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The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel Asks “How Would You Spend $50,000?”

travel February 19, 2017 0 Comments

  The newest offering at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel treats guests to an extraordinary shopping spree at the famed South Coast Plaza.     The ocean front resort is offering an exclusive opportunity to splurge and be pampered with a $50,000 shopping spree and stay in the resort’s Ritz-Carlton Suite in celebration of South Coast Plaza’s 50th Anniversary.     What…

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3 Glam Beverly Hills Cabana Packages

travel May 29, 2015 0 Comments

With year-round Southern California sunshine and striking views of the Hollywood hills, Beverly Hills is the destination to elevate any poolside experience. The city’s rooftop pools offer a shimmering oasis in Beverly Hills, with luxurious cabanas and poolside service and delicious new dining menus, perfect for the ultimate summer escape. Best for spa buffs and rooftop dining – Montage Beverly Hills:…

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Whales, Wonders & Wyland at The Ritz-Carlton Laguna Nigel

travel January 14, 2015 0 Comments

The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel is proud to join with renowned marine life artist Wyland for Whales, Wonders, and Wyland. The collaboration includes an overnight experience, a display of more than twenty-five Wyland original paintings, limited editions, and sculptures throughout the resort, as well as an exclusive reception for guests to meet Wyland and enjoy a special multi-media retrospective of Wyland’s Whaling…

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Best Destinations Worldwide for Serious Shopping

travel October 23, 2014 0 Comments

  With even long-term travel becoming an everyday occurrence rather than a luxury, the world is getting smaller, and so many more wonderful shopping destinations worldwide are suddenly available to turn your pay check into something more…tangible. Here’s our rundown of the best retail spots in the world, so you know where to head to first to satisfy your international…

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Wine, Shopping & Romance with Hotel Valencia

travel October 12, 2014 0 Comments

As the only overnight establishment on Santana Row, Hotel Valencia is surrounded by high end shopping, delicious eateries, hip nightlife and exquisite wineries. The recently renovated 215-room boutique hotel is the perfect place for girlfriends to gossip while sipping on their favorite drinks on the rooftop terrace or lounge around the pool sunbathing. HOTEL VALENCIA SANTANA ROW PACKAGES Wine Weekend…

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Travel: 3 Reasons for a Santa Monica Staycation

travel May 13, 2014 0 Comments

To welcome the arrival of beach season, Shore Hotel is providing a line-up on delicious and refreshing favorites, adding plenty of reasons to check-in at Santa Monica’s eco-chic property. Check them out here: What: Sprinkles Ice Cream Cart Things are heating up at the Shore and guests, as well as locals, can pop by the hotel lobby to cool off with a scoop,…

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Travel: U.S. Summer Getaways

adventure holiday travel travel planning travel tips May 4, 2014 0 Comments

The beach vacation is an integral part of an American summer.  From the Great Lakes to the golden sands of California, generations of families have been packing their coolers, loading up minivans, and taking off for a beach-side getaway. Our classic means of transportation have transformed from bulky to hybrid and favorite beach past times have evolved from requiring packed…

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Travel: The Food + Wine Festival Palm Desert

travel March 11, 2014 0 Comments

L: Chef Roy Choi, C: Chef David LeFevre, R: “The Fabulous Beekman Boys” Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell. Credit: L: Travis Jensen, C: courtesy of David LeFevre, R: courtesy of The Fabulous Beekman Boys Kicking off Friday, March 21, 2014 and continuing through Sunday, March 23, the fourth annual Food + Wine Festival Palm Desert will transform the desert into a culinary oasis with a series…

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Travel: Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel Celebrates 30 Years

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The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel celebrates its 30th Anniversary in 2014.  Traditionally, a 30th anniversary is celebrated with a gift of pearls, so in honor of its Pearl Anniversary, the resort has joined with luxury pearl jeweler Mikimoto to surprise and delight guests with an extraordinary overnight experience that will be sure to create lifelong Ritz-Carlton memories. The Pearls of Inspiration experience…

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Travel: The Beautiful Santa Cruz Mountains

adventure guest post travel travel planning travel tips November 3, 2013 0 Comments

Photo by Todd / Flickr South of San Francisco is bliss in several forms. The Santa Cruz Mountains in Central California are a prime place for wine making, hiking and bike riding, and mountaineering. Part of the Pacific Coast Ranges, you can enjoy scenic views of wild west coast nature while camping, climbing, or cycling. Home to giant redwoods and…

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

adventure california holiday san diego travel travel planning travel tips October 27, 2013 0 Comments

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

adventure california guest post travel travel planning travel tips February 11, 2013 0 Comments

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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First Travels of 2013

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Where does one go when you spend all of 2012 in the biggest cities in the world? The middle of nowhere. Check out some candid shots of my West Coast tour of Mammoth Lakes, Lake Tahoe and Napa Valley. xoxo   Mammoth Mountain.     Heavenly @ Lake Tahoe.   Lake Mono, on the drive from Mammoth to Lake Tahoe.…

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Travel Guest Post: The Shore Hotel Offers Girlfriends Getaway

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Shore Hotel (Photo credit: Ryan Gobuty)   The Shore Hotel, the newest beachfront property in Santa Monica, has created the ultimate Girlfriends Getaway package complimenting the picturesque seaside location in the heart of the famous Los Angeles beach town. Launching 4th of July weekend in conjunction with the opening of Blue Plate Taco restaurant, Shore Hotel’s first on-site restaurant serving fresh,…

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Travel Guest Post: Impeccable Fine Dining @ The Sardine Factory

food guest post May 14, 2012 0 Comments

The Sardine Factory on the Monterey Peninsula is a California icon, and one of the most outstanding dining establishments in the country and the world. From presidents to movie stars, sport celebrities to dignitaries, the Sardine Factory has built a legacy upon impeccable service, unrivaled ambiance, and exemplary cuisine for generations. The Sardine Factory, will without doubt, exceed the most critical…

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