Exploring Washington D.C.

Kicking off 2017, my daughter had the opportunity to travel to Washington DC one week before the Presidential Inauguration to meet a group of people at the EPA. I asked if I could tag along with her and explore our nation’s capital while she was in her meetings. I bought two plane tickets and reserved…

InTravel Review: The Lavender Inn in Ojai

One block from the main street of Ojai, California someone with a big heart is the innkeeper of a historic home turned into an elegant bed and breakfast. Her name is Kathy Hartley. Her goal is to pamper guests while they’re staying in one of seven individually decorated rooms or the 1,000 sq. ft. cottage…

3 Fun Holiday Fun Activities in Palm Springs

Looking for some festive fun during the holidays? Palm Springs and the surrounding communities are filled with colorful lights and fun parties to put you in a cheery mood. Here are 3 fun events and sights to see during the holidays and into 2017: Miramonte’s Naughty and Nice Party The boutique Miramonte Resort and Spa…

Inspired in Ojai, California

Finding Your Creative Side in Ojai. There’s a saying in the little bucolic village of Ojai – “The town with nothing to do and not enough time to do it.” I found this saying on postcards in art galleries and bookstores. Situated on an East and West direction of a Valley, locals tell you the area…

Be An Artist in Ojai

There’s a saying in the little bucolic town of Ojai – “A town with nothing to do and not enough time to do it.” Postcards have this saying overlapping a photo of a cotton candy Ojai sunset where the dusk colors enhance the Topatopa Mountains into a “Pink Moment.” Ojai is situated East and West…

24 Hours at the Cape Rey in Carlsbad

Driving to the coastal inspired, three-story Cape Rey Carlsbad, you can see the 215 room hotel directly across the street from the legendary Ponto surf break and beach. This property attracts surfers with families, girlfriends seeking a reunion, beach themed weddings, and couples looking for a romantic 24 hour getaway. The California Craftsman design takes…

Tickled Pink About Breast Cancer Awareness at Terranea Resort

Driving up to the elegant Terranea Resort in Palos Verdes, I noticed three large pink ribbons above the entrance of the lobby doors. This was one of many pink enhancements the Destination Hotels resort included during October to honor Breast Cancer Awareness month. Each year it serves as a reminder of how the disease can affect…

Meeting Football Legend Rosey Grier at the new Shade Hotel Redondo Beach

Attending a charity watch party event benefitting the Los Angeles Rams in Redondo Beach at the new Stand House Redondo Beach, I noticed football legend Rosey Grier talking to a group of fans. Born in 1932, he appears much younger than an 84-year-old man. Michael Zislis invited over 30 LA Rams legends including Rosey Grier,…

Spooky Fun at Roger’s Gardens

During Labor Day weekend one of Newport Beach’s special destinations – Roger’s Gardens, opened their annual Grimm Tales boutique. It’s sightly spooky with fascinating folklore rooms – Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White, Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty. Each room is filled with Halloween decorations to inspire you to enhance your home during Halloween. Located in Corona…

10 Reasons To Visit The NEW Petersen Automotive Museum

The Miracle Mile in Los Angeles now has an iconic destination that offers cultural history and art with the focus on one-of-a-kind automobiles. The old Petersen Automotive Museum was a favorite of car aficionados, locals and tourists. When it closed for a 14-month total transformation, Wilshire Blvd. seemed a little quieter. People would drive by…

Terranea – Ocean Views from Every Angle

As a little girl, I remember driving by the abandoned Marineland of the Pacific with my parents. It once was an animal seaside theme park. At the time, it sat deserted and forlorn for over thirty years. Then in 1998, Lowe Enterprises became involved with the 102-acre property and built the gorgeous Terranea resort. The…