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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 […]

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 […]

Salt Lake City, Utah: The home of the Mormons

September 10, 2016

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Salt Lake City is simply stunning. I’ve been dying to visit since I read the book The 19th Wife, and then had endless questions for one of my colleagues from there when we were on a long train ride in Paris. I felt like a semi expert and when the opportunity to visit came up, […]

Park City, Utah

September 9, 2016

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When my husband asked if iI wanted to join him for a weekend away as he was speaking at a conference, I did a quick google of Park City: Sundance film festival, mountains, ski resort, near Salt Lake City.  I hadn’t been to Utah before, so why not. As I’d be spending some time on […]

LALA land: how I came to be in Santa Monica

March 21, 2016

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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

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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 […]