California Diaries: Crystal Cove

{Written in collaboration with Visit California and Air New Zealand} This is the story of discovering one of the most magical bits of California coastline known as Crystal Cove… The last day of my California adventure was by far my most emotional. Of course I was already feeling “feelings” as I had less than 20 hours left on the ground in…
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California Diaries: Up on Pelican Hill and down on Newport Beach

{Written in collaboration with Visit California and Air New Zealand} They say leave the best for last, and I must admit, my trip to California concluded with a destination that’s completely new to me and one that left me wanting another week to explore. This was my first visit to Newport Beach, but it wasn’t my first look at the…
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California Diaries: Being a Beverly Hills Babe

{Written in collaboration with Visit California and Air New Zealand} What do you think of when anyone mentions Beverly Hills? For me, it’s immediately two iconic landmarks- The Beverly Hills Hotel and Rodeo Drive. They represent that ultimate luxury lifestyle that some of us are lucky enough to dip our toes into once and a while. Of course I always…
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California Diaries: Waking up in Beverly Hills and Day-tripping to Malibu

|Written in collaboration with Visit California & Air New Zealand| I’m starting to think this California trip feels more like a “find your perfect match Los Angeles Neighbourhood” tour. The only problem I’m having is that I’m falling in love with all of them. West Hollywood had a rather edgy, cool and very alive vibe. You get the impression you…
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California Diaries:Climbing for a view and stair-stepping for rainbows

|Written in collaboration with Visit California and Air New Zealand| Hike to the top of Griffith Park they said. It will be fun, they said. The weather is always sunny in LA, it was thought. Only the one day I was set to work my bod into shape with a scenic view at the end, Los Angeles decided to open…
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