FFG Eats: Catch at Hotel Casa del Mar

When it comes to seafood, call me a seasoned expert. You can blame spending every summer of my life on the coast of Maine and experiencing thrice weekly lobster and clam dinners on the back porch of the beach cottage. Seafood and I have a long and elaborate history. So, in all honesty, I’m a bit of a snob when…
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Santa Monica to Venice Beach Bicycle Ride: What to see and do …

Have you ever had that moment when you know you are in the right place at the right time? From the top of your head to the tips of your toes you feel a warm glow and everything just feels in its place, perfect? For me, there is one place where I always get that warm and fuzzy feeling of…
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Shutters on The Beach: Living the American Dream in Santa Monica

There is most certainly a reason why when one thinks of Santa Monica, the mind instantly wanders off to Shutters on the Beach. The hotel is a Southern California landmark and deserves every bit of recognition it receives. The four poster beds, the crisp blue and white colour pallette, cozy corner chairs and room length shutters all play a part in…
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FFG Travels: Palihouse, Santa Monica

So here’s the thing. When it comes to Santa Monica, I sometimes feel as if a part of me was always meant to come and settle here. It’s a spectacular place with the ocean on its front porch, beautiful store fronts all around, scrumptious restaurants serving delicious dishes from breakfast to dinner and a “scene” like no other. It is,…
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Sunsets in Santa Monica: Add it to the bucket list

If you do only one thing while visiting Los Angeles, get yourself out to the beach in Santa Monica. Or if you’re up for adventure, take a drive up the Pacific Coast Highway. If you time it perfectly, you will catch one of the world’s most spectacular sights – a California sunset.  Growing up on the East Coast, I was…
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