LA Family Housing Helping Homelessness

More than 200 guests including Congressman Adam Schiff, Supervisor Mark Ridley Thomas, Mayor Eric Garcetti, and Councilwoman Nury Martinez celebrated the Grand Opening of The Irmas Family Campus on May 30, 2019. LA Family Housing is one of the largest homeless service providers in Los Angeles, operating 26 properties of temporary, permanently affordable, and permanent supportive…

Wild Kratts now at Discovery Cube LA

When my daughters were in preschool, we couldn’t wait to watch Chris and Martin Kratt on PBS with their lovable lemur sidekick Zoboomafoo. Kratt Brothers Company is the creative force behind such hit shows as Emmy-winning preschool series Zoboomafoo, live-action adventure series Be The Creature and the new animated hit, Wild Kratts. These American educational…

Desert Luxury at the Ritz Carlton Rancho Mirage

The Ritz Carlton resort in Rancho Mirage offers an array of amenities and services for guests all year round. During the summer when the heat rises to 100 degrees, the elegant room rates drop. As the sun sets and the temperatures cools, guests gather at both swimming pools and on the recreational lawn. Activities include swinging…

dineGPS Restaurant Week is a Real TREAT

It’s Restaurant Week in Palm Springs to La Quinta! This year there are over 120 casual to fine dining restaurants launching special value lunch and dinner menus from May 31 to June 9, 2019. Two-course lunches are priced at $15, $20 and $25. Dinner menus offer a choice of three items starting at $29, $39…

The Newly Refreshed Spa at The Peninsula Hotel Beverly Hills

Recently, the Global Wellness Institute predicted in 2020 that the wellness tourism industry will reach close to $1 trillion, and the spa market alone will tip around $12.8 billion. To stand apart from the other spas in Beverly Hills and Los Angeles, The Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills closed it’s doors for three weeks for…

Maddalena Restaurant delights at San Antonio Winery

At Maddalena Restaurant, guests can enjoy the best eggplant parmigiana in Los Angeles and the excellent output of the San Antonio Winery, the oldest producing winery in L.A. and home to Maddalena. For National Malbec Day (April 17), I joined Melissa Gonzalo, the winery’s public relations director, for a taste of the eats and drinks…

Unbelievable Sights on a Magic Carpet Ride

In collaboration with OUE Skyspace LA and Disney’s new Aladdin movie, visitors can take a magic carpet mat ride at the Skyslide throughout the month of May. This Disney-powered experience 1,000 feet above Los Angeles at California’s dazzling, tallest open-air observation deck, is on the 69th and 70th floors of the US Bank Tower in DTLA….

LEGOLAND California Celebrate 20 years

Today, May 20th LEGOLAND turns 20! Kicking off a year full of celebration, LEGOLAND is festively decorated with colorful balloons, streamers and decorations throughout the park. Everyone knows that birthdays are one of the best times of the year. Checking into the LEGOLAND Hotel and walking to my Adventure theme room number 3010, I noticed…

Beach level dining at Coast Beach Cafe and Bar

The casual restaurant Coast Beach Café at Shutters on the Beach offers an all-day menu of California favorites, a lovely brunch and themed dinner nights. Overlooking Santa Monica beach, hotel guests and locals can walk down a flight of stairs or take the elevator to sit outside on the sunken patio, or indoors near the…