• Serenity Escape, Joshua Tree: My Weekend Getaway

    Joshua Tree is a bohemian wilderness which has become the LA escape and is slowly changing to a hipster oasis welcoming those looking to escape the urban grind. Its spectacular landscape is filled with beautiful Joshua “trees,” which aren’t trees at all, but tree-like members of the yucca family. Barren landscape, magical starry sky, and […]

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    August 4, 2019 By inAra
  • Visit Beautiful Landmark Vineyards in Sonoma Valley

    ***Thank you to Landmark Vineyards for kindly sponsoring this post. All opinions are 100% honest & completely my own. Summer is here! It’s that magical time of year when being outside feels like a dream. What better way to enjoy a beautiful day outside than with a wine country picnic? A delicious picnic lunch and a glass of […]

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    June 27, 2019 By inAra
  • Carlsbad’s Petal-to-Plate Picnic in The Flowers Field

    Our family visits the Flowers Fields at Carlsbad Ranch every year, and each visit I always make a mental affirmation to myself I will have a sunset picnic in the fields of flowers one day. And on March 28th, 2019 this dream became my reality when I attended the Carlsbad Flowers Fields’ Petal-to Plate media […]

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    March 29, 2019 By inAra
  • Where to See Stunning Spring Bloom in LA

    In case you haven’t noticed in your social media feeds, Spring has officially “sprung” in LA. There’s still a bit of chill in the air and a few lingering raindrops on the ground, but spring is starting to burst out all around us. All the rain we complained about in January and February has brought […]

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    March 10, 2019 By inAra
  • Review of the Jackrabbit Wash – Joshua Tree Airbnb

    Just two and a half hours (140 miles) east of Los Angeles on the 10, Joshua Tree has become our favorite weekend getaway! This area is one of California’s most beautiful – and less-visited – natural treasures! Its spectacular landscape is filled with beautiful Joshua “trees,” which aren’t trees at all, but tree-like members of […]

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    February 25, 2019 By inAra
  • Lunar New Year in Chinatown, Los Angeles

    In Asian communities, Lunar New Year is the most important holiday of the year. One of the most diverse cities in the world, Los Angeles celebrates the Lunar New Year with colorful parades and family friendly festivals. It is not only a time for family gatherings, but also a time for people to honor ancestors and give thanks. As […]

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    January 22, 2019 By inAra

    It’s no secret that I am completely obsessed with Palm Springs. For years Palm Springs has been a California desert retreat, known for its modern and chic style. Palm Springs is one of the best places to visit all year long, whether you’re coming to party at Coachella or just want to relax by the […]

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    January 7, 2019 By inAra
  • Post-Rose Parade Float Viewing

    It doesn’t seem to be New Year’s Day without having the Rose Parade playing on the TV. Founded in 1890, the Tournament of Roses, which features flower-covered floats, spirited marching bands and high-stepping equestrian units, is America’s New Year Celebration, a greeting to the world on the first day of the year and a salute to the community […]

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    January 3, 2019 By inAra
  • 10 Reasons To Stay In A Cabin This Winter

    As winter sinks in, I normally plan for a vacation somewhere warm and tropical…but this year, I’ve got cabins on my mind. I was dreaming of a cozy winter cabin that can only be reached by dirt roads. Often surrounded with wilderness and seclusion, cabins are wonderful places to take a much needed break from everyday life […]

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    December 26, 2018 By inAra
  • Review of The Serenity Escape-Joshua Tree Airbnb

    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 […]

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    October 31, 2018 By inAra
  • Mother’s Day: Cherry Blossom at Descanso Gardens

    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 […]

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    May 10, 2018 By inAra