Father’s Day Gift Ideas To Try In Santa Ana

Father’s Day is only a week away and now is the time to start searching for a gift. Shopping for Mother’s Day is a bit easier, as the most typical gift is flowers. Outside of ties, there are no standard gifts to get dad. If you are looking to get something special and meaningful this year, here are three great ideas to try.


Dollar Shave Club: if your dad has a beard, why not go with a membership to the Dollar Shave Club? The prices are affordable and the shaving kits make excellent gifts.


Bluetooth speaker: if you have a tech savvy dad, there might be no better gift than a set of Bluetooth speakers. The speakers range from $30 up to a few hundred dollars, but can be moved around and used in a variety of ways.


Liquor holder: for the sophisticated dad, buy a glass liquor holder, the kind that are used in movies, and let dad feel classy when taking a drink.

3 Easy Summer Décor Hacks

Now that summer is here (or almost here) we can start adding a bit of spice into your living space without breaking the bank. Summer is the most festive time of the year, so why not bring that joy into your apartment? Here are three easy summer décor hacks to try.


Floral Plates: if you can’t make a huge purchase, just go small instead. Floral plates added a fun pop of color and look wonderful when set on the dinner table.


Re-paint a coffee table: most apartment managers will not let you paint, but what you can do is repaint a coffee table instead. Try sanding it down and then repaint it a bright summer color—your coffee table will look like new.


Marker Dyed Pillows:  buy white or tan throw pillows and color pieces of them with a marker. Put some alcohol on a rag and use it to spread the marker around and cause it to streak in a tie dyed form.

Featured Santa Ana Activity: Strutters’ Swing Dancing

Come out for a great night and enjoy the new Strutters’ Swing Dance! It is being held on Wednesday June 1, 2016 at 7:00pm, located at the prestigious Ritz Ballroom! Don’t miss this opportunity to get out and see a great show. Ticket prices start at five dollars for presale, Five dollars at the door for ages 21 and older, and ten dollars at the door for those 18 and older. the address to the Ritz Ballroom is 305 N. Spurgeon, Santa Ana California. Tickets can be purchased at this online retailer.

Now at the Ritz Ballroom next to the Yost Theater in Santa Ana! Features an amazing newly-renovated space with huge dance floor and huge bar. I’m excited about the new location and can’t wait to try it out! This is a popular Orange County venue usually featuring DJ’d music, but they sometimes have live bands. If you want to go dancing in Orange County on a Wednesday night, this is the place to be. Plenty of partners available, from intermediate to pros. They also offer lessons, so check their website. Highly recommended!

Where To Get A Great Burger in Santa Ana

Are you stuck getting fast food dollar menu burgers? Well, this Saturday is national hamburger day, so instead of eating the same boring old burgers you are used to, why not try something spectacular that will leave your taste buds dancing on your tongue? If you are looking for a truly great burger, here are three of the best reviewed locations near your Santa Ana apartment. Click on the links provided to get detailed info about pricing and menu options. You might as well throw in a shake or chili fries while you are at it (that summer body can wait).


The BurgerStop

2302 S Broadway
Santa Ana, CA 92707

Phone number: (714) 557-2835


Dog Haus

2800 N Main St
Santa Ana, CA 92705

Phone number: (714) 953-4287


Lucky Guys Burgers

401 S Main St
Santa Ana, CA 92701

Phone number: (714) 543-1939

3 Simple and Fun Spring Cleaning Hacks

Spring cleaning doesn’t have to be nothing but work. If you try a few of these great hacks the process can be fun and entertaining. Here are three spring cleaning hacks to try.


Microwave: steam clean your microwave by putting a cup of water and two tablespoons of vinegar on high for five minutes. The mixture will zap away any stains and all you have to do is wipe.


Dishwasher: your dishwasher can be used to clean other things besides dishes. Try putting doggie bowls, toys, brushes or anything else that will fit.


Lazy Susan: once you have cleaned your refrigerator, put a Lazy-Susan inside in order to access continents simple by spinning things around. This hack will make accessing hard to reach areas in your refrigerator so much easier.

Sign Up For a Kids Jujitsu Class in Santa Ana

Summer is only a few weeks away (June 21st, to be exact) and once the kids get out of school they will need stay busy (otherwise your nice and neat apartment will turn into war zone). If you are looking for affordable summer course for the kids in your life, the city of Santa Ana has a ju-jitsu course for kids ages 6 to 14 that is sure to keep those energy-balls busy and having fun all summer. The classes met twice a week and only cost $25 a month. Here is a bit more information on the courses.


INSTRUCTOR: Prof. Kevein Dalkymple

LOCATION: Southwest Senior Center, 2201 W. McFadden Ave.,Santa Ana, (714) 647-5306

Classes: Tue & Thu 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM June $25



1825 W. Civic Center Drive

Santa Ana, CA 92703

You may also register at the recreation centers where the classes are conducted.

For more information, please call (714) 647 – 5307.

Best Places To Get Mother’s Day Flowers in Santa Ana

Out of gift ideas for your mother? Well since Mother’s Day is on Sunday, the only option you might have left is flowers. However, don’t fret, flowers are a wonderful and traditional Mother’s Day gift that anyone would love. If you are planning on giving a beautiful bouquet this holiday, skip the gas station roses and get some at an actual flower shop. Here are three great establishments to visit this Mother’s Day. Have fun and enjoy your mother. Click on the links for detailed pricing and website information for each location.


The Blooming Branch

3400 W MacArthur Blvd
Santa Ana, CA 92704

Phone number: (949) 612-5067


Tropical Blossoms

13912 Ponderosa Street
Santa Ana, CA 92705

Phone number: (714) 508-8636


South Coast Wholesale Flowers

231 E Dyer
Santa Ana, CA 92707

Phone number: (714) 760-4621

Where to Celebrate Cinco de May Near Santa Ana

There are many ways to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, which is next week by the way (yes, it really crept up on everyone. It’s almost May!), but one of the easiest, yet most authentic, is by heading over to a Mexican restaurant or bar. Most locations will celebrate the festivities with live entertainment and specials for the entire evening. The holiday is much more than drinking and eating, but doing those things is probably the most fun. If you are looking to celebrate Cinco de Mayo next week, here are three great Mexican restaurants to try.


Taqueria El Zamorano

925 W Warner Ave
Santa Ana, CA 92707

Phone number: (714) 884-4073


Taqueria Tapatia

202 S Bristol St
Santa Ana, CA 92703

Phone number: (714) 972-9115


Antojitos Clemente

210 W 1st St
Santa Ana, CA 92701

Phone number: (714) 541-4414

Best Museums and Galleries in Santa Ana

When was the last time you were in a museum? If you have to think back to middle or high school, then you need to get out and enjoy this wonderful resource. Museums are not only educational, but fun, stress-relieving and a great way to get in touch with history. Museums are also an affordable way to spend a weekend afternoon with your friends and family. If you haven’t been to a museum in a while, here are three great ones to visit near your Santa Ana apartment.


Discovery Cube Orange County

2500 N Main St
Santa Ana, CA 92705

Phone number(714) 542-2823


Heritage Museum of Orange County

3101 W Harvard St
Santa Ana, CA 92704

Phone number(714) 540-0404


Lyon Air Museum

19300 Ike Jones Rd
Santa Ana, CA 92707

Phone number(714) 210-4585


Santa Ana Fine Dining Restaurants

Eating out on a regular basis can get expensive, but if you are going to spend money on a meal, it might as well be amazing. Dining out is a part of American culture but one thing many of us do not get to do on a regular basis is experience a fine dining situation. Getting dressed up for a night on the town, valet-ing your car and spending way too much money on a meal that is worth every penny is something everyone should experience. Here is a quick list of three luxurious and upscale fine dining restaurants to try near your apartment.


Morton’s The Steakhouse

1641 W Sunflower Ave
Santa Ana, CA 92704

Phone number: (714) 444-4834


Mastro’s Steakhouse

633 Anton Blvd
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Phone number: (714) 546-7405


Playground 2.0

220 E 4th St
Santa Ana, CA 92701