California

ROMANCE AT MIRAMONTE IN INDIAN WELLS

Just a few hour drive from Los Angeles in the new convertible Buick Cascada, we changed up our Malibu ocean views for a relaxing blissful desert…

EXPERIENCE THE HOLLYWOOD ROOSEVELT HOTEL

A stay at the Roosevelt Hotel is a step back in time to the Golden Era of Hollywood. Situated in the heart of the West coast’s version of Times…

SHADE HOTEL REDONDO BEACH, A COASTAL OASIS

After two nights at Shade Hotel in Redondo Beach right on the marina, we quickly felt like the hotel may have been developed around the cuisine…

SOPHISTICATED MARINA DEL REY STAY

Marina del Rey in Los Angeles is not far from LAX, but it is an area I have been frequenting more often, even from Malibu. To change up your LA…

A WEEKEND GUIDE TO PALM SPRINGS

Once a wellness destination in the 1900’s for the dry heat and lavish resorts, then a Hollywood escape in the 1950’s,…

the beverly hilton
The Beverly Hilton

The Beverly Hilton is a perfect blend of the excitement of Hollywood coupled with the exclusivity and prestige of Beverly Hills. Opened in 1955 by the famed hotelier Conrad Hilton, the hotel is nestled in a location both instantly convenient and iconic at the crossroads of the Wilshire and Santa Monica Boulevards.

los angeles guide
MELISSA’S LOS ANGELES DINING GUIDE

Los Angeles has always been a haven where the rest of the country looks to for fresh and new. This creative city is constantly in motion with hip and happening new hotspots.

baja california dreaming
Baja California Dreaming

El Camino Real, aka the Royal Road, is the historic 600 mile road that begins in Loreto and connects Baja California to San Francisco connecting 21 missions, 4 presidios and 3 pueblos and served as Kerouac’s inspiration for On the Road.

Sunset Hotel
No Sign of Nightfall: SUNSET HOTEL Celebrates its Tenth Anniversary

Located on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood with commanding views of Los Angeles is the Sunset Tower Hotel, celebrating the tenth anniversary and is one of the hottest places to stay, see and be seen.

West Hollywood Perfection
West Hollywood Perfection

Live the glamorous Los Angeles lifestyle at the sleek and stylish Andaz West Hollywood. Set on the iconic Sunset Blvd, the stunning rooms are decked with chic comforts such as velvet chaise lounges facing floor to ceiling windows that overlook the twinkling lights of Hollywood and the Sunset Strip.