Returning to Travel: San Luis Obispo

What a long, strange trip these last 15 months have been. At last, California is reopening and now it’s time for much more normal, pleasant trips. The stay-at-home orders have been replaced by leave-your-home orders… OK, not so much orders as recommendations. And perhaps the ideal place to begin your post-Covid adventures is beautiful San Luis Obispo. The Central Coast was hit hard by the … Continue reading Returning to Travel: San Luis Obispo

9 Sustainable Restaurants and Eateries in LA

California has an outstanding reputation for healthy food. With the sunny climate, you never have to look far for the freshest in seasonal fare.  What if you also care about your food’s carbon footprint? Here are nine of the most sustainable restaurants and eateries in L.A. — book your table today! 1. Firefly  Firefly features elegant dining and an unbeatable ambiance. You’ll typically find them … Continue reading 9 Sustainable Restaurants and Eateries in LA

3, 2, 1, Action on Big Bear Lake

Finding new adventures in California is quite an easy task. Just a few hours drive in any direction and you’ll find yourself in a completely new terrain whether that’s wine country, desert, mountains, canyons, or the ocean. California bragging rights often consist of being able to experience three lanscapes in one day. Due to the pandemic, I hadn’t seen my mom who lives in Connecticut … Continue reading 3, 2, 1, Action on Big Bear Lake

Celebrate PRIDE Month with festive cocktails

To celebrate Pride Month, renowned mixologist Mel Meza and Essentia Water have partnered on some delicious and festive Pride Cocktails. Whether you plan to join a pride parade or picnic or party, the Rainbow Rumba and Harvey Milkshake will help you celebrate and hydrate in style.  Mel, Beverage Director at LA hotspot Olivetta and a first-generation Mexican lesbian woman, exclaimed, “Pride Month is here! I teamed up with Essentia … Continue reading Celebrate PRIDE Month with festive cocktails

A Sustainable Lifestyle Is an Attainable Lifestyle

It wasn’t so long ago that a sustainable lifestyle implied by extension a luxury lifestyle. Sure, we could all shop with our cloth tote bags, drink from reusable water bottles, and make an effort here and there to purchase the sustainable option. But not everyone was able to run out and buy a Prius, or more recently, a Tesla. And sustainably sourced foods have generally … Continue reading A Sustainable Lifestyle Is an Attainable Lifestyle

10 Drinks to Get Excited about this Summer 2021

Summer is the time to sample some new thirst-quenchers – for hydration, spicy zest, or a tasty buzz. Try some of our new delicious discoveries at home or serve them at your next party. 10 Drinks to Get Excited about this Summer 2021 Tepache This fermented beverage of Mexico is DEEElicious – rich in vitamin C and D! Fermented from pineapple rinds and often served … Continue reading 10 Drinks to Get Excited about this Summer 2021

Lanea: Tacos & Cocktails by the Beach

In honor of National Paloma Day (May 22, I’m sure it was on your calendar), I celebrated with a picnic at a favorite local park. And what’s better with an ice cold Paloma than street tacos? Santa Monica’s Lanea Cocktail Bar & Taqueria is the perfect place to enjoy both.  Lanea is just two blocks from the beach, so plan accordingly. It also has a … Continue reading Lanea: Tacos & Cocktails by the Beach

Dine & Drive at 917 (K)afe at Porsche Experience Center

Between the quarantining, business closures, and diminished travel opportunities, the pandemic has been the lifestyle equivalent of the morning commute on the 405. But with the new relaxed CDC guidelines and perhaps an end in sight, it feels like the road is as open as it was when we were first told to stay home. And now it’s time to give it some gas and … Continue reading Dine & Drive at 917 (K)afe at Porsche Experience Center