Saturday, April 14, 2018
Today marks only 200 days to Halloween!! Not much longer now, right?!
I haven't started planning much for this year's Halloween, besides starting to think about things I want to do when September and October come around. On my list are the usual suspects like the pumpkin patch at Tanaka Farms, Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios, Delusion (if it happens this year), Disneyland, Knott's Scary Farm, The Queen Mary's Dark Harbor, etc. I also want to get to some attractions I've never been to, like the Los Angeles Haunted Hayride.
Have you started planning for Halloween 2018?
Friday, April 13, 2018
Happy Friday the 13th! I have a spooky treat for you today to celebrate!
The Queen Mary recognized as one of the most haunted locations in the world, and with its history it's not hard to see why. From a luxury cruise liner to being utilized as a troop transport ship during World War II, where she was known as "The Grey Ghost", the grand vessel has seen her share of both glamour and tragedy. Today, remnants of this past can be felt along the passages of the ship, whether in grand salons, staterooms, or in the massive boiler rooms in the belly of the vessel.
I have always been intrigued with The Queen Mary and the reported hauntings that seem so commonplace aboard the ship. I have visited the ship several times and have attended events there, but I have not specifically gone there for their ghost tours, though I have always wanted to. Well, last night in honor of Friday the 13th I had my chance as I was invited to attend a media sneak peek at The Queen Mary for the unveiling of their most haunted stateroom, B340, to the public. This stateroom had to be closed 30 years ago after excessive paranormal activity upset numerous guests. The stateroom has been closed for 30 years, but it is now open for guests to book...if they dare!
Along with being invited to step inside stateroom B340, I also got a taste of The Queen Mary's Haunted Encounters and Paranormal Investigation tours. The Haunted Encounters Tour takes you to hot spots on the ship where activity has been experienced and tells you the stories behind the ghosts. In the Paranormal Investigations tour, you actually got to go down into the bowels of the ship to conduct a paranormal investigation of your own! I'll walk you through everything I got to eerily explore below:
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
The sixth annual Spook Show was held at the Halloween Club this past Saturday, and it was an absolute blast! If you haven't heard of Spook Show, it is a Halloween celebration in spring, hosted by the Halloween Club, which is a Halloween store open year-round with various locations in Southern California. I look forward to this event every year, because it's a pumpkin-spice flavored taste of Halloween in the springtime. This was my fourth time attending this event (you can check out my visits from past years HERE, HERE and HERE!), and every year it keeps getting bigger and better! Check out more about this year's event, including tons of pics, below:
Friday, March 30, 2018
I was just watching a Buzzfeed Unsolved video (see it here) where they investigate The Queen Mary and the infamous room B340 (at the time, the infamously haunted room had not seen a guest since the 1980s and was empty of furniture), and today The Queen Mary announced they are re-opening their most haunted cabin to the public! Would you dare to stay in this spooky stateroom? If so, read on to find out more from the official press release below:
The Bearded Lady's Mystic Museum in Burbank, California is hosting a Shining-inspired exhibit now through May 2018, featuring over 50 pieces of art inspired by the horror novel and films as well as set re-creations of The Overlook Hotel. I finally made it over to the exhibit after attending Vegan Street Fair (read my recap), and I couldn't wait to immerse myself in the world of The Shining!
Tickets for the exhibit are $10 and the exhibit is located in the back rooms of The Mystic Museum. I've been to several exhibits at The Mystic Museum (most recently the Ben Cooper / Slashback Video exhibit last fall - check that out HERE!), and they are always fantastic events that are lovingly curated. They take so much care in transforming their space to reflect the theme of the exhibits, and the art inspired by the themes is always incredible.
The Shining exhibit was no different, and it really blew me away with its detail and how the Museum was transformed into The Overlook Hotel. There were plenty of set-ups for fun photo ops and rad art to enjoy. Photography is encouraged at the Mystic Museum, so I took plenty of pictures so I could share my visit with you. Check out The Shining exhibit and art show below:
Thursday, March 29, 2018
This past Sunday I attended Vegan Street Fair 2018, which was bigger than ever! Vegan Street Fair started in 2015 (read my past coverage HERE, HERE, and HERE!), and it has grown every year since then. It truly has become one of my favorite vegan events! This year sooooo many people turned up to this festival, which is free (though you can buy fast pass tickets so you get front-of-line). It is estimated that 10,000 more people showed up this year from last year's huge number of attendees! It is so amazing that more and more people are turning out for vegan events and eating all the vegan food.
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
In just a little over a week away, Halloween Club's Spook Show returns for its sixth year in La Mirada, California on Saturday, April 7th, 2018! I love this event, and it fills my Halloween heart with so my joy and promises so much fiendish fun! There will be Halloween and horror vendors galore, a huge sale at the Halloween Club, live music and performances, costumes, and tons of other treats! You can check out my coverage from past years HERE, HERE, and HERE to get you in the spooky spirit.
Come celebrate Halloween in spring with me at Spook Show! More details below!
Friday, March 23, 2018
I am so looking forward to Vegan Street Fair this upcoming Sunday, March 25th, 2018 in North Hollywood! I have been stalking the Vegan Street Fair Instagram since they started posting the vendors for the event a few months ago, and haven't stopped drooling over their photos!
There are going to be so many delicious food vendors to enjoy this year, even more than in past years (if you are curious about past years or want a sneak peek at what you can look forward to, you can check out my past coverage for 2017, 2016, and 2015).
I decided to put together a list of the top 10 vendors I was most excited about, though this list was extremely difficult to narrow down. I'm thinking of this list as sort of a jumping off point for me of where to start when I arrive at Vegan Street Fair (I like planning ahead!). Note: as of this post the menus for each vendor have not been released yet, so the photos below from Instagram are just samples of what you can expect from these 10 vendors!
Check out what vendors I'm most excited to try at Vegan Street Fair 2018:
Monday, March 19, 2018
It's that time of year again, when the flowers are blooming, the days are getting warmer and longer, and vegan events are starting to spring up everywhere in Southern California! One of my absolute favorite events, Vegan Street Fair, is back for its fourth annual vegan food extravaganza next Sunday, March 25th, and it is something you don't want to miss! Read more about it below:
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Tickets are now available for purchase for Midsummer Scream, the world's largest Halloween and horror fan convention! Midsummer Scream is returning to the Long Beach Convention Center July 28th and 29th for a weekend-long celebration of all things Halloween, and I seriously cannot wait! They have outdone themselves each year (check out my past coverage of the event HERE, HERE, and HERE!), and this third year promises to be the best yet! I mean, just looking as this little sneak preview of what (and who) you can expect to see this year should get you excited (and there are many more announcements of special guests, panels, presentations, etc. to come!):