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Kathryn and Craig Hall Throw a Wine Party

Former Ambassador Kathryn Hall and Craig Hall hosted a party for some 550 of their closest friends (and no doubt a few party crashers) in their almost-completed lovely new office building, Hall Arts in the Dallas Arts District. Just across… (more)
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The Mommymoon:why Ritz-Carlton is a perfect sanctuary for expecting mothers

Babymoon… According to “What to Expect,” the go-to parenting manual of many Americans, a Babymoon is a time for expecting parents to “catch your breath and do some serious couple bonding before your bundle arrives.” To me, this sounds like… (more)
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The Thrill of California’s Theme Parks

One of the biggest draws to Southern California (besides it’s year round phenomenal weather) has been the abundance of theme parks and attractions in the region. My husband and I had not been to Southern California in many years and… (more)
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Insider’s California Getaway: Lake Arrowhead

The final leg of the journey from Los Angeles to Lake Arrowhead should be, as the cliché would have it, a walk in the park:  Once off the sea level freeways and interstates (a little over an hour), there’s… (more)
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Vegetarian Options Near the L.A. Convention Center

Picture this: You find yourself at the enormous L.A. Convention Center. You don’t know your way around the city. You’re hungry. And a vegetarian. What do you do?  It’s true the convention center is not the most veg-friendly area… (more)
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Got Wanderlust?

 Would you choose Vermont, Colorado, California or B.C. for a summer extravaganza of music, yoga and adventure? Wanderlust brings together thousands of people from myriad backgrounds in spectacular outdoor settings, all the while cultivating a vibrant community of like-minded… (more)
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Sweet Tooth Meet Tout Sweet

You can have your cake and eat it too at Tout Sweet Patisserie.  You can also have your wine and drink that, too, with dessert!   Desserts Paired with Wine and Beer Yigit Pura, chef and owner… (more)
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Love at First Bite

Cypress Inn, located in Carmel, California, celebrates Valentine’s month with puppy love.  Doggie tricks for an upgrade this February at Hollywood ingénue and animal advocate Doris Day’s legendary Cypress Inn.  Carmel’s iconic 1929 landmark will roll out… (more)
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Is there More Romance in a Historic Hotel?

Make your own history while retracing noteworthy steps and inspiring love stories in a historical setting around the nation this winter. Certain prestigious properties which have maintained authenticity, sense of place, and architectural integrity in the United States, including… (more)
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A Future in Pork Belly

Small bites were a hit at the InterContinental Hotel in Century City, Los Angeles on November 15.  Guest chef de cuisine Daniel Corey from Luce, at sister property the InterContinental San Francisco, mixed up some of his favorite flavors… (more)
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Camp Getaway

Six months ago, when I first Googled ‘Camp Getaway’ and discovered Patti Londre’s brainchild, I knew that I would have to hone my powers of persuasion in order to convince my Los Angeles-based best friend to participate in the adventure.… (more)
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Whale Watching is Like a Box of Chocolates…

We breathed in the salty sea air. The wharf bustled with people at leisure on a perfect October Saturday in Dana Point, CA.  Paddle boats, kayaks, inflatable rafts, a motor boat and sea lions meandered.  Pierside restaurants buzzed… (more)
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Toyota Tundra tows Space Shuttle Endeavour

A Toyota Tundra half-ton pickup truck without any special modifications successfully towed the 150,000 pound space shuttle Endeavour across a bridge spanning the nation’s busiest freeway. The tow was a result of a 20-year partnership between Toyota and the California… (more)
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Napa calls!

Those golden hills were our constant escort from LA on Labor Day.  Scorched nut trees and grapevines marched north. Fruit trees, cotton and cows challenged the dustbowl.  The aqueduct snaked near the 5 freeway teasingly. It’s a trip… (more)
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Bucket List Adventure: Sonoma is the place for life list overachievers

An hour north of San Francisco, Sonoma sits at the confluence of several bucket list adventures. For fans of director Alfred Hitchcock, it harbors the setting where scenes from his 1963 horror classic, “The Birds,” were filmed at Bodega and… (more)