Exploring Temecula Wineries: Ponte and Bottaia Wineries
Mar31

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. There was some validity for that scorn, all having to do with factors like PH balance,...

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Where to Mind Our Mindfulness in 2020
Mar31

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...

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Five Faves: Doughnuts to Donuts to Cronuts
Mar31

Five Faves: Doughnuts to Donuts to Cronuts

Fried, flavored, layered, powdered, glazed, filled with fruit, topped with chocolate chips, bits of bacon and maple syrup — well, let’s just say the traditional doughnut has definitely been reimagined into some of the most amazing temptations to gratify the most demanding donut devotee.   San Diego: Donut Bar “If I’m going to do donuts, I’m going to stop at nothing,” said Chef Santiago Campa when opening...

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Six Secret Spots to Visit in Long Beach
Mar31

Six Secret Spots to Visit in Long Beach

Highlighted by the beauty of the Pacific coast, Long Beach is a relaxing getaway destination, ideal to visit any time of the year. Discover some of the hidden locations that have become favorites for both locals and visitors alike. 1. Naples Island Dotted with sailboats and gondolas along its picturesque canals, Naples Island offers a slice of Italian flair on the California coast. Though hidden away in a serene locale, this nautical...

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5 Ways to Fill Your Quarantine Days
Mar31

5 Ways to Fill Your Quarantine Days

The novel COVID-19 virus has caused us to quarantine to protect our most vulnerable, it has affected all aspects of our daily routine and activities we enjoy. Not to worry because we have some fun and creative things for you to do while you stay at home. Create your own spa Decompress by transforming your home into your own personal spa. Recreate that perfect spa atmosphere by lighting some aromatic candles, queuing your favorite...

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STUCK AT HOME? TAKE VIRTUAL TOURS
Mar31

STUCK AT HOME? TAKE VIRTUAL TOURS

“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. La Purisma Mission State Park Virtual Tour Check...

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