Visit the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds This Summer

If you have just moved in to your apartment in Palmdale or maybe you have been too busy to explore the area, you really need to visit the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds this summer.   Located in Lancaster, CA, the fairgrounds provide a unique opportunity to explore the area’s deep roots in agriculture.

On the 4th you can watch professional bull riders and a firework spectacular at the Fairgrounds.

Then in August, you won’t want to miss the 78th Antelope Valley Fair and Alfalfa Festival.   The fair runs from August 19th through August 28th and includes carnival rides, livestock, music (with headliners like Pat Benatar and Foreigner), monster trucks, and competitions.  You really don’t want to miss this one of a kind fair.

Find out more here.



Summer Day Trips: Palmdale to Oxnard

Located just an hour and a half away, Oxnard is worlds away from Palmdale as it boasts sunny skies and sandy beaches that beckon you to dip your toes in the water.

Not nearly as far as Big Bear Lake, and not nearly as secluded, Oxnard is a great area for trying wine and new restaurants. Plus you can find the renowned strawberry and artichoke farms.

If you want to hang with the locals, visit historic F and G Streets. And, if you love all things spicy, keep in mind that there are 20 Mexican restaurants within an 8-block radius.

There are also three wineries on the Ventura County Wine Trail; Herzog, Magnavino, and Rancho Ventavo.

And here’s a fun fact: In 1921, Paramount Studios used the local beach for the films Egypt, and The Sheik. The area also housed famous celebrity Clark Gable.

Personalized Father’s Day Gifts

Father’s Day is about celebrating the man who raised and shaped you.

He introduced you to Nirvana and taught you how to tie your shoes and ride a bike. He made you a swing set and a wooden skateboard.

So why not go back to your roots of homemade gifts and gift him with something memorable and inventive?

While you may not exactly want to make a hand traced “turkey” card, or glue a bunch of cotton balls to construction paper, think about all the homemade items you can find on Etsy that are both personal and useful.

Is your dad the handyman around the house? Then think about getting him a hammer with a meaningful engraving in the handle.

Does he love making wooden furniture? A laser printed wood slice with a picture of your family is definitely unique and affordable.

For the father that love camping, get him a personalized engraved pocket knife.

DIY Summer Inspired Centerpieces

Flowers are a true staple for making dull days a little brighter; so why not make a beautiful arrangement to stand as the focal point of your living room.

It’ll add color for a fraction of the price that redecorating would cost you.

Plus, there’s plenty of room for creativity, but remember to use seasonal flowers.

  • Using thin-steed bottles, arrange small flowers around larger ones, and place only one or two stems in each bottle for a chic and airy feel.
  • Add some intrigue to your kitchen table by garnishing with fresh herbs arranged in vintage mustard tins. Pour some water in the bottom to precent wilting.

  •  A vintage silver water pitcher can double as a sturdy vase. Use it to show off bundles of red and white radishes, held together by rubber bands.

Mark your Calendar – June Events near your Palm Chaparral Home

Attention Star Wars fans! You do not want to miss this very special showing of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” that will be shown at the Rooftop Cinema Series on South Lake, this coming June 25, 2016. Registration is free and you must print out your tickets in order to get into the special showing. to RSVP and to get information about your tickets, go to the website of The event starts at 6:00 PM with a live DJ performance, and food, snacks and beverages are available. You may bring your own food and refreshments, however we as that you be responsible. Be sure to bring your reclining beach chair, to kick back and enjoy the DJ show while you are waiting on the 8:00 Pm movie showing! VIP seating arrangements are available, you will need to print and bring with you, a printed receipt showing a same day purchase to obtain the limited VIP seating.

Guests are to park on the West Side of the Lake near Colorado Blvd. Bring weather appropriate clothing with you to ensure comfort and in the event of possible uncomfortable weather conditions. This event is sponsored by South Lake business Associates, and Pasadena Towers.

Celebrate National Burger Day in Palmdale

Where will you celebrate National Hamburger Day in Palmdale? At one of these three burger joints in town!

On May 28th you can enjoy a charbroiled patty, served on a fluffy bun and topped with grilled onions, pickles, tomatoes, and any other topping your heart desires.

So where do you go for this yummy burger? Check out one of these local burger joints:

  1. Irene’s Burger’s Cafe: Order a classic burger alongside some crispy, thick-cut fries. Address: 2067 E Palmdale Blvd, Palmdale, CA 93550
  2. Habit Burger Grill: For a spin on the cheeseburger, try out their charburger. They’re available to order with different sauces and toppings. Address: 748 W Rancho Vista Blvd, Palmdale, CA 93551
  3. Rio’s Burger: You’ll love their bacon and avocado cheeseburger, along with their fried zucchini. Address: 2511 Olive Dr, Palmdale, CA 93550

Ideas for Making Spring Cleaning Fun

Instead of thinking of spring cleaning as a chore, make the best out of it and have a little fun. Sure cleaning the kitchen is a lot less glamorous than getting served at a 5-star restaurant, but this work needs to be done.

So how do you make it less tedious and mundane?

Have fun with it! If that means blasting music, and pretending like you’re at a karaoke bar as you sweep up the dirt, then do it! Other people swear by using silly or loud colored cleaning tools, from a pink vacuum, to a polka dotted broom.

Who said cleaning supplies had to be ugly?

And of course, you can throw in a cute pair of rubber gloves and a colorful plastic tote.

Enjoy a Live Concert at the Lancaster Performing Arts Center

Music is one of the few outlets for people, when it comes to a break up, a wedding, or even a birthday, it sets the tone and helps you relate to the many emotions you may be feeling.

For all you Rock n’ Roll fans out there, still jamming out to Springsteen and Neil Young, you’ll be pleased to know that legendary singer and songwriter Jackson Browne will be performing at the Lancaster Performing Arts Center.

This added show is part of a limited spring tour. Browne has been a major player in the music industry since the 1970s, having written and recorded songs such as “The Pretender”, “Running on Empty”, “Lawyers in Love”, “Doctor My Eyes”, “Take It Easy”, and “Somebody’s Baby”, in addition to being an activist.

Browne was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004.

Tickets are available for $79, $64, or $59 per person.

When: Monday, May 16, 2016 at 8 pm

Where: The Lancaster Performing Arts Center – 750 West Lancaster Boulevard, Lancaster, CA


Where to go for Mother’s Day in Palmdale, CA

There are lots of great restaurants for Mother’s Day in Palmdale, CA. Obviously, moms are going to vary tremendously in terms of the restaurants that they really like. Ultimately, people should try to take their mothers’ preferences into account while figuring out where to go for Mother’s Day in Palmdale, CA or anywhere else. However, there are certainly lots of great choices in the area.

Moms who love Japanese food will love the Goldfish Japanese Restaurant, which is located at: 3135 Rancho Vista Blvd, Palmdale, CA 93551. People go there all the time for the sake of birthday lunches and other special occasions. The Goldfish Japanese Restaurant is one of the best sushi restaurants around, and it serves everything in a clean and comfortable environment. People can learn more about the place here.

The Fresco II restaurant can make even more moms happy, because it serves classic Italian and Greek dishes. It’s a restaurant with a large and spacious interior, and it’s a favorite among people who are interested in celebrating all family holidays, especially Mother’s Day. Fresco II is located at: 1311 W Rancho Vista Blvd, Palmdale, CA 93551 and people can learn more about it at by clicking the link.

Bacon, Blues and Brew Fest near Palmdale

Do you love the taste of maple flavored bacon? And washing it down with an ice cold beer on a hot day?

Well then, you’ll want to check out the Bacon, Blues & Brews festival coming to town on May 14.

It’s the celebration of an three of America’s favorite things! The event will feature dozens of restaurants and chefs from throughout the Valley.

They will be offering sweet and savory samples of bacon and pork infused items. Then, you can sample a number of craft beers from local and regional craft breweries.

Live entertainment will be provided by local blues bands.

The event will last from 12 noon to 9pm. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $40 for VIP.

Address: THE BLVD – 742 West Lancaster Boulevard, Lancaster, CA 93534