Living in Sausalito for many years only intensifies the anticipation of rounding the last curve on Bridgeway when, magically, the postcard view of the bay with Angel Island, Alcatraz, and the Bay Bridge comes into focus. An ever-changing panorama includes a variety of water craft: ferry boats, sail boats, James Bond-type yachts, a Darth Vader black […]
Located in the heart of Southern California’s beach communities, Long Beach blends urban sophistication with a relaxed beach resort vibe. Interesting hotels, world-class attractions, front-line museums, a walkable downtown, award-winning restaurants, unique shopping, a cruise line port, and a thriving, multi-faceted arts and culture scene make this city by the sea a great place to live. […]
When I’m on the road and people ask where I’m from, I always say San Francisco, since that’s the recognizable and geographical draw. But our actual town is Burlingame, about a 15-minute drive from the city center, just beyond the fog line. The town is a quiet, tree-lined, gorgeous little community set just at the base […]
I lived in Avalon on Catalina Island for nearly 20 years. This Pacific paradise offers unique adventures, spectacular natural beauty, and the closest you can get to Mediterranean-style living without leaving Southern California. Living on the island requires flexibility and adaptability, but it also provides the blessings of small-town life and unspoiled natural wilderness.
Even on an overcast day it’s a beautiful ride from San Francisco to the Monterey Bay coast then inland through Hecker Pass across the Santa Cruz Mountains. Recently, my husband and I did just that—heading to Capitola for breakfast and wine tasting then to the Rosewood CordeValle resort in San Martin (in the Santa Clara Valley). We […]
I currently live in the beautiful LBC (aka Long Beach, California). My husband and I met here 40 years ago while in college. When we weren’t working, he was in a rock band and I was a Polynesian dancer. We dated, married, and lived in all the great areas, from Belmont Heights and Belmont Shore […]
It’s easy to be complacent in your surroundings, unaware of the excitement lingering nearby. San Francisco is one of those places, especially in and around the Theater District near Union Square. After major renovations, new hotels and restaurants have opened in the area and they’re worth a closer look.
No matter where I go in the world, people always brighten up when they hear my hometown is San Diego, California. The comments that follow are usually, “I’d love to go there some day,” or “I’ve been there; it’s such a beautiful city.” Spanning 4,526 square miles, San Diego is a city full of so […]
I lived in San Francisco for more than 20 years. It is a city with which you will fall in love. Originally I moved for a job, but the climate, culture, and the endless things to see and participate in kept me there.