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August 8th, 2018 by Cherry

So excited to attend 2018 Outpost at Camp Navarro that will be a weekend of workshops, panels and experiences that will blow my mind! I want to get back to me so when I was offered an invite I jumped at the chance to have the opportunity to get to nature and learn about life. For me this is going to be an adventure of ‘firsts’ starting with driving across California to Navarro! I’ve never driven more than three hours so am very excited that I’ll be in the new Nissan Kicks that will be good on gas, has all the tech bells and

whistles a plugged in person like me needs in a stylish crossover that will be fun to drive! Another first is going to be out in nature for more than one night am still trying to figure out what to bring since Outpost supplies gourmet meals, an open bar and accommodation but when your a curvy plus sized woman like myself finding athletic leisure wear that will be able to stand almost four days of activities in my size will be a challenge! I’ve decided to not wait til the last minute so am getting my ‘go bag’ ready with a few Lane Bryant purchases (comfy bra/new undies) as well as looking at a few lines that have clothing that is heavy duty but still comfortable.

Image result for camp navarroI’m not sure what 2018 Outpost (Sept 6-9) will bring but if it’s anything like what happened at 2017 Outpost it’s going to be legendary! Here‘s a vid from last year to get you curiosity and adventurous spirit yearning for the great outdoors. I’m excited to attend the private VIP dinner on Thursday night to meet fellow influencers and attendees to discuss what are on our ‘Bucket Outpost List’. I know I have my eye on the falconry, drone-flying class and sound bath (what IS that!). Watching last years video has me so excited to push past my ‘city’ chick limits and awaken my outdoor crunchy adventurous woman who just might howl at the moon one night. Outpost is the perfect introduction to the wild woman/man within with the 3 day outdoor experience as I explore a more active lifestyle and get to know myself a little better.Outpost Trade Retreat at Camp Navarro

Read about all that went down last year here.


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July 9th, 2017 by Cherry

Image result for dirty dancingThe only thing that can get me camping is Dirty Dancing! I have been planning to have fun with Street Food Cinema this summer but this special night celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Dirty Dancing sounds like such fun that I’m ready to put my dancing shoes on. So am making plans and inviting friends to meet out at the King Gillette Ranch in Malibu on Saturday, July15th (King Gillette Ranch – 26800 Mulholland Hwy. Malibu, CA 91302).

Its two fun day of fun from dance lessons to the movie to breakfast the next day! I feel a need to cosplay with a ‘don’t put baby in the corner’ cute outfit.

 Saturday, July 15th

3:30 pm – Check-in opens.

4:30pm – Dance Lessons begin.

6:30 pm – Band performs.

8:30 pm – Movie starts.

10:30 pm – Outdoor Lounge, Kellerman’s Karaoke and other post-movie activities open.

11:30pm – Midnight Hike begins.

Sunday, July 16th

8:00 am – Catered breakfast opens.

2:00 pm – Check-out.

If you aren’t in Los Angeles they have fun events in San Diego & Phoenix .. can I say ROAD TRIP! Leave a comment below what you want to see! 

About: Street Food Cinema, the ultimate movie experience evolves into an unforgettable camping experience right in the middle of the Santa Monica Mountains, just above Malibu. This summer night retreat brings to life the classic elements of everyone’s beloved favorite with Kellerman’s summer resort including dance lessons with Johnny Castle, karaoke, and watermelons. It’s the summer of 1963 for Baby and Johnny, but we met them in the 80’s, so get ready for a 60’s/80’s decade mashup during this themed overnight experience (Sunday breakfast included).




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January 27th, 2016 by Cherry

Buy Star Wars Death Star BBQ and other gifts online - The FowndryI used to bullseye womp rats in my T-16 back home. They’re not much bigger than two meters. – Luke, Star Wars: Episode IV A new Hope

Better keep Luke away from the new Star Wars Death Star Grill available for pre-order from TheFowndry for £99.99 (estimate $142.54 US) or he just might blow it up with a few of his rebel pals! <guffaw>  This grill is for the carnivore AND vegetarian grill fan or just a Star Wars fanboy/fangirl that must own a Death Star the can fit in your home or apt patio area. Just make sure that the rebels don’t make off with Princess Leia before your down with the interrogation! I think this looks almost TOO good to use and would look great in my living room full of geek collectibles!

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What will you cook in the Death Star? Let me know in the comments below and maybe I’ll swing by for a BBQ cookout!


Star Wars Death Star BBQ



Buy Star Wars Death Star BBQ and other gifts online - The Fowndry

The Death Star Barbecue has the power to annihilate an entire chicken. Or, in the right hands, cook an al fresco feast in classic, sci-fi style.

That’s no moon… It’s the sun! And if it’s hovering over the house it means barbecue season is upon us. But don’t settle for your run-of-the-mill sputniks, dazzle your guests and terrorise the outer rim planets with the Death Star BBQ.

This officially licensed outdoor grill is made from stainless steel – so even if you’ve strafed it with a rebel sausage, it’ll still buff up like new. The intricate detailing isn’t just there for show either. Cleverly disguised as a devastating laser, the lid of the Death Star BBQ has an adjustable thermal vent – perfect for regulating heat. Just keep an eye out for X-wings.

The Lowdown:

  • Officially licensed Star Wars barbecue
  • Made from stainless steel
  • Adjustable air vents
  • Heatproof handle


  • Weighs approx 3.5kg (7.72 lbs.)
  • Stands 84cm (33″) tall
  • Boxed size: 39.5cm X 23.0cm X 41.0cm (15.5″ x 9.05″ x 16.14″)

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November 26th, 2015 by Cherry

Jeep has gone Italian with the 2016 Jeep Renegade small compact IMG_3167crossover utility vehicle (SUV). It a great looking crossover that has a unique look that will make it stand out from the crowd (Fiat 500x, Nissan Juke, Kia Soul and Mini Countryman).  Take a closer look with my video on my Chick Car Talk @youtube channel CherryLosAngeles of the Jeep Renegade Trailblazer.

It’s design is made to accommodate 4 – 5 people, good amount of storage in the back, good price and fuel economy. It’s less than 14 fee long, has plenty of leg room and the interior is incredibly functional for the driver and passengers. It’s still all Jeep merged with an Italian blend of function and beauty.

The Renegade’s cabin fits four adults or two adults with three kids (or smaller/skinny adults) in the back or your dog kids in the back seats. It allows the sun in with removable roof panes that cover the front and back row of seats that can be stowed under the cargo floor. It has 50 cubic feet behind the front seats and the right front folds to accommodate longer items.
Depending on the trim level the materials vary from entry level (cloth seats, no AC) to Glamping with heated leather seats and steering wheel, dual-zone climate control, reconfigurable dash display, multi color leather, color coordinated trim pieces and more.

It’s a smart crossover with on demand Wi-Fi with Fiat Chrisler Automobile’s Uconnect system, charging in the front and back for devices, collision warning, automatic braking, land departure warning with correction and available on various trim model levels.

You have the option of a 1.4-liter turbo with 6-speed manual and a 2.4-liter four-cylinder with a 9-speed automatic that is great for city and country driving. I really liked the drive around Downtown Los Angeles in rush hour traffic. It handled the potholes, bike riders who weaved in and out of traffic as well as warning me about a car that was in such a hurry it wanted to merge with my Renegade! I didn’t notice any road, engine or wind noise while driving so it’s pretty quiet. I love that the Trailhawk is tall but offers great 360 degree visibility. I’m not an offroad driver  but like the the Renegade Trailhawk can handle any landscape mother nature dishes out. I live in Los Angeles so I do rarely like to drive up for skiing, hit obscure beaches and just drive along the highway to take in the beautiful sights of my adopted home state.

IMG_3154The Renegade isn’t a bland by committee crossover. It is eye catching so was very happy that Jeep offered it for test
drive at the LA Auto Show. If you want a small crossover that’s made for city and country living that can take you out for a night on the town or a weekend of glamping at your next festival I strongly recommend you check it out.

Jeep Renegade Trim Levels

Jeep Renegade comes in four trim levels: value-oriented Sport, mainstream Latitude, luxurious Limited, and off-road biased Trailhawk. Sport and Latitude come with the 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder and 6-speed manual gearbox, while Limited and Trailhawk get the 2.4-liter non-turbo four-cylinder and 9-speed automatic transmission; the 2.4 is optional on Sport and Latitude. The Trailhawk is all-wheel drive only, the others are front-wheel drive (labeled 4×2) with all-wheel drive (4×4) a $2,000 upgrade.

Renegade Sport 4×2 ($17,995) comes with cloth upholstery, manual 6-way driver seat, 60/40 split-fold rear seat, power door locks, rear wipe/wash, tinted glass, dual-height cargo floor, sliding-armrest console, trip computer, reading lamps, 12-volt DC outlets, sliding visors with mirrors, AM/FM 4-speaker Uconnect 3.0 stereo, 16-inch steel wheels and tire-inflator kit. Sport 4×4 ($19,995) adds to that a fold-forward passenger seat and Active Drive all-wheel drive. Sport options include manual MySky roof, Power & Air group (air conditioning, cruise control, power heated mirrors), Uconnect 5.0 with Bluetooth and SiriusXM, rearview camera, aluminum wheels, temporary-use spare and roof rails.

Renegade Latitude 4×2 ($21,295) and 4×4 ($23,295) add air conditioning, cruise control, power heated mirrors, aluminum wheels, rearview camera, fog lamps, deep-tint glass, body-color door handles and mirrors, automatic headlamps, roof rails, ambient interior lighting, seatback pockets, 180-watt 6-speaker stereo, leather-wrapped steering wheel, illuminated visor mirrors and Uconnect 5.0. Latitude offers the most cabin colors and options. Latitude may be equipped with the Advanced Technology group with lane departure warning plus, forward collision warning plus, rear park assist; Safety and Security group with blind-spot monitoring, rear cross path detection, security alarm, Keyless Enter ‘n Go; Cold Weather group with all-season floor mats, remote start for automatics, and heated front seats, steering wheel and windshield; Popular Equipment group with dual-zone climate control, remote start, 115-volt auxiliary power, 8-way power driver’s seat, 40/20/40 rear seat with pass through and armrest, Premium 9-speaker 506-w sound system; Trailer group with a Class III receiver hitch, 7- and 4-pin plugs, full-size spare; larger aluminum wheels; manual or power MySky roof; Uconnect 6.5 with navigation; SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link; SiriusXM; HD radio.

Renegade Limited 4×2 ($24,795) and 4×4 ($26,795) upgrade further with leather upholstery and upgraded trim, dual-zone climate control, heated front and power driver seats, 18-inch aluminum wheels, 7-inch configurable dash display, 40/20/40 rear seat, wiper deicer, 115-volt AC outlet, remote start, rechargeable flashlight, black roof, dual exhaust tips, signal repeaters, carpeted floor mats, auto-dimming inside mirror and body-color lower trim with bright accents. Limited options include MySky roof, active safety packages, 506-watt audio system, Uconnect 6.5/navigation, and a trailering package.

Renegade Trailhawk ($25,995) offers three distinctive paints with black roof and neutral gray trim; a matte black hood decal is optional. Trailhawk comes with unique cloth upholstery and color scheme with red stitching, Active Drive Low, skid plates, higher ride height, 215/65R17 all-terrain tires, three tow hooks, full-size spare, removable cargo floor panel, 7-inch display, all-season mats. Most features, options and groups parallel Latitude trim, except you can not get the Advanced Technology pack and a Premium group adds leather, 40/20/40 rear seat, heated front seats and steering wheel, dual-zone climate control and some other conveniences that bring the interior close to Limited standards.

Safety features standard on all Renegades include front, front side, side-curtain and driver-knee airbags, electronic stability control with traction control, antilock brakes and brake assist, and hill-start assist. Optional safety equipment varies by trim and includes a rearview camera, rear park sensors, lane-departure warning/correction and forward collision warning with mitigation braking and blind-spot warning with cross-path detection.

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