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  • pinitbutton Parasailing on Catalina Island, CA


The best way to get to Catalina Island, located 22 miles of the coast of Los Angeles, is to hop on one of Catalina Express’s vessels, from San Pedro, Long Beach or Dana Point. There are many things to do once you arrive. If you are not afraid of heights, try parasailing. You will enjoy great views of the island and the ocean, as well as peace and quiet.


Get a sneak peek with the video above that I filmed with some difficulty. I was not wearing a helmet with a built-in GoPro camera, but rather holding my camera in my hand while I sailed!

At The Bazaar

on July 04th, 2013
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Making a liquid nitrogen Caipirinha at The Bazaar by José Andrés with server Jorge Alvarez


I think we are all looking forward to this long Independence Day celebration weekend, so we can relax….

If you are in Los Angeles, I suggest dropping by chef José Andrés’s restaurant The Bazaar at SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills, and sip an Ln2 Caipirinha. Besides drinking it, you will also enjoy its production. There’s a little show produced by the liquid nitrogen poured on the Brazilian cachaca and fresh lime.

Happy Holiday!

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