Celebrating Robert Mondavi

Robert Mondavi, the pioneer of California winemaking, would have been 100 years old this year. He may no longer be with us, but his legacy–the Robert Mondavi Winery–lives on with his family. His widow Margrit Mondavi, who is the vice president of cultural affairs at Robert Mondavi Winery, was on hand at a special dinner prepared… More>>

Rivera Restaurant Rober Mondavi dinner

The Space Between Us Highlight at Glow Santa Monica

Every three years for just one night, Glow Santa Monica, an art installation based on the theme of light, is installed at Santa Monica Beach and Pier. This year was my first time in attending. Having only seen images here and there, I never knew fully what the audience participatory exhibit would be like. I… More>>

Shana Koenig Solar Sea Sculpturs

Borrego Springs a Slice of Heaven

Nestled in the northeast area of San Diego County, hundreds of thousands of visitors are drawn to Borrego Springs from throughout the world. The weather and climate with the dry air and mild winters, combined with the breathtaking beauty are what make this small town of yesterday so friendly and inviting. Borrego Springs is the… More>>

Wildflowers and cacti abound in Anza-Borrego State Park

Get Your Spook on at Hard Rock Hotel

The underground club Body English at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas has been transformed into a haunted house called “Bloody English” through Oct. 31. While it may not scare the living daylights out of you, it’s an entertaining enough walk through three levels  of walkways that have been covered in cobwebs,… More>>

Haunted House Las Vegas Hard Rock Hotel

Unique Ventura County Bed and Breakfast Site of Historic Church

Ventura County is an amazing place. There are spots that take your breath away. This conversion from a church, which dates from the 1880s era, to a B&B is a unique lodging experience unmatched anywhere. Text and photos by Anne Willis Innkeepers Richard and Nona have earned  the ultimate review–  “Nobody Does It Better”–this being… More>>

This conversion from a church, which dates 1880's era to a B&B is a unique lodging experience un-matched anywhere. Inn keepers Richard and Nona haved earned  the ultimate review, "Nobody Does It Better," this being the chant among the guests that nobody wanted to leave.

Destinations

Shana Koenig Solar Sea Sculpturs

The Space Between Us Highlight at Glow Santa Monica

Every three years for just one night, Glow Santa Monica, an art installation based … More>>

Luxury Spa Retreats

Spa Villagio in Yountville, California

When heading to Northern California for fine wine, the busy town of Napa is the first place that … More>>

Food & Drink

Rivera Restaurant Rober Mondavi dinner

Celebrating Robert Mondavi

Robert Mondavi, the pioneer of California winemaking, would have been 100 years old … More>>

Hotel and Resort Reviews

This conversion from a church, which dates 1880's era to a B&B is a unique lodging experience un-matched anywhere. Inn keepers Richard and Nona haved earned  the ultimate review, "Nobody Does It Better," this being the chant among the guests that nobody wanted to leave.

Ventura County is an amazing place. There are spots that take your breath away. This conversion from … More>>