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THE GETAWAY GUIDE TO: NAPA VALLEY
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THE GETAWAY GUIDE TO: NAPA VALLEY

After 18 years of growing up in the Bay Area, 10 years of countless wine bottles consumed, and god-knows-how-many-years of visiting wine country almost quarterly – it’s safe to say I’ve become pretty well versed in all of the notes of Napa Valley. (I think I might get bonus points for having a BFF/aunt who happens...

THE GETAWAY GUIDE TO: LOS ALAMOS
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THE GETAWAY GUIDE TO: LOS ALAMOS

Whether you’re headed full speed ahead for “Lost Almost”, “Little Los Angeles”, or more accurately, Los Alamos, know that no matter what good things await. Located just 2 hours north of Los Angeles, Los Alamos is a funky little legitimately old western town that has become quite the little destination over the past few years...

THE BEST NEW RESTAURANTS IN LA
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THE BEST NEW RESTAURANTS IN LA

    Nothing “sparks joy” in my life quite like dining at a – really f*cking awesome and downright delicious – *new* restaurant in LA. And then sharing the bounties of my discoveries with my best friends of course! It’s a full-time job trying to keep up with the dining scene in LA. But know...

BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN DTLA
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BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN DTLA

Downtown Los Angeles is more fondly referred to as “DTLA” for short. It is arguably LA’s most exciting and “destination worthy” neighborhoods at the moment. With the resurgence of development juxtaposed with the preservation of some of the cities richest history, DTLA is just freakin’ cool. There are more attractions and reasons to explore this...

BACKYARD REVAMP REVEAL
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BACKYARD REVAMP REVEAL

(Disclosure: this post was made in partnership with Behr Paint – thank you the reader and my friends at Behr Paint for making this all possible!)     The year was 2020, we made the most of entertaining ourselves every single day from the comforts (or confines) of our homes. And, what came out of...

THE BEST THINGS ABOUT LIVING IN LA
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THE BEST THINGS ABOUT LIVING IN LA

We all know there is little else I find better than living (and loving, and loathing) in the city of LA. While I love exploring the globe I love coming home to California and the City of Angels the most. Facts are facts, the West Coast is simply the “Best Coast”.   I moved to...

THE GETAWAY GUIDE TO: LAS VEGAS
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THE GETAWAY GUIDE TO: LAS VEGAS

LOVE & LOATHING… LAS VEGAS.   Fact: I have traveled to Vegas more times than any other city – and I love it way more than I loathe it.   I remember my first trip to Sin City like it was yesterday (don’t we all)… rolled into town all bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, got drunk off...

BEST ROAD TRIP FROM LA: CUYAMA BUCKHORN
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BEST ROAD TRIP FROM LA: CUYAMA BUCKHORN

It’s official – I have a new favorite hotel in California. If it weren’t obvious per most of my recommendations, I definitely seem to have a type when it comes to what I consider to be “the best accommodations”.   Checklist items include: must have history or at least a good story must have modern...