Mother’s Day is coming up and if you’re lucky enough to have your mom around L.A. on that day, you’re probably thinking about how to celebrate. Brunch and flowers are not the only things you can do to thank your mom for all she has done for you! Be creative! This year (2018), thanks to the weather, the cherry blossom in LA has been delayed until mid-May and it’s perfect to take your mom to see that delicate flower, all pink and white-a slice of spring magic. You don’t need to fly her to Tokyo or DC to see the cherry blossom…but just drive 20 minutes outside Los Angeles to La Cañada Flintridge where Descanso Gardens is.
Having always wanted to see the tulip festivals in Europe or lavender fields in Provence I felt like the Flower Fields in Carlsbad helped satisfy my wanderlust dreams until I could fulfill them. Every year from March 1st to May 13th, 50 acres on the west side of Carlsbad come alive with the beauty of thousands of blooming Ranunculus flowers. I went this past week and was surprised I had not heard more about it in the past. It was at about 85% bloom!
Joshua Tree has been well known for its Wild West vibes of the modern-day frontier. This region has long been a haven for artists, writers, performers, and musicians….but lately Joshua Tree has attracted more people and become the new hip destination in SoCal. There’s something about the barren landscape that brings a sense of peace and solitude and, at the same time, provides endless opportunities for adventures! Just two and a half hours (140 miles) east of Los Angeles on the 10, Joshua Tree is close enough for a weekend getaway! Although the area lacks hotels, it has so many lovely options on Airbnb. If you want to combine seclusion with luxury, then the Serenity Escape is the perfect place for you!
**Use my exclusive discount code “May50” for $50 off your stay when you book the Serenity Escape on Airbnb.
Glamping is the perfect combination of outdoor living and hotel comfort. Featuring all of the best bits of camping with a little luxury and glamour thrown in, glamping is suitable for those who look for a getaway in nature with some comforts of home. My husband and I love being outdoors and experiencing nature in as many ways as we can, but not always roughing it! So this Halloween we decided to try out glamping in Joshua Tree National Park! Vintage 1964 airstream, magical starry sky, spooky coyote howling,…all made our first glamping experience unforgettable! There’s no question about it: Joshua Tree National Park has some of the best camping sites in Southern California. There’s something about the barren landscape that brings a sense of peace and solitude and, at the same time, provides endless opportunities for adventures! In this blog I’m sharing with you what to look out for if you are planning your own luxury camping/glamping holiday in Joshua Tree National Park.
It’s not every day you get to slide down a glass tube that hangs on the outside of LA’s tallest skyscraper. Located almost 1,000 feet above downtown Los Angeles on the 69th and 70th floors of the U.S. Bank Tower, Skyspace LA is the tallest open-air observation deck in California. Here’s everything you need to know about the Skyspace!
What classier way to spend Christmas than by indulging in Christmas afternoon tea? This indulgent treat is the perfect excuse for a pre-Christmas get-together with friends or a delightful seasonal celebration. It’s a special occasion with tiered trays, porcelain pots, adorable miniature sandwiches, freshly baked scones topped with lemon curd, tiers of decadent delicacies and endless assortment of tea. You don’t have to live in England to enjoy a proper tea! In Los Angeles, there are a surprising number of local spots that offer excellent afternoon tea! So I’ve curated a list of 10 best afternoon tea places in Los Angeles just in time for Christmas Day!
Even though Los Angeles doesn’t have the snow or winter cold that sets the motion for Christmas spirit, we do have the best dazzling lights displays. In the spirit of the holiday season, I made a list of my top 5 Christmas photography spots in and about Los Angeles–the ones that transport you to a virtual wonderland!
Inspired by colorful houses of Burano from my recent trip to Venice, when coming back to my hometown I’m determined to find the “Little Burano” within Los Angeles.
Burano is famous for its brightly-colored fishermen’s houses and now is one of the most photographed destinations on Instagram. I had many cute pictures taken in front of Burano’s houses’ walls and wonder if I can find similar beautiful vibrant walls in my hometown. I did some research right after my Burano trip, and to my surprise LA is home to many such backdrops-the city’s landscape is dotted with historic streets arts, murals, and buildings painted in vibrant hues.
In this blog I’m sharing with you the 10 most instagrammable walls in Los Angeles. Since I haven’t had time to explore them all, the first 5 walls’ pictures in my list are photographed by me; the last 5 walls are by other photographers and bloggers whom I will give full credit in the pictures with direct links to their awesome websites.
My picture of the Infinity Mirrored Room inside the Broad got lots of comments/likes on Instagram/Facebook and many of my friends are curious about this beautiful place. I think it would be useful for my readers to know not only about the Broad Museum, but also about some of the amazing photography spots in LA. In this note I will share with you 15 of my favorite locations for photography, engagement/pre-wedding and fashion photoshoot.