Author: Jill Weinlein

Hollywood’s Wizarding World

Share: Universal Studios Hollywood is one of the most popular sightseeing destinations in California. Now with the new Wizarding World of Harry Potter opening before the summer, it will draw even more families and Harry Potter fans to Los Angeles. First there was a Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida. Next, the attraction opened in Osaka, Japan, and now Hollywood, California officially opened a Scottish Hogsmeade Village on April 7, 2016. Inspired by the best selling author J.K. Rowling’s compelling stories and characters and Warner Brothers films, it’s an ideal multi-generation activity that...

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Custom Design Your Own Luxury Handbag

Share: Have you ever looked for just the right handbag to go with a favorite outfit and shoes, only to settle for something different than you hoped? I have a solution for this dilemma. I recently learned about the handbag manufacturer Laudi Vidni from a gift card inside the 2016 Madison & Mulholland Awards Season Gift Bag. Viewing the Laudi Vidni online, I found it surprisingly informative and easy to use with prices starting at $75 for a custom designed bag. With 26 styles from wallets and wristlets, clutches, small bags to cross bodies, totes, shoulder bags and backpacks to choose from, you can...

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Elegant Hideaway at La Quinta Resort

Share: In the early 1920s, wealthy San Francisco businessman Walter H. Morgan purchased over 1,000 acres of land from the native Cahuilla Indians in the desert of Southern California. He hired the architect/designer Gordon Kaufman to design 20 Spanish Colonial Revival casitas with fireplaces as a retreat. Each unit was made from hand-formed adobe bricks and locally fired clay roof tiles. There is a plaque on the lobby wall of the hotel stating that the lobby was made from 100,000 adobe bricks and that the total construction of the resort cost $150,000. La Quinta translates in English to The Villa....

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Philanthropists William and Elizabeth Shatner

Share: It’s a beautiful love story of Hollywood movie and television star William Shatner meeting a beautiful woman named Elizabeth. Quickly the two realized they had a lot in common with their mutual admiration for horses and helping those in need. They married in 2001 and got to work helping others. Every year the Shatners host the Hollywood Charity Horse Show in Burbank, raising money for children’s and veterans’ charities. Priceline.com (Will’s been a spokesperson for the Priceline.com since 1997) and the generous people at Wells Fargo help host this fundraising party by bringing together horses, riders, food, auction items...

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