With winter in full swing, Southern California remains one of the best (literal) hot spots. We’re taking a closer look at some of our favorite two-day getaways.And you don’t have to pack a passport to enjoy luxe accommodations, scenic spas and world-class dining. So, prep your bags for a holiday jaunt on the Golden Coast this season and stay warm where the sun is always shining.
Travel long enough and you find them: the Journeymakers and I’m working with American Express to celebrate them. When I first heard of Journeymakers, I couldn’t help but think about Shashi from my trip to Udaipur, India. If a picture’s worth 1,000 words and my India trip resulted in almost that many photos, I figure I’ve got about a million or so words to write.
We’re of the mentality that the friends and family that hike together, stays healthy together. So, in between all our eating we get out and move. Here in Los Angeles, being healthy is a part of the culture and hiking is all essential. Here are some of my favorite local Los Angeles hikes.
My go-to key for getting through the holidays? Let's be real, it's coffee. As in lots and lots of coffee. But, even when I'm in desparate need of coffee, I'm still making the best coffee possible. It's kind of embarassing how many coffee gadgets I have to make pour over, French press, and every imaginable style. I prefer my coffee smooth and subtle which has gotten me into the extra smooth siphon style coffee, which is why we're giving away this KitchenAid coffee grinder and Siphon coffee set!
We can’t start our day without it, and you shouldn’t have to either. From Tokyo to Los Angeles, we love our coffee shop design almost as much as we love their artisanal brews. No doubt about it, the third-wave coffee movement has us all enamored (um, hello, @coffeeshopcorners!) — from local, boutique roasters, to the fashion-statement that is “a coffee cup”, we’re compiling the best that LA has to offer.
This week Salt & Wind is heading west to Hawaii with some of our favorite fellow travelers. We’re well aware that might only cause vacation envy for a few of you. To help alleviate that, we’re recreating the trip in the form of a giveaway that includes a few nights at some of our favorite hotels as well as products from some amazing local Oahu producers.
We've got some serious to dos on the agenda before summer ends. As in lots and lots of beach time, outdoor concerts, watermelon everything, and grilled everything else. One of our favorite things to grill this time of year is avocados — they take a sec but add a slight char to everything they top, like this Salad with Green Goddess Dressing that we shared today over on LaurenConrad.
Locals will tell you “I visited other places, but always come back to Boise” and with good reason — we've got a lot of hidden gems (this is the Gem State, after all). True, Boise may not be the biggest city around, but biggest doesn’t always mean best, ya know? Here are 5 reasons to put Boise on your radar.
It's a long weekend and we can't wait to celebrate. If you're like us, you like to make things memorable so every last detail is planned. But that doesn't mean we're willing to spend hours prepping (it's too hot, and summer is supposed to be laidback), so we plan on easy drinks that have a little extra flair.
Pack you bag because it's all systems go! It's the start of summer vacation so traveling pretty much any and everywhere is fair game. It can be tough narrowing down where to travel so we turned to a few of our friends for advice. This June we have Alana Kysar of Fix Feast Flair heading to New York City, Brian Samuels of A Thought For Food set on Chicago, and Lloyd & Yaya from Hand Luggage Only pining for Peru and Patagonia.
We're totally smitten with toast — top it with cinnamon sugar, pear compote, or avo, and we're there. But as of late we've been very much partial to this toast. Inspired by the toast we had over the weekend at the SHED Cafe in Healdsburg, we made our own version and we're sharing it with our friends over on LaurenConrad.
Here it is, friends: the unofficial first weekend of summer. And while lots of people are hitting the road, I’m more than alright to stay right here. When you live in a coastal city like Los Angeles, everyone heads to the beach and that’s exactly what I’ll be up to. We’re staycation-ing in Malibu and all we have on the agenda is long hikes, late mornings, oh and endless brunches that will most definitely involve these Tomatillo Bloody Mary Cocktails.