Carlsbad, easy Southern California living 

A little more than an hour’s drive from Malibu midday (or perhaps a short Metrolink ride for you), we found ourselves in Carlsbad for a winter weekend. The small southern California town in North San Diego County is 87 miles south of LA on the water. With no expectations of what the area might be like, we never imagined to repeatedly ask, “Why doesn’t Malibu … Continue reading Carlsbad, easy Southern California living 

5 Best Fall Walking Trails Near LA

As temperatures cool and the leaves start to change color, you may experience a growing yearning to get outside. Thankfully, there are abundant options to enjoy the fall weather in and around LA. View the list below to find the perfect spot to spend your next weekend outdoors enjoying the change of season. Berlin Forest Trail, Griffith Park If you’d like a walk but don’t … Continue reading 5 Best Fall Walking Trails Near LA

Weekender a L’Orange

Orange County is in the national spotlight this week following a catastrophic oil spill off the coast of Huntington Beach. The devastation will last years. Authorities are cautioning the public to stay away from the affected areas. Fortunately, Orange County has so much to offer that you’ll be able to entertain yourself thoroughly as those beaches and wildlands recover.  Disneyland is the obvious centerpiece of … Continue reading Weekender a L’Orange

Debbie Durkin’s Eco-Luxe “Endless Summer” draws crowds at the Beverly Hilton

Debbie Durkin’s EcoLuxe “Endless Summer” (and COVID-safe!) Luxury Experience honored Primetime TV Award Nominees over the weekend at The Beverly Hilton’s outdoor “Wilshire Garden” in Beverly Hills, CA. Getty Images snapped stars on the green carpet. Guests mingled outside over a buffet brunch and pizza oven where guests could learn how to sling pizzas in many varieties thanks to Hilton Chef Matthew. A dessert bar included churros dipped in … Continue reading Debbie Durkin’s Eco-Luxe “Endless Summer” draws crowds at the Beverly Hilton

Channel Islands, like nowhere else on earth

The Channel Islands have piqued my interest for over a decade as I look at Catalina Island (one of the 8 Channel Islands) from our Malibu pad. During the pandemic we discovered the lesser known idyllic Two Harbors on Catalina where a stay at rustic Banning House Lodge made me long for my tranquil New England homeland. But these other unfamiliar islands we yearned to … Continue reading Channel Islands, like nowhere else on earth

Get to know Torrance, California

Sandwiched between Redondo Beach and Palos Verdes, many people don’t realize that Torrance, California has an incredible food and craft beer scene. One of the largest Japanese populations outside of Hawaii in America exists here too influencing the cuisine in major ways. Just 10 miles from LAX and 17 miles north of Long Beach Airport, Torrance is the place to enjoy your hops in your flip flops! … Continue reading Get to know Torrance, California

Fall for autumn with these seasonal products

Fall 2021 is here! You may not live in a location where the leaves change color, but you can recreate a fall feeling just about anywhere in your own home. Get cozy with these autumnal products. Decocrated Fall Home Decor Box For those that may not be so creative with home décor or just don’t have the time to source cool finds to spruce up … Continue reading Fall for autumn with these seasonal products

Ode to LA: Lacoste Shows Support for Uncle Paulie’s Deli; LA Businesses 

Los Angeles is a place like no other. What other oceanfront city has a mountain range running through the middle of it? It’s Hollywood — the entertainment capital of the world, as well as a Mecca of food and fashion. It features the greatest inter-city collegiate rivalry, with USC and UCLA. It’s home to the Dodgers and Lakers, and after a long drought with no … Continue reading Ode to LA: Lacoste Shows Support for Uncle Paulie’s Deli; LA Businesses