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Travel: Escape the Winter Blues and Getaway to The Shore Hotel

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Image: compliments of The Shore Hotel. The Shore Hotel in Santa Monica is the perfect escape to the harsh winters on the East Coast. Enjoy Southern California’s warmer weather with the launch of the Snowscape Getaway package. Guests of Shore Hotel are encouraged to explore the picturesque surroundings with a local hike and a picnic. Additionally, guests will experience the beautiful outdoors and…

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Travel: Celebrate Thanksgiving in Style at Thompson Beverly Hills

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Photo: Thompson Beverly Hills  Celebrate Thanksgiving in style at Thompson Beverly Hills. With the GOBBLE package, relax in one of their Premium, King or Wilshire suites and enjoy a discount of 20% off the best available rates including complimentary valet parking for your car and two crafted cocktails at Caulfield’s Bar and Dining Room or ABH Bar. Thompson Beverly Hills merges late 60’s cool…

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Travel: The Spirit of the Holidays Flourishes at The Grand Del Mar

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Situated amid a spectacular private reserve in Coastal North County San Diego, The Grand Del Mar is a luxurious retreat that combines the old-world charm of a Mediterranean estate with the modern luxuries of a world-class resort. The AAA Five Diamond, Forbes Five-Star property features: 249 elegantly appointed guest rooms and suites; San Diego’s only Tom Fazio-designed championship golf course; a Forbes Five-Star Renaissance-inspired…

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Travel Guest Post: Lake Tahoe

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There is something exciting and invigorating about the great outdoors. The fresh air lifts your spirits, the scent of pine trees and fresh flowers calms your mind, plus there is always something new to discover around the next bend. Every now and then, it is important to escape from the concrete of the city and into a thriving wilderness. One…

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Travel Guest Post: Top Spots in the World for Surfing

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Shockingly blue waves. Soft white sands. To most people who enjoy the sport of surfing, finding the best places to surf is crucial to them. Most surfers do not restrict themselves to one particular country or region when it comes to surfing. Surfers often travel to various spots across the globe, participating in surfing competitions or other kinds of surfing…

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Travel: Summer is here- WET Weekends @ The W Hotel

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This summer, the  W Hotel is “keeping its cool” with weekly & monthly events that are available to both hotel guests and LA locals alike.  Below is the full program which kicks off Memorial Day weekend and includes events like SHOW ME THE MOVIES! outdoor cinema series, Wine Down Wednesdays, The Backyard BBQ with Executive Chef Dakota Weiss, poolside pilates and yoga…

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Travel Guest Post: Shore Hotel Family Getaway Package

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Shore Hotel (Photo credit: Ryan Gobuty) Shore Hotel invites families to take advantage of the sunny Santa Monica locale this summer with the “Surf and Sun” package. Let Southern California’s surfing experts teach the whole family the basics of catching waves along the California coast—from paddling over the break to balancing on the nose, surf pros will get the family…

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Travel Guest Post: Best Places to Golf in the World

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Move over, baseball, because golfing might be America’s new favorite pastime. There is something soothing about strolling along the rolling green fairways as you courteously, albeit aggressively, compete with your closest pals. But admit it; you can only drive so many golf balls down the same course before you start to want a change of pace. So why not plan…

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Travel Guest Post: LA Valentine’s Day Dinners

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Looking for something luxurious to do for V-Day? Couples that choose to dine at Oliverio, a modern Italian restaurant utilizing seasonal local ingredients, or Whist, a Mediterranean restaurant with a contemporary twist between February 10th – 14th will be wowed by the enchanting dishes executive chefs Mirko Paderno (Oliverio) and Tony DiSalvo (Whist) have put together. These sophisticated, decadent Valentine’s…

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Travel Guest Post: Sultry Napa Valley for Valentine’s Day

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New flames just matched via dot-coms or counterparts set up long ago by conspiring mothers, couples can enjoy a mid-month getaway this February, courtesy of St. Valentine and the Napa Valley. Romantic fireplaces, sweet spa treatments and that supple Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon set a Valentine’s Day tone like no other. Below are some of the sultriest places to snuggle…

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Travel Guest Post: Martine Inn Offers Couples Understated Elegance

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I believe having grown up on the Monterey Peninsula, I’m a bit of an expert on the area and as such I’m also a bit picky about properties and dining in the area. One place that has stood the test of time in my book and in the hearts of so many visitors to the area, is the luxurious Martine Inn in…

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Travel Guest Post: Sofitel San Francisco Bay, Romantic Luxury for Couples

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Perhaps no better location exists for couples planning an escape to the San Francisco Bay area than the gorgeous Sofitel San Francisco Bay. A lovely property located in Redwood City where the former Marine World Africa USA once stood, the property overlooks the lovely lagoon that hosted the water ski shows at Marine World many years ago. With a European flavor…

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Travel Guest Post: Disneyland Resort’s Holiday Celebration

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It only makes sense to spend the merriest time of the year at the happiest place on earth so why is this year any different than the years past? We have visited Disneyland and California Adventure  every Christmas for over two decades and this year stands out as, by far, the most magical and memorable, for numerous magical reasons. Disney has created…

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Drinks: Jimador Tequila Cocktails

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Are you rooting for the LA Galaxy or the Houston Dynamo during the MLS Cup this Saturday? To help you celebrate during the big game, enjoy these deliciously crafted cocktails inspired by the finalists. Below please find two team-inspired el Jimador Tequila cocktails which will be sure to please both LA Galaxy and Houston Dynamo fans alike.   el Jimador Dynamo…

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Travel Guest Post: 10 Hotels Made Famous in Movies

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When traveling, you look for a hotel that is economically affordable, but comfortable and decent. Of course, there are cheap hotels you definitely aren’t interested in, so if you have a little extra money to splurge, you might go over the top and book reservation online at a luxury resort. Hotel booking is easy these days through the means of…

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Travel: Monterey – The Ultimate Californian Musical Getaway

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Love music? Love California? Check out the upcoming musical lineup in Monterey, CA: October 7-8, 2011 – Furthur: Fans can expect Lesh & Weir to push the musical envelope with jaw-dropping improvisations and loving renditions of Grateful Dead classicsin the musical journey “Furthur.” Monterey County Fairgrounds, Monterey, CA.  831.372.5863; www.montereycountyfair.com October 13, 2011 – Henry Miller Memorial Library Presents Ryan Adams +…

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Travel Guest Post: 4 Top San Diego Attractions

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When travelers arrive in San Diego they see a beautiful coastal city with contemporary architecture and palm trees. The downtown area has a business district, many restaurants and cafes, museums, and shopping opportunities. Mountains and desert are on one side of the metropolis and the Pacific Ocean is on the other side. Here in Southern California the weather is mild.…

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Guest Motivational Post: The Unstoppable Life of Larry Jacobson

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Larry Jacobson knows what it’s like to have a dream that seems nearly impossible to realize.  He also knows how to make that dream come true. “I remember being a curious kid looking out at the docks in Long Beach from behind the locked gates that led to the pier,” he said. “I saw this montage of beautiful sails and…

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