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Pechanga Lobby Bar and Grill: Food Worth Ditching the Slots

Great food isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when you think about an Indian casino restaurant. Edible food, maybe. But the Pechanga Lobby Bar and Grill is an exception. When you go to a casino restaurant, you don’t come for the food. You’re there to eat. To get enough sustenance to keep you …

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Camino Brewing Co: A Worthy Brewery on the Road to Greatness

A good beer is a pleasure to drink. But a great beer takes you places. That’s why you should visit Camino Brewing Co when you’re in San Jose, California. I stopped by Camino Brewing on a recent trip to San Jose and was so glad I did. My only regret, not staying longer. When traveling, …

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Newport Beach Restaurant Week: The Best Picks From Morning to Night

Are you ready for Dine Newport Beach? The 14 year Dine Newport Beach event also known as Newport Beach Restaurant Week starts Monday, January 13, 2020. The two-week event highlights the best dining in Newport Beach, California. Options for brunch through dinner let you spend the day at 73 participating restaurants. Special prix-fixe (fixed price) …

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South Coast Plaza Access Suite Lounge: Everything You Need to Know

Did you know South Coast Plaza has a VIP lounge? Here’s everything you need to know and how to get into the Access Suite Lounge. I’m not a huge shopper but Santa’s at the mall and needs my Christmas list. I’m pretty sure he’s bringing me a DJI Mavic Mini drone this year. Although, the …

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Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa Review: Fun in the Sun

A stay at Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa is a must when in town for Coachella, the BNP Paribas Open (formerly the Indian Wells Masters), or relaxing in the sun. The Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa offers a serene retreat for couples looking for a getaway, families, girls’ trips, or golf …

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Monster Shakes Palm Springs Best Cool Treats in the Desert

It’s no secret that I love dessert. During my recent trip to Palm Springs, I used Yelp to look for the best desserts and found Monster Shake Palm Springs. Monster Shake is right. These Instagram worthy shakes are no joke. Come between meals because these are belly-busting shakes. Stop by after you eat at Eight4Nine Restaurant and …

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Costa Mesa Breweries Six Places to Get Your Beer On

Looking for things to do in the “City of the Arts” that’s not shopping or food? Check out these six Costa Mesa breweries. In a city of only 15.81 square miles, that’s a brewery every 2 miles! It gets better. All but two of the breweries are within walking distance of each other. Time to …

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Mr Lyons Steakhouse Review Modern Take on an Old Classic

There are so many great restaurants in downtown Palm Springs like Eight4Nine that fabulous places at the other end of the city like Mr. Lyons Steakhouse can get overlooked. Whether you come for a meal, partake in happy hour, or enjoy cocktails in their secret speakeasy, Seymour’s, a visit to Mr. Lyons is a must. …

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Monkey Tree Hotel: Vintage Charm in Palm Springs

I’m an architecture lover. A gorgeous building with strong design features and I’m in heaven. So it’s no surprise that the Monkey Tree Hotel in Palm Springs captivated me. Despite the name, there aren’t any monkeys. The Monkey Tree Hotel is a monkey-free hotel except for the luggage trolley’s wood monkey cutout and the beaded …

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Eight4Nine Restaurant & Lounge Review Delicious Food in a Chic Setting

With so many restaurants in Palm Springs, it can be hard to decide where to eat. I’ll make it easy for you – have at least one meal at Eight4Nine. Eight4Nine Restaurant & Lounge features Modern American dishes in a casual chic, whimsical setting in the Uptown Design District. After a long day of shopping, …

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Avenue of the Arts Costa Mesa a Flair for the Dramatic

Two of the most important things I look for in a hotel when traveling are location and the quality of the bed. The Avenue of the Arts Costa Mesa has both in spades. Location and bedding aside, the Avenue of the Arts, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel in Costa Mesa is a great base for exploring …

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How to Stay for Free at the Parker Palm Springs

The Parker Palm Springs offers an eclectic upscale chic tranquil oasis perfect for any time of the year. The playful midcentury design by Jonathan Adler tantalizes your senses offering a cornucopia of Instagram friendly images. The luxurious decor creates a sense of playfulness and whimsy. You can wander the grounds, indulge in brunch at Norma’s …

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