For the love of a Lazy Dog and OC Bloggers

OC Bloggers were welcomed at the Lazy Dog in Tustin, California this past Tuesday evening to drink and eat selected items from Executive Chef, Gabriel Caliendo. It was a complete Orange Crush; terrific night enjoyed by human and canines combined . I thank the two ladies behind EVERYTHING, Suz and Marcy.

I recall meeting both of them in December then returning home to share with DH about spending time with like minded people who were stupendously smart and fabulous. Suz, I have known since our daughter’s shared a Kindergarten teacher 3 years ago, and Marcy welcomed me at first glance; she is a – my favorite.  That fateful night in  December  everyone greeted myself and Lindsey with open arms. Friendships were born.

Marcy, after charming me with her humor, looked me in the eye and encouraged me to be myself and start a blog “you can do it girl” don’t be shy. Since then I created Sugar and Spice for those who were Beagle Brigade curious, enlightening folks who wanted to know more about our foster Beagles (Maddox/Buddy) and our new fancy show Beagle (Daphney) co-owned with Auburn Beagle in San Fran. Eventually, fate would have it, the requests came from loving and ultra supportive friends to share more of myself on my website (this took enormous thought & courage), and now thankfully, I am rubbing shoulders with some incredibly bright supportive and talented folks. Furthermore, Marcy still keeps me laughing.

Here is a visual recap and link-ups to these information age D-Jay’s. Trend setters, gathered at the Lazy Dog in Tustin, California. The social company was exhilarating, the restaurant patio enchanting and the food perfect. Please excuse the Whoot Whoot blog friends when I felt there was need for applause. I simply wanted to share a whole lotta love for the Lazy Dog Team playing host. Thanks Frank Groff Inc. , Lazy Dog and Chef Gabriel Caliendo for a splendid evening.



Suzanne Broughton (Alive in Wonderland),  Marcy Mcclelland-Massura (The Glamorous life)

Photo Modchik Photography

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Executive Chef, Gabriel Caliendo offers a game of Russian Roulette – Vodka style.

And since the restaurant is Dog friendly, outside on the patio, be pleased to  meet the NEWEST OC BLOGGER mascot, Badger. He is a rescue Grey Hound at the tender age of 5. He won countless races in his hay-day. Plus, dang, his hamstrings resemble a quarter horse. His Daddy shared, “he is the fastest lazy couch potato you will ever meet“. The Lazy Dog Patio loved him and he exemplified their marketing mantra. Even the cat loving Modchik was intrigued by this handsome pooch. Photo Below – I adore how open mined she it. So without further ado, Ladies and gentlemen,

Please say hello to the new OC Blogger Mascot and Lazy Dog Patio King – Badger.


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Sorry the Beagle Brigade just HAD to represent too….

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Now onto the smart blog folks.

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Please meet Pam De Jong (mom is a 4 letter word) and Steve Bush (The Bush Report)

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Marcy Massura (The Glamorous life)   with  Marcie Taylor (Suburban Momma

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The One – The Only – The Modchik

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Pricilla of She’s Cookin and  Jeff Friend with powerful techie Kung Fu.

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Lindsey again with Kirsten Wright,  then Shannon Leigh Smith and Lisa Mertins 


   and last but not least – CAROLYNN SANTANIELLO – she adopted MILO the beagle – Love HER!!!!

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Suz getting her money shot….

And the food – terrific. Loved the Fire in the hole!!!


{Insert here a photo of the amazing shrimp quesadilla}

Sorry, I chased after the server and ate all of them before I could reach for the camera.

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  Day at the Spa Martini – Lazy Dog Honey Blonde – Strawberry-Basil Mojito

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Cameras abound – indeed to capture all the good eats.

Now time for some ambiance……

fire side romance

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lovely even on a California June night.


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Thanks Modchik for the late night chat and picture poaching…..

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10 responses

  1. What a wonderful night! And with such awesome ladies!! Almost wish I was back up in the OC. *sigh*

    GREAT shots, lady!

    June 23, 2010 at 11:02 pm

  2. Well played S&S… Well played.

    June 23, 2010 at 11:33 pm

  3. Awwwww I got a little teary eyed. Which I think is the sign of a very good review right?

    June 24, 2010 at 4:21 am

  4. marciet

    Very nice!!!! I remember the first time I met you too.

    June 24, 2010 at 8:15 am

  5. Amazing photos – you captured the evening beautifully! The people, the food, the ambience, and especially our canine friends!

    June 24, 2010 at 8:17 am

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  7. Love the pictures!! thanks so much for sharing these shots of my fabulously lazy Badger, we love him too! It was great meeting you 🙂

    (oh, and p.s., it’s Kirsten)

    June 24, 2010 at 10:06 am

  8. modchik

    nicely done chica.

    June 24, 2010 at 10:35 am

  9. Great post! Thank you. You two girls were talking very intensely–I love that 🙂

    June 24, 2010 at 10:41 am

  10. julie

    I was hoping you were going to share the recipe for the yummy looking spicy moroccan chicken ! Yummy!

    June 24, 2010 at 6:51 pm

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