Heavenly Ski Resort at Lake Tahoe, California

Heaven on Earth

Last night was a bit of a kerfuffle. Our ferocious, six-pound guard dog started barking her head off around 12:15am, and I went to see what she was going on about only to come face to face with a burglar… Read More

Lake Tahoe, California

Golden Days in the Golden State

This has been a week. It started last Friday with a 14-hour trip from Nashville to San Francisco, including a four-hour “break” in the de-icing lane at the Dallas airport (never again will I connect in DFW), and ended with… Read More

Orange County wedding

Love in the OC

The last two weeks have been something of a whirlwind. In fact, in 12 days, I went from Nashville to Venice Beach to Orange County to LA to Miami to Grand Cayman to Charleston and back to Tennessee last night…. Read More

Semester at Sea

California Dreaming + 50 Years of Semester at Sea

I told you about Santa Monica, but I completely glossed over our seven days in San Diego and on the ship to be part of Semester at Sea’s 50th anniversary. Oy vey, clearly I’m a wee bit behind on  life… Read More

Fairmont Miramar in Santa Monica

Beachside Bliss in Santa Monica

These days when I’m back in LA, I opt not to stay in the fray of the West Hollywood madness or even in trendy Beverly Hills. Rather, a beach girl at heart, Santa Monica is my jam. If you’ve followed… Read More

Berkeley Marina, California

Photo Friday: Berkeley, California

I spent four years living in the Bay Area and only ventured into the East Bay once in a blue moon. (And before you say it’s San Francisco snobbery, I beg to differ: Have you ever seen the traffic on… Read More

Corona Heights, San Francisco, California

The Dog Days of Summer

Ella spent the first year of her life living in San Francisco, and during the two years we’ve been gone, I forgot just how doggone pet-friendly the city is. And Lawd if we didn’t take advantage of that during our… Read More

San Francisco Bay Area, California

Photo Friday: Pescadero, California

When it’s pretty in San Francisco and you have nowhere to be, you make for the coast. You drive down beyond Ocean Beach, past Pacifica and you keep on going. You go through the tunnel at Devil’s Slide, which hadn’t… Read More

Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco

A Perfect Day in San Francisco

I’m making a mental note to plan all subsequent visits back to San Francisco for early September moving forward, because hot damn, if it isn’t gorgeous there when the Indian summer is in full swing. Balmy mornings, 80-degree afternoons and… Read More

Vail, Colorado

Spring Break: My Favorite U.S. Ski Resorts

I’m currently bemoaning the fact that I won’t get a chance to ski this winter for the first time in six seasons—I know, woe is me; life’s so hard—but I guess that’s what happens when you start two businesses, buy… Read More