Archive for the ‘USA MAINLAND’ Category

Play and Real Life Review: Tortilla Curtain, San Diego Repertory Theatre

Play and Real Life Review: Tortilla Curtain, San Diego Repertory Theatre
By staff writer Cathie Nichols. Photos Copyright © Cathie Nichols. AS A PERSON who prides herself on being on time, I arrived at Horton Plaza with plenty of time to spare. I parked on one of the upper levels and sat tweeting in my car for a bit. After all, I had plenty of time to make it to the San...
April 3rd, 2012 | STAFF, USA MAINLAND, SHOWS/FESTIVALS/HOLIDAYS | Read More

My Two Blocks of Paradise

My Two Blocks of Paradise
Story by staff writer Ann McElfresh. Photos Copyright © Ann McElfresh. Honey Bunny and I went on a cruise recently.  It was delightful and I look forward to telling you all about it. But let me tell you about the day before and the day after our cruise—where we spent our time in a two-block radius—and...
March 9th, 2012 | STAFF, USA MAINLAND, DINING, OUR FOODIE | Read More

Our Secret Garden

Our Secret Garden
Story by staff writer Betsy Villanella. Photos Copyright © Betsy Villanella. MY FAMILY used to have our own version of a secret garden, though it is much bigger than a garden. We live down the road from a state park. It’s not large compared to a lot of state parks in the US, but it has some beautiful...
January 17th, 2012 | STAFF, USA MAINLAND, GARDENS & PARKS, WALKING/HIKING | Read More

My San Francisco Christmas

My San Francisco Christmas
Story by staff writer Judy Clement Wall. Photos Copyright © Judy Clement Wall. DESPITE ALL THE Decembers I’ve lived through, the month always comes upon me suddenly. I know it comes right after November every single year, but I’m never ready for it. And while I love Christmas it has a tendency...
December 29th, 2011 | STAFF, USA MAINLAND, SHOWS/FESTIVALS/HOLIDAYS | Read More

How a Former East Coaster Survives the Christmas Holidays in a Tropical Climate

How a Former East Coaster Survives the Christmas Holidays in a Tropical Climate
By guest blogger Cathie Nichols. Photos Copyright © Cathie Nichols. BEING AN EAST COAST (outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) transplant living on the West Coast (Carlsbad, California) can be a real bummer during the Christmas holiday season. White sandy beaches are definitely not the same as a sea of...
December 20th, 2011 | GUEST BLOGGERS, USA MAINLAND, MEMORIES, SHOWS/FESTIVALS/HOLIDAYS | Read More

ChristmasVille in Rock Hill, South Carolina

ChristmasVille in Rock Hill, South Carolina
Story by guest blogger Terri Harper. Photos Copyright © Terri Harper. SANTA ARRIVED IN ChristmasVille at Glencairn Garden, Rock Hill, South Carolina on an adorable modern-day sleigh loaded with presents. It was a perfect southern December day for children to hear A Story With Santa in the Garden. Santa...
December 15th, 2011 | GUEST BLOGGERS, USA MAINLAND, GARDENS & PARKS, SHOWS/FESTIVALS/HOLIDAYS | Read More

Christmas in Kansas City

Christmas in Kansas City
Story by staff writer Betsy Villanella. Photos and video Copyright © Betsy Villanella. My husband had to go to Kansas City for his job, and I decided to join him. I have never been in KC during the holiday season and thought it would be fun to see the Christmas decorations and all their celebrations. I...
December 10th, 2011 | VIDEOS, STAFF, USA MAINLAND, SHOWS/FESTIVALS/HOLIDAYS | Read More