Terranea Resort, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

When I think of the Los Angeles area, I think of the hustle and bustle of downtown LA, the luxury of Beverly Hills and the eclectic beaches of Venice, Santa Monica or Laguna Beach. Because expansive land is so limited in Southern California, I don’t tend to think of remote destination resorts in that area. However, […]

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Nick’s Cove Cottages – Marshall, CA

An hour north of San Francisco is a small grouping of cottages located in Marshall, CA called Nick’s Cove and Cottages. These are a small settlement of 12 unique cabins built mainly in the 1930’s, some on land and 5 on pilings over the beach of Tomales Bay. These are a charming group of cottages with vintage accessories scattered […]

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Updated Review on the Bacara Resort, Santa Barbara

The Bacara Resort and Spa is located about 10 minutes north of Santa Barbara and boasts an incredible location on California’s central coast. The Bacara Resort is designed with a Mediterranean warmth that meets old Hollywood glamour and, from its inception in 2000, it has been a retreat to a luxury and celebrity clientele. The […]

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Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills

This past weekend I had the pleasure of staying at the Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills. Unfortunately, my stay was only for one night and way too short, but even in my limited time, it was enough to leave an impression on me. I didn’t become familiar enough with the hotel to write […]

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Update Soon on the Bacara Resort and Spa in Santa Barbara

I’m excited to have the opportunity to stay at the Barcara Resort and Spa again this coming week. The first time I stayed at this resort a large portion of the resort was under renovation. I look forward to updating my review on this property soon, stayed tuned. If you would like to see my […]

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Bardessono, Yountville

The Bardessono resort is located in the charming town of Yountville, CA in the Napa Wine Region. The resort is named after the Bardessono family who resided on property at one time and currently still own the land. The Property This property has the distinct convenience of being steps from downtown Yountville. Several shops, restaurants and the […]

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Bacara Resort, Santa Barbara

The Bacara Resort and Spa is located about 10 minutes north of Santa Barbara and boasts an incredible location on California’s central coast. The Bacara is designed with a Mediterranean warmth that meets old Hollywood glamour and, from its inception in 2000, it has been a retreat to a luxury and celebrity clientele….I won’t name names but let’s just […]

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Post Ranch Inn, Big Sur

When visiting the Big Sur area, there are two distinct luxury resorts that stand out, The Ventana Inn and The Post Ranch Inn. While the Ventana Inn has a prime location high on the hillside above Highway 1 and can offer panoramic views, The Post Ranch Inn sits at the water’s edge and, undeniably, has the most desirable […]

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Ventana Inn, Big Sur

In my opinion, there isn’t a more beautiful coastline than the Big Sur region. The rocky bluffs and turquoise blue waters are mesmerizing. I frequent this area a lot when I feel the need to decompress and balance myself. There is something about the remoteness of this area and the Pacific Ocean that is so healing and […]

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Montage Laguna Beach, CA

After years of reading about the Montage Laguna Beach resort in celebrity magazines and hearing rave reviews from friends who had visited the property, I finally had the opportunity to experience this luxury resort for myself… and let me just say up front, it did not disappoint! Located on an oceanfront bluff with sweeping panoramic views of […]

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