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Be Ireland: THE MERRION HOTEL in Dublin, Ireland

By |October 7th, 2013|UNCATEGORIZED|

On my recent Dad/Daughter Bonding Trip to Ireland, we were thrilled to call The Merrion “home” during our three-night stay in Dublin.  The hotel is ideally located and friendly-elegant sophistication at its finest. The charm of the hotel is that it is respectfully modest about just how grand it truly is. From the outside, it ...


South End! A new wine bar and pizza spot a little farther down Abbot Kinney in Venice…

By |October 1st, 2013|UNCATEGORIZED|

Yay!  Mozza Chef Frank Fermin and Mario Vollera of Piccolo and Barbershop have graced Venice with a new wine bar and "European" Cafe.  While the address is listed as 2805 Abbot Kinney, in actuality the entrance to South End is on Washington Blvd, and it is the one glowing ambient pearl in the strip mall ...


DC at Night!

By |September 26th, 2013|UNCATEGORIZED|

The love affair with rediscovering DC continues as I am happily in awe of all the hip haunts that have tastefully sprung up in our home town... The Red Hen I had never been to the historic neighborhood of Bloomingdale, which even in evening traffic was only about a 15 minute drive down U Street ...


Be Ireland: Teaser and Takeaways From a Father-Daughter Trip to Ireland

By |September 18th, 2013|UNCATEGORIZED|

Just back from an incredible two weeks with my Dad in Ireland! We finally took the trip we've talked about taking for the last 10 years.  I initially questioned whether two weeks traveling with our sweet Dad would be too long for both of us, but the time flew! We adventured, explored, ate, drank and ...


Stopover In Seattle

By |September 5th, 2013|UNCATEGORIZED|

Despite only having 24 hours in Seattle we covered a lot of ground, sampled a lot of incredible coffee, and fully appreciated Seattle's seafood bounty! 11:00 Arrived at Inn at The Market, the perfect location conveniently situated one block from Pike Place Market and in the center of the action. Strolled down to Local Color ...


Being Active in Washington, DC!

By |September 3rd, 2013|UNCATEGORIZED|

DC is vibrant these days! I'm pleasantly surprised with new discoveries each time I return home.  On this two night layover I managed to squeeze in an hour-long yoga class at Tranquil Space, on 17th & R, AND reunite with my fellow Kilimanjaro climbers and explore a new trail not too far out of DC. ...


Beaching, Basking, and Bonding at Bacara

By |August 30th, 2013|UNCATEGORIZED|

Due to the arrival of my awesome little nephew, Ever, my mom spent a couple weeks in LA this Summer. To have a little quality time just the two of us, we stole away to Bacara for a one night getaway.  The facilities are gorgeous and luxurious and lived up to the resort's esteemed reputation.  ...


Be Wild: Sayulita! A Spicy Little Surf Town in Mexico

By |August 26th, 2013|UNCATEGORIZED|

Sayulita is a charismatic little surf town and fishing village, refreshingly free from the tacky, touristy, hustle bustle and monstrous resorts that have taken over much of the Mexican coastline. Twenty five miles north of Puerto Vallarta on the Pacific coast of Mexico, this happy little oasis is dotted with art galleries, small boutiques, and ...


Expand your world, your brain, your skills– take a class! Tis the season.

By |August 19th, 2013|UNCATEGORIZED|

Ever wanted to take a pottery class, learn to play the Ukulele, understand how to properly use your digital camera, water color on a whole new level or give yourself a moment for you to explore something you've always been interested in?  Check out Barnsdall Art Center, the course offerings for the Fall Session (September ...


Be In Touch: The Magic of The San Juan Islands – Orcas Island

By |August 9th, 2013|UNCATEGORIZED|

  I fell in love with the San Juan Islands - a 172 island archipelago 60 miles north of Seattle - when I was 14 and on an environmental service summer trip to Washington State.  The pristine natural beauty  - clean air, crystal water, lush greenery, rocky beaches - and the feeling of crisp purity ...