Being a California native I always have explored new cities and towns in the state. When I was little my parents would take me on weekend road trips up and down the state a couple times a month. Now as an adult I still do that but I forget to explore the cities around LA but I decided to change that. I spent the weekend in Torrance which is a beach side community that has the charm of an old town. I checked into the Bluestem Hotel that is a really cute and centrally located boutique hotel. It has a coastal vibe with cute fire pits on the patio. A living wall in the lobby and a really great staff. The service at the hotel was so great. The rooms are bright and modern. I love how comfy the bed was and the room felt really cozy which made not…

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If you live in Southern California and want a mini vacation you need to head down to Temecula. I spent one night there recently and it was too short of a time. I will go back to spend more time in Temecula, it’s a great getaway that is only a short drive away. I did see a lot while I was there. Old Town Temecula has been around since the 1880’s and still has areas with wooden sidewalks. Which keeps the charm of the area. Temecula is known for it’s wine country but if wine isn’t your thing there are so many other things to do there. You can enjoy fabulous resturaurants, go to the spa, golf, walk and shop around old town and enjoy a brewery. I started my day at Extraordinary Artisan Table. We had coffee and donuts created by Chef Leah. The donuts I tried were vegan,…

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One of my favorite things to do is explore new cities so when I had the opportunity to visit Tulsa, Oklahoma I didn’t even have to think twice before saying yes. I had no expectations when I got to Tulsa, I had no idea what to expect. Now that I have been there, I want to go back and explore more of the city and more of Oklahoma. I went to so many cool places, ate at really cute places and really thought about getting a place there. I’ll tell you I was pleasantly surprised with what a great city it is. First of all the people are so warm and welcoming. Genuinely kind people every where I went which makes the city feel like home. I also love how the city feels small but has so much new development. When you go to Tulsa that will be the thing…

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