Articles by Destination

Pantai Inn Offers Guests an Enchanting, Balinese-Inspired Oceanside Escape

BY : Merilee Kern | 2017

With a boast-worthy motto like “America’s Finest City,” you can bet the San Diego region is replete with premium hospitality options proffering top-tier tourism. As the 8th largest city in the United States, San Diego boasts much...


Q&A with Hollywood Actress-Turned-Entrepreneur Michelle Lewis

BY : Jenna Smith | 2017

Michelle Lewis, founder of Visibility Vixen, is an entrepreneur who teaches small business owners and brands how to get more visible in the online space. Through her courses, mastermind and podcast, she supports entrepreneurs through...


Edelweiss Air Embraces Switzerland's Hospitality and Features Unexpected Routes

BY : Cynthia Dial | 2017

As a long-time San Diegan, I love my region. The sole exception: when I fly internationally. It is then, and only then, that I long to be a Los Angelean. True, flying in and out of LAX can be a challenge, but flying from a non-hub market like San...


Why Napa is Our New Favorite Destination for the Holidays

BY : Meadowood Napa Valley | 2017

Home to some of the most beautiful scenery and best wines in the world, it's hard to beat Napa Valley as a vacation destination any time of year. The holidays turn up the valley's natural beauty into a not-so-white winter wonderland....


Costa Mesa's Culinary Arts are Taking Off

BY : Beth Graham | 2017

Costa Mesa, nestled in between Huntington Beach, Newport Beach and Santa Ana, is living up to its moniker as the “City of the Arts.” With high-end retail like South Coast Plaza, The LAB, South Coast Collection/The OC Mix, and The...


If You're In-the-Know in Newport, You're Probably a Regular at This Hotel

BY : Nicolle Monico | 2017

Before the Island Hotel Newport Beach was what it is today, it was a Four Seasons property. Over the years, the city’s finest came out to spend weekends lounging by the pool, dining on five-course meals and discussing their next vacations. It...


Ace Hotel: Palm Springs' Playground for the Cool Kids

BY : Nicolle Monico | 2017

There’s a scene that takes place every weekend at the Ace Hotel and Swim Club in Palm Springs. Trendy, 20- and 30-somethings descend from LA and SD to take over the retro-chic property in search of sun and poolside cocktails. Ask any bronzed...


Getting the Five-Star Treatment at the Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills

BY : Vicki Arkoff | 2017

What’s the proper etiquette when sharing a hotel elevator ride with Sir Elton John? I honestly don’t know, so I kept my lip buttoned all the way down seven floors to the lobby of The Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills. Elton...


6 Yountville Hotels to Call Home During Your Next Retreat to Napa Valley

BY : Jill Weinlein | 2017

While noshing your way through some of the finest Michelin-starred restaurants in California, you will also want to stay at one of the six luxury hotels in Yountville. From there, you can also explore the tiny two-block town, drink...


The Del Partners With Room & Board, Hilton Acquires Management Contract

BY : Nicolle Monico | 2017

The 129-year-old Hotel del Coronado has long been cherished as one of San Diego’s most-beloved properties. With its red-roofed turrets, Victorian façade and beachfront location, it has welcomed everyone from celebrities to political...


#NotACrime: Street Artist ELLE Promotes Education Equality Through Public Murals

BY : Jill Weinlein | 2017

I was invited to meet ELLE, a female graffiti and street artist turned muralist, while she was painting her latest masterpiece in the parking garage of the iconic Rock 'n' Roll hotel Sunset Marquis. As the future buses of rock stars pull...

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Magnetic Estates: Calle Isabella, San Clemente, California

BY : Susan Kime | 2017

San Clemente is one of the more beautiful beach communities in Orange County, California.  It has a quiet history, as it remained virtually uninhabited until 1776, when Mission San Juan Capistrano was established by Father Junipero Serra....

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