Disney California Adventure Lunar New Year Celebration

I was invited by Disneyland Resort to attend the Disney California Adventure Lunar New Year Celebration last week. Here are things you must do, see, and eat.


  • Grab a Sip & Savor Pass ($42) at one of the festival booths to use towards food items at any of the Marketplaces
  • Visit the Marketplace where you will find an array of Asian (Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean) inspired dishes along with vegetarian options
  • The whole fried tilapia shared family style is back at Paradise Garden Grill
  • Drink alcoholic beverages like the Peach Sojito or the Lychee Gin Spritzer


  • Watch Mulan’s Lunar New Year Procession
  • Enjoy the live entertainment acts like Melody of China, along with a number of performances by Asian dancers and performers
  • Don’t miss the Hurry Home water show. A story about a little lantern’s journey to coming home for the new year


  • Visit the Lucky Wishing Wall where you can write down your New Year well wishes and tie them to the wall
  • Decorate a paper dragon’s pearl
  • Get free Chinese Calligraphy done by local artisans
  • Get face painting done
  • Pick up Lunar New Year merchandise like the new Minnie Ears or Spirit Jerseys

The Disney California Adventure Lunar New Year celebration is going on now ’til February 09, 2020.

LA Magazine Best New Restaurants 2017 Celebration

Los Angeles magazine’s  annual Best New Restaurants Celebration is back to celebrate the Top 10 Best New Restaurants featured in the January issue as well as past honorees. This exciting evening will include incredible gourmet tastings from celebrity chefs, crafted cocktails, wine, and live music. This event is one you don’t want to miss! 


For tickets, click HERE

When & Where:

A+D Museum
900 E. 4th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PST)

Cafe Birdie 

the food here is delicious! i got to try the mushroom toast, grapefruit citrus salad, the tagiatelle, butcher’s pasta, and the morrocan fried chicken. the fried chicken was seriously one of the best i’ve had. it was light breaded, crispy and the chicken was juicy and tender! love the sauce it came with.

the wines (proseco & pinot noir) were both fantastic as well as the cocktails. if you like gin, get the trouble maker. my favorite cocktail was the roosevelt made with rye whiskey, sweet vermouth, aperol, benedictine, and bitters.

save room for the dessert and get the chocolate tart! yum!