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Checking In | Mimi Calpe

Checking In | Mimi Calpe
 After the hustle and bustle of Marrakech, Tangier was a breath of fresh air. In this seaside gem situated just across the Strait of Gibraltar from the Spanish coast, we were able to relax and slow down. And our backdrop for our two days in Tangier was the beautiful villa hotel, Mimi Calpe. Continue reading

Checking In | Thacher House

Checking In | Thacher House
Thacher House and its idyllic Ojai backdrop, petite cottages, and limited cell service were exactly what we needed. When you book, know that you will be truly "off the grid," but learn to embrace it. Sip your lavender lemonade, take a stroll through the gardens, and breathe deep. Continue reading

36 Hours in Ojai

36 Hours in Ojai
Recently I planned a whirlwind road trip with my daughter Katie and my sister Lisa to Ojai and Santa Barbara.  We hit the road on Friday afternoon and returned on Sunday night. So we had to be strategic.  As always, our priorities were to eat well, drink well, learn a little about the area and leave inspired.  Simple. Continue reading

The Carry On | It's a Lifestyle

The Carry On | It's a Lifestyle
We are fully committed to the carry on suitcase lifestyle. It is small, simple, and will fit in any overhead bin. You don't have to worry about your things getting lost, and can lug it easily down any European cobblestone street. However, this petite suitcase situation does require some strategic and expert packing. Continue reading