Southern California’s Signature Stairways
Apr25

Southern California’s Signature Stairways

Southern California’s unique topographic contours have allowed for not only several “secret” outdoor stairways, but ones that wrap around, descend along hike paths, and surprise in sinuous fashion. Up until now, there have been eight stairwells in particular that were usually encountered by only land explorers, though are now revealed for all to revel in.   * La Mesa Public Stairs Located in La Mesa, CA on Windsor Drive...

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Romantic Coastal Escapes
Mar07

Romantic Coastal Escapes

  Southern California landscapes are among the most romantic in the world. Our coastline is rimmed with beautiful resorts overlooking glistening Pacific sunsets and wave-washed sandy beaches from San Diego to Santa Barbara.   If you live in or near San Diego, check out the award-winning Westgate Hotel’s offerings. It’s featuring French-inspired getaways in several price categories such as Je t’aime (I Love You)...

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Discover the Temecula Valley ~ The Southland’s Premier Wine Country
Mar06

Discover the Temecula Valley ~ The Southland’s Premier Wine Country

Whether your first glimpse is by hot air balloon, bike, walking shoes or automobile, you sense there is something special about the Temecula Valley.  Its rolling vineyards, historic town, majestic parklands, and activities blend past and present into a laid-back SoCal inland lifestyle that thrives on nature’s riches and man’s creativity. An hour north of San Diego in southwestern Riverside County, the valley’s mild,...

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17 Places San Diegans Don’t Want Visitors to Know About
Mar06

17 Places San Diegans Don’t Want Visitors to Know About

Rubbing elbows with locals can offer visitors a unique look at a destination, but knowing where to go can be tricky, especially when San Diegans want to keep their favorite hangouts a secret. Amidst San Diego’s vast and varied landscape—ranging from a bustling city center and nifty neighborhoods to 70 miles of sparkling coastline—are special spots and neighborhood gems (some hidden in plain sight) just waiting to be discovered. From...

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Topanga Vintage Market: Keeping the Vintage Life Alive
Mar06

Topanga Vintage Market: Keeping the Vintage Life Alive

By Persia Goldman   Experience a relaxing Sunday in SoCal in the San Fernando Valley where everyone from artisans to antique collectors come together to explore this iconic flea market. The Topanga Vintage Market is fun for everybody, and with its friendly and welcoming vendors, attendees from all over SoCal have come to love this great community event. For only $3, the Topanga Vintage Market offers over 180 vintage and antique...

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The Original Farmers Market: People Have Been Meeting at Third & Fairfax for 80 Years
Feb16

The Original Farmers Market: People Have Been Meeting at Third & Fairfax for 80 Years

Cheerful greetings of “Hi” and “Good to see you” in a sunny Irish dialect can be heard on any given afternoon from behind the counter at Magee’s House of Nuts at LA’s Original Farmers Market. The infectious salutations come from Doris Perez, who has been serving customers there for over 50 years. “I came here from Ireland in 1959 with the plan to stay for one year.” Perez (formerly Leach), who briefly worked as a nanny for an Encino...

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