A Royal Escape at The Lodge at Torrey Pines

The most recent season of Netflix’s revolutionary bio-drama The Crown follows Britain’s royal family to the Queen’s Scottish estate house, Balmoral. Views of verdant, rolling hills, and moody, dark skies await its guests. As a fan of the show and an avid traveler, I’d been dreaming about a family getaway. I couldn’t have been more […]

Pacific Paradise Pools

Creating Outdoor Living that Complement Your Family’s Lifestyle & Home’s Personality If you’re anything like the rest of us, you may have spent an unexpectedly large amount of time at home this year. Maybe you even spent time in your backyard dreaming up new ideas for your space. And if you’ve ever considered building a […]

Building a Secure Future Ken Earwood, Titan Financial & Insurance Services

In Greek Mythology, Titans ruled long before the gods existed. Behemoths, they opened the world for what was to come. Today, we know a varied few as true titans: of industry, literature, music, mathematics, sport. Kit Marlowe, The Beatles, Einstein, Teemu Selanne (for the Orange County natives). Ken Earwood might not be on your shortlist […]

Bella Terra: Reimagined + Reinvented

Surf City’s Premier Lifestyle Destination Tottering was the word that came to mind, the first time I strolled through the dated retail shops and chain department stores (its anchor was Montgomery Ward) that populated the once-thriving strip center/shopping mall that stretched down Edinger Ave. from Beach Blvd. way back in the day. A then 20-something […]

Laid Back Luxury at Estancia La Jolla

Southern California is well known for its gorgeous year-round weather. Truly though, there are few places with as mild and consistently lovely temperatures as La Jolla, a 7-mile oceanfront community jewel just 12 miles north of Downtown San Diego. Almost completely surrounded by beaches and bluffs, La Jolla boasts an everyday average of 70 degrees. […]

Living the Suite Life at San Diego’s Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa

At press time, there are over 35 counties in the state of California on Governor Newsom’s COVID-19 watch list. The phrase “watch list” doesn’t necessarily conjure visions of an idyllic vacation destination. Instead, it brings to mind images of a black and white FBI most wanted poster, plastered on community message boards and local law […]

Terranea Resort. Complete Coastal Comfort at a Hidden Gem on the Los Angeles Coast

Just last summer, my husband and I had plans for almost every weekend with the kids. We camped, hiked, went boogie boarding, crossed off a couple of states on our family’s “50 State” adventure. Another life, it seems like now. It has been one of the most wild years on record, from start until now: […]

Monkey House Café. Corporate and Residential Catering at its Best

Gourmet eats, premium drinks, uncommon gifts and specialevents worth sharing There is nothing more satisfying than stumbling upon a hidden gem, especially where food is involved. Big restaurants widely advertised are easy to find and sometimes worth a visit, but discovering that independent establishment or that mom and pop shop that surprises and delights you […]

Picturing a Practical Paradise: Surf City’s 5 Points Plaza

Think fast: Name a spot in Huntington Beach that has everything you need all in one city block. I can almost guarantee that you’re thinking of Huntington Beach’s 5 Points Plaza. And if you’re not, you should be. The premier destination for shopping, dining, community and more since 1961, Surf City’s favorite lifestyle center has […]

Absolutely Fabulous. Surf City’s Most Unique Gifts & Decor Boutique

Diane Silverstein had never heard of the show “Absolutely Fabulous” when she named her aptly-titled gifts and décor boutique in central Huntington Beach. But the fun-loving, irreverent, blonde, champagne-promoting show does give a glimpse into what makes Absolutely Fabulous such a treasure. Absolutely Fabulous is not your run-of-the-mill, Hallmark-style gift shop; they are as fun […]