Dining at TRIO Palm Springs

Recently my uncle was in town for a visit and we asked him where he wanted to go. I was pretty surprised when he mentioned Mt. San Jacinto as I didn’t think the it was well known outside of the state. Turns out it’s a key part of a Peter Gabriel song that happened to […]

Palm Springs Modernism Week 2017

Disclosure: I received complimentary admission to Modernism Week events. All opinions are my own. I love seeking out new adventures but there are some places that I long to return to over and over again like San Francisco, Disneyland and Palm Springs. With it’s (usually) sunny weather and iconic mid-century architecture Palm Springs is my […]

Enjoying the Honey Lavender Grilled Pork Chop at Mimi’s Cafe

I love lavender. I love the smell of it, the look of it and the taste of it. I think it’s a most delicious herb and have tried it in numerous dishes including lavender beer (yum!), lavender sprinkled french fries (not so yum) and honey lavender ice cream (the best thing ever). So when I […]

Visiting Chiriaco Summit and the General Patton Memorial Museum

One of my favorite parts of a road trip is discovering interesting spots along the way. The destination really is in the journey! On the road from Phoenix to SoCal there’s not a whole lot to see aside from Joshua Trees and Saguaro Cacti but there is one spot in the middle of the desert […]

A Visit to Idyllwild

Before the holiday weekend my family and I were debating what to do. We thought about heading out of town…maybe taking a trip up the coast to Santa Ynez or San Luis Obispo. Then we checked out hotel rooms. Most were sold out but there was always Motel 6 for a mere $176 per night. […]

Visiting California Citrus State Historic Park

Riverside is a place I haven’t explored enough. Aside from the Mission Inn most of my view of the city has been from the car window as I’m hauling down the 91 freeway. Recently, I was doing just that when I headed to Palm Springs for Modernism Week. As I zipped along I saw the […]

Enjoying the Taste Crafted Menu at McDonald’s

Awhile back I introduced you to the Create Your Taste concept at McDonald’s. I had a lot of fun building my own burger and was curious to see what other new tricks the famous chain had up their sleeve. Turns out they’re taking the creative burger concept and running with it as now you can […]

The Highland Springs Resort Lavender Festival

When coming back from our recent trip to Palm Springs my mom and I stopped for lunch at Highland Springs Resort in Cherry Valley.  This resort has a long storied history as (among other things) a stagecoach stop, a Hollywood hideaway and a vacation spot for Albert Einstein. On our visit we had a tasty […]

Putterin’ to Palm Springs – A Bargain Excursion

Why hello dahlings! As you can see I’ve just been on an excursion in my motor car. Took a trip on down to the Springs. Why dahlings, it was hotter than Hades down there, pardon the expression, but I did manage to take a stroll on down the drive. Palm Canyon Drive that is. Whilst […]