Category: Entertainment

elizabethan

Elizabethan Desserts

I have what some people might call a dessert obsession. So imagine my delight when I got to eat dessert for a school assignment. Then, imagine my disappointment at learning that Elizabethan Desserts, which advertises its pies on its website and on its door, does not sell pies at its location anymore. Elizabethan Desserts has a nice ambiance for a dessert shop, but resembled a little girl’s bedroom; The teal walls and cabinet of china on the side of the store as well as a big glass case full of pastries gave off an almost eery a dollhouse atmosphere. I ordered the specials after a quick chat with the fr...
betty's

Betty’s Pie Whole Saloon

Betty’s Pie Whole Saloon’s quiet, peaceful environment, an amusing contrast to its saucy name, was the first thing I noticed when I walked into the western-themed bakery. It brings to mind the word “charming” with the soothing sounds of windchimes and muted country music.  The restaurant was relatively empty, with only one family and two other customers occupying the tables. At the counter, there were about 20 pies on display and the cashier was helpful with various sweet and savory pie suggestions.   We ordered the Wild West Caramelized Onion Mushroom Pie ($8.95), Peac...
jessie's

Jessie’s Bake Shop

When I walked into Jessie’s Bake Shop, the dim lighting and utter lack of customers almost made the bakery feel abandoned.  The lack of variety at Jessie’s seemed to explain the dearth of customers; the shop only had a disappointing 15 to 20 options. The server behind the counter recommended that I try the Apple Turnover ($2.25), Pecan Tart ($1.35), Chocolate Pecan Pie Slice ($2.25) and finally, the Raspberry Scone ($1.35). Despite the lack of variety, I was thoroughly impressed with the prices as the total came out to be only $7.20. The texture of the Apple Turnover, which I trie...
music info

Music While We’re Gone

...
jessieware

Glasshouse

After the birth of her baby, English singer and songwriter Jessie Ware released her third studio album. Complete with 17 emotional and soulful tracks, “Glasshouse” brings a new front to Ware’s expanding music genre.  This album is, like its name, very polished and clean-cut. “Glasshouse” includes Ware’s usual slow, sophisticated and generally mellow lyrical style. Ware opens this album with “Midnight,” where she shows off her impressive vocal range and skill. The hauntingly beautiful piano transitions from quiet, single notes to confident chords with percu...
pink_beautifultrauma_1200x1200

Beautiful Trauma

After a solid five years of only three single releases, P!nk has jumped back into the music world with her album “Beautiful Trauma,” and consequently reminded everyone of her immense talent and beautiful vocals. This album is full of her experiences with love and life struggles, like much of her previous work. The title track and introduction to the album, “Beautiful Trauma,” starts off on an especially upbeat and positive note. While the song starts off slow, it quickly picks up to a louder instrumental, giving you a rush of energy for the rest of the album. The track also seems to fade out for a ...
falcon

Play On Preview

Theatre is an art form often times not given the credit by high schoolers that it deserves. “Play On” is a comedy taken on by the TP Players as their first play of the school year and is constructed as a play-within-a-play.  “It’s almost like a tribute to acting,” TP Player Jackie Morales (12) said. “You see [the characters] going through [the] struggle of learning their lines, but also messing up on their lines and how much the show actually changes from the day you get the script to the day of final production.” The first thing I noticed as I sat in on an earl...
falcon

The Foreigner

If an extremely sporadic and disorganized plot mixed with repetitive and unnecessarily dramatic fight scenes is what the creators of “The Foreigner” were going for, they nailed it. Featuring Jackie Chan as the main selling point, the movie is exactly what you would expect: two hours of action-packed, high-energy entertainment. While the fight scenes are well-executed, my primary problem with the film lies in its disorganization.  The film follows Ngoc Minh Quan’s (Chan) quest for vengeance after his daughter, his last living family member, is killed in an explosion that he believes is linked to t...
thrill info

Experience the Thrill

...
mendocino

Mendocino Farms

I went to Mendocino Farms thinking that, like me, no one had ever heard of it. Turns out I was wrong. There wasn’t a single empty seat at the new Del Mar Highlands Town Center location. Right after I entered the restaurant, I was greeted by a smiling employee who placed my order on a tablet after making aware me of Mendocino’s most popular sandwiches. Taking her suggestions, I ordered “The Farm Club” ($10.45), “‘Not so Fried’ Mary’s Chicken” ($10.45) and “Mama Chen’s Chinese Chicken Salad” ($11.45). While I studied the menu of sandwiches and salads...