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Hotel Irvine

on August 14th, 2015
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Hotel Irvine offers a free bike rental and a friendly "HI" concierge service

Entrance to Hotel Irvine


Orange County Style


Conveniently situated near the 405, 55 and 5 freeways, the business-savvy Hotel Irvine is the ideal place for those seeking to mix business with pleasure.The property’s prime location offers guests easy access to beaches, Disneyland, golf courses and shopping. Continue reading “Hotel Irvine” »




The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage features breathtaking views of Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley

Views at The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage


Desert Luxury in Rancho Mirage


A desert-chic destination, The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage features an array of luxurious offerings, from a $25 million two-story spa facility to a gastronomic experience at The Edge restaurant. Continue reading “The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage” »




The Lodge at Torrey Pines, La Jolla

The Lodge at Torrey Pines in La Jolla, California


Authentic Rest and Relaxation in La Jolla

California connoisseurs have long been drawn to Torrey Pines State Reserve with its abundant native flora, intimate beaches, golden cliffs and absolutely otherworldly view of the rolling Pacific Ocean. Continue reading “The Lodge at Torrey Pines” »



The New Volvo XC90



A trip to Spain to preview the new Volvo XC90

A new look for the 2016 model year, and many other new things and firsts; the flagship Volvo XC90 benefits from thoughtful craftsmanship and a host of advanced, efficiency-minded technologies.  Catalonia was the host to get a closer look at this elegant SUV crossover with a modern Scandinavian design. 


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The view from the patio



Sociability Over Exclusivity: who says you shouldn’t mix business and pleasure?

With its location at the heart of Orange County’s business hub and in Newport Beach’s busiest and most upscale business district, Island Hotel Newport Beach makes it easy to enjoy the best of both worlds. 

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