Get the family and go

Cadillac’s XT5 is outfitted with tech and comfort for the whole family

By | 2018-08-18T19:31:56+00:00 August 18th, 2018|Automobiles|

Traveling light in the tech-heavy luxury crossover The approximate three-hour drive from Los Angeles to San Diego can stretch to four or more hours, in the wrong conditions, like on a Friday after work, but in the Cadillac XT5 (2019 model starting at $41,695), even the peak of rush hour is comfortable and pleasurable ride. [...]

Modern Indian Cuisine at Tumbi in Santa Monica

By | 2018-08-18T02:31:25+00:00 August 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|

An epicurean journey across India, from street food to haute India cuisine Forget everything you know about Indian food when you step into Tumbi. On a trendy stretch of Santa Monica Boulevard, where a common Indian restaurant would not survive the what’s-next Westsider crowd, this upscale craft Indian kitchen is bustling, even on a typically slow [...]

Glamp Beverly Hills – luxury camping in Southern California

By | 2018-07-02T00:19:27+00:00 July 2nd, 2018|Uncategorized|

Taking it easy while roughing it Many of my fondest childhood memories are from summer camp -- minus the time a huge hairy spider jumped onto my sleeping bag. That traumatizing incident aside, I loved camping as a kid; but as I have gotten older, and dare I say more delicate, my favorite thing about [...]

North Italia treats your family like family

By | 2018-07-01T20:51:45+00:00 July 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

Give the man in your life a gift he really wants

By | 2018-06-15T04:27:23+00:00 June 15th, 2018|Lifestyle, Shopping|

He won’t have to fake that he loves it, when you give him one of these manly gifts   When you need a gift for the guy in your life, but you just don’t know what to get your boyfriend-husband-dad-brother-uncle-nephew-best man, etc, that he can really use, look no further than this list of things [...]

A family vacation back in time at the Hotel Del Coronado

By | 2018-06-04T02:57:11+00:00 June 4th, 2018|Family travel, Lifestyle, Travel|

Generations of families journey to The Del to make memories to last a lifetime Visiting Southern California's 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 [...]

Best small hotels in Los Angeles

By | 2018-06-03T21:42:17+00:00 June 3rd, 2018|Family travel, Travel|

Small but grand hotels for visitors looking for a home-away-from-home in LA Los Angeles is a vast city full of diversity, where visitors and denizens can get whatever they want, whenever they want it, including hotel amenities. As a leisure or business traveler, you can find lodging from the most over-the-top in extravagance to the [...]