Last week, I set out to become a more creative, dedicated home chef, attempting to cook new-to-me, made-from-scratch meals every day. That meant doing a little recipe research and experimentation, and man, did I luck out: I discovered some terrific dishes. I made a divine Italian chicken sausage and artichoke soup. I cooked a savory quinoa bowl with Swiss chard and poached egg. […]
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Christmas cookies, holiday lights, good excuses to listen to Mariah Carey… Oh, there are many, many things I love about this time of year. But the best part? To me, it’s the flood of year-in-review lists. Yep, I mean it. I hands-down love all those tallies cataloging critics’ favorite books, movies, whatevers of the twelve months prior. They let you feel nostalgic for the year that’s […]
Late autumn is prime time in the Whidbey Island community of Langley: You’ll have the fir-lined trails, local artisans’ boutiques, and friendly coffeehouses all to yourself. Seattle-based writer Jess Chamberlain created a traveler’s cheat sheet for us. Her five, can’t-miss experiences for Langley day trippers are below. Happy travels!
Taking in the sunset over the Topa Topa Mountains, from Meditation Mount. Photography by Lisa Corson. Ojai’s legendary “pink moment,” when the setting sun casts a scarlet glow across the Topa Topa Mountains (pictured above), is pretty enough to plan a weekend getaway around. We sent writer Jess Chamberlain to this Ventura County village—80 miles northwest of L.A.—to explore. Here below, […]