A Spontaneous Weekend Getaway to Santa Barbara

Sometimes life starts to get a little overwhelming. Sometimes, getting away from reality for a bit can help free the mind trapped in an endless hamster wheel of duties, obligations, responsibilities. It’s a way to usurp the days of routines, to recenter, and reset.

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Bernardo Winery | San Diego

Even after living in Rancho Bernardo for most of my childhood, I never discovered this secret place until after I moved away. Hidden amidst a quiet residential neighborhood, Bernardo Winery stands as one family’s historic monument to the test of time. Since 1889, the winery has endured through three generations, still resplendent with old world…

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[Don’t Recommend] Cafe Bassam

Imagine Indiana Jones designing a coffee shop. The result would be Cafe Bassam: an intimate setting [literally, with tables bunched together so closely that maneuvering through them is a challenge in itself] with random antique clocks, rifles, and other vintage trinkets on the walls. On one side, rows of tea line the window. On the other,…

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