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So a lot has happened this year, and the year isn’t even over. The biggest “happening” was my engagement!!! I must say, I knew that it would one day happen, but I really didn’t know when or with who. The dating scene here in Los Angeles, isn’t the most ideal. Lots of non-longterm prospects were all […]


An escape from our daily lives is crucial for sanity, and if you can turn your getaway into a mini one, then you can squeeze them in more frequently. That, I’m all for. For Californians, Palm Springs is always a great choice for a quick trip (along with Newport/Laguna Beach, Vegas, Santa Barbara, etc), and […]

Some aquatic adventures in Mykonos, Greece with my best friend. They threw some scrapes and bruises in for free; great souvenirs!

Firstly, I’d like to start off by saying I love me some crazies, and with that said, I think Salvador Dali is a crazy; crazy genius, that is. Secondly, the architecture of this building is spectacular in itself. A play of hard and soft throughout the building with triangulated glass that flows in and out […]

Monday’s Escape To: The Ocean House Hotel in Watch Hill, Rhode Island Serene views of Little Narragansett Bay and Block Island Sound, spotless white-sand beaches, and a cozy elegant atmosphere set atop a scenic bluff, the Ocean House, is a pristine New England gem.

Monday’s Escape To: Leela Palace in Udaipur, India This seven star opulent palace, lies on the shores of Lake Pichola with breathtaking views, luxurious decor, and top notch royal service.

Monday’s Escape To: Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Barcelona, Spain This refurbished 20th-century former bank building designed by Patricia Urquiola, mixes very modern design with rich accents of velvet and leather in a palette of greens, golds, and black. Located in the heart of Barcelona, guests have easy access to the best the city has to offer […]