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State Street, Santa Barbara: Dining and Shopping Paradise

April 18, 2011  
Filed under Global Spotlight

By Vira Pons — I like to think things happen for a reason.  My first job out of college was located in Santa Barbara, and I’m glad that it led me there for whatever reason.  Perhaps it’s the same reason why Oprah has a home in the hills of the neighboring Montecito community, and why […]

A Weekend Staycation: What to Do in Palm Springs

March 7, 2011  
Filed under Smart & Savvy

By Alicia Olivares — {Ace Hotel photos by D.L. Thompson; Jon Johnson} Since I was a child, Palm Springs was a second home to me. Today, it’s one of my favorite places to escape to when the congestion and smog of LA becomes a bit overwhelming. The tranquility and stillness of the Mojave Desert makes […]