24 Hours in Beverly Hills

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Something about October always makes me think of couples trips.  I don’t know whether it is the fact that we have the kids back in school and into a routine, or just that Christmas seems so far away and its nice to have something to look forward to between Summer and the holidays.  Either way – October is a beautiful time to get away for a little one on one time with your hubby.  Of course, the crowds of summer have subsided, kids are back at school, flights are cheaper – and in general the weather in some of the warmer climes is still stellar.  A couple of weeks ago, I found myself with the opportunity to meet my hubby at the end of a business trip to LA – and as much as I would love to regale you with the details of an entire weekend, I thought a 24 hour sneak peak into one of the most famous areas of LA might be fun.  I also thought seeing the “adventures” or lack thereof, of a 40 something couple might be slightly different from what you might typically find in the LA search engines.  Also, if you are travelling to Beverly Hills, most likely you are not looking for an adventure holiday, nor a real cultural experience (lets be real – Beverly Hills is all glitz and glamour) but you might be looking for these things… STAY, EAT, SHOP, CONNECT, RELAX…

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Family Days … Floating the Bow with your Teens

Family Days … Floating the Bow with your Teens

What to do…what to do…

This summer, our family will be spread over various parts of the world as they explore their passions, work and travel.  Our eldest, who will head to university in the fall and really needs to work full time, has chosen to stay home all summer to do just that.  Our son T just left for Africa – a 5 week long trip blending two grade 12 courses with amazing travel experiences and volunteering and our daughter will be dancing all over North America during the summer months.

With everyone leaving and me feeling panicky that I wasn’t going to have them all in one place for a summer vacay this year, I wanted to plan a day to spend together that was special – before everyone took off for the summer. Continue reading “Family Days … Floating the Bow with your Teens”