Posts tagged "California"
Summer, Sand, Sun: The Islands of Southern California

Summer, Sand, Sun: The Islands of Southern California

  When most people think of Southern California, they immediately conjure up images of Los Angeles or San Diego or, perhaps, for the desert and Coachella lovers among us, Palm Springs. However, for real aficionados of the Southern California lifestyle, the aforementioned metropolitan hubs are merely promising previews of the treasures to be beheld in...
LA Samples America: Five Foodie Treasures in the City of Angels

LA Samples America: Five Foodie Treasures in the City of Angels

  Allow me to begin by saying that I love food. Anyone who knows me at all knows at least that much. This is important to state because I think it necessary to establish my street cred right of the gate. So broad and far-reaching is my food obsession that I am the kind of...
First Look: The Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills

First Look: The Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills

The heavily trafficked intersection of Wilshire and Santa Monica boulevards in Beverly Hills has been the source of both great anticipation and speculation among Angelenos for quite some time now. The hallowed location that, among other distinctions, counts the home of the Golden Globes, otherwise known as the Beverly Hilton, as its neighbor and the...
The New Face of Luxury on Lake Tahoe

The New Face of Luxury on Lake Tahoe

It seems only fitting that the first and only AAA Five Diamond resort in the Lake Tahoe region would also be home to a new project that promises to represent the new face of luxury on Northern California’s most famous lakefront. Heretofore, one of the great conundrums posed by a visit to Lake Tahoe has...
Five Vacation Getaways for the Luxe Lover

Five Vacation Getaways for the Luxe Lover

Luxury means so many different things to different people. For some luxury is as simple as having something done by someone else that one might normally be required to do without any assistance at all. For others, luxury implies decadence on a grand scale. And still for others, luxury means “best in class” –immersive experiences...
LivingWells Recommends | Farmhouse Inn

LivingWells Recommends | Farmhouse Inn

One of the most popular misconceptions about a globetrotting life is that it is always glamorous. Not only is such an assumption misguided, it is naïve at best. But every once in a while on a globetrotter’s journey, one comes across an experience or place that stands so far apart from the norm that it...
Culture in Los Angeles: It Does Exist (Video)

Culture in Los Angeles: It Does Exist (Video)

When I hear someone bemoan the lack of culture in Los Angeles, I always feel the need to pipe up and explain to the poor lost soul that culture does indeed exist in the City of Angels for those who know where to find it. So when Passport Magazine asked me to sit down for a...
REVUE Makes a Splash at Pride at Dive

REVUE Makes a Splash at Pride at Dive

LivingWells Lifestyle Events is thrilled to announce that REVUE is set to make its inaugural appearance at Pride at Dive on October 3, 2015 at Harrah’s Resort SoCal. On the heels of a successful debut at a Graton Resort and Casino over Memorial Day Weekend, REVUE returns with Candis Cayne (I Am Cait, Elementary) as...
All Aboard: The Napa Valley Wine Train

All Aboard: The Napa Valley Wine Train

  Sometimes a video is worth more than a thousand words. So watch what happens when my world collides with a candy apple red Lexus‬, a few great friends, the Napa Valley Wine Train and many bottles of excellent wine in Wine Country courtesy of Passport Magazine and Out in the Vineyard.
Oakland Anew | Out of the Shadows

Oakland Anew | Out of the Shadows

Oaklanders love Oakland. Let’s begin with that understanding. On a visit to ‘The Town’, as the city is familiarly known, it’s nearly impossible not to take notice of the affection that the city’s residents bear for their municipality. It is an almost visceral pride that rivals that of Chicagoans and New Yorkers. In fact, so...
Day 22 | LivingWells California Road Trip – San Francisco, Part 2

Day 22 | LivingWells California Road Trip – San Francisco, Part 2

Ironically, or not so ironically, on the last day of my LivingWells California 2014 road trip, I found myself traveling the shortest distance – just a few short blocks from the Hotel Adagio to the Hotel G. Originally built in 1909 and completely renovated in 2014, the 153-room boutique hotel maintains a connection to its...
Day 21 | LivingWells California Road Trip – San Francisco, Part 1

Day 21 | LivingWells California Road Trip – San Francisco, Part 1

Never let it be said that leaving a town like Carmel-by-the-Sea is easy, but road trips do, by definition, require movement.  So, on Day 21 of my great California adventure, I took one last glimpse at the seaside village of Carmel as it faded from view and rolled onward to the final stop of what...
Day 20 | LivingWells California Road Trip – Carmel

Day 20 | LivingWells California Road Trip – Carmel

Anyone who knows me well will tell you that the only thing I abhor more than early morning activities is waiting in line to indulge in early morning activities. So when I tell you that, at my suggestion, we purposefully awoke at the crack of dawn on Day 20 in Jenner, CA just so that...
Day 18 – 19 | LivingWells California Road Trip - Sonoma Coast

Day 18 – 19 | LivingWells California Road Trip – Sonoma Coast

One of the things that most often surprises the unsuspecting about Sonoma is the sheer size and scope of its boundaries. In fact, even certified Sonomads like myself can still find themselves jolted by a sense of awe at the recognition of just how vast Sonoma County is – which is exactly what happened to...
Day 17 | LivingWells California Road Trip - Petaluma

Day 17 | LivingWells California Road Trip – Petaluma

Day 17 of my California adventure revved into high gear with lunch in downtown Santa Rosa at Stark’s Steakhouse, yet another of the Stark Reality restaurant outposts, which are consistently among the best eateries in Sonoma (don’t miss Willi’s Seafood and Raw Bar in Healdsburg which is a personal favorite among favorites). In keeping with...