Posts of "Resorts & Spas"

Jim Clendenen & Central Coast Wine Classic

Avila Beach Golf Resort will host the Central Coast Wine Classic from July 7 – 10. This event raises money to fund grants supporting the healing arts, studio arts and performing arts for non-profit organizations from San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties; even the discriminating The Wine Spectator sponsors it. Since 2004, it has ...

Avila Beach: A Little Bit of Heaven

The first time I went to Avila Beach was when my daughter was about 2 years of age. I always took her to the Central Coast for our vacation because it was only three hours from Los Angeles and was about as long of a car ride as she and I could take.

AmpSurf Benefit: Wine Waves & Beyond

In ink on my calendar, is June 2-5 when Pismo Beach hosts Wine, Waves & Beyond to benefit AmpSurf, a non-profit organization founded by Gulf War Veteran Dana Cummings (http://www.ampsurf.org). At this event, Central California’s Wine Country meets the breathtaking Central Coast. Some of the best Wineries, Breweries and Culinary Artists will be participating such ...

Butterflies or Wine? Decisions, Decisions…

Butterflies or Wine tasting — decisions, decisions…oh, what shall I do first? It’s that time of year again – no, not when the swallows return to Capistrano but better yet, when thousands of Monarch Butterflies hover over Pismo Beach’s Butterfly Trees – limbs of Eucalyptus and Monterey Pines. They’re absolutely fascinating and will remain in ...

LVF Gets Passionate About…2010

Ok, we own the fact that this may be a little late, but we’re all last minute Christmas Shoppers and we just want to give a shout out to a few of our favorite things (and we can use that now that Oprah is on her way out!)

Weekend Escapes to the Central Coast

Desperate for a place to get out of town and leave behind the stresses of Los Angeles, I blessedly found California’s Mecca for food & wine lovers, wide-open space cravers, ocean worshippers, hikers walkers & cyclists, art junkies and just lovers: California’s Central Coast & Valley. Recently, I have had the good fortune of attending ...

The Spa at Four Seasons Westlake Village

Walking into one of Conde Nast Traveler’s “Top Spas in America”, my expectations of a top notch total spa experience were off the charts. Housed in the downstairs portion of the Four Seasons Westlake Village, a very modern and recently constructed building, I could not even begin to imagine what pure and utter bliss lie ...

Terranea: LA’s Oceanfront Resort

As a third generation Palos Verdes Peninsula native, I have found myself becoming increasingly resentful of the continual growth of concrete on our previously pristine open spaces surrounding the Hill. Although technically Terranea Resort replaced what used to be a different local favorite, Marineland, I still had serious reservations over the thought of a major ...