Travel-savvy tips: It’s in the bag

Jul 26, 2010 No Comments

PurseBlog founder Meaghan Mahoney Dusil shares the scoop on the latest travel bag trends.

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Whirlwind weekend: San Francisco/Napa

Jul 26, 2010 1 Comment

Follow vino vixens GirlGetawayJJ and Audra on part one of their whirlwind San Francisco and Napa Valley adventure!

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Get in shape and escape at the Crescent Beverly Hills

Jul 25, 2010 No Comments

Deemed an “in-shape escape,” the “Work Out, Chill Out” package at The Crescent includes spa treatments, private Pilates session for two, a healthy yet delectable breakfast, and custom cocktails at dusk…without being a workout for the wallet!

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Travel savvy: say buh-bye to blood clots

Jul 24, 2010 No Comments

After a good friend had a near-death experience with a blood clot after a three-hour flight from LA to Austin (he’s fine now….phew!), I’ve always been acutely aware of the dangers of DVT—especially as a getaway girl on the go! Enter Injinji Travel Toesocks, the footwear of choice for the health- and travel-savvy among us.

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Spa spotlight: The Well Spa at Miramonte Resort Palm Springs

Jul 23, 2010 No Comments

Long before the massage therapist at The Well Spa greets you with a welcoming “Bongiorno,” it’s clear that you’ve entered a whole new world at Indian Wells’ Miramonte Resort. Designed to evoke an Italian/Mediterranean-esque experience, the calming and tranquil Miramonte feels light years away from the hustle and bustle of LA (rather than a crisp two-hour drive). And I’m determined to enjoy every single minute of my stay, livin’ la dolce vita-style.

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Ain’t goin’ down ’til the sun comes up: Sunset Ranch

Jul 23, 2010 1 Comment

Going horseback riding at Sunset Ranch has always been on my LA Bucket List. So when my friend Lisa and I found out our mutual friend Hesper volunteers as a trail guide on weekends, we figured it was high time we got on our high horses to try it out. And what better time to check it out than for Sunset Ranch’s newly introduced “Barbecue Rides?”

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LA Rules of the Road

Jul 23, 2010 No Comments

Whether heading out for a night on the town or hopping in the convertible for a day trip, a girl’s gotta have time to primp—which doesn’t gel so well with the traffic hell that is Los Angeles. Luckily for this local, I’ve become a pro with the quickie ways to get to and fro. A few helpful hints for girls who’ve got the need for speed…

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Mad for LA’s Millions of Milkshakes

Jul 23, 2010 No Comments

What do you get when you blend devilishly delectable milkshake concoctions, thumping club music, and all the celeb gossip fit to print? Millions of Milkshakes, natch. I’d been hearing tons of buzz about this WeHo joint for months now—and it did not disappoint!

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Hotel Review: Blakely New York

Jul 22, 2010 No Comments

Affordable and New York City are typically considered to be an oxymoron. So when a getaway girl comes across a pleasantly priced diamond in the rough, it’s practically her responsibility to share the find with other savvy travelers. Enter the Blakely Hotel, a Midtown gem I’m happy to have discovered.

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Local eats & treats: Alice in La-la-land

Mar 04, 2010 1 Comment

It’s almost the weekend—time to get the girls together and take a delish detour down the rabbit hole! With Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland” in theatres this weekend, many LA establishments are tipping their proverbial Mad Hatter hats to this beloved classic.

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