If you’ve followed my travels for a while, you know I love a good weekend trip to Ojai. There’s always less traffic than driving south–from LA. It’s a prettier drive, and you can stop for some outlet or antique shopping along the way. I’ve been visiting Ojai for over 20 years now. The Ojai Valley Inn has always been my go-to. A quick escape away … Continue reading O-jai, you’re back!
Well hello! It’s been a minute. My apologies. The days (ok, weeks) have gotten away from me. But, as I’m sure someone still says: Better late than never. So just in time for you last minute shoppers, here are a few fun suggestions for Mom’s big day. 2018 MOTHER’S DAY GIFT GUIDE LUXE SKINCARE: Send an at-home version of Kate Somerville’s celebrated Melrose Place clinic. Advanced age-defying … Continue reading Mother’s Day Gifts You Can Order Today
Okay here’s a cool brand promo you’ll love – barring you’re in the area. In celebration of their NEW counter at Macy’s South Coast Plaza, Estée Lauder is doing a huge in-store “Lip Switch” event this Wednesday. Just bring in ANY old lipstick (doesn’t have to be Estée Lauder!) and they’ll swap it for a full-sized Pure Color Envy Lipstick – FREE. Macy’s South Coast Plaza Estée … Continue reading FREE Lauder Lipstick
This one’s kind of a two-parter, as I made two stops on a recent road trip up north. First I met a fellow group of writers up at the Hyatt Regency Monterey. I’ve never stayed in this area before. It’s inland a bit so there aren’t any immediate ocean views, but the hotel golf course provides a peaceful backdrop. And the course is beautiful. To … Continue reading Girl Heads North: Carmel Road trip
Sorry about the little hiatus, folks. I’ve been walking the California Coast! And let’s be real – posting regularly has never been my strong suit. In short, my trip was incredible. I covered ground in Malibu, Ventura, Oxnard, Carpinteria, Montecito, Santa Barbara, Goleta, Pismo Beach, Montana de Oro, Morro Bay, Cayucos, Cambria, San Simeon, Ragged Point, Big Sur and Carmel. Most of it was on … Continue reading A glimpse of my trek.