100 years of NPS! Now, that’s quite something, especially given the great job they do. Moving to the US after a childhood spent in India and the Middle East, national parks and the role they play was something I only realized well into my adult life. Now I enjoy every chance to explore a new park on my list, especially since we’ve moved to California, which is basically national parks heaven I hear! One of the first national parks I visited was about 3 months into setting up home base in L.A – we went to Death Valley National Park and here’s a quick round up of the experience!
At the entrance to Death Valley National Park, started out sunny but still pretty chilly.
I've heard so much about this place that I am happy for their 10 years even though I have not been in there yet! Rustic Canyon Wine Bar & Seasonal Kitchenis turning ten years old on December 8, 2016. To ring in the anniversary, they are bringing together chef friends from around the country, as well as from the restaurant’s past, to collaborate on a series of multi-course dinners on October 3, November 7, and December 8. Have you marked those dates? Okay read on for more details :)
We are in the middle of National Olive Oil Month (really? who knew!) and happy to share that one of my fave L.A. restaurants, the French Riviera-inspired FIG & OLIVE is on it! Olive oil is at the crux of the cuisine here and they are big on Spanish, Tunisian, and Greek olive oils which are used in place of butter and cream throughout the menu. I don't doubt it, walk into this space and you are greeted by shelves upon shelves of glowing bottles that are part of an expansive retail collection of olive oils—each available for sale on site.
With a love of travel, more and more people are finding that they want to take more trips more often. When you have a job, it can be tricky to get the time off. Which is why more and more people are choosing to have weekend city breaks over anything else. You don’t need to take as much time off work, but you can still see a lot of sights in that time. So what are the things to consider when planning a city break? How can you maximize the time? Here are a few tips and ideas.
Come along with me on my top picks for museums I enjoyed visiting in the few destinations that I've been. Why 14? Because nobody does a list with that number apparently! Picture up top is from my visit to MOMA in San Francisco. I always make time for a museum visit in one of the cities I am visiting, I enjoy the experience and always learn something new. Besides, most museums are architectural beauties in their own right so I love discovering these concrete monuments and enjoy their offerings! Here we go, in no particular order...