Life Coach Asks “What’s Your Deal?” at Hugo’s Feb. 7

Superfab restaurant Hugo’s at the Whizin Center isn’t just a restaurant.  It’s a philanthropic organization and a meeting center, too.  Happy to serve as a hub for the Agoura Hills community, Hugo’s will host a book signing for Lisa Coffey’s new title “What’s Your Dharma?” on February 7 from 4:30 to 6:00 PM.

The book is Coffey’s offering to those who are looking for their true purpose in life.

From the press release:

“Coffey, cHT, Ph.D, is a refreshing radio and TV guest known for her inspiring blend of ancient wisdom and modern style. She also hosts various TV shows and media tours.  With warmth and authenticity she helps people unveil the boundless possibilities and pragmatic wisdom that dwells within them. She is a lifestyle expert, and the media’s go-to person for dating and relationship advice. As a life coach, she taps into her vast knowledge of Ayurveda, Feng Shui, Aromatherapy, Hypnotherapy and other ancient philosophies to come up with positive solutions for contemporary challenges. Engaging and media-friendly, Coffey is a fixture on many national and local television shows.”

Since I’m usually shutting kids back and forth between preschool, football practice, and karate during that Tuesday evening time slot, my head will be spinning and I will welcome some dharma-related direction.  If you come to the signing and stay for dinner, 20% of the proceeds of your meal will be donated  to the Boys and Girls Club.

Dear Santa: LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean

Kyle checks out the multi-plane camera at the Frank G. Wells Building at Disney

We’ve been to a lot of Halloween parties the last few weeks. The first one was thrown by Disney Interactive on the lot at Disney in Burbank. My kids were in heaven – there were video games to play all around the room, and lots of sugary cookies to eat. They basically stationed themselves at the LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean game in the corner and took a break every 20 minutes or so to go put icing on a Tinker Bell cookie and lick it off. Here’s a description of the game:

LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game – This action adventure video game brings to life the Pirates of the Caribbean world and all its colorful characters in LEGO brick form.  Available now for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii ($49.99), Nintendo 3DS ($39.99) and Nintendo DS, PSP, PC/Mac ($29.99). Rated E10+.

So I guess I know what they want for Christmas. We’re already big LEGO Star Wars fans, so it’s not a surprise that LEGO Pirates would follow, even though the kids haven’t seen any of the movies. What was extra super cool was that the young man helping the kids with the game is a video game tester for Disney Interactive, so he knew what he was doing. The young lady stationed at the game next to them actually designs the games. Proof that video games don’t necessarily rot your brain – they can provide you with a career.

One of the purposes of DI’s party was to introduce new games, but I didn’t get a chance to sample any of them because my kids were hyperfocused. But if you’re interested, you can see previews of them on Disney Interactive’s website.

It’s Back! Agoura Munch Madness


I was bummed that I missed this event last year, but as of this moment I have it scheduled in for our family to attend. I so rarely get to partake of the mobile yumminess that comes out of LA’s fleet of food trucks. And here they are, coming to The Bubble.

For a full menu of fun for the whole family, don’t miss AGOURA MUNCH MADNESS, Sunday, November 6, 2011 at Agoura High School from 11:00am to 6:00pm with more than a dozen of LA’s top gourmet food trucks, live entertainment, a dance & fitness presentation, the Munch & Crunch contest (In your face entertainment where patrons “munch and crunch” to the fastest finish (no hands or eating utensils allowed!), face painting, prizes, and more. Kids will especially love the “Slice Truck” and “King Kone” Truck. It’s all happening at the campus of Agoura High School and proceeds benefit their International Baccalaureate program for students. Admission is just $5 in advance or $7 at the gate. Kids 4 and under are free. Food truck tastes sold separately. Get your “munch on,” find out more and buy your tickets today at