Tastes and Travel Lifestyle

Where To Find LIVE Music In The Newport Area….

There really is nothing like live music, and although some establishments have ended this tradition, we have a few mainstays in the Newport area that deserve our patronage so that they continue.  Check their schedules for music and times, as this fluctuates, but here are the mainstays:

Nightly live music can be found at:

-Billy’s at the Beach


Electric Bike Riding Is Sheer Fun!

Imagine riding a bike with auxiliary power to scoot you over the hills? Well, I now reside in a very hilly community and it has hindered my bike riding significantly. In the recent past, I have spent more time thinking about how to get back home from a ride … than actually riding. Fast forward to my introduction to PEDEGO ELECTRIC BIKES! My mind immediately expanded to the endless new possibilities. My first ride out on the bike trails, I could not stop smiling. I ride...

Roger’s Gardens Free Seminar Series for January, 2015

Roger's Gardens always does such a lovely job presenting Seminars and Workshops. On Saturday mornings here is the FREE line-up for
the New Year. I know my garden could use some TLC, and ideas for the spring. Hope to see you down there!



My Edible Garden with David Rizzo
January 3, 2015 from 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Well-known horticulturist, David Rizzo, will discuss everything edible, including vegetables, herbs, fruits,...

Discovering OC’s Ultimate Private Event Venue!

Tucked in a quiet business park in Lake Forest, is a fabulously elegant setting for all kinds of events and social happenings! From corporate team-building to off-site business meetings and testing secret recipes--- this is a special spot indeed. The Wine Artist is also the perfect place for personalized cooking classes, private wine seminars & pairings, baby showers, club and charity events and everything in-between.


The Setting…The space is elegant with a Tuscan flair....

Leura Spielman Head Shot

Locale Magazine: Laurel & Wolf Designs Interior Spaces Digitally

Written by: Deirdre Michalski

The business of interior designing has just turned on its head—and all for the better. A talented Interior Designer with accolades galore, Leura Spielman, decided there just had to be a better way to meet the needs of her clients. And with today’s technology, an incredible opportunity for collaboration is here. Leura has created an on-line business model that brings interior designers and clients...