Author: Alison Bailin Batz

Carmel California

A Weekend in…Carmel

The idea of Carmel for a weekend away is so utterly enchanting. Its downtown square is full of those magical cottages, with five-star restaurants, quaint inns and wine tasting rooms inside. The walkable waterfront oasis and sister inland region are equal parts charming, elegant and eclectic.

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Kenwood Inn & Spa

A luxury resort by all accounts, lauded by the likes of Conde Nast Traveler, Kenwood Inn & Spa is sprawled across two-and-a-half acres of lush gardens with views of nearby vineyards in all directions. Yet, it is small by hotel standards, featuring just 29 guestrooms and suites, each tucked away into its own enclave to make its guests feel like they are the only people on earth.

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The Lodge at Edgewood Tahoe

Who knew heaven on earth existed…or that it comes complete with its own private sandy beach, luxurious spa and beachside private pool, to boot! Meet The Lodge at Edgewood Tahoe. This bucket list destination, both the 2019 Preferred Hotels & Resorts Hotel of the Year and the 2018 Travel + […]

one step beyond

Nonprofit of the Month: One Step Beyond

One Step Beyond, Inc. (OSBI) provides comprehensive programming and services for adults who have intellectual disabilities. The San Mateo-based organization empowers participants to achieve independence, self-sufficiency and employment through innovative programming and partnerships with local businesses that enable participants to contribute to and achieve greater social participation in their communities.

Garibaldi

Restaurant of the Week: Garibaldi

San Diego’s largest speakeasy-style restaurant – whose entry is hidden within the InterContinental San Diego, a luxury waterfront hotel – is called Garibaldi, named to honor both the state fish swimming in the ocean just a few feet away as well as Garibaldi himself.