The Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa: An Oasis in Palm Desert

I’m not certain, but I’d guess that if you mentioned Palm Desert in a conversation anywhere in Southern California, you’d get a few reactions. There’d be a group who’d talk exclusively about Coachella, a massive music festival that takes over part of the desert every year. Another group would probably mention the world-class golf courses. […]

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 […]

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: […]

Halloween Haunt Drive-Thru Experience “Urban Legends of Southern California”

Oct. 1 – Nov. 1 at The OC Fair & Event Center Halloween is saved in Orange County! From the producers of Winter Fest OC and the original creators of Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor, comes a new drive-thru Halloween Haunt experience at the OC Fair & Event Center. “Urban Legends of Southern California” will run […]

Yanni Celebrates 25th Anniversary of His Iconic “Live at the Acropolis” Concert Segerstrom Center for the Arts June 10, 2018

Legendary performer and composer Yanni will celebrate the 25th Anniversary of “Live At The Acropolis” with a world tour that will launch this spring in the United States. The maestro returns to Segerstrom Center for the Arts with the “Yanni 25 – Live At The Acropolis Anniversary Concert Tour.” “Live at the Acropolis,” released in […]

The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel presents its annual summer Festival of Arts exhibit

The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel presents its annual summer Festival of Arts exhibit featuring 13 contemporary artworks from the Festival’s Permanent Collection. Honoring the oceanfront resort’s long-term partnership with Pageant of the Masters and Festival of Arts, guests are invited to view the exhibit from May 11 through September 4, 2018. Guests can also visit the […]