Word of Mouth: Los Alamos, California

Picturesque rolling hills turned farms and wineries

The historic town of Los Alamos is nestled in the heart of Santa Ynez Valley’s idyllic wine country, north of Santa Barbara. In this appellation, cool ocean breezes from the Pacific flow up through the vineyards into the Santa Rita Hills. This optimal climate for growing grapes helps local winemakers craft some of the most award wining wines in the state. Driving the winding, gentle …

Replicating ’50s Design Inside a Care Center for Alzheimer’s Patients

Featuring 11 storefronts replicating the design of the ’50s, Glenner Town Square in Chula Vista, California isn’t a film set—it’s a care center for dementia patients. From Rosie’s Diner to Alois’ Newsstand, each build-out aims to represent a portion of life during the prime years of patients—activating a type of a reminiscence therapy. Altogether, the goal is to initiate engagement and trigger conversation. The partners—non-profit George G. …

Test Drive: Bugatti Chiron

From Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance to Los Angeles in the luxurious supercar

“I know you won’t believe me until you start to drive, but it’s a very docile car,” Bugatti pro-driver Butch Leitzinger, tells us as we get behind the wheel of the brand new Chiron. Without even starting the engine, the car is a dream—with its devastatingly soft, free-range cattle-upholstered seats. “People expect it to have a bite, but it’s friendly,” Leitzinger continues, “It’s like driving a Bentley around …

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Ennis House for Sale

If you have a spare $23 million, you might be interested in purchasing Frank Lloyd Wright’s famous Ennis House, located in Los Feliz, LA. The temple-like creation, built in 1924, heavily features Wright’s textile block design—some 27,000 of them. Featuring Mayan-style patterns and motifs, the blocks interlock and continue throughout the home, both inside and outside. The striking 5,500-square-foot house recently underwent a $17 million …

Timber Cove Resort, Sonoma Coast

The newly restored venue encourages living "lightly" within the environment

The picturesque drive north to Timber Cove winds along Highway 1. Each twist and turn reveals jagged cliffs, majestic redwood trees, and a wide-open sky that alternates climates from overcast to sunny and blue. Looking out over the Pacific Ocean waves spray and sputter. While standing at one of the many lookouts on the cliffs a spurt of water just might be a grey whale …