Near-everything Hotel Elan offers Beverly Hills service without Rodeo Drive prices

Hotel Elan offers boutique luxury and comfort at the crossroads of WeHo and Beverly Hills Elan Hotel is a rare find in Los Angeles – lodging smack-dab in the middle of some of the city’s most desirable attractions – yet reasonably priced. For a luxury boutique hotel at the crossroads of Beverly Hills and West … Continue reading Near-everything Hotel Elan offers Beverly Hills service without Rodeo Drive prices

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A fine trip to San Diego

Don't-miss attractions in the city called America's finest Before I moved to Southern California, I asked some natives advice on where to live. They told me pros and cons of the major cities, but no one had anything bad to say about San Diego. The more time I spend there, I see why. There’s a … Continue reading A fine trip to San Diego

North Italia awaits, along Santa Monica’s coast

A warm Italian welcoming and abudanza awaits at Santa Monica's North Italia restaurant From first blush I liked North Italia. And yes, that is an allusion to the fine list of vino, but first, let’s talk atmosphere. On a Friday night, the place was bustling. The vibe was lively and friendly. Like a hot night club, … Continue reading North Italia awaits, along Santa Monica’s coast

A timeless family vacation to the Hotel Del Coronado

A retreat to a simpler time at The Del Visiting Hotel Del Coronado on Coronado Island is like a step back in time, with all the amenities of modern life, in surroundings that remind you that others came before you -- epochs before -- to enjoy this same, timeless fresh sea air. The Del, as it … Continue reading A timeless family vacation to the Hotel Del Coronado

A Los Angeles waterfront hideaway offers water play and relaxed beachcombing

LA Locals and visitors adore this low-key family friendly waterfront area that offers a little bit of everything Marina del Rey is one of the mellowest beach communities in Los Angeles. With 600 acres of protected natural wetlands on its southern border, making its landscape unique and everlasting, it is quieter and more calm than … Continue reading A Los Angeles waterfront hideaway offers water play and relaxed beachcombing

The coolest luxury hotel, The Shade Hotel Redondo Beach

The only thing better than a luxury boutique hotel is a new luxury boutique hotel.  The Shade Hotel in Redondo Beach, which opened late November 2016, still has that fresh everything smell.  The chic and modern hotel is so waterfront that peering out of the sliding glass doors of the guest rooms you would swear … Continue reading The coolest luxury hotel, The Shade Hotel Redondo Beach