Dock & Dine In The Beautiful Newport Harbor—Just In Time For Summer Fun!

Motoring around the Newport Harbor is an idyllic adventure. The charming homes line the waterfront promenades, the seals are barking, pelicans are gliding above, and we smile and wave at our fellow boaters and kayak paddlers. And boating often turns to dining in one form or another. Here we find 12  great choices for “dock side” dining  … Read More

Craving A Summer Poolside Concert? Or Perhaps A Stay-Cation in Carlsbad?

This article focuses on two wonderful summer events…1) Summer Concert Series By The Pool, and 2) A Stay-Cation at a gem of a resort in Carlsbad! Whether it’s just for a two-hour poolside concert, or a quick overnight getaway, you can resort to some incredible fun at the Cape Rey Carlsbad- A Hilton Resort! Listen  … Read More

Los Angeles Travel Show— Today Sunday 2/28/16 in Long Beach!

The Los Angeles Travel Show this weekend in Long Beach. I attended all day Saturday and it is open all day today Sunday as well. Dance performances, Cooking Demonstrations, Panel Discussions, and Presentations from some of my favorite travel talents—Rick Steves, Samantha Brown, and today Sunday Peter Greenberg! Always full of great insights I will  … Read More

Discovering The “Hidden Gems” Of Newport Beach

Like shiny pebbles found in the sand, this town is glistening with hidden gems. Discover some of our favorite spots that make Newport Beach truly a “one-of-a-kind” destination. From fine dining to exceptional shopping, premier service and natural wonders of the sea & shore, this town is a fine balance of elegance, charm, and iconic  … Read More

Island Hotel Newport Beach Unveils An Elegant Club Lounge

Island Hotel Newport Beach Unveils An Elegant Club Lounge For Busy Travelers Who Enjoy The Finer Things In Life Island Hotel Newport Beach is showcasing a new luxury hotel “club lounge” experience.  The 2,000-square-foot Island Club lounge is on the hotel’s 20th floor offering expansive views of the Newport Bay and Fashion Island below.  This  … Read More

Farm, Food & Wine Oct. Weekend Trip To Central Coast

Join Chef Debbi Dubbs In Cambria & the Central Coast Oct 11 – 13, 2013, for a customize tour and fun! Enjoy a special wine country weekend during harvest season. We have an entire weekend with personalized farm tours, visit to a winery, cooking and so much fun you will not want to come back!  … Read More

OC Restaurant Week Is Approaching…. Indulge In Something New!!! February 24th through to March 2nd

  Orange County, CA – With Newport Beach  Restaurant Week, and DineLA behind us (and both were spectacular) foodies now need to turn their attention to the upcoming  OC Restaurant Week. This is spearheaded by our wonderful friends at Orange County Restaurant Association, and the Golden Foodie Award creators.  Let’s show them some love, and  … Read More

Dining Options Galore! Make Your Reservations Now!

Orange County – With two different Restaurant Weeks over the next month, this is the time to enjoy dining out, and most importantly, to try something new. This is your chance to get out there and test the waters. Here is a brief run down, and all restaurants have menus on-line for you to peruse and  … Read More

Chef Jamie Gwen ~ Live Remote at Bristol Farms

It was an early breakfast call on Sunday December 9th as we settled in to watch the magic happen here at Bristol Farms in Newport Beach. Somewhere between a living room and studio setting—observe as we did.  The food was parading out to welcome early arriving guests, Melissa’s Produce booth—-check. Eighty or so chairs are  … Read More

Spectacular Spa Retreat In North San Diego…..So Many Ways To Spa!

Framed by the majestic Palomar Mountain Range of northern San Diego County, this Four-Diamond award winning Resort is a lovely enclave, cradled in an idyllic location just an hour from Orange County, CA. Traveling along Highway 76, I passed by horse farms, open space and fruit-stands on a leisurely traverse through the countryside. The Resort  … Read More