Articles by Destination

Known as "The American Riviera" Santa Barbara offers a unique luxury California experience

BY : Jarone Ashkenazi | 2018

A dreamy beach destination with a bustling downtown and chef-driven restaurants, Santa Barbara features an array of hotel options from luxury to quiet hillside hideaways to neighborhood inns, along with a decorate wine scene. The self-contained...


Solvang, California, Rediscovered

BY : Diane Sukiennik & Michael Reiss | 2018

Just 45 minutes from Santa Barbara lies the charming hamlet of Solvang. Perhaps best known as the most Danish of towns outside of Denmark, there is no mistaking its heritage. The windmills, half-timbered houses, boutique shops and bakeries filled...


Havana 1920 Driving Cuban Cuisine Cravings in Downtown San Diego

BY : Merilee Kern | 2018

San Diego tourists and locals, alike are hailing Havana 1920, which opened its downtown doors in late 2017 in the city’s famed Gaslamp Quarter. Conceived by the GBOD Hospitality Group and with a kitchen helmed by Chef Anthony Porras, Havana...


Find the Love of Your Life With Elite Connections' Personal Matchmakers

BY : Jarone Ashkenazi | 2018

Sherri Murphy, founder and CEO of Los Angeles-based matchmaking firm Elite Connections International, has helped find love for the wealthy nationwide for 23 years, leading to thousands of couples, hundreds of marriages and babies. Just this year,...


The Liddel Transforms Los Angeles' Wilshire Corridor

BY : Alyssa Kuhlman | 2018

In the late 1950s, the Wilshire Corridor was sprinkled with mid-rise luxury apartment buildings. By the 1970s, as property values increased, some of those apartment buildings were converted to cooperatives, and other smaller buildings were raised to...


Most Expensive Luxury Lease in Los Angeles

BY : Jill Weinlein | 2018

Living the Lifestyle of The Rich and Famous in Los Angeles comes with a price. The ultimate luxury home is now available for lease in downtown Los Angeles. What do you get for $100,000 a month? Plenty. The two-level, sprawling four-bedroom,...


Brunch Packs a Punch at Hundred Proof San Diego

BY : Merilee Kern | 2017

What’s not to love about Sundays in San Diego? With gorgeous year-round weather beckoning folks to get out and about, no matter what your plans are to see and do in the SoCal sunshine, by mid-morning you’ll have worked up quite an...

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5 of Best Dining Spots in Los Angeles with a Sky-High View

BY : Jill Weinlein | 2017

The best views of any city are from a high, vantage viewing point. Los Angeles offers one of the most glamorous playgrounds for tourists and locals. For those seeking a reprieve from the traffic and overwhelming buzz of the city, escape to one...


Carving Up the California Coast with Jaguar & Land Rover's Special Vehicle Operations Supercars

BY : Jared Paul Stern | 2017

Each year, in addition to the actual goings-on during Monterey Car Week, aka Pebble Beach, there’s the whole undertaking of getting around in a style suitable to the posh events themselves. This leads to a form of automotive one-upmanship...

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Balboa Bay Resort at Newport Beach Offers Up the Quintessential Southern California Lifestyle

BY : Diane Sukiennik & Michael Reiss | 2017

Think quintessential Southern California, and Newport Beach comes to mind. From sun, surf, sand and water, to yachts, cottages and mega-mansions, this small strip of pricey coastal real estate has something for everyone. Boasting the world’s...


Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay Hosts San Francisco's Best Chefs for 14 Privileged Guests

BY : Vicki Arkoff | 2017

San Francisco is one of the country’s best dining destinations for endless ethnic tastes, progressive Californian cuisine and mad Michelin-star skills. Just a few miles south of San Francisco, the culinary team at Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay...

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Johnny Carson's Malibu Estate Hits the Market at $81.5 Million

BY : Kimberly Fisher Boone | 2017

For the first time in a decade, the lifelong home of comedy legend Johnny Carson has hit the market. Listed by Coldwell Banker, the five-bedroom, four-bathroom Malibu residence can be your new home away from home for a cool $81.5 million...

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