9 Best Travel Essentials 2022

Travel is BACK after Covid-19 brought travel to a standstill for two years. The pent-up wanderlust is real with people realizing YOLO and that life can change in an instant. It’s also no secret that travel has changed significantly since BC (Before Covid!) Once you’ve decided where your next dream vacation will be, it’s important that you…

JMMF 2022 Benefiesta fundraiser

The Jimmy Miller Memorial Foundation (JMMF) 2022 Benefiesta fundraiser was hosted at the stunning home of Ron and Stacy Harrison in Hermosa Beach after a two year pause due to Covid. 

The Jimmy Miller Memorial Foundation was founded by the Miller Family to honor Jimmy Miller, a special waterman who died by suicide after a rapid onset of mental illness. All of the proceeds &hellip…

7 Advantages of an All-Inclusive Resort

Deciding on an all-inclusive resort when traveling with a family, can be one of the best decisions you can make as a parent, for your budget AND for your mental health. Our family time together is extremely limited now I’m an empty-nester. Both of my boys are forging their own lives, so when I spot a window of time for a…

Montecito, California – 7 Reasons to Visit

Montecito is having a moment right now with many celebrities choosing to call it homebase (I’m looking at you Harry and Meghan, Katy and Orlando, Oprah and Stedman to name a few), and it’s an easy 90 minute drive from Los Angeles. Despite the high profile residents and hefty real estate price tag, Montecito is effortlessly cool and California-chic. Montecito…

Complexions Contemporary Ballet: Stardust

The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in beautiful Beverly Hills exudes glamor and elegance with lavish architecture both inside and out. It’s the PERFECT place for a date night, and even more perfect for a double-date.

I was honored to see the Complexions Contemporary Ballet make their Wallis debut performing the west coast premiere of Snatched Back From the Edges…

‘Emptynestcation’ – 48 hours in Ojai

Who knew an ‘Emptynestcation’ was a thing? Traveling with children is incredible and the memories created are truly priceless, but I have a little secret to share… once your children have flown the coop your ‘Emptynestcation’ options are endless. There’s no need to travel during school holidays (paying top price) – the world’s now your playground…

Mother’s Day 2022 Gift Guide – Best Gifts for Mom

I love Mother’s Day. My children are easily the greatest accomplishment of my life. Despite no longer receiving handmade picture frames lovingly made in pre-school, when my boys take time to show their appreciation, my heart literally explodes with joy. It’s no secret that Mother’s have a tough job, and we’ve been especially challenged the past…

7 Year Breast Cancer Survivor and Counting

I am a 7 year Breast Cancer Survivor and Counting!
It’s been 7 years since I was unexpectedly diagnosed with invasive ductal breast cancer that had spread to my lymph nodes. As a 42-year-old mother of two young boys, the news was devastating and my only concern was whether I was going die and leave my young boys without a mother…

Costa Mesa, California: 5 Reasons to Visit!

Costa Mesa is known as the home of South Coast Plaza. I was thrilled to partner with Travel Costa Mesa for a ‘Galentine’s’ weekend away with some girlfriends, to experience ALL Costa Mesa has to offer. South Coast Plaza is the largest shopping destination on the west coast and is filled with the most luxury brands anywhere in the country, fine…

IntoMeSea Healing Studio: Santa Monica

As we move into the third year of the Covid-19 global pandemic, we’re feeling the effects more than ever. We’ve been juggling work, childcare, homeschooling, and worrying about our children’s mental health and lost education. The bottom line is we are not OK. We need to heal. We need a place to heal… and I have just the…