Posts tagged California
Last Day of Summer in Palos Verdes

The weather was perfectly summery and Californian as I opened the sunroof and windows, with long hair blowing wildly in the wind. My youngest daughter, seven, carried an armful of dolls into the car for her entertainment, while my ten year old daughter listened to music through her headphones. The drive was clear and we were sailing smooth on the southbound 405 freeway from the heat of the San Fernando Valley, with the Labor Day holiday to thank for an open road.

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Rising into the Stars: Nest at WP24

Some of the best dining in this City of Angels can be found in Los Angeles proper, although it was once uncertain if downtown Los Angeles would rise into the dining scene at all. Having been a loft resident of downtown LA in the early 90’s before it was hip, eating out close to home meant a trek to Old Town Pasadena or a jaunt over to Hillhurst Avenue in my hometown Los Feliz, unless you wanted to grab a greasy burrito at a nearby stand in neighboring Lincoln Heights or some quick wok-fried noodles in Chinatown.

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Spring's Bounty at Terranea Resort

I opened the French doors of our suite and took in the fresh ocean air. From the sweeping outlook of our balcony I admired the spectacular view--- palm trees surrounding the blue swimming pool as the vibrant sunset colors glowed in golden hues over the glimmering Pacific Ocean. I took a deep inhale. It felt as though we arrived at a resort on the Amalfi coast in Italy. For us, however, it was as simple as a staycation drive down the Pacific Coast Highway, just an hour from our home in Los Angeles.

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