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.
Author: Alison Bailin Batz
La Quinta Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
La Quinta is located in Greater Palm Springs – which includes Palm Springs, Desert Hot Springs, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, La Quinta, Indio and Coachella – is now welcoming back guests now that “The Bachelorette” has wrapped filming.
Restaurant of the Week: Morning Glory
Sometimes, I feel like Instagram was invented just to showcase brunch in all its glory. Make that in all its Morning Glory, a breakfast and brunch hotspot in the heart of San Diego’s Little Italy.
Restaurant of the Week: The Bubble Room
Sonoma boasts some of the highest-rated restaurants in the world. And yet, in my dozen times visiting over the past several years, there is only one I’ve returned to again and again: The Bubble Room.
Sonoma County’s The Farmhouse Inn
Somehow, The Farmhouse Inn manages to be rustic and romantic, grand and intimate, luxe and laid-back all at the same time. Voted both the 2017 “Best Hotel in Northern California by Conde Nast Traveler and 2018 “Best Hotel in California” by Travel & Leisure – not to mention named to the Forbes Travel Guide Verified Luxury List, the Inn actually got its start thanks to hops (a k a the key ingredient in beer), neither grapes nor wine, as one might expect given it is in Sonoma County.
The Best of Santa Barbara
What do Oprah Winfrey, George Lucas, Drew Barrymore, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Kevin Costner, Rob Lowe and Ellen DeGeneres have in common? They’ve all chosen to make Santa Barbara – commonly called the American Riviera – home.