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New Orleans Round Up! Where to Stay, Eat and Drink.

By |May 29th, 2014|TRAVEL|

Jazz Fest shenanigans and Eric Clapton; Melrose Mansion; Elizabeth's; cocktails at Cane & Table; dessert at Coquette with pastry chef, Zak Miller; next three pictures Commander's Palace; Crescent Park in the Bywater.  Love the Big Easy.  Especially for Jazz Fest!  This was my third time and would definitely like to make it an annual tradition-- ...

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Vegas Baby!!!! And Britney….

By |May 15th, 2014|TRAVEL|

  Nothing says Vegas like 11 ladies at a Britney Spears concert reclaiming the enthusiasm of 1999, when Britney first broke onto the scene.  While we basked and bounced in our own excitement, Britney herself appeared to be over it, or perhaps over the 100 show commitment she made to Vegas over the next two ...

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Hotel Spotlight: Melrose Mansion in the French Quarter, New Orleans!

By |May 8th, 2014|TRAVEL|

I'm frankly reluctant to tell you about the Melrose Mansion!  It's so hard to find a perfect place to stay in the French Quarter in New Orleans, especially during Jazz Fest.  As Jazz Fest was to be mine and Napper's first voyage sans enfant (without baby Ever), I researched long and hard for the ideal ...

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Hotel Spotlight: 26 hours at the heavenly RANCHO VALENCIA!

By |April 30th, 2014|TRAVEL|

26 hours for total rejuvenation and restoration in the most delightful place you've never heard of.  Or at least we had no idea where Rancho Santa Fe was-- New Mexico?  Nope, Rancho Santa Fe is actually an affluent and elegant yet somehow relaxed town about 15 minutes from the beaches of San Diego and two ...

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Always Awesome in Aspen…The Round Up! Just in Time for Closing Weekend…

By |April 18th, 2014|TRAVEL|

Aspen just makes me happy! I spent one of the best years of my life there when I was 22 and continue to welcome any opportunity to return, especially now that I have an adorable and spunky godson lighting up the Valley! I rang in my personal new year there in March and managed to ...

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Fess Parker Inn & Spa in Los Olivos, CA

By |April 9th, 2014|TRAVEL|

Los Olivos and the Santa Ynez Valley is a sacred place to us.  It is somehow incredibly exhilarating and festive and fun while being soulful and grounding all at once!  Why don't we move there?  I know, we're thinking about it.  We'd be following in the footsteps of our Uncle Brooks Firestone who was a ...

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Funk Zone in Santa Barbara! Tasting rooms, bars and restaurants!

By |April 4th, 2014|EAT & DRINK, TRAVEL|

We always have loved Santa Barbara, we just never knew it had such a hipster, cool edge!  The Funk Zone of Santa Barbara is like a mini Loz Feliz/Silverlake by the pristine beach of SB.  With tasting rooms, surf shops and several new restaurants.  We had a tasty lunch at the Lucky Penny and delightful ...

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A Little Place Called Aspen….Love This Town!

By |March 20th, 2014|EAT & DRINK, MIND & BODY, TRAVEL|

Couldn't love this little town more! Just back from an incredible birthday weekend.  More on old favorites and new delights coming soon. We are also announcing the winner of our giveaway for our upcoming El Encanto Retreat in Santa Barbara tomorrow, so stay tuned!!!

Ireland! ASHFORD CASTLE: Luxury Hotel with a Kiss of Medieval

By |March 7th, 2014|TRAVEL|

Built in 1229 as a medieval castle on the banks of Lough Corrib (Lake Corrib) in County Mayo, Ireland, Ashford Castle is now five star luxury hotel that celebrates an interesting history.  The Castle has expanded with the centuries and its many owners, including the Guinness family.  The grounds are breathtaking and the property's rich ...

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35 Clearest Waters to Swim in Before You Die!

By |February 7th, 2014|TRAVEL|

We stumbled upon this most inspiring story, "35 Clearest Waters in the World to Swim in Before You Die," on Facebook posted by our friend Sally Polkinghorn.  We've only checked a few of these locations off the list...  Have some passport stamping to get done!  Pack a bikini and go.  If not now, then when? ...

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