Weekend Getaway

It’s easy to forget how spoiled we are in Southern California. I still have flashbacks from my days in Boston — trudging through the snow and (irrationally) imagining that I’d never be warm again! Besides the obvious upgrade in weather, Southern California has a lot of advantages including good wine….

Heading to Philadelphia for Christmas? Kevin and I recently returned from a weekend with the family in Philly. There isn’t a better time to visit the city than the holidays with special museum exhibits, festivals and Christmas markets right in the heart of downtown. Plus, the food! If I lived…

This year, I surprised Kevin for his birthday with a trip to Seattle (including the nearby San Juan Islands and Mt. Rainier). It was a big birthday year for him. You know, the kind of birthday where some people stop counting (or in LA, where we start subtracting!). To avoid the reality of getting older,…

The San Juan Islands are well worth the detour if you’re visiting Seattle for a few days. Most people I talked to in LA have never heard of them. But if you’ve seen any of the “Free Willie” movies (admit it, you have!), the films were shot in and around…