Santa’s Eclectic Holiday Gift Giving Guide 2018

Folks have been asking me for a couple weeks about my suggestions for cool Christmas gifts. I have dutifully held off publishing my annual list until Thanksgiving. Back in the day the ... Continue Reading →

Leonardo DiCaprio’s mom is a force for nature, Irmelin DiCaprio honored by TreePeople

Imagine Leonardo DiCaprio howling at the moon. Yep, he has. But the TreePeople’s “Evening Under the Harvest Moon” gala was honoring the woman who taught him to howl, ... Continue Reading →

Tower 23 – A Snazzy Pacific Beach Hotel and a Great San Diego Alternative to Staying Downtown

We were looking for a beachfront hotel that was easy to handle, and we found it at Tower 23. Touted as “the only lifestyle hotel on the beach,” it is certainly a great choice in ... Continue Reading →

Oozora – Superb Japanese Dining in a Leafy Suburb of Athens

For our second visit to Greece, we decided to stay in the leafy suburb of Kifissia. Within easy reach of the hustle and history of Athens 30 minutes south, Kifissia offered a respite ... Continue Reading →

BevCon Los Angeles – The Business and Flavors in the Spirits World

With an eclectic gathering of attendees and presenters at this year’s BevCon Los Angeles, folks were treated to a tremendous wealth of information. Just about every conceivable aspect ... Continue Reading →

South of the Border at Puerto Nuevo Hotel & Villas

Sometimes what you want is to escape across the border to enjoy a couple days in a different country, with enough familiarity and enough differences to make you feel you comfortably ... Continue Reading →

Bill Murray Plays the Acropolis – Report From Greece

A sentence one probably did not expect to see, after first watching Caddyshack or Stripes: Bill Murray performing with a string trio in the shadow of the Acropolis in Athens. Our daughters ... Continue Reading →

GB Roof Garden Restaurant – Undoubtedly the Best Meal and View Within Range of the Acropolis

The Acropolis has long been the center of life in Athens. Its role as the city’s vibrant hub evolved from a functioning palace of gods and royalty, to its visual epicenter today. ... Continue Reading →