Valentine’s Day Fun at Disneyland

Now through February 18, 2019 Disneyland is decorated festively to celebrate Mickey and Minnie’s romance during Valentine’s month. Bring your loved one to celebrate “Love in the Air.” Entering, guests will notice the famous Mickey Mouse pink floral design on the grassy slope below the Disney Railroad station. Inside the Disneyland Park entrance is a “sweethearts”…

Bringing Back the Splendor of Catalina Island

Cruising over to Catalina Island onboard the smooth Catalina Express, I immediately noticed the Catalina Island Company and Catalina Island Conservancy are investing millions of dollars to attract more affluent visitors. Exiting the ship, I boarded a Catalina Conservancy shuttle for a tour of Avalon before entering the interior of the island to enjoy lunch…

Jill’s Top 10 Travel Destination to Visit in 2019

This year I visited over 20 luxury resorts and wrote about my adventures for JustLuxe, LuxeBeat and Go World Travel. Some of the standout travel destinations, hotels and resorts include luxury spa experiences, outstanding restaurants, tennis courts, golf courses and enriching experiences that include cooking classes, wine tasting and morning yoga.  Here’s a list of…

Disney Festival of Holidays Sip and Savor Pass 2018

There are so many fun holiday and seasonal culinary treats at both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure Park. Just walking through the parks will appeal to all of your senses in the merriment of decorations, colors and gourmet delights available until January 6, 2019. It’s a foodie paradise at Disney California Adventure Park, especially when…

Dazzling Gingerbread Houses in America

During the holidays, pastry chefs in hotels design, create and bake the most spectacular gingerbread houses for their guests to enjoy. Here are three of my favorites dazzling displays: The Mission Inn & Spa The life-size “Santa’s Wonderland House” displayed in the lobby of The Mission Inn & Spa took Executive Pastry Chef David Blaine…

Luxury at The Hyatt Regency LAX

After a recent renovation, LAX now has a new luxury hotel for locals and visitors to enjoy before or after a flight to extend their vacation. Just steps from LAX Terminal 1, the Hyatt Regency has a BIG Heart. At the reception area are bowls of apples. When guests who take an apple and donate…

A Perfect 10 Spa Day at The Montage Beverly Hills

Walking into the Spanish Colonial Revival style spa on the third floor of Montage Beverly Hills, I was warmly greeted by a staff member to the 20,000 square foot luxury oasis for a Perfect 10 spa experience. Celebrating 10 years, the property located in the heart of Beverly Hills offers visitors and guests an all-day spa…

Day at the Spa Catalina Island

Alison Elizabeth Wrigley-Rusack took a historic and worn El Encanto shopping and dining complex in the city of Avalon on Catalina Island, and turned it into a luxury spa and community hub for residents. She is the daughter of the former president and chief executive officer of the William Wrigley Jr. Company, the chewing gum…

10 Reasons to Visit Palisades Village

It’s Opening Day for many of the merchants in Palisades Village. Starting on September 22, 2018, Pacific Palisades has a new gathering place featuring a diverse mix of over 40 merchants, boutiques and food experiences. I was invited to an early grand opening to be one of the first to experience this new seaside theme…