Weekend Fun in Phoenix

full disclosure: I was invited to visit Phoenix and received complimentary lodging, meals and entertainment. All opinion is my own. As one who has a bad case of wanderlust there’s always a list of destinations I’m dying to visit and I must admit Phoenix wasn’t on it. This Arizona metropolis just a few hours to […]

The Kinney Hotel Opens in Venice Beach

Venice is fast becoming THE place to be in LA. With tech giants moving in and a wide variety of hip dining spots and fashionable stores it’s one of the coolest corners of SoCal. I now I find myself there quite frequently and sometimes think it would be awfully nice if I could just stay […]

A Lovely Stay in Santa Fe at the Inn on the Alameda

After returning from my weekend in Yuma I settled down to rest…for two days and then I headed back east to the Land of Enchantment – New Mexico. My destination was Santa Fe to enjoy a a short visit with my aunt. This was to be a personal vacation but I was able to work […]

History and Hospitality in Yuma, AZ

Recently, I was lucky enough to join a group of friends from the International Food, Wine & Travel Associate on a press visit to Yuma, Arizona. We were invited by Yuma tourism to spend a weekend in the area. Having never visited I was excited to spend the time exploring the food, history and culture […]

Christmas at Disney’s Grand Californian

In the past, my Christmas season would be a stress filled blur of constant shopping trips and trepidation over getting the perfect gift for everyone. The season would end and I would feel like it had never happened. One year I came to the realization that I was going about it all wrong. Christmastime shouldn’t […]

Staying at the Del Marcos Hotel Palm Springs

One of my very favorite places in the world is Palm Springs. Somehow life just seems a little different there. The sun has a different glow, the air has a different feel and life seems like it could never be anything but wonderful. Although I was just there for Modernism Week it’s been much too […]

Staying at Hofsas House in Carmel-by-the-Sea

full disclosure: I was provided with free accommodations. All opinions are my own. Now that the weather’s warmer and summer’s just around the corner I figure it’s time for another road trip. And what better place to go than the Monterey Peninsula? So last week my sister and I hit the road and headed up […]

The Great and Powerful Oz Tea at The London West Hollywood

full disclosure: I was invited to attend the tea by The London West Hollywood and received a gift bag. All opinions are my own.  Remember when I visited The London West Hollywood last year and was completely enamored by it? Well, recently I got to make a second trip to check out their new Great […]

Staying At Hotel Union Square in San Francisco

Every time I’ve traveled to San Francisco I’ve stayed in a different hotel. I’ve been satisfied with each of them but not to the point where I absolutely need to stay there again. So when I was planning this trip I found myself searching the internet for a place to stay. And then my sister […]

Golden Slumbers Fill Your Eyes – A Night At the Aloft Hotel

So yesterday I was telling you all about my trip to Ontario to watch the Reign play. Well, Ontario’s about an hour away from where I live and while I could easily make it home afterwards…I didn’t have to because I won a free night’s stay at the Aloft Hotel!  Now you’ve heard of the […]