Catalina Island Food Tour

When my friend Toni told me she has never been to Catalina Island before, I was stunned. She’s lived in California most of her life and has never taken the one hour Catalina Express boat over to the island. I on the other hand, have been to the island over 50 times, because my parents…

Santa Barbara Vintner – Brander Wines

Santa Barbara County wines are the closest backyard wine region to Los Angeles. “It’s one of the most diverse regions to produce some of the best grapes in the world,” said organizer Allison Levine from Please The Palate, welcoming a group of oenophiles to a Santa Barbara Wine Road Trip luncheon. “The wine region is located…

Inhale in Indian Wells

Read why the Miramonte Resort and Spa is a great getaway to inhale, swim, bike, nap and get a spa treatment. Click here to read my review featured in InTravel Magazine – https://www.intravelmag.com/item/1198?lang=en&limit=1&limitstart=0

Summer Fun at the Suncadia Resort

During Earth Week I had the opportunity to meet Katie Sheppard the Director of Marketing at Suncadia Resort. She came down from Washington State to make an Earth Day donation at TreePeople LA. Katie and a TreePeople volunteer led our group on an Earth Day activity that included weeding, mulching and watering trees in a canyon…

Enjoying Lompoc – Flowers. Art. Wine. Dine

Santa Barbara County is one of the most beautiful destinations in California. The city of Lompoc is just above the city of Santa Barbara and closer to the beach than the towns of Solvang or Los Olivos. It’s also one of the most affordable areas in the county for locals and visitors to get more…

Indian Wells Newly Renovated Resort

Check out my review of the new Signature Experience at the Miramonte Resort in Indian Wells – http://luxebeatmag.com/morning-hike-spa-miramonte-resort/

Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resorts

To get away from the cold and rain last month, my husband and I booked a flight to Honolulu for a weekend at the Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort. Located in the center of Waikiki, it’s a wonderful beachside property with three restaurants and a pool overlooking Diamond Head. Once we arrived at the hotel, we…

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…