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Life Is A Beach!

The Fourth of July holiday is officially kicked off in my book. Here is a shot from Inspiration Point just above the Newport Main Channel. Corona Del Mar just looks spectacular. Come enjoy if you can. Have a safe and restful Fourth of July. It will be a marathon of fun this week!!!! (See my post below, for a few fun events to consider.)

Fourth of July … What’s Fun In The OC

For those who have not yet decided what to do for the Fourth of July holiday, here are a few ideas that are somewhat unique, and I hope one of them will strike your fancy. This is above and beyond the standard fireworks displays. Four suggestions for ya....

1) Pacific Symphony- Music of the Eagles- at the Verizon Amphitheater Irvine- Richard Kaufman is the conductor and does such a fine job. Fireworks finale. Military comes free and guests are $20, and early bird specials. Regular admission...

Delicious selection at one of the Farmer’s fruit stands

Something’s Cooking On Sunday Mornings

The Farmer’s Market at “The Great Park” In Irvine Is Worth Getting Up and Out To Experience!

Don’t ask me why we had not yet made it out here to experience the Great Park on Sunday mornings. Perhaps it has been the stacks of Sunday papers I am determined to wade through, and yes, a cup of steaming java juice is a sight I cannot resist. But this Sunday, we were determined to make it, and so glad we did.

Arrival is quite simple, and parking is a...

JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa ~ Oahu, Hawaii

A Luxury Spa Camp for Adults!

The JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa is located 25 minutes northwest of Honolulu, on the leeward side, in the town of  Ko Olina. In addition to the Resort, there is a marina with boat rentals, four large lagoons, water activities, walking paths, a wedding venue, an 18-hole golf course, restaurants, other resorts, condos and timeshare properties.

The JW Marriott Ihilani was one of the first properties built on this spectacular site in...

Sherman Gardens Home Garden Tour

My Favorite Garden on This Year’s Sherman Gardens Home Garden Tour!

The day was filled with exceptional gardens in Cameo Shores, Newport Beach, Newport Coast, and Shady Canyon. This tour never disappoints, and on this day in May, the sun shone brightly, and the  “garden gnomes” graced us with such amazing sights. It was hard to know what to look at first, as our eyes danced from plants we had never seen before, to a comfy hanging chair, to expansive green lawns & pools, family vegetable gardens, and even a children’s zip line. Now this is...

Spa Day

How To Spa

And Truly Enjoy Your Day of Relaxation….

A visit to the Spa should be a time of relaxation and reflection, but for some strange reason it can be a time of anxiousness. This short list will provide you with some ideas that will make your next Spa trip a fantastic experience. Remember, you so deserve this!!!

-Think Ahead for Which Treatment To Select
This sounds easier than it really is. How do you book a treatment two weeks out and know what you will...

Four Spa Secrets… “For Men Only”

After years of working on spa openings, writing spa brochures, and yes, interviewing men and women about spa-going--- here are the four secrets I know all you guys out there are wondering about…. so here goes…and please pay it forward and get out there to enjoy a day at the spa!

 
 

1)    People They Don’t Know Touching Them
This can be a big concern for men, and the best suggestions...

Disney Aulani Resort Hawaii

A Force of Nature ~ Aulani Disney Resort and Spa

The spirit of Ohana (family) abounds in this wonderland. The resort is perched on the sandy shore of a pristine lagoon---one of four lagoons along a most beautiful and gentile coastline ---just 20 minutes northwest of Honolulu on the island of Oahu.

The real magic is behind the glass doors of the Laniwai Spa. The Hawaiian translation of Laniwai is freshwater heaven. And every aspect of this Spa indeed pays homage to name---from the unique water features, to the signature treatments, and...