Beauty Products to help you look (and feel) fresh while traveling

Hydration is key when traveling – like drinking water before, during, and after a long flight. But while in full summer travel mode, it makes sense to bring along beauty products that will give you a boost – due to the way they feel, smell, or make you look after being trapped for hours on an airplane.  We LaLaScoop’d hundreds of beauty products this year … Continue reading Beauty Products to help you look (and feel) fresh while traveling

Don’t miss Mariposa, the Gold Rush Gateway to Yosemite

This article was first published on Parks & Points in December 2021. Read the full article on Parks & Points. This article was also published in three San Francisco Bay area newspapers – the East Bay Times, the San Jose Mercury News, and Marin Independent Journal. Yosemite National Park is the size of Rhode Island and pre-pandemic almost 5 million people flocked annually until measures … Continue reading Don’t miss Mariposa, the Gold Rush Gateway to Yosemite

Feel renewed in Los Cabos at Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Golf and Spa Resort 

Not every Cabo resort is made the same (and we have stayed at many). What sets Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Golf and Spa Resort apart is its intimate location – an ideal spot for a romantic getaway or a close group of friends. Set at the tip of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula and about a 40-minute drive from the airport, the setting is an enchanting oasis of … Continue reading Feel renewed in Los Cabos at Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Golf and Spa Resort 

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 The stay-at-home orders have been replaced by leave-your-home orders… OK, not so much orders as recommendations.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

The Vault Garden is now open in San Francisco

The Vault Garden is now open. They have researched and developed a socially safe environment for you to enjoy creative cocktails and delicious food in a heated, outdoor full-service garden.  From Hotel Triton, it is an easy walk to the Financial District for dinner at The Vault at 555 California Street, a grown-up suit-wearing restaurant built into an old bank vault. In the basement of the … Continue reading The Vault Garden is now open in San Francisco

Dog sledding in Oregon – yaps, farts, and faith

A quick flight from LA and you can arrive to the wilderness of Central Oregon, a wilderness you may remember from the pioneer computer game of our youth, Oregon Trail. Just a short drive from the 3,300-acre snow-shrouded Sunriver Resort in Bend, Oregon is the Three Sisters Wilderness near Mt. Bachelor. In winter, this is where 30 Alaskan Huskies greeted us, chained equidistant to the … Continue reading Dog sledding in Oregon – yaps, farts, and faith

Travel like a baller at The Private Suite at LAX

Modern luxury is privacy, convenience, and ease. All abound at The Private Suite at LAX.  Here’s why this suite is the ultimate airport experience: Why The Private Suite at LAX is the Ultimate Airport Experience Inbound Imagine your plane landing and instead of dealing with security lines and airport hassle, you are whisked right off the tarmac by a private BMW 7 series sedan. The … Continue reading Travel like a baller at The Private Suite at LAX

The Christmas Market in Cambria

It’s not L.A. — not the climate, not the urban sprawl, not the wealth disparity, not even the jerks — that makes celebrating Christmas here such a challenge. OK, maybe those factor in. But primarily, I find it’s difficult for many of us to get into the spirit of the season simply because we live here. The city is, for us, business as usual. And … Continue reading The Christmas Market in Cambria

Mix up your Tulum vacation, but does paradise come with a price?

A girl in a cheetah print dress, heels, and matching hat cruises elegantly on a bike down the small paved street backed up to a jungle. Tulum, Mexico is steamy in late May and it’s hard to not move without dripping in sweat. I wonder how she keeps her makeup on as she looks like she just stepped out of Vogue. An older Mexican man … Continue reading Mix up your Tulum vacation, but does paradise come with a price?

Find Solace at Solaz, Cabo’s newest luxury retreat

Discover Los Cabos while sipping a smoky Mezcal made from wild agave on an oceanfront terrace or sample a hot crunchy sugary churro from a local stand at the Thursday night Art Walk in the quaint town of San Jose del Cabo. Cabo (which means Cape) can mean many things to different people. At the tip of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula, Cabo is easily accessible by … Continue reading Find Solace at Solaz, Cabo’s newest luxury retreat