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SoCal: LA sights in one day

January 25, 2018

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LA isn’t like other cities where people come to ‘sightsee’. Apart from Hollywood. Everyone wants to see Hollywood. So if you come to LA, here is your one-day sightseeing tour. Start at Rodeo Drive and do the Pretty Woman thing, popping into the Beverly Wilshire. For sustenance after shopping: if you’re in a hurry and […]

LA Restaurant Intel

October 20, 2017

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I often write about my favourite places but as LA has such a wealth of food culture I find myself trying to go to different restaurants as much as I can. I have two go-to sources for finding restaurants: The Infatuation LA edition. This site has not yet done me wrong giving all the hotspots, favourite […]

SoCal: Palm Springs

October 19, 2017

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Palm Springs is all about the hotels so make sure you choose wisely. Don’t go with the big chain hotels, pick a luxury boutique hotel or find a fantastic AirBnB. We’ve found this out through trip and error. The first time we stayed in Palm Springs we stayed at Casa Monte Vista which is one […]

SoCal: A Westside day & evening

October 18, 2017

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We get our fair share of visitors from Europe, which we just love, and I’m starting to get my ‘tourist days’ sorted. Here’s our favourite Welcome to LA/Westside/Beach day out: To explore the Westside I encourage friends to rent bikes. It’s my favourite mode of transportation (and not just because I’m married to a Dutchman!). […]

SoCal: DTLA

October 18, 2017

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Despite moving to LA over two years ago we haven’t spent much time down town (DTLA). Today I fell in love with the city.

SoCal: Cambria to Monterey coastline

September 16, 2017

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Having lived in LA we decided it was high time to travel the PCH (Pacific Coast Highway) north to Monterey. After a night in Santa Barbara wine country, we headed north with two brief stops: firstly at Pismo Beach for a ridiculous seafood lunch at the Cracked Crab (ridiculous due to both quantity and style of […]

SoCal: Los Olivos (aka my new favourite place)

September 14, 2017

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I fell in love with this place instantly. Actually, I think I fell in love with the description in my California Road trips book: Strutting in cowboy hats and high heels, the ranching town of ‘Los Olivos’ has a four block long main street lines with wine bars and restaurants, art galleries, cafes and fashionable […]