• Beachwood BBQ, Downtown Long Beach at the Promenade

    4 Best BBQ Joints in the LBC

    I may have an affinity for veggie burgers, quinoa salad and pretty much any green leafy food you put in front of me, but let’s get one thing straight…I love meat. That said,...

  • Antigua Maxi Dress by For Love and Lemons

    For Love and Lemons and Birthdays

    You know how it is, getting ready for your birthday each year: part excitement, part nervousness, and part dread for turning another year older — the remaining parts are made of f...

  • Emilia Clarke and Iain Glen of "Game of Thrones" for Vanity Fair by Annie Leibovitz

    Annie Leibovitz Brings “Game of Thrones” Fantasy to Life

    With the passing of the Yellow King on HBO’s hit series True Detective, subscribers are waiting in great anticipation for the next installment of the beloved Game of Thrones. Myse...

  • The Butterfly (Photo by Racquel Mishel)

    What Your Birthdate Says About You

    I just discovered I’m a Nonconformist! Sounds about right. Or rather, I learned that my birthdate, in numerology terms, equals five, which matches my personality to a tee. Yup! I&...

  • Vera Farmiga in "At Middleton"

    Vera Farmiga: On Romance & the Return of Rom-Coms

    I don’t know about you, but I love romantic comedies! Always have. I’ve even been known to collect the really cheesy ones (not naming names though). Okay, so I may be a roma...

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Shakespeare and Co. Bookstore

A New Year’s Resolution of Travel and Writing

When I see the image of myself sitting in front of Shakespeare and Co., a childlike grin on my face, my own desires of becoming a published author and living in a city such as Paris and frequenting a bookstore with decades of history to see my books on the shelves, my creative wheels start spinning.

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LA Wine Fest 2012

LA Wine Fest 2013 in Celebration of a Milestone

It’s my party and I’ll wine if I want to. I had the strangest dream last night: I was shopping for bathing suits for spending my summer days ...

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"Lily Pond Reflections" at Balboa Park, San Diego, CA

Reflections of a Life Well Spent

But what really got to me, as I stood beside the Lily Pond, staring at the reflection of the Botanical Building, was the way I could somehow see beyond the rippling waters and into my own past — and a life well spent.

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Chocolat

Finding Inspiration with Chocolat

Do you remember Vianne Rocher (played by the wonderfully talented Juliette Binoche) from the film Chocolat? Or, perhaps you were a fan of the novel of the same ...

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Music Festival "Palm Saturday" Style

Music Festival Mayhem: Getting Ready for the Weekend

Getting ready for music festivals, such as Coachella, can take a lot out of a person. Months before the tickets go on sale and the line-up is announced, ...

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Emilia Clarke and Iain Glen of "Game of Thrones" for Vanity Fair by Annie Leibovitz

Annie Leibovitz Brings “Game of Thrones” Fantasy to Life

With the passing of the Yellow King on HBO’s hit series True Detective, subscribers are waiting in great anticipation for the next installment of the beloved Game of ...

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Vera Farmiga in "At Middleton"

Vera Farmiga: On Romance & the Return of Rom-Coms

I don’t know about you, but I love romantic comedies! Always have. I’ve even been known to collect the really cheesy ones (not naming names though). Okay, so ...

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Motley Crue - Rockin' the 80s

Sirius XM Celebrates Mötley Crüe on Super Bowl Weekend

What better to pair one of the biggest weekends in football — Super Bowl weekend — than the sexy sound of rock and roll? Okay, so maybe not ...

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