Celebrating a birthday at the Ruby’s Diner Tiki Room

Thank you Ruby’s Diner for hosting my child’s birthday party.

The chiclet turned six years old in June… and we had a blast celebrating it at Ruby’s Diner in San Clemente. The Tiki Room at the Outlets at San Clemente restaurant makes for such a great birthday party place, especially since it’s FREE to use!

Tiki Party / "Ruby's Diner 6th Birthday Party!!" A tiki theme birthday party with shake shooters, burgers and ice cream cones. See more party planning ideas at LivingMiVidaLoca!

The Tiki Room is exclusive to the Ruby’s Diner in San Clemente and seats up to 20 guests. Because it’s located in the back, you can even expand your fiesta a little more because you can get a few extra tables right outside on the pet-friendly patio, next to the Tiki Room.

Ruby's Diner in San Clemente is a great birthday party place - LivingMiVidaLoca.com

Ruby's Diner in San Clemente is a great birthday party place - LivingMiVidaLoca.com

Celebrating a boy's birthday at Ruby's Diner in San Clemente. Ruby's Diner is a great birthday party place because they have a Tiki Room - LivingMiVidaLoca.com

This worked out so perfect for us because the chiclets stayed in the Tiki Room while the adults hung out in the patio. We were close enough to supervise them, but we also had our own space and we weren’t trying to talk over the chiclets (which is virtually impossible).

Ruby's Diner in San Clemente is a great birthday party place - LivingMiVidaLoca.com

Celebrating a boy's birthday at Ruby's Diner in San Clemente. Ruby's Diner is a great birthday party place because they have a Tiki Room - LivingMiVidaLoca.com

We got there early enough to check out the room and set up a few decorations. I brought along a few items I found at the dollar store (tiki cups, leis and straws) and placed them at each seat. Just those few items was all I needed to make the super cool tiki room even more birthday party festive.

The chiclets were all in awe when they walked in the room because they had never seen so much attention to detail in one room. The entire space is decorated very thoughtfully, from the walls, to the lamps, to the beaded curtain.

Celebrating a boy's birthday at Ruby's Diner in San Clemente. Ruby's Diner is a great birthday party place because they have a Tiki Room - LivingMiVidaLoca.com

Celebrating a boy's birthday at Ruby's Diner in San Clemente. Ruby's Diner is a great birthday party place because they have a Tiki Room - LivingMiVidaLoca.com

Celebrating a boy's birthday at Ruby's Diner in San Clemente. Ruby's Diner is a great birthday party place because they have a Tiki Room - LivingMiVidaLoca.com

Ruby's Diner in San Clemente is a great birthday party place - LivingMiVidaLoca.com

Celebrating a boy's birthday at Ruby's Diner in San Clemente. Ruby's Diner is a great birthday party place because they have a Tiki Room - LivingMiVidaLoca.com

The Ruby’s Diner staff is super attentive and once the guests started to arrive the staff brought out some shake shooters. The shake shooters are not on their menu, but with a large group and advanced notice, they’ll totally do it for you.

Celebrating a boy's birthday at Ruby's Diner in San Clemente. Ruby's Diner is a great birthday party place because they have a Tiki Room - LivingMiVidaLoca.com

Celebrating a boy's birthday at Ruby's Diner in San Clemente. Ruby's Diner is a great birthday party place because they have a Tiki Room - LivingMiVidaLoca.com

We all ordered shortly afterwards. I’m a huge fan of their veggie burgers and onion rings. They’re basically just perfect. So that’s what I ordered… meanwhile, the Hubster decided to venture out and try some of their fish tacos (which are massive – so be warned).

Ruby's Diner in San Clemente is a great birthday party place - LivingMiVidaLoca.com

Celebrating a boy's birthday at Ruby's Diner in San Clemente. Ruby's Diner is a great birthday party place because they have a Tiki Room - LivingMiVidaLoca.com

Celebrating a boy's birthday at Ruby's Diner in San Clemente. Ruby's Diner is a great birthday party place because they have a Tiki Room - LivingMiVidaLoca.com

Celebrating a boy's birthday at Ruby's Diner in San Clemente. Ruby's Diner is a great birthday party place because they have a Tiki Room - LivingMiVidaLoca.com

Ruby's Diner in San Clemente is a great birthday party place - LivingMiVidaLoca.com

The kids went wild for Ruby’s milkshakes, burgers and shoestring fries. They killed time while they waited for their food by putting together the convertible car activity that Ruby’s Diner gives out to every kid.

I love that they give the chiclets a hands-on activity because it takes them longer to put it together and the stickers that come with the activity let them personalize it as they see fit. The food arrived soon after they finished their cars.

Celebrating a boy's birthday at Ruby's Diner in San Clemente. Ruby's Diner is a great birthday party place because they have a Tiki Room - LivingMiVidaLoca.com

Celebrating a boy's birthday at Ruby's Diner in San Clemente. Ruby's Diner is a great birthday party place because they have a Tiki Room - LivingMiVidaLoca.com

We gave the chiclets enough time to eat and play around for a bit before the awesome Ruby’s Diner staff came by with a gigantic sundae for Luca. He LOVED it so much and having the staff sing him “Happy Birthday” was truly the icing on the cake.

Celebrating a boy's birthday at Ruby's Diner in San Clemente. Ruby's Diner is a great birthday party place because they have a Tiki Room - LivingMiVidaLoca.com

We let Luca make a wish, blow out his candle and a few bites into his sundae we suggested that ALL the chiclets walk over to the ice cream shop attached to the Ruby’s Diner for their own ice cream cone.

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The walk-up in-diner ice cream shop is decorated in a very bright red and white vintage motif. It’s a small room, but the ice cream man works fast and the kids LOVED seeing the cherries and whipped topping above their heads. Ruby’s Diner offers everyone’s favorite ice cream flavors and the red and white striped wall makes for the perfect picture background.

Ruby's Diner in San Clemente is a great birthday party place - LivingMiVidaLoca.com

Celebrating a boy's birthday at Ruby's Diner in San Clemente. Ruby's Diner is a great birthday party place because they have a Tiki Room - LivingMiVidaLoca.com

Celebrating a boy's birthday at Ruby's Diner in San Clemente. Ruby's Diner is a great birthday party place because they have a Tiki Room - LivingMiVidaLoca.com

Celebrating a boy's birthday at Ruby's Diner in San Clemente. Ruby's Diner is a great birthday party place because they have a Tiki Room - LivingMiVidaLoca.com

Meanwhile, back at the adults table we ordered apple pie a la mode to pair with our coffees. It was the perfect way to end the meal.

Celebrating a boy's birthday at Ruby's Diner in San Clemente. Ruby's Diner is a great birthday party place because they have a Tiki Room - LivingMiVidaLoca.com

We highly recommend reserving the Ruby’s Diner’s Tiki Room at the Outlets at San Clemente. It’s in a great location, free to use, and afterwards you can walk off some of the delicious food by shopping!

Celebrating a boy's birthday at Ruby's Diner in San Clemente. Ruby's Diner is a great birthday party place because they have a Tiki Room - LivingMiVidaLoca.com

We had a fantastic time celebrating Luca’s sixth birthday and can’t wait for an adult-only birthday party so we can take advantage of the premium wine and beer selection that Ruby’s Diner offers.

Celebrating a boy's birthday at Ruby's Diner in San Clemente. Ruby's Diner is a great birthday party place because they have a Tiki Room - LivingMiVidaLoca.com

To reserve the Tiki Room, contact Ruby’s Diner at 949-492-7829 or rubyssc@eurekafe.com.

Ruby’s Diner
101 West Avenida Vista Hermosa
Suite 600
San Clemente, CA 92672

Celebrating a boy's birthday at Ruby's Diner in San Clemente. Ruby's Diner is a great birthday party place because they have a Tiki Room - LivingMiVidaLoca.com

¡Gracias! to Ruby’s Diner for hosting Luca’s sixth birthday party. You made his day one that he won’t soon forget.

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The $1,000.00 Golden Opulence Sundae is back at Serendipity 3

Last time I was in New York I stopped by Serendipity 3. It was gorgeous, funky but unfortunately not during National Ice Cream Month, so I totally missed out on the $1,000.00 Golden Opulence Sundae! This month, Serendipity 3 is bringing back their super indulgent Guinness World Record dessert and I so wish I was in the city to try it.

$1,000.00 Golden Opulence Sundae

The Golden Opulence Sundae

The Golden Opulence Sundae, which must be ordered at least 48 hours in advance, consists of 3 scoops of the richest Tahitian vanilla ice cream infused with Madagascar vanilla beans, and covered in 23K edible gold, placed in a Baccarat crystal goblet (that you get to take home with you) and drizzled with the world’s most expensive chocolate, Amedei Porcelana and the rarest, Amedei Chuao chocolate, which is made from cocoa beans that are harvested from an island off the coast of Venezuela. The masterpiece is suffused with exotic candied fruit from Paris, gold dragets, chocolate truffles from Switzerland and topped with a gold plated sugar orchid. A tiny bowl of Grande Passion caviar, salt-free and infused with passion fruit and Armagnac, accompanies the sundae. An 18K gold spoon is used to partake in this incredible indulgence.

Serendipity 3, the legendary New York City restaurant and General Store, has been enchanting millions of patrons since 1954. Beginning with Marilyn Monroe, Andy Warhol, Grace Kelly and Cary Grant in the 1950’s to the newest crop of hot young celebrities such as Beyonce, Blake Lively, Selena Gomez and Kim Kardashian, Serendipity 3 remains a must-visit destination. The restaurant has been the setting of three major Hollywood films – One Fine Day with George Clooney and Michelle Pfeiffer, Serendipity with John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale, and Trust the Man with Julianne Moore and David Duchovny. Owner and founder, Stephen Bruce, continues to reinvent an outrageous whimsical world full of outrageous food, decadent desserts and outlandish merchandise, all located in a Tiffany-jeweled fantasy setting.

All I can say is… at least you get to keep the Baccarat crystal goblet.

Sears July sale must have picks

This is a sponsored post in partnership with Sears.

In celebration of July 4th, Sears is making the holiday last even longer by extending its July 4th event for the next four days (7/5-7/8). I was able to shop yesterday, and I’m happy to share that there is still plenty of goodies left!!! I arrived at the store bright and early and I loved having that time to shop and having extra one-on-one attention from the staff. I had already checked out their products on sale via the Sears website, and seeing them in person was just as exciting. I don’t know about you, but when I see a favorite item marked down at least 40%… well that’s reason enough to celebrate!

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Sears is a pretty major store so they’re able to offer a seamless connection between the in-store experience, mobile and online. I’m also a part of the “Shop Your Way” program (free to join, by the way), so I get emails with personalized advice AND I get rewarded for my purchases. I’ve been a member for years now and it’s paid off since we’ve purchased every one of our major appliances from Sears.

Sears July sale must have picks - LivingMiVidaLoca.com

Sears July sale must have picks - LivingMiVidaLoca.com

On this particular occasion, I was kind of just browsing and looking to get a better idea of what I might like in my home. My fridge is massive, too big for my tiny kitchen. My washer and dryer are super duper old and in dire need of an upgrade. Well right now Sears has their appliances at up to 40% and I’m itching to jump the gun and get them before the sale is over on July 8th.

Sears July sale must have picks - LivingMiVidaLoca.com

Sears July sale must have picks - LivingMiVidaLoca.com

Plus, they also offer free delivery on select purchases (major bonus points). And really, now that I think of it, I have to replace my dishwasher too. Everything I have is sooooo old!

I walked through the store and also found that they’re having a great deal on mattresses. I have two young chiclets who sleep in twin beds with the thinnest of mattresses. They are in dire need of an upgrade, and at up to 60% off, a great time to buy!

Sears July sale must have picks - LivingMiVidaLoca.com

Sears July sale must have picks - LivingMiVidaLoca.com

Sears July sale must have picks - LivingMiVidaLoca.com

Sometimes I feel like the chiclets come to our bed every once in a while not because they’re scared or are lonely, but because our mattress is super comfy. Having their own luxurious mattress might make them stay in their bed more.

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Of course, Sears is well known for their amazing brands like Craftsman and DieHard, and both of these are also on sale now through July 8th! I found some major sales as I walked through the tool aisles.

Sears July sale must have picks - LivingMiVidaLoca.com

Sears July sale must have picks - LivingMiVidaLoca.com

Sears July sale must have picks - LivingMiVidaLoca.com

I also saw that they’re giving away products for the next few days! If you hop over to the Sears Facebook page now, you can enter their Sears Great Giveaway sweepstakes, every day you have a chance to win to win a new item. Yesterday, they featured the Poulan Pro Riding Tractor, which is great if you have a big lawn because it has a 42-inch mowing deck that allows you to cut wider pieces of grass.

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Today’s fun summer item is the Craftsman 4-piece Lithium Combo Kit. for a So make sure to enter!

Craftsman tools giveaway

For now, I’ll stick to the small appliances (the ones with the Sears protection) and my larger appliances splurge that is bound to happen soon. I seriously can’t get over the low prices.

Sears July sale must have picks - LivingMiVidaLoca.com

Sears July sale must have picks - LivingMiVidaLoca.com

I finished my shopping in the shoe aisle where I found that they have this awesome promotion where you get a bigger discount when you buy more shoes. So really, it’s like a nice reward. You get 10% off when you buy two pairs of shoes, and 15% off when you buy three or more pairs of shoes!

Sears July sale must have picks - LivingMiVidaLoca.com

Sears July sale must have picks - LivingMiVidaLoca.com

They’re whole store is basically on sale and I can’t wait to go back because I know what I want (and what I desperately need).

Now that you’ve seen lots of fun summer stuff your family could definitely use to chill, eat and DIY everything. Make sure to head to Sears either in-store or online to shop and use hashtag #WithAmerica to show me the cool items you purchased!

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When is the last time you shopped at Sears? Because if you’re a fan, then we have the most wonderful giveaway for you!

$250 Sears Gift Card giveaway on LivingMiVidaLoca.com

Sears Gift Card Giveaway

You can enter for a chance to win a $250 Sears gift card right here!!! And did you happen to catch me shopping on Facebook Live? Well I gave away a SECRET WORD for you to use in this awesome giveaway that will give you five extra entries. Make sure you tune in and type in the secret word in the entry form below. ¡Buena suerte!

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Choosing CORE Intima Vaginal Rejuvenation

This is a sponsored post in partnership with CosmetiCare and their #CosmetiCareMoms program.

Want to try vaginal rejuvenation for yourself… or anything else that CosmetiCare has to offer? Then mention discount code PATTIE100 for 10% off a TREATMENT OF YOUR CHOICE!!!

I’ve heard about vaginal rejuvenation on and off for a few years, but it wasn’t until I attended CosmetiCare’s mixer event last year that I found myself wanting to know more about it… which eventually led to making an appointment for my first vaginal rejuvenation treatment. Yup! I’m going through the process and sharing my experience with you right here on my site.

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I’ve trusted CosmetiCare for years now… from micro needling to my breast augmentation, CosmetiCare has never let me down. They are super attentive, know everything about the procedures they offer, and are always available to answer questions. So here goes… the what, why and how of CORE Intima Vaginal Rejuvenation treatment.

CORE Intima Vaginal Rejuvenation treatment

What is CORE (CO2RE) Intima?

You have choices when it comes to vaginal rejuvenations. CosmetiCare offers and recommends CO2RE Intima. This laser treatment is non-surgical and non-invasive. CORE Intima works by delivering CO2 energy to the vaginal or vulva tissue. Doing this causes the cells to make more collagen which in turn improves skin tone, texture and appearance.

Who benefits from CORE Intima vaginal rejuvenation?

According to Nicole Ferguson, R.N. at CosmetiCare, women who are going in for this type of vaginal treatment are women who have children, may have experienced vaginal symptoms including dryness and loss of elasticity, and may suffer from light leakage when coughing, sneezing or physical activity. Although Nicole also mentioned that she’s had patients in their 20’s without children also doing the procedure.

What happens during a vaginal treatment with CORE Intima?

You should plan your visit to be about an hour in length. The procedure itself is only about 15 minutes, but you’ll need the remainder of the time for undressing (just your bottom half) and getting a special numbing cream applied to the outside and inside of your vagina. Once the vagina is numb, the nurse will come in do the procedure. She’ll go over the area both inside, and out. Different tools are used for the areas, and they are single-use only (meaning they’ll be used on your body and then disposed of appropriately).

Does vaginal rejuvenation treatment hurt?

The treatment is not done in a way that can hurt a patient. The numbing cream ensures that the patient doesn’t feel any discomfort.

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How many vaginal rejuvenation treatments are needed?

You will need to visit the CosmetiCare offices four different times, spaced out about four weeks apart. The first three visit are for treatments, the last visit is for a check-up.

What are the post-treatment guidelines for CORE Intima?

After the treatment, Nicole Ferguson, R.N. of CosmetiCare suggests gently cleansing the area with a mild cleanser and water twice per day for 4-7 days total post treatment. Then, apply Alastin Skincare Regenerating Skin Nectar (she recommends it for all her CO2 treatments) and store brand’s hydrocortisone 1% (but not Cortizone 10’s brand). You can also use Aquaphor on the area as needed. During this seven day period, you’ll also abstain from sexual intercourse, tampon use, tub baths, Jacuzzis, swimming and lower body exercises.

How much does CORE Intima cost at CosmetiCare?

CosmetiCare currently has a special deal on the treatment at $2,500 for three treatments. Mention discount code PATTIE100 for 10% off a this treatment!!! 

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CORE Intima vaginal rejuvenation treatment bed

I’ll be posting my full vaginal rejuvenation review once I’ve had my fourth visit at CosmetiCare for my final check-up. Meanwhile, you can watch my vaginal rejuvenation Facebook Live video where I let you in the room while I get my first treatment done!

Do you have questions on vaginal rejuvenation? Leave them in the comments below! I’ll make sure to get you an answer from either myself, or the awesome staff at CosmetiCare.

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Despicable Me 3 activity sheets

This post is in partnership with Universal Pictures.

The chiclets and I watch a lot of films and we’ve been (kinda) patiently waiting for Despicable Me 3 to come out. Not really though, we’re super excited for this new addition to the Despicable Me franchise so I’ve been hearing a countdown to June 30, 2017 (opening day) for a while now.

About Despicable Me 3

Illumination, who brought audiences Despicable Me and the biggest animated hits of 2013 and 2015, Despicable Me 2 and Minions, continues the adventures of Gru, Lucy, their adorable daughters—Margo, Edith and Agnes—and the Minions in Despicable Me 3.  Directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda, co-directed by Eric Guillon and written by Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio, the animated film is produced by Illumination’s Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy, and executive produced by Chris Renaud.

Joining Steve Carell and Kristen Wiig in Despicable Me 3 is Emmy, Tony and Grammy Award winner Trey Parker, co-creator of Comedy Central’s global phenomenon South Park and the Broadway smash The Book of Mormon.  Parker voices the role of villain Balthazar Bratt, a former child star who’s grown up to become obsessed with the character he played in the ‘80s, and proves to be Gru’s most formidable nemesis to date.  The film will be released in theaters on June 30, 2017.

If you’re looking forward to watching the film too, you can purchase your tickets now and skip the waiting in line. Pack some bananas in your bag and you’re good to go!

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Despicable Me 3 still - livingmividaloca.com

And don’t forget to download and print these Despicable Me 3 activity sheets! They’ll keep the chiclets occupied on their way to the theatre!

Despicable Me 3 activity sheets

 

WATCH: Despicable Me 3 Trailer

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We’re so excited to partner with Universal Pictures and host this Despicable Me 3 giveaway for our readers! One lucky reader will get a Despicable Me 3 prize pack:

  • $25 Visa gift card to see Despicable Me 3 in theaters June 30
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  • Two (2) Mineez Despicable Me Surprise Packs
  • Official Motion Picture Soundtrack

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