The Donum Estate in Sonoma County

To the ordinary wine drinker, a glass of red pairs most naturally with a fine cheese. At the Donum Estate in Sonoma County, however, the preference is less obvious partners for their distinguished wines. These include a 9-foot stainless steel rhino (Captured Rhino, Li Hui, 2012). Or even a massive heart sculpture made of polished mirrored steel (Love Me, Richard Hudson, 2016). With an outdoor sculpture garden boasting of nearly ...

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Mindful Moments in L.A.

WORK. HOME. FAMILY. SCHOOL. FITNESS. SOCIAL PLANS. There’s no doubt about it. Most of us lead hectic lives with little downtime to relax, meditate or even just take a cleansing breath. But we can’t be our best selves unless we take time for self-care. Luckily, there are some very special places in our community that offer peaceful and serene respites from all of the chaos. In short, consider visiting one ...

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Wellness Spas in Europe

The process of detox in health and wellness is much more comprehensive than shedding a few extra pounds. Therefore, it’s an opportunity to reflect on the past. And to reset your mind and body with a look toward the future. Turning a detox into a life-changing and unforgettable experience is possible. Especially by exploring one of the fabulous wellness spas in Europe. These spots are known for setting clientele on ...

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Sky High Skiing

Some of the best skiing in the world is just a two-hour plane ride from L.A., and the beauty there is unparalleled. Nestled into a magical valley of the Rocky Mountains, Aspen means different things to so many: skiers, shoppers, foodies, outdoor types and more. Here, mastering the sites and skills of ski high skiing of a snow-covered Aspen. Ski Aspen Mountain The variety of skills it takes to master the ski ...

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Safari diary

Schedules may be similar on the great plains but one magical day may not be like any other. Here, a safari diary that documents a glorious few days of travel with some of the world's most incredible creatures and their environment. Day One - Safari Diary Nairobi, Kenya 11:30 A.M. Boarding a nine-seater plane at Nairobi’s tiny Wilson Airport, we are on our way to the Mara Naboisho Conservancy in the southwest of Kenya. ...

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Screen Escape Vacations

What was once a techie’s nightmare—no wifi or data—is now sweet rapture for those bogged down by devices. (Also known as: everyone.) Digital detoxes, or retreats from technology, have risen swiftly from quirky to downright essential. They’re brilliant in rehydrating relationships between families, couples, friends or even with oneself. Screen escape vacations cut out the incessant distractions faced by too much screen time. And being “off the grid” does not ...

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Trendy Travel Gear

One of the most anticipated parts of the holiday season is traveling to spend time with family and friends. With that, comes the stress of packing and knowing what pieces make the most sense to use. Here, a few trendy travel gear must-haves, celeb faves and tracking tips so you can enjoy the trip when you get there. Jetsetter Constantly on the move and looking their best while doing it, take note ...

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Traveling to Greece

PAIR AN ANCIENT BUSTLING CITY THAT’S GOT A MODERN VIBE WITH A TRENDY ISLAND LOCATION FOR A VACAY THAT IS ABSOLUTELY MELODICAL. AND THAT'S ABSOLUTELY TRAVELING TO GREECE. The antiquity of its cities is literally the stuff of which myths are made. The beauty and spirit of its isles are captivating. The culture of both meshed together offers two experiences. They are intertwined at many levels but also individual adventures that ...

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Living a Healthier and Happier Life

SOME OF OUR MOST TREASURED MEMORIES COME FROM THE UNEXPECTED MOMENTS. The element of surprise! Flying by the seat of your pants often times leads to stories of a lifetime that can be shared for generations to come. In turn providing moments of laughter and inspiration and to living a healthier and happier life. Expecting the unexpected with a positive attitude or simply throwing caution to the wind is an ...

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Luxury Hotel Santa Monica Proper Opens

Sun-drenched Santa Monica welcomes a new addition to its luxe hotel offerings. This summer the Luxury Hotel Santa Monica Proper opens its doors. Located on Seventh Street between Wilshire Boulevard and Arizona Avenue, the Kelly Wearstler-designed hotel fuses a circa-1928, Spanish colonial revival building with new construction. The result is a sprawling 271-room lifestyle hotel just a short walk from the ocean’s edge. Above all, it's close enough to home ...

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