Knives Out

‘Tis the season for an onslaught of movies coming out at the theater. On the one hand, I love this time of year with plenty of movies to choose from, especially when its getting colder outside, but on the other hand it can be hard to keep up with all the good movies coming out. … More Knives Out

Guerilla Tacos

I don’t venture to downtown Los Angeles too often, but when I happen to be in the neighborhood, I always try to make a stop at Guerilla Tacos. Growing up in Chicago, the thought of being vegetarian or vegan when eating out was definitely tricky, and although I don’t enjoy eating meat, plenty of restaurants … More Guerilla Tacos

Belmond El Encanto

For me, the sign of a true resort town is the quality hotels they have to offer that make it a great destination spot. Santa Barbara has its own charm, laid-back style, beautiful stretch of beaches, and some of the best hotels around. One of my favorite Santa Barbara hotels is the Belmond El Encanto. … More Belmond El Encanto

Handlebar Coffee

While I like to think I have high standards when it comes to a cup of coffee, my true test for a great coffee shop is the quality of their food items. Handlebar Coffee is a Santa Barbara institution, and since I love coffee shops so much, I had to make sure I tried it … More Handlebar Coffee

Ojai, California

Oh Ojai, a little charming town, usually overshadowed by its neighbor Santa Barbara. Tucked into a valley at the base of the mountains, an hour and half north of Los Angeles, and 45 minutes east of Santa Barbara, Ojai feels like a whole different world from these major cities. Ojai Valley Inn is the main … More Ojai, California