The Junior League of Los Angeles celebrates its 95th anniversary as a service organization with a virtual Harvest Boutique, a new spin on a 21-year tradition.
Best Thanksgiving 2020 Dining Spots in California
Dozens of California’s top restaurants are serving one-of-a-kind Thanksgiving dinner experiences that will allow you to spend less time in the kitchen and more time with the people you love. Here are some of the state’s best dining spots for the upcoming holiday.
Fabulous People: Devin Parr
San Diego’s Devin Parr (a k a The SoCal Wine Gal) is the founder and managing partner of Devin Parr & Associates, a consulting agency for the wine industry. Learn about Devin Parr…
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.
California’s 5 Best Small Towns
Tourists are often drawn to destination hubs like Los Angeles and San Francisco, but it’s actually California’s small towns that boast the most character and charm. Here are five small towns you should detour to on your next West Coast adventure.
Hotel Ynez to Open in Santa Barbara Wine Country
Hotel Ynez is set to open in late November at the crossroads of Solvang and Santa Ynez in Santa Barbara wine country. The boutique hotel is from the creators of Skyview Los Alamos.
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.
Fabulous People: David Landis
Pacific Heights-based David Landis is a freelance writer for the San Francisco Bay Times in which his monthly column, The Gay Gourmet, profiles iconic San Francisco restaurants with an LGBT lens. He has lived in San Francisco for four decades.
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.
Fabulous People: Rachel King
Rachel King is the founder and culinary director of Kaneh Co., a family-owned bakery specializing in California-based legal cannabis products. Kaneh Co. brownies, cookies, fruit jellies and more can be found at dozens of locations throughout the state.