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Holiday Family Shopping in Ohio's Amish Country

Holiday Family Shopping in Ohio’s Amish Country

A shop­ping trip to Amish coun­try is the per­fect hol­i­day and long week­end get­away! The pace of life is slow­er in Amish coun­try. It offers a chance to final­ly enjoy the scenery and the time to do it. There aren’t many high­ways, so you have no …

Our 9 Favorite Family Friendly Things To Do in Charleston

Our 9 Favorite Family Friendly Things To Do in Charleston

Ahh­hh Charleston.  The land of sweet tea, true south­ern charm, and humid­i­ty so thick it took my hair weeks to recov­er from our fam­i­ly trip.  No joke.  Walk­ing around in Charleston feels almost akin to walk­ing through a pool.  The humid­i­ty is …

Lesser Known Chicago Restaurants for Foodies

Lesser Known Chicago Restaurants for Foodies

Be hon­est — when you think of food in Chica­go, you think deep-dish piz­za, Chica­go style hot dogs and maybe some Gar­ret­t’s pop­corn — if you real­ly know your stuff.  But I’m here to tell you that the Windy City food scene is so much bet­ter than …

What Every Mom Needs

What Every Mom Needs

There’s nowhere to go right now. No mat­ter how much of a break we all need, we will only get it on our half-hour walk dur­ing the stay-at-home order. Instead, we get to be togeth­er a lot now. But come on! Some­times mama needs a time out too. …

Seeking Balance in New York City

Seeking Balance in New York City

I recent­ly took a week­end girl’s trip to New York City. (And no, that is not a mis­placed apos­tro­phe, because there was only one girl on this trip — me.) That’s right, I did New York solo. I did vis­it and spend time with friends, but much of the …

Wine Tasting — Discovering Uncharted Vineyards

Wine Tasting — Discovering Uncharted Vineyards

There’s noth­ing that can bring you deep­er into the pages of a roman­tic fairy tale than gaz­ing across an expan­sive field, jagged roots twist­ing along grape vines, the sun dan­gling over the hori­zon, as you savor and swirl a red, white or rose hue …

Sipurbia: The West Valley's Best Party for Adults is Back (discount code within)

Sipurbia: The West Valley’s Best Party for Adults is Back (discount code within)

Yes, over 3,500 tick­ets sold to the first ANNUAL (we hope!) Sipur­bia last May. And it was a riot. https://youtu.be/-JFMNOlI36Y We may have had a bit of wine when we broad­cast that video BUT we did it for you! We did it so you could know …

The Most Fun You Can Have With Your Girlfriends in Nashville

The Most Fun You Can Have With Your Girlfriends in Nashville

Not a fan of coun­try music? Don’t wor­ry — there’s plen­ty for you to do with your girl­friends on a Nashville get­away week­end. And who knows? You just might be con­vert­ed by the end of the trip. I recent­ly spent sev­en days in Nashville — half …

7 Tips for Traveling with Girlfriends

7 Tips for Traveling with Girlfriends

I am an unusu­al trav­el­er. I go where my soul tells me and to places that I want to explore.  The oppor­tu­ni­ty to dis­cov­er a new city, area or nature with­in our world fills me up to the brim of my exis­tence. l do my best to plan ahead, but …

The Dime: Ten Times the Fun

The Dime: Ten Times the Fun

The Dime is burst­ing on the scene as Ven­tu­ra Coun­ty’s pri­vate all- inclu­sive pic­nic and par­ty! Expe­ri­ence 10, each, of our favorite Winer­ies, Brew­eries, Spir­its and Food Trucks. Enjoy the after­noon and sun­set on a seclud­ed and breath­tak­ing pri­vate estate in Hid­den Val­ley. Indulge in unlim­it­ed sam­ples of qual­i­ty wines, beers, spir­its and food. Every­thing is includ­ed in the price.

Free Yoga in the Santa Monica Mountains

Free Yoga in the Santa Monica Mountains

There’s a mir­a­cle around every cor­ner on the trails in the San­ta Mon­i­ca Moun­tains north­west of Los Ange­les. In June, a hik­er might have come across a group of col­or­ful­ly dressed yogis of all ages and sizes stretch­ing and pos­ing under the giant …

10 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Stagecoach Music Festival Girl's Getaway Weekend

10 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Stagecoach Music Festival Girl’s Getaway Weekend

The Stage­coach Music Fes­ti­val is com­ing April 2/24–4/26 and it will be the per­fect girl’s get­away. Sure, you could take your hus­band or your kids, but why would you want to do that on a girl’s week­end? The last five years I’ve attended …

An Adult Playdate: Sipurbia

An Adult Playdate: Sipurbia

Appar­ent­ly, the sub­urbs have been starv­ing for adult activ­i­ties. I mean, we here in Agoura Hills and the Cone­jo Val­ley, in gen­er­al, are burst­ing with things to do for chil­dren, to do for fam­i­lies, to do for every­one it seems like except adults. …

Finding Your Alternate Universe

Finding Your Alternate Universe

A short­er ver­sion of this arti­cle first appeared in the Acorn. I recent­ly had the chance of sit­ting down with pro­lif­ic yoga mas­ter, Shi­va Rea, for a fire­side chat. OK, maybe she was dri­ving on the free­way and talk­ing to me through her …

Love of Flying

Love of Flying

When I was in col­lege, I read an assigned book in my wom­en’s psy­chol­o­gy class,  writ­ten by Eri­ca Jong, called Fear of Fly­ing. She used fly­ing as a metaphor for the lim­i­ta­tions we put on our­selves. I’m not say­ing I don’t do that anymore …

Shakti Fest: An Untypical Girl's Weekend

Shakti Fest: An Untypical Girl’s Weekend

I thought I was tough. I was sporty and strong in the unre­mark­able gym sort of way. When I took my first yoga class, it was a lev­el 2/3 on a VHS tape. A measly lev­el 1 begin­ner class did­n’t sit well with my self-image but I want­ed to learn the …

Out Of This World Convention

Out Of This World Convention

Many won­der if there’s life beyond our plan­et, alien beings who may vis­it our world or who have shaped our his­to­ry in some way through past vis­i­ta­tions. Oth­ers just scoff at the idea of aliens, say­ing if they haven’t seen it, it must not …

Giving Mothers the Gift of Peace

Giving Mothers the Gift of Peace

(This arti­cle orig­i­nal­ly appeared in Yog­iTimes Mag­a­zine — I just added all these groovy pic­tures) One thing no one ever tells an expec­tant moth­er is the arrival of her beau­ti­ful, coo­ing lit­tle bun­dle of chub will be the depar­ture of her …