Want to escape to the most charming hotel that is tucked away in the rolling hillsides of Avignon? La Divine Comédie is a beautiful grand manor house that has been transformed into an all suite luxury hotel. There are only five suites in this hotel, it is a dream like gem.  It boasts the largest private garden in Avignon. This mini oasis is also just steps away from the city center. The suites de curiosités are spacious, each room with its own theme.  The decor was brought to life by French interior designer Gilles Jauffret (who is also one of the property’s owners).  What makes each room unique is that they have their own personality and charm.  They add to the history of this house giving it that je ne sais quoi. The rooms are perfectly decorated. You’ll feel so at home here that you will never want to leave.  You’ll feel like…

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  When I was young we had a home in Laguna Beach so Pageant of the Masters was something we would see every summer and take friends to who were visiting us. The show is amazing and this was the first time I had seen it in over 20 years.  It has gotten even better since I was a child. If you are unfamiliar with Pageant of the Masters, it is a live performance of paintings, tableaux vivants (living pictures).  Which means the entire performance are people who are painted into classic paintings.  It is set in an outdoor amphitheater, with an orchestra, live narration and is incredible to watch.  Every year the theme changes and this is was Under the Sun, which is a tribute to the 85th anniversary to the Pageant and 100th year anniversary to the Laguna Beach Museum.     We attended the Celebrity Benefit that…

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  There is something magical about hot air balloons, especially when you can can see several all at once.  Once a year Temecula Valley hosts a hot air balloon festival.  This event is so fun it is something that you should experience once in your life.  This year was the 35th year of the Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival. It is held at Lake Skinner Regional Park and is a three day festival where you can try wines from Temecula Valley, ride hot air balloons and enjoy the weekend with friends and family. One thing you should remember is that Hot Air Balloon Flights are very early in the morning so be sure to check times so that you don’t miss them all together.  They do not fly balloons in the afternoon because of weather.  One of the best parts of the festival is the evening Balloon Glow.  They light…

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