A Weekend in Claremont, CA

Disclosure: I was invited to visit Claremont and received complimentary lodging, meals and entertainment. All opinion is my own. Claremont has long been one of my favorite SoCal cities. I have family in the area and we sometimes meet in town for a meal. Yet, in all the years I’ve visited I’ve rarely stayed more […]

Exploring Palm Springs with Vionic Shoes

I was so happy to spend some time exploring Palm Springs last weekend. I was even more happy to be doing it in a new pair of Vionic Shoes. I’ve long been a fan of Vionic Shoes. They’re made with Orthaheel Technology which offers great support and comfort to your feet. I already own a […]

Stopping at Earthbound Farm Farm Stand

I love a good farm stand. Since I’m a city dweller I don’t get to go to them too often so I can’t resist them when I travel. When flipping through the travel guide in my room at the Hofsas House I was happy to find a listing for the nearby Earthbound Farm Farm Stand. […]

Gorgeous Day at the Getty – Wordless Wednesday

No matter how many times I go I never get over how beautiful it is at the Getty. And last Saturday was the PERFECT day to go. And I finally learned to use the panorama function on my phone!

Pumpkin-Palooza – A Visit to the Faulkner Farm Pumpkin Patch

So today’s my birthday and I’m taking the day off. But I did want to let you all know that tomorrow marks the opening of the Faulkner Farm Pumpkin Patch! It’s my favorite pumpkin patch in SoCal. I wrote about it last year so I’m attaching the post below. Check it out for all the […]

Yes Virginia, There Is a Public Garden In Beverly Hills – A Visit To the Virginia Robinson Garden

Whenever I drive through Beverly Hills I always see tourist vans circling the blocks pointing out the homes of the rich and famous. While I’ve never taken one of these tours I have driven through the neighborhoods of the haves and wishing I wasn’t so much of a have not. But I had never been […]

Pumpkin-palooza – Searching for the Perfect Pumpkin at Faulkner Farm Pumpkin Patch

As you know, I love Fall. And one of the things I love about Fall is pumpkin patches. Not the one’s that you find in the mall parking lot that have more bounce houses than pumpkins. Oh no. I love the pumpkin patch that is actually at the pumpkin field. Now, you may think it’s […]

Lavender Fields Forever – Touring Keys Creek Lavender Farm

Let me take you down, cause we’re going to lavender fields…lavender fields forever. This past weekend I was able to spend some time in lavender fields and it was lovely. No, I didn’t jet on over to Provence (believe me, this would be a whole different type of blog if I could do that). I […]

Getty. Got It. Good. – Visiting the Getty Center

When discussing things to do in Southern California, the Getty is the go to museum. I’m sure many of you have already been there. Even so, I think it’s worth a recommendation as it is also a great bargain destination. As you may know admission to the Getty is free. Hooray! Parking is $15. Boo! […]

A College Oasis – Strolling Through Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden

I attended Cal State Long Beach for over two years. When going to class, I would always park across from the Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden and every time I would think “today I am going to go inside those gates and visit the garden.” But I never did (cue sad Ahhhs). Now flash forward […]