Lady in Santa Barbara

Despite growing up in California, I’m sometimes surprised at how little of the state I’ve actually seen. On this trip alone I have visited several new-to-me travel destinations in SoCal, and I’m excited to add another: Santa Barbara. The beautiful beaches, pretty hills, and famous wine country have beckoned for years, and now that I live 5,000 miles away, it only makes sense to visit. Yes. It does.

Flowers by the Beach in Santa Barbara, California


Lady Shares a Free Trip to London

Exciting news: Visit London is giving away a free five night trip to London! I’m happy to share this with you, and also proud to be part of the project. To enter, you need to choose your favorite stories from Londoners, and I’m honored to be included in the list along with celebrities like Twiggy, Gordon Ramsay, and Boris Johnson.

Free Trip to London Site


Lady in Downtown Los Angeles

San Francisco and Los Angeles have always been rivals. Like Sydney and Melbourne, their geographic proximity belies their cultural competition. Having grown up in the former, I naturally side with San Francisco in the perennial debate over which city is superior. But some parts of Los Angeles challenge my belief, and downtown LA is one of them.

Eastern Building in LA, California