California Outlet Malls

I’m not going to lie: I like wearing name brands. I work in an office where what you wear somewhat defines who you are, and pathetic as that sounds, if you don’t play the game, you won’t get the gain. When you’re wearing something nice, you act differently, more professional and more secure—and those things often lead to success. That’s not to say that I go to Rodeo Drive to get my suits; on the contrary, part of being a good dresser means being a good shopper, and I definitely know where to find the deals. And California, I think more than most states, is filled with fantastic outlet malls. Here’s a list, organized from North to South:

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A Kid’s Guide to L.A.

It’s been a while since I’ve put in my two cents on the California scene, and when my sister and her two little kids came for a visit, it inspired me to do a little research. So here’s a list of fun activities for kids in the Los Angeles area. Some are more obvious and some are a bit more obscure. Feel free to add to the list!

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Summer is here and so is Reggae

Ziggy Marley was just in LA visiting different public schools while supporting National Music in our Schools Month. Little Kids Rock organizes this program that brings acclaimed musical artists into the lives of children who’s only other exposure to music is the crap they hear on the radio. Ziggy Marley stuck around the LA area (or maybe he left and came back) for his Earth Day performance on the Santa Monica Pier, which rocked. The English Beat were just up in Nevada City (you’ve probably never heard of them, but they’re awesome), and Luciano was at Crash Mansion here in LA…

Catch my drift? I tend to go a little overboard and plan my summer around whatever festivals are going on, so here’s what I’ve got so far for the Reggae grooves taking root in California this summer… but as we all know, there will be more, oh, there will be more…

Bob Marley was right when he said that his music would live on forever.

P.S. Here’s a picture of Ziggy – jamming with some kids, though I must say, the kids look nonplussed…
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