BIG BIG Baja – 3 restaurants with below the border bites

After many years, I’m still thinking of one of the best lunches of my life in Baja California, Mexico, just outside Todos Santos at a restaurant called Jazamango by innovative creative Chef Javier Plascencia. Seated next to a lush garden, the restaurant offers up produce from a few feet away and seafood delights from the abundant and fruitful lands of Baja while the open outdoor … Continue reading BIG BIG Baja – 3 restaurants with below the border bites

New Year, New Wine – Wine for every price point

Sometimes it feels like with all our pandemic woes, a nice glass of wine will cure the day. Sometimes a nice bottle isn’t even enough but it sure is a start. As my friend said, “One bottle may not be enough! to cure some of our woes. All joking aside, once again as we slide into 2022, it feels easier to stay home with the … Continue reading New Year, New Wine – Wine for every price point

New restaurants in LA to put on your radar

New restaurants seem to be sprouting in LA at a shocking pace. We are all so ready to dine out and feel some semblance of culture because that is why most of us live in LA, right? This list includes new openings, new menu offerings at some familiar places, and old spots we think you should consider that may be new to you. Plan your … Continue reading New restaurants in LA to put on your radar

Brooke Burke teaches us how to make Risata Wine cocktails in Malibu

In celebration of National Relaxation Day, TV personality and fitness guru Brooke Burke hosted a Summer Escape Cocktail Pairing Class and Dinner at Malibu Cafe at Calamigos Ranch with Risata Wines on Thursday, August 5. Arriving with her boyfriend in tow, it was hard for us not to think of the hours upon hours of Wild On! on ETV that we watched in our twenties … Continue reading Brooke Burke teaches us how to make Risata Wine cocktails in Malibu

Keep summer strong with these sunny products

Summa summa time! Keep the summer vibes going all yearlong with some of these alluring new products perfect for your summer escapades.  Seaside Collection from IsabelleGrace Show off your beachy personality and style with jewelry that reflects summer like the handcrafted Boho Wood Bracelet set or the Gold Cowrie Shell Bracelet. Add color to your bracelet stack with a gold Color Pop Puka Shell Bracelet.  … Continue reading Keep summer strong with these sunny products

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

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

New Experiences along the California Central Coast

The pandemic has people itching for new experiences after being cooped up at home. The American road trip has fueled peoples’ spirits in 2020 as a safer alternative for adventure.  Get reacquainted with California’s grandeur by leaving the big cities for California’s Central Coast. Just halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, the peace and calm of wide-open spaces, uncrowded white sand beaches, outdoor adventure, … Continue reading New Experiences along the California Central Coast

Escape LA to the mountain town of Idyllwild

My curiosity about Idyllwild was piqued when I saw a travel writer friend hike to the top of Mount Jacinto in a weekend jaunt from LA several years ago. Always intrigued by her snow-filled woodsy photos, this small mountain town just a few hours from LA came back on my radar during the pandemic. We would have been in Europe this summer but instead, we … Continue reading Escape LA to the mountain town of Idyllwild