A Trip to Vista Blue Spa at the Monterey Plaza Hotel

I was ready for a little unwind and decided to go back to my old-faithful and favorite spa in Monterey–Vista Blue Spa at the Monterey Plaza Hotel. The Vista Blue Day on the Bay Package (280 minutes $595 (a la carte $665) is a great all day experience it includes:…

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Cooking Lessons At Aubergine In Carmel, California

Abalone Cooking Lesson At Aubergine In Carmel, Ca Once a month I take a fun cooking lesson in Carmel at Aubergine.  This month was totally out of my comfort zone with Abalone.  I have never had it or cooked it or seen it before!  Weird having grown up in Monterey…

The New Rimowa X Porsche Carry On

RIMOWA x Porsche Carry-On Case Pepita The RIMOWA x Porsche Hand-Carry Case Pepita celebrates the formidable legacies by paying homage to the brands’ most iconic design elements. Made in Cologne, Germany, the RIMOWA x Porsche is crafted from RIMOWA’s signature grooved aluminum and draws design cues from the first generation…

in Goop Health Wellness Retreat 2021 Review

The minute Goop announced their first wellness retreat, around the time I had Olivia, I wanted to go! But, due to scheduling conflicts every time I was never able to make it. This year not only did Goop announce a Los Angeles retreat but on a weekend I had no…

Disneyland Oogie Boogie Halloween + The New Westin Anaheim Review

Pretty sure the second we found out we were pregnant my husband and I looked forward to Disneyland with Olivia. We thought last year we’d go but with all the shutdowns we just skipped it. I saw on TikTok that the park was decorated on October 31st for Halloween and…

2021 Reader Survey

I can’t believe this is my 13th year writing Haute Beauty Guide! Honestly, it has been a journey of ups and downs but I really love this space. As I step back from Instagram and other social media for a bit to work on my store I also want to…

Weekend Getaway AT Sanctuary Beach Resort in Marina, CA

Over the weekend I need a little quiet time to get things done. I had a growing list of projects with fast-approaching due dates and I just needed uninterrupted space to finish them. After looking at all the local spots with availability I decided on the Sanctuary Beach Resort in…