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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Have you always been interested in healing crystal jewelry but could never find fine jewelry pieces? Look no further and meet Atelier Nallik. These gorgeous necklaces are all one of a kind and inspired by nature.  They are raw stones such as Rose Quartz, Rubies, Aquamarine, Dark Sapphires and so many more.  These untreated stones are clasped by 14ct and 18ct gold, silver or brass settings.  Each stone she chooses has healing properties and you can find one or more to wear not only will they look beautiful on but will help you clear out your chakras, energy or attract love depending on what you choose.   Atelier Nallik is designed by Jean Linda Balke, who is originally from New York City but now resides in Berlin. She sources stones from local people while traveling around the world and all her metals are recycled gold, silver and brass.   She creates…

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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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