A Weekend in Lake Arrowhead

  Lake Arrowhead is a quaint village about two hours from Los Angeles. It was my first time here and I was happy to visit a new place with lots of greenery and a beautiful lake. We were here for a dear couple’s wedding last weekend, which was also just spectacular and I will share some […]

An Afternoon in Manhattan Beach

Dress information here and below. It has only been a year that I have been California resident. My husband and I have been busy exploring the Bay Area and I keep hearing of new places I should visit. Our calendar is certainly full! While I am keeping a list of 101 things to do in northern […]

Exploring Newport Harbor by Duffy

One of my favorite ways to explore Newport Harbor is by Duffy. Taking a leisurely evening cruise out on the calm waters is the perfect way to end your day in Newport Beach, California. The Duffy boat is an electric cruiser, which means is it quiet and fairly easy to operate. The boat is ideal for […]

Ritz Carlton at Half Moon Bay

    I have talked about the Ritz Carlton at Half Moon Bay before and no matter how many times I go there, I still get excited to return. Besides the stunning views and relaxing fire pits, the food and service is excellent, and you are welcomed the minute you drive on the property. 

Sweet Dreams in Santa Barbara {Travel Week}

  I shared with you my favorite east coast summer spot, Greenport, NY, and now I want to share my other love, Santa, Barbara, California. The first time I visited Santa Barbara I was hooked. The mountains, the beaches, the water, the air, it was all so intoxicatingly refreshing! I had never been to a place […]

101 Things Update

Here is a quick update on our California adventures! We recently attended the Gilroy Garlic Festival (#24), see my review and recommendations here. I also made 2+ local blog friends at the BlogHer Conference in San Jose (#79)! And we also made our first family vacation to Hawaii. We spent a lovely vacation on Kauai and it […]

Gilroy Garlic Festival

When you live less than 30 minutes from Gilroy, a town known for garlic, one must venture to the annual Gilroy Garlic Festival. If you enjoy garlic, this is the festival for you! We enjoyed a variety of foods and walked around for about 2.5 hours. I would highly recommend you get there when the […]

House Hunting in the Bay Area

I returned to San Francisco this week and still on cloud nine after a special weekend back in Washington, D.C. surrounded by family and friends. I even received an unexpected surprise at the airport. As a seasoned traveller, I will usually meet my husband curbside with all my bags. Well, he came into the airport […]

Reason #20001 I Love California

Look at this divine Crimson Quinoa Salad from Calafia Cafe in Palo Alto. This plate is art and I didn’t even want to dig it because of the beauty of the dish. I love eating healthy, colorful, fresh, and local vegetables! You just feel so good after a salad like this one. The salad was […]

Summer Weekend Trip Essentials

Are you ready for your summer travels? Going away for 4th of July? We are going to Newport Beach for the 4th and the thing I love most about summer weekend beach trips is that it seems so much easier to pack! The clothes are lighter and less bulky and everything is colorful, just begging to […]

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