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Oakland Spice Shop in Oakland, CA

Visit Lake Merritt on any given day and you’ll undoubtedly find yourself amid a buzz of activity — people rowing on the placid waters, walking or jogging along the lake’s 3.4-mile trail, or simply sitting on one of the…

Santa Rosa sits squarely in the heart of Sonoma County and is a place ”where the beer flows like wine”(I’ve been waiting my whole life to use that Dumb and Dumber quote!). Just 55 short miles north of San…

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The cool factor in Venice defies gravity, continuing to rise as years go by and trends come and go. Once a mecca for artists and skaters, the city now boasts oodles of techies and legions of foodies, making for…

Santa Cruz

The end of summer does not necessarily have to equal the end of fun, or the end of adventures. Weekends can provide just enough time for a quick jaunt to recharge your batteries before launching into another week of…

Sometimes, the right vacation can turn your life around. A little night sky, a touch of relaxation and a skosh of nature can be the perfect recipe for rejuvenation. Glen Ellen could be just the place to find this…

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The Palos Verdes Peninsula is one of SoCal’s most coveted swath of coastline. The undisturbed views of the Pacific and Catalina Island are manna for those who are experiencing urban overload. It’s a respite from the traffic jams and…

Perhaps you prefer a long hike in the mountains or bike ride along the beach but the family wants to go to Disneyland. While health and wellbeing, are not, perhaps, the first things people think of when pondering a…

Summer is the perfect time to start a new book. Whether you’re relaxing on the beach or on your couch, here’s our list of the best books to read this summer.  Woman No. 17 Writer Edan Lepucki burst onto…

Santa Cruz by Justine

When my friend and I were entertaining doing a day trip down to Santa Cruz, we had the following criteria that we wanted to include: a hike, a deliciously rewarding coffee, and some beach time. I don’t want to…