Author: Melissa Larsen

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Nonprofit of the Month: Party In-Kindness

While their kiddos enjoyed a playdate, the Bay Area’s Melissa Smith and Shani Hall let their own imaginations take hold, eventually planting the seed for Party In-Kindness. Here, the friends and co-founders discuss Party In-Kindness’ Love for Local fundraiser and how parties can still give back in the time of Zoom birthdays and virtual weddings.

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The Monsaraz San Diego To Open This Summer

If you’re busily planning your Southern California summer escape, there is a new resort on the block to consider. The Monsaraz San Diego, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, is slated to open this summer and marks the first new hotel to open in the iconic coastal town of Point Loma in more than a decade.

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How to Celebrate Easter in California

How do bottomless mimosas, build-your-own pancakes and waffle boards (complete with sprinkles and whipped cream) sound for an Easter spread? Here are 15-plus ways to celebrate Easter Sunday (April 4) in the most scrumptious way possible–with egg hunts and appearances by the Easter Bunny, too.

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Child Author Supports San Diego COVID-19 Relief

San Diego-based Arden Pala is not only a talented actor, but he authored a kid’s book series benefiting the San Diego COVID-19 Community Response Fund, a charitable nonprofit organization created by and for the community. The sixth-grader at Francis Parker School in San Diego has released The Adventures of Noah’s […]