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Mongolia's Gobi

My perch was a swinging chair on a soporific balcony, my view a treeless vista that extended for miles. If I strained my ears, I could pick up the rustle of breeze, barely. continue reading ›

Totally Dude

It started in the middle of Jeff Bridges’ acceptance speech for Crazy Heart. Then I heard there was a remake of Big Valley in the works. A friend persuaded me to join efforts to save American wild mustangs from slaughter. I seemed to be nursing an inside longing to return from the blindingly instant world of tech relationships and business dealings to a simpler slower place. continue reading ›

Bearing North to Greenland

Only a whisper of cloud floats in the clear, blue sky, and castle-sized icebergs loll in the fjord. It’s a perfect, though not unusual late-July morning on the coast of South Greenland, ideal for rolling up sleeves and tending two-and-a-half acres of crops grown each summer at Upernaviarsuk, an experimental agricultural research station. continue reading ›

Wine, Dine, Refine

One of the nicest parts of the wine business is, well, wine country. During the decade or so that I worked as a sommelier in restaurants in NY and LA, folks would often ask me for recommendations on places to visit and while I could always speak to the juice, I rarely could speak to the experience. continue reading ›

Another Africa

As a departure from the travel stories we regularly feature in our magazine, in this issue we journey to Africa through the lens of our Art Director, Amanda Nelson-Sinagra. continue reading ›

La Vida Natural

These days, it can seem difficult to get away from the everyday hustle and bustle of city life. So why not leave it all behind for the total peace and quiet of these remote South American destinations? continue reading ›

Vancouver

Vancouver and Los Angeles enjoy a relationship built in celluloid, with many a Hollywood filmmaker heading north for the cost-effective, beautiful surroundings just across the Canadian border. continue reading ›

Heavenly Haven

One of the most anticipated openings in Napa Valley in years, the February debut of the Bardessono, in the heart of Yountville, introduced a new brand of luxury to the region. continue reading ›

Taking to the Waters

There are those who would argue that a vacation isn’t truly a vacation if it isn’t governed by an itinerary that’s a mile long. Certainly, there is something to be said for absorbing every last bit of activity and culture… continue reading ›

Grape Escape

Visitors to Sonoma are privy to a prime vantage point from which to explore and experience the fashionable rusticity and outright fabulousness of the Wine Country and all it offers – world-class cuisine, soothing hot springs and mineral baths, olive oil as delectable as the wine, and downright unreal places to stay like The Lodge at Sonoma. continue reading ›

Up, Up and Away

When Louis the XVI commissioned the first untethered hot air balloon ride in Paris, France, in 1783, his aim was to realize the birth of an extraordinary means to showcase his glory, if not catapult France to the forefront of the scientific revolution. continue reading ›

Calendar

Sat 27

Fiesta Hermosa

May 27 - May 29
Sat 27

prAna Community Yoga & the Point

May 27 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 pm
Sat 27

The Lucky Ones Live at Scholb Brewery

May 27 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 27

John Browns Body Live

May 27 @ 6:00 pm - 11:55 pm
Sat 27

Pacific Coast Gallery – Grand Opening Event

May 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sun 28

Athleta Sunday Fitness Classes at The Point

May 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Sun 28

Aqua Pool Party at the Shade

May 28 @ 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Mon 29

prAna Community Yoga & the Point

May 29 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 pm
Mon 29

Memorial Day Community Picnic

May 29 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm