Newport & Laguna Beach

Ultimate Luxury California Coast Road Trip with Kids

The Ultimate Luxury California Coast Road Trip with Kids

Disclosure: Many of the places recommended in this California itinerary offered me discounted and complimentary goods and services in return for review. Others are simply places I loved and want to recommend to others. All opinions are my own. Have you ever cruised the California Coast? Growing up, my husband and I each took California…

12 Of The Most Magical Resorts For Families To Stay For The Holidays

12 of the Most Magical Luxury Family Resorts for the Holidays

Why stay home for the holidays?  Especially when so many luxury family resorts go above and beyond to create an enchanted holiday celebration for their guests! I’ve researched the top family resorts with the most unique, lavish and fun family offerings so that you don’t have to. Each of these luxury family resorts offers a…


Top 5 Laguna Beach Spots for Dining with an Ocean View

Along California’s coast are oodles of awesome beach towns, but Laguna Beach is a special little piece of paradise. Some think that it is an isolated bubble of rich people and artists, but there is nothing snobby about Laguna Beach, which is great news for those of us traveling with kids. Eating in Laguna Beach…


Tips & Tricks for LEGOLAND, California

Disclosure: We were guests of LEGOLAND for purposes of this review. As always, all opinions are my own. Growing up, my two sisters and I were really into dolls. Of course, we had Legos, but they weren’t the big deal that they are now. There weren’t so many amazing choices—at least not for us. Meanwhile, my husband…


International Prestige at The Resort at Pelican Hill

Growing up, my family often vacationed in the Newport Beach, California coastal area. We even lived in Irvine when I was very little, and my parents still look back on it as their favorite place to have lived. As I’ve gotten older, Orange County remains one of my favorite vacation spots, with its perfect weather…


Date Night Laguna Beach: RAYA

After a few days in Beverly Hills and Disneyland with our 4-year-old son Harry, my husband and I couldn’t wait for a calm, quiet evening together to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We were staying at the breathtaking Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel, so naturally we booked a reservation at the resort’s award-winning signature restaurant, Raya. Our go-to…


Inspiring Views at the Luxurious Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

I couldn’t wait to get to the Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel. It wasn’t just that we’d spent a few days at Disneyland, and I was ready for some down time away from all the crowds. I’ve always wanted to stay at this beyond beautiful resort. From the moment I started planning our trip, I was counting…


Laguna Beach Date Night with Luxury Babysitters, Sitters In A Second, Inc.

We fell in love with the luxury hotel babysitting service, Sitters In A Second, Inc. when we called on them for the first time in South Beach, Miami, Florida. I wrote then that I wouldn’t hesitate to hire them for future trips to Florida, as well as California. In business for more than 20 years,…


Sunsets, Sandcastles & S’mores at St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort

When my son Harry was just a baby we took a family vacation to Southern California and spent a long weekend at the St. Regis Monarch Beach resort.  I have been remembering it – and fantasizing – about returning ever since the day we checked out from our visit 3 years ago.  It was truly…

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