Scottsdale

Scottsdale

I recently spent three wonderful, warm days in Scottsdale, Arizona for a mother/sisters getaway.  This was our second year planning one of these special trips and we already have Palm Springs on the calendar for next March.  My mother lives in the Midwest, so by the time March arrives, she is really craving some sunshine […]

Los Angeles

Los Angeles

I’ve always been rather smitten with LA since I made my first visit to this sunny city at the age of 12.  LA’s lovely weather, beautiful palms, and gorgeous beaches get me every time. I recently spent a fun weekend in LA with my daughters and didn’t want to make shopping the focus of this […]

Oakland

Oakland

When was the last time you took a trip over to Oakland?  Well, if it has been awhile, then you need to get yourself over there and enjoy this lovely city that is going through a major transformation!  With housing prices so high in San Francisco, many people are now moving over to this sunny […]

Favorite San Francisco Peninsula lunch spots

Favorite San Francisco Peninsula lunch spots

Happy New Year! I hope you all enjoyed your holiday and that your 2016 is off to a fabulous start!  How are those resolutions going?  Maybe one of your resolutions is to meet up with friends more often?  What better time than the new year to make connections with people you haven’t  seen for the […]

My home at Christmas

My home at Christmas

How is your holiday going?  I think I’m finally finished with my holiday shopping after taking one last trip to the mall last night with my older daughter.  I think the key is to go as late as you can to avoid the crowds and to find a parking spot.  It was actually an enjoyable […]

Christmas in San Francisco

Christmas in San Francisco

Every year around this time my girlfriend and I head into San Francisco for some holiday fun.  Her birthday just happens to fall right before Christmas so it is the perfect time for a mini getaway to our favorite city, which is 30 minutes away, but a world away from the suburbs.  Our go to […]