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“Stay at Home” orders have been instituted across our nation, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you’re feeling like climbing the walls right about now, you might enjoy this activity. You’ll get to travel without actually getting out of your seat. Many local and distant points of interest offer free and easy virtual tours and here are a few to get you started.

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Exploring Temecula Wineries: Ponte and Bottaia Wineries

Ponte, a picturesque and fun SoCal winery, along with its more sophisticated sister winery, Bottaia, offers something for everybody. by Jenni Keast Once upon a time, Temecula wineries were scoffed at by their sun-kissed cousins to the north—becoming a subject of derision by wine sophisticates who considered “Southern California wine” an oxymoron.

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Where to Mind Our Mindfulness in 2020

Southern Californians are known for living healthy lifestyles, and emotional wellness is an important component of overall health. Meditation and mindfulness promote physical and psychological benefits and Southern California leads the way in both mindfulness training and ways to enhance mental fitness. From tranquil, contemplative gardens to comfortable studios, from traditional meditation practices to cutting edge techniques, SoCal offers a variety of opportunities and venues to nourish emotional wellness. Here are five facilities to consider:

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Best Cheesecake Spots in SoCal

By Jessi Soporito   Despite what you may believe, good cheesecake does extend the Cheesecake Factory in your local mall. Don’t play it safe and instead hit up one of your local bakeries for some of the best slices of heaven you can find. Here are some of the best cheesecake spots to settle your sweet tooth in SoCal.   Hidden in Inglewood, Harriet’s Cheesecakes Unlimited offers over 60 different flavors of cheesecake, like Kahlua, Citrus Cooler and Pumpkin Praline. The handcrafted, gourmet cakes is a family business, so you know you’re not only getting freshly baked cheesecakes, but state-of-the-art service along with it. Stop by, before a long line keeps you in the heat, and enjoy the wide variety of flavors Harriet’s has to offer.   Rocco’s Cheesecake, in Santa Monica, has more of a messy, home-like vibe to it. The pink walls, matched with plaid black and white table cloths, pair well with a 50’s theme of home cooking. Mr. Rocco may even be there to greet you himself, and offer some gluten free and vegan options as well as gourmet, exotic and black label cakes.   Based in San Diego, Extraordinary Desserts also offers vegan and gluten…

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