The Garland Hotel – A Hidden Gem in Hollywood

We had been watching so many other cities launch productions of the musical Hamilton, and finally it was time for Los Angeles. I had been preparing our family for months, and I wanted ... Continue Reading →

Is a Single Wheel the Answer to Electric Mobility? The First Example is Onewheel

I have covered a variety of electric vehicles, from four wheel sports cars to various two wheel bicycles. I recently tried a couple very different single wheel solutions, each of ... Continue Reading →

Mediterranean Splendor and La Jolla Luxury Meet at La Valencia Hotel

La Jolla has always been the jewel of southernmost California. In fact, that was the Spanish name given by 19th century explorers. The landmark hotel of La Jolla is La Valencia (whose ... Continue Reading →

London Theatre Review – The Ferryman

After you have attended live theatre more than a couple times, you easily remember your best experience. After seeing dozens of productions over the years, it can become a bit murky ... Continue Reading →

sketch Parlour – London’s Cheekiest Take on the Venerable Institution of High Tea

Anyone with even a passing acquaintance of British tradition knows that tea is a fundamental aspect. Centuries of tradition have evolved into veritable rituals around consuming a cuppa. How ... Continue Reading →

An American in Paris – Dominion Theatre, London

Undoubtedly some of the best experiences (concerts, theatre, restaurants, etc) are when you enter with medium expectations but the production over-delivers. That was the case for An ... Continue Reading →

Cheeky, Comfortable, Crisp and Fresh – the citizenM Tower of London Hotel

Taking a page out of cheeky branding and consumer strategies first developed by Richard Branson, citizenM is tweaking and probably reinventing the hotel business. Eschewing oversized ... Continue Reading →

California’s Drought Emergency is Over and Mammoth Mountain is Still Serving Skiers and Riders

Governor Brown recently declared the California drought emergency is over. At least one ski resort in California has hinted they may stay open through the next ski season. The incredible ... Continue Reading →