‘Twas a Hard Summer

Monday was hard. Tuesday was even harder. Going about my daily routine was hardest. Why was this week so “hard,” you ask? Because I just returned from the most amazing weekend. This week’s Secre...

Build a Bridge & Get Over it.

What a day to be alive! There is nothing like some sibling rivalry on this lovely Sunday afternoon. There I was, sitting at Islands restaurant, eyeing our cute waiter. All of a sudden, my brother pick...

Swinging Into Summer

The wait was over! It was finally here. Free of rife, responsibility, and reason. Summer had arrived. I was beyond ready to swing into summer. As nostalgic and warm as I felt, a wooden splinter pricke...

Stairway to Nowhere- Part 3

Have you ever had a week where you’re basically Screaming, Crying, Perfect Storm (word to Taylor Swift), and you just need that escape to nowhere. All you want is to blast some sappy Coldplay songs ...

Just Water Under the Bridge- Part One

Crank the music up, roll down your windows, and take some Dramamine because we have a long drive ahead of us. Where are we off to, you ask? We are going to cruise along the California Coast and see o...

Calle Olvera.

This week’s Secret of SoCal is Olvera Street.  Established in 1930, Olvera Street was the brainchild of Christine Sterling, an American entrepreneur who advocated for the preservation of Mexi...