of the delicious food we got to sample. This is from the first stop where you pick up your ticket. This was from Florent in Downtown, San Diego. Since it was Mardi Gras inspired we had to start off with jambalaya. This may seem like just rice, but man did it have a kick to it. The ambiance here was also exciting as the entrance had a New Orleans style retro band playing live music.  DSC03504The next place is the newest addition to downtown called Havana 1920. Lots of colorful ambiance with mismatching furniture. This place had the option of trying a Spinach and cheese empanada, Shrimp Taco, and a cuban sandwich. Wow the sandwich was delicious and different than most sandwiches. The crust was not airy and had this nice crisp. Inside was pulled pork and ham which was an interesting combination topped with mustard, pickles, and cheese. It was accompanied with a cuba libre made with real sugar Mexican coke. DSC03515At the Tin Roof they had Shrimp Po’boys. The sandwiches had a bit of a kick to them with those spices. The ambience was the best here. Live music playing lots of popular 2000 songs. DSC03506There was even some what healthy bites with these pancetta balsamic brussels sprouts. These were delicious, nice and crispy with lots of flavor. There was some interesting drinks to try here that was chai tea flavored alcohol. DSC03509This was one of the best stops because I love dessert. This is butterscotch pudding from Spikes. At first I was not even going to grab any because I thought it was flan. I’m glad I did it was delicious and smooth creamy bottom topped with salted butterscotch. DSC03513Wow I was literally stuffed by the end of the day. I did not even eat anything after that. There was also a secret party afterwards with drinks if you visited 10 locations or more, but honestly we were tired and deep in food coma. Had a ton of fun trying out this event for the first time.  I can not believe we went to all the stops but one.

Spa Day

DSC03436Skin care is something new to me and I am slowly discovering what a difference it makes. I decided to go get a facial at HD Beauty  Skincare Boutique. I was nervous because I have sensitive skin. Just recently before Thanksgiving I tried out a face sheet mask that burned and irritated my skin. Even though it had been over two months from that incident my face was still irritated and broken out which is pretty unusual for my skin.

Screen Shot 2018-01-21 at 4.13.05 PMMelanie is the esthetician at HD Beauty and she is an expert in skin care. Before I came to my appointment, I took the HD Beauty skincare quiz  which allowed Melonie to get an insight of what treatment to give to my skin. My skin was a six which means it is acne prone and sensitive. I arrived at HD Beauty and put on the robe and slippers. The robe is essential to get treatment to the neck and upper chest/shoulder area. You can come wearing makeup, but I have not been wearing any since Thanksgiving trying to fix the skin problems I had been having. The entire thing feels good as your face is introduced to different products on your face. It started off with a cleanse to clean the skin. Then an enzyme is introduced to remove dead skin. Steam is added to open the pores and it feels pretty nice.

DSC03442Next step was focused on acne. It started with extractions which I have seen lots of celebrities getting them on Snapchat. This was not so pleasant it did not hurt but felt like a lot of pressure. Afterwards I received the Clear Touch Lite which is a light therapy to help clear the skin of acne by destroying bacteria. This felt like very hot touch and was used mainly on my forehead where I had been breaking out.

DSC03444The entire treatment was ended with a massage finishing my face off with moisturizer, oils and SPF. My skin was so soft and immediately I could see improvement. My skin no longer has that irritation I had before and has continued to improve as every day passes. I can not wait to see the final results in 10 days!

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HD Beauty has an extensive line of skin care products formulated to get perfect skin. I have also been using the HD Beauty HD Total Antioxidant Serum on my face. It has removed my skins redness and helped with breakouts. It also helps to reduce dark under eye circles. I had some small redness/discoloration on the left side of my face and I am slowly seeing it disappear. It is a medical strength serum that contains green tea, Vitamin E and hyaluronic acid. It also works great as a make up primer. It has a neutral scent and the best part is it has not irritated my skin but helped improved it.