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9 Best Things to do in Porto (Portugal)

Porto is the second largest city in Portugal located along the Duoro River and it’s about a 3 hour drive from Lisbon. Portugal is having a moment right now and is quickly becoming one of the most popular relocation countries. Aside from being one of the safest countries in the world, with affordable healthcare and low crime, Portugal offers a unique program for…

Visit Buckingham Palace – London

EDIT September 8, 2022 – Surreal to be in Buckingham Palace to write this blog post, then watch the news unfold of the Queen’s passing in the afternoon. To be standing in the Blue Drawing Room hours before King Charles III gave his speech is a surreal and momentous part of history. I am grateful to the Royal Collection Trust for this opportunity…

12 Best Things to do in Lisbon (Portugal)

Gosh Lisbon – we walked miles around you, up and down your steep hills, and my bum is forever thankful!
Lisbon is built on seven hills and it’s one of the oldest and fastest growing cities in Europe and is filled with incredible history, quiet neighborhoods and the most delicious food. We’d only traveled to Southern parts of Portugal, so spending…

8 Best Things to Do In Seville (Spain)

Oh how I love Spain… the Spanish seem to have their work/life balance down to perfection, and our time in Seville validates how much we love this culture. Seville is famous for its enormous Catedral and the city is filled with orange scented courtyards, and stunning Mudejar architecture oozing with history. We stumbled upon interesting neighborhoods humming with the hustle of Spanish life…

Teatro Flamenco Sevilla (Spain)

Sevilla is the Flamenco capital of Spain and experiencing Teatro Flamenco Sevilla in the old Teatro Pathe is a must when visiting Sevilla.
Flamenco dance originated in Andalusia, southern Spain and there are three parts to the flamenco performance: the song, the guitar, and the dance. The cosy Teatro Pathe is an intimate venue in the heart of Sevilla, seating about 80 – 100 &hellip…

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…