Spending the Day in Pasadena, California

Pasadena is one of the few Los Angeles County cities that manages to be expansive and populous but also quaint and charming. With its row of restaurants that sort of string off of Colorado Boulevard and “Old Town Pasadena” and its numerous shops, one could likely spend the whole day (and a whole check) in…

Glen Ivy Hot Springs Spa

Despite the abundance of spas scattered throughout Southern California, it can be difficult to find one that truly offers an all-day¬†experience. Glen Ivy Hot Springs in¬†Corona, California offers just such an inclusive experience. One can truly spend all day dipping in and out of its various pools and hot springs as well as enjoy various…

Why I Prefer Living in the City

While my husband would happily have us scamper off to the country and seclude ourselves in nature, I prefer the smog-infested city. I understand the negative aspects of living in the city, as mentioned: smog; but also, crime, overcrowding, litter, etc. I’m sure the list goes on for most. But despite growing up in the…

Visiting “The Last Bookstore”

When it comes to Downtown Los Angeles, I lean more toward the “leave-it” side than “love it”. However, there are a few gems tucked away in the old architecture of Downtown, one of which is The Last Bookstore. Despite being located on the prominent corner of Spring and 5th, The Last Bookstore can be hard…

Daytime Trip to Temecula

Being about an hour and a half outside of Los Angeles, Temecula is a great option for a day-trip. What to do: Wine taste! There are over 40 wineries tucked away in the Temecula wine trail. Some are grand, with spectacular view. Other’s are much more quaint, with an intimate feel. Depending on what experience…

Visiting The Griffith Observatory

In an effort to get me out of the funk I’ve been in lately, my husband suggested we take a day-trip somewhere in Los Angeles. We settled on the Griffith Observatory. While the actual museum inside the observatory is a little small, the views of the LA Basin are spectacular, especially on a really clear…

Perfect Place for Sunday Brunch in Los Angeles

If there’s one thing I love about being 30 years old, it’s that I’ve entered brunch-season. At our age, there’s a brunch for everything, bridal shower, bachelorette, good-bye party. It’s a fun way to get a little boozy and not worry about what you’re eating so much. But as much as I love my bottomless…