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Favorite places – Magnolia Bakery, Los Angeles

I love hearing about other people's favorite places, and then exploring them myself. It's a great shortcut to discovering the hidden gems in each city and town you find yourself in. It was kind of weird when my own son…

summer travel

I've missed you guys! My apologies for the break between posts. I took a trip around the country with my sister (who flew in from Australia). It was wonderful and exactly what I needed after a busy year. I don't…

small (outdoor) spaces – San Francisco style

I woke up on Mother's Day in San Francisco. I had an event to go to on Saturday night. There was no milky tea or tray filled with little-boy made toast and a flower from the garden Sunday morning. It's…

25 pretty great years

More than one friend has joked that the reason we've made it this far is because we spend quite a bit of time apart, and by apart I mean almost 10,000 miles apart for months at a time. Yes, we…

Palm Springs perfection

Palm Springs conjures up a cool almost intimidating vibe to people living outside of California, so when I visited the desert oasis the first couple of times, it didn't really live up to it's reputation. I found myself staying in…

how to beat jet lag – links

There are those people who fly long-haul and hardly miss a beat, appearing to move seamlessly into their new time-zone. I'm not one of those. Long haul flights kick my butt. I wake up at 3am, hungry and ready for…

Camps Bay beach house, Cape Town

I just had to show you the house we stayed in during our visit to Cape Town. A true South African beach house, this beautiful home hugs the boulders on the edge of Camps Bay. In fact, the master bathroom…

Camps Bay, Cape Town

The view of Camps Bay from the top of Table Mountain Continuing our trek (less than 2 hour flight) south to Cape Town, we arrived at the beautiful Camps Bay just in time for it to be named in Tripadvisor's 2014…

bushveld oasis – South Africa

I've been lucky enough to have stayed in some pretty nice places on my travels, but our suite in the middle of the South African bush took my breath away. Not only was it comfortable and luxurious, it was a…