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SoCal: Palm Springs

October 19, 2017


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 […]


October 18, 2017


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: Los Olivos (aka my new favourite place)

September 14, 2017


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 […]

LALA land: how I came to be in Santa Monica

March 21, 2016


How do you fancy spending a but more time in LA? My boyfriend asked one evening. In turned out he meant moving. This was a recce trip to see whether it’s something we wanted to do. If you’d have asked a month ago LA probably wouldn’t have been in my top 20 lost of places […]

SoCal: San Diego

August 24, 2015


I’m now mostly based in LA and making the most of living in California, this weekend we hopped in a zipcar and drove down to San Diego, booking Z Hotel last minute on Hotel Tonight (I also hear the W Hotel is particularly cool there too – their pool gets rave reviews). I had high hopes for San Diego from […]

SoCal: Santa Barbara

July 14, 2015


The first thing you need to know about Santa Barbara, apart from the fact is a beautiful seaside Spanish-esque town, is that there is great wine. And when I mean great, I mean I-may-be-drinking-Californian-pinot-noir-and-chardonnay-for-the-rest-of-my-life. We stayed at Brisas Del Mar where the hospitality was incredible. From the constant supply of food – fruit & pastries in the morning, milk […]

San Francisco, CA

March 29, 2011


When an American friend of mine moved from Paris to San Francisco he told me this the America I want my European friends to see. Now I understand. The city seems to be made up of villages, in the same way as Paris. Each area has it’s own character, and it’s high streets are not […]