Sun, Surf, Sand, and Snow: Weekend Getaways in Southern California

February 28, 2018


I’m riding 130 feet in the air at the top of the world’s only solar-powered Ferris wheel. From my vantage point above the Santa Monica Pier at Pacific Park, I have a panoramic view of the surrounding Southern California coastline. Read More...

An Elegant Clash of Old and Nouveau in New Orleans

December 18, 2017


Some say New Orleans is the only foreign city Americans can go to without a passport. A melting pot of various cultures formed the city’s unique identity, which may appear foreign, but that in itself makes it distinctly American. No Read More...

Season’s Greenings From Urban Gardens

December 15, 2017

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Let’s Talk Turkey About Gratitude

November 23, 2017

Photo: Robin Plaskoff Horton

This Thanksgiving morning I’m pondering all the things in my life for which I am grateful.

I am blessed with two great children and many dear friends. I’m grateful for you loyal readers and followers who … Read More...

12 Dog Restaurants Where Humans Are Welcome

August 13, 2017

Photo via Dog Café Los Angeles

Once in a while a pup could really use a little respite from this dog-eat-dog world.

When a pooch is dog tired after a long day on the run, chillin’ out at Yappy Hour … Read More...

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