Griffith Observatory

Paging my inner Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling– there’s nothing I’d rather do than tap dance into the stratosphere at one of my favorite Los Angeles locations (recently featured in La La Land) ...

Alfred’s Tea Room

Tea for two & two for tea! No, this isn’t a tribute to Doris Day and her 1950’s hit “Tea for Two”…this is a tribute to really good tea. As my Jeffrey Campbell booties clunked along t...

Life Lessons From Stars Hallow

Today is the day. Today is the much anticipated release of the additional season of a television series that proved how impactful fictional characters can be in our lives, and how much stories ca...

Lyman Orchards

Who would have thought that a small plot of land purchased in 1741 could turn into a quintessential New England destination? Fast forward 275 years, the Lyman family’s original purchase of 37-acres ...

Mark Twain House and Museum

In my childhood bedroom, a pink, handmade dollhouse sat adjacent to my rod iron bed. Countless hours were spent creating storyline after storyline that centered around my barbies and their adventures ...

Saville Dam

Inhale. Exhale. Repeat. It’s hard to explain how a place can be such a large part of a person. What was once constant large waves of California sunshine, became a soft ebb and flow of gloomy, overca...

Plainville Hot Air Balloon Festival

Ok. So you missed the highlight of the summer. But, it wasn’t your fault! Your grandmother had her 80th birthday party. Your best friend had her bachelorette party and you were the maid of honor. O...

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

This week’s Secret of SoCal is the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art. Located in Downtown Hartford, Connecticut, the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, more commonly known as the Wadsworth, is the o...

Five Mile Point Lighthouse

Let’s face it, the Northeast can’t compare to SoCal, but it definitely has its quirks. Although my level of fondness varies on the different qualities such as the intense summer humidity and the f...

Five Leaves

This week’s Secret of SoCal is Five Leaves. As I strolled along the cracked sidewalk on a muggy, Sunday afternoon, I felt dubious that I would get a table at the trendy brunch spot… New York b...