Two New Openings in north Mission Viejo

Panda Express facing Los Alisos, in the shopping center at Marguerite Parkway and Santa Margarita Parkway where there’s CVS Pharmacy, Ralph’s Market, McDonald’s, and the Pet Store Warehouse.

Also at the same intersection but across the street is a new Auto Club Office next to Petco in the Sprout’s Farmer’s Market shopping center where there’s also Yogurtland and Claim Jumper Restaurant.

And some good news for anyone who gets cold sores or canker sores, Sprout’s now carries the two problem solvers I developed over 20 years ago.  The first,  Cold Sores Begone Stick™, a chapstick that stops a cold sore from surfacing at the early warning tingle.  www.Cold Sores

Cold & Canker Sore Begone1.5mg

Second, Canker Sores Begone Stick™, which within 24-36 hours, heals a mouth ulcer inside the mouth (on or under tongue, inside cheeks, roof of mouth, inside lips).

Do you know anyone overseas who could use either remedy? We now ship international orders for which there’s a flat shipping fee of $10, maximum 5 pieces per order.  There’s a moneyback guarantee but the shipping fee is not included.  (888) 877-6315.

Gandolfo’s Deli is better with recent change of ownership

UnknownIf you thought Gandolfo’s Deli in Mission Viejo was good before, you should try it now.  I had a pastrami sandwich on rye with Russian dressing and it was out of this world.

Sean and Danielle Whaley took over the reins last Friday, with a commitment to excellent both in quality of food and customer service.  The Whaley’s also own another Gandolfo’s Deli in Rancho Cucamonga.

Gandolfo’s Deli is located at Via Fabricante and Alicia Parkway.

Address: 23981 Alicia Parkway, Mission Viejo, CA 92691

Phone:(949) 581-3354
Monday 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sunday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

If you need a new dentist, here’s why I recommend mine

Shervin Ahmadnia, DDS, Family Forest Dentistry

  • Excellent work
  • Affordable prices
  • He’s a doll. (My 85 year old mother had a crush on him)
  • He’s gentle, patient and wants you to be happy
  • Friendly staff
  • I’ve been his patient since 1998, and have had crowns, fillings, teeth whitening, teeth cleaning
  • Did I mention he’s affordable?
  • Accepts Medi-cal, credit cards
  • Anyone I’ve recommended him to are very happy

He offers an in-office dental plan that saves me money every year.  As a single person, no children, it costs $105/year. Saves money on all dental work. No claim forms, deductibles, or annual maximums, and coordinates with other dental coverage. If you go in, ask about it.

Mon, Wed, Thur – 8am-7pm
Tues, 8am-6pm
Every other Saturday, 8am-2pm

22855 Lake Forest Dr., Suite B, Lake Forest, CA  92630 (between Muirlands and Rockfield, north side of street in strip mall)

(949) 583-1558

A New Bundt Cake Store in Mission Viejo

The minute you walk in the door of Nothing Bundt Cakes, all your senses come alive with the scent of fresh cake. Your eyes don’t know where to go first–everything is so colorful, pretty, cute, happy.  Bundt cakes in a variety of sizes, daisies and ribbons in different colors and patterns to choose from to decorate your cake.

It’s a gift shop also with girl-y plastic gloves for washing dishes or gardening, paper kits for simple customization for your cake, colorful tableware and cake plates.

The cakes are moist and absolutely out of this world.  You can check it out yourself because everyday, they set out plates with samples of two of the available flavors.

The owners of this franchise store are Donna and Ismael Zamora.

Portola Plaza (Marguerite & Santa Marguerite Parkway)
27746-A Santa Margarita Parkway, Mission Viejo


Monday-Friday: 9AM-6PM, Saturday: 10AM-6PM


Fresh & Easy-10 exciting reasons why it’s the go-to place to shop for families

Sharlene Earnshaw, writer for the Lake Forest Patch, wrote a very good article on Fresh & Easy with information I didn’t even know, and I shop there!  It includes one perk that I’ve never seen before — preferred parking for adults with children.   Hmmm, I don’t have children.  Anyone interested in renting out one of yours for an hour or so? 🙂

The new Fresh & Easy in Lake Forest is located at El Toro Road and Trabuco.

A new, less expensive concept in massage offered by Pandora Massage at Laguna Hills Mall

I was very short on time the day I went in, my first visit.  I just noticed them driving by so on impulse, I decided to stop and see what their services were and prices.  The first thing I noticed was the soothing sounds of a flute accompanied by a chirping bird. The ambiance is comfortable with a somewhat tropical/Asian decor, very clean, and prices were less expensive than other moderately priced salons I’ve been to.  What I like is that you don’t undress for a massage at Pandora. No hassle of dressing and undressing, make up stays intact, no oily hair so you can go on about your day looking as good as you did when you left the house, but much more relaxed.   All their massage tables are set up in one open space, but fanned out so you have a sense of privacy.  The massage tables may be the most comfortable I’ve layed on.

Again on impulse, I asked for a combination foot/shoulder/neck/back massage for 15 minutes.  It went a little longer but they didn’t charge extra.  Just a 20 minute or so massage and I was so relaxed, I had to peel myself off the massage table.  I didn’t want to move.  Although their website,, says the massages are for one hour each, they are happy to provide shorter massages that fit your budget or time you have available.

I have a standing appointment at my nail salon every 2 weeks and most of the time, I’ll ask for a longer foot massage or a shoulder/neck/back massage.  I’ll be coming to Pandora for that in the future.  The price is the same, meaning inexpensive, but the quality of massage is better and the soothing environment works wonders.

Issa Hanna, a retired pharmacist, owns Pandora Massage, which only opened 6 weeks ago.   He mentioned they have a large selection of music a customer can choose from if desired.  Then he said the magic words that bought my loyalty on the spot — if established customers are out and about, feeling muscle tension or pain, he’ll be happy to have a masseuse provide a 5 minute massage at no charge. Yep, Pandora’s phone number went immediately into my cell phone Contacts list.

Pandora’s offering a special right now – two one-hour massages for the price of one.  Such a deal!  Use both for yourself or bring a friend.

Pandora Massage is located on the back side of the mall not too far from Sears, and can only be accessed from the parking lot, not from inside the mall.

Open 10am to 10pm everyday. Phone:  (949) 465-0005.  Walk-in’s welcome, appointments preferred.

A new year, desire to get fix-it jobs done, but concerned about expense?

A few people who used my excellent handyman due to my recommendation, suggested I write about him again since many people don’t go too far back scrolling through a blog.  His name is Daniel Tena and he happens to be a licensed contractor.  His rates are very reasonable, so don’t let that be reason not to call or get your projects, big or small, finally done with–especially if there’s a danger issue involved.  His contact information is: Cell ph:  949-485-8458 , Home ph:  949-365-1085.

Here’s the link to the original blog which provides more information.