Winemaker Richard Sanford honored

Tonight, August 11, at 5:15 p.m., join others in watching an online tribute to winemaker Richard Sanford. Sanford was inducted into the Vintner’s Hall of Fame in 2012 for his contributions to the California wine industry. Following his service in Vietnam, he discovered the West Coast climate zone is similar to the Burgundy region of…

What’s new at Greater Palm Springs

For those looking to change your attitude and latitude during the pandemic, set your GPS to Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB), a Southern California wellness and relaxation resort oasis. As the warm summer sun cools down in the evening, blue skies above majestic mountain views is the backdrop for poolside cocktails and al fresco dining…

Rediscovering Big Bear

Even though Big Bear is known for it’s four seasons, summer is one of the best times to drive up to the alpine mountain town. Instead of staying at a hotel, we discovered the WorldMark Resort two blocks from Big Bear Lake. You don’t have to be a timeshare member to reserve a unit. It’s…

Deals in National Parks this Summer

In this quarantine world, so many people are eager to get in their car and go somewhere for a change of scenery.  The Xanterra Travel Collection, an award-winning globally diversified travel company is offering a Week of Wanderlust Sale from July 3-9, 2020.  This year’s sale has a a variety of properties with plenty of open space….

Pali Wine Gives Back to Black Organizations

Tim Perr, CEO of Pali Wine Co. released a statement saying “Pali has never tolerated racism. We unequivocally stand against all forms of racism and do not tolerate discrimination of any type including but not limited to race, gender and sexuality. As a small family business, these are our core values at home and an important…

Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort Reopens

One of California’s premiere luxury ranch retreat The Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort reopens. Tucked along the rolling hills of Santa Ynez Valley, offering 10,500 acres of wide-open spaces, families and friends can create their own private ranch vacation with two new packages. Alisal Awaits is a new package designed to guests back to the great outdoors, offering…

Malibu Beach Inn YOUwork Package

For some of us working from home due to the pandemic, it can be challenging at times. Family, roommates, pets, children, chores and home deliveries can be distracting throughout a work day. Your rhythm and creativity can be thrown off and you may feel less productive. Malibu Beach Inn along the Pacific Ocean is open and…

What’s new at Disneyland Resort in 2020

Disneyland Resort in Anaheim is kicking off 2020 with exciting new experiences and special vacation values. For a limited time, park tickets and three hotels in Southern California are offering a Special Ticket Offer for Southern California Residents. Southern California residents can redeem their tickets on any three separate days through May 21, 2020. Disneyland Resort…

Messhall offers classical cuisine with a campy twist

Looking for a fun weekend activity, my family hiked the East Griffith Park Observatory trail. To set our outdoorsy vibe, we started with bunch at Messhall on Los Feliz Boulevard. The restaurant looks similar to a woodsy cabin, and camp décor, like metal café trays and a large canoe hanging from the ceiling. The outdoor…