When you think of South Beach, you think sexy and bright and that’s exactly how the Mondrian South Beach is. South Beach is always such a great place to visit because of the energy of the city. It has an exotic feeling without leaving the States. I love where the Mondrian is located it’s a short uber or bike ride away from the beach but you also get views of the bay. It’s not in the heart of all the chaos of the tourist in South Beach so you have the privacy you want when you are on vacation. Our room was incredible at the Mondrian. We stayed on the Penthouse level in a two bedroom, two bathroom suite facing the bay. The room was bigger than some apartments I’ve been to. With a full sized kitchen and stove, dining area and large living room. It’s perfect for those who…

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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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