Joan’s on Third

Here at Secrets of SoCal, we (and by ‘we’ I really just mean ‘I’) strive to provide honest testaments about trending and adventurous locations around SoCal. So when I tell you that I ...

A Unique Idea

It’s a unique idea: the belief in the power of people. This belief inspired Sonja Rasula’s brainchild and a movement that not only helps the local economy, but that brings people together. The we...

It’s the Little Things

You know how everyone always talks about the bigger picture? Look at the bigger picture. Think about the bigger picture. In the scheme of the bigger picture, the little things don’t matter. But what...

The One Where We Almost Ended Up in Mexico.

The holiday season is rapidly approaching and you know what that means?! Pumpkin spice lattes, consumerism, and lots of family time, OH MY! If you’re anything like me, the holidays are the best time...

Growing My Wings

Change (n): the act or instance of making or becoming different. It is often a hard pill to swallow. Pets run away.  Loved ones die. Wars happen without reason or rhyme. We grow up, getting older eve...

Stop and Smell the Roses

Our to-do lists will always be full. We will always have laundry and need to go to the grocery store. Our dry cleaning will always need to be picked up. Even though I’m practically already basically...

Over the Rainbow

Judy Garland mused it best in 1939 when she strolled along a haystack and crooned “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”  We’ve all been there – wanting to see if the grass really was greener on ...

‘Twas a Hard Summer

Monday was hard. Tuesday was even harder. Going about my daily routine was hardest. Why was this week so “hard,” you ask? Because I just returned from the most amazing weekend. This week’s Secre...

ESPYS ft Erica

Lights. Camera. Action. We’ve all been there. Perhaps not as dramatically as myself, but we’ve all been there. We had a taste, felt a touch, smelt a stench of our hopes and dreams before us. Then,...

Build a Bridge & Get Over it.

What a day to be alive! There is nothing like some sibling rivalry on this lovely Sunday afternoon. There I was, sitting at Islands restaurant, eyeing our cute waiter. All of a sudden, my brother pick...