La Quinta Resort & Club

A surprisingly fun, family-friendly vacation destination for all ages Great golf? Check. Sublime spa experiences? Without question. But family-friendly accommodation, activities and recreation for all ages from (in our case age 6 to adult)? Surprising, but happily true. Palm Desert is perhaps best known for its world-class links and resort spa experiences. So it might […]

Family fun in San Francisco

As the summer wound down to its final days before the crazy chaos that was sure to descend upon our household with the start of the new school year, our family of four decided to coordinate a few fun days away. With two young children (ages 6 and 7) in tow, my husband and I […]

Discovering Mexico’s Copper Canyon

Tarahumara and Hotel Mirador

Adventure, comfort and defying fear in Mexico’s Sierra Madre by Betsy Sanz My 10-year-old daughter was about to step off the edge of a sheer cliff, with nothing but 100 feet of air between her and the bottom of a canyon, deep in Mexico’s Sierra Madres. What, I asked myself, was I thinking? If her […]

Villa Roma Restaurant

We don’t ask for much in life. We just want some amazing Italian and Argentine food that we don’t have to drive far to get to. When we heard rave reviews of Villa Roma in Laguna Hills we thought, “Ok. We’ll get our fettuccine on. Let’s see what they’ve got!” This place isn’t the kind […]

Premium Pampering

The St. Regis Monarch Beach is the premier destination for those who favor superior posh and pampering. One of the world’s only Forbes Five-Star rated spas, St. Regis’ Spa Gaucin is known for consistently exceeding excellence. Named one of the Top 25 Hotel Spas in the World by Travel & Leisure Magazine, Spa Gaucin is […]

Sunday Brunch at Savannah Chop House

Savannah Chop House has long enjoyed a reputation for creative and delicious “American Regional cuisine” and excellent, unobtrusive service. Now the iconic eatery introduces an innovative “Sunday Champagne Brunch Buffet (Hybrid)” – a concept sure to become a local favorite. Chef Chris Tzorin and Sous Chef Manny Velasco serve up the best of both worlds: […]

8 Second Title, Full Day of Fun!

When I was younger, some of my best memories were when my mom and dad took us kids to the Lewiston Roundup in Idaho. We’d pile in the car so excited to see the cowboys, get a hotdog (with a disgustingly delicious amount of ketchup on mine) and see the animals in action! Imagine my […]

Weekend Improvement

We met up with the folks at EventWerks to find out a little bit about what’s in store for our summer events. In business together since 1997, The EventWerks team has produced many events including car shows, extreme sports expos, remote-control car, airplane shows and the ones we’re most excited about: local festivals! This year […]

Savannah Chop House Sunday Champagne Brunch (Hybrid)

Buffet Hybrid (n) – A meal consisting of unlimited courses at a set price which combines two different service elements: Buffet + Table Service Savannah Chop House has long enjoyed a reputation for creative and delicious “American Regional cuisine” and excellent, unobtrusive service. Now the iconic eatery introduces an innovative “Sunday Champagne Brunch (Hybrid)” – […]

Dana Point Concours: OC Collector Car & Motorcycle Weekend(tm)

Returning for its 31st year, the Dana Point Concours d’Elegance® has evolved into the Orange County Collector Car & Motorcycle Weekend™, Southern California’s premier celebration of the automotive hobby. From Friday, June 21, to Sunday, June 23, 2013, the Orange County Collector Car & Motorcycle WeekendTM will encompass an array of exciting activities for enthusiasts […]