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The third edition of Life is Beautiful Festival Sept. 25-27 will include headliners Stevie Wonder, Imagine Dragons, and Kendrick Lamar.

News, Music, Travel, Entertainment

Stevie Wonder, Imagine Dragons & Kendrick Lamar To Headline 2015 Life Is Beautiful Sept. 25-27

Posted Aug. 27, 2015, 2:14 pm

Stevie Wonder, Imagine Dragons, and Kendrick Lamar will headline the third annual Life is Beautiful Festival next month, Sept. 25-27 in Downtown Las Vegas.

Musicians at Play. Marlboro College. Marlboro, Vermont.

Travel, Santa Monica, Columnist

The Marlboro Music Festival: Rudolf Serkin To Mitsuko Uchida

Posted Jul. 25, 2015, 8:39 am

Three famous European music families – the Serkin, Busch and Moyse families – escaped the horrors of Nazi Germany. They reunited in Marlboro, Vermont in the early 1950’s around the concept of learning music in a family and communal environment.

Interior designer Grania Murray offers a seven-day journey to Ireland where she will guide clients through a cascading Irish story that captivates, charms, and re-energizes.

News, Travel, Santa Monica

Ready To Escape? Retreat Into Dublin’s Design & Culture

Posted Jun. 12, 2015, 9:33 am

Santa Monica-based Grania Murray, an internationally recognized interior designer whose clients include Pierce Brosnan, Andre Agassi, and Steffi Graf, is offering a seven-day Design Retreat to Ireland that “will pull at and vibrate your senses, blend the best of food and [give] exclusive personal access to leading Irish Designers and Artisan Craftsmen.”

News, Travel

Twisted Colossus To Open To Public Today At Six Flags Magic Mountain

Posted May. 23, 2015, 8:50 am

Twisted Colossus, billed as the world's longest hybrid roller coaster, will open to the public today at Six Flags Magic Mountain.

News, Travel, Santa Monica

Memorial Day Weekend Travel: 2.76 Million Southern Californians To Take Getaway

Posted May. 21, 2015, 8:53 am

Millions of Californians are expected to set out today on a long Memorial Day weekend -- the most since 2005, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California.

For the first time in forever – and for a limited time – the live “Frozen” experiences will be available in the Hollywood Land area of Disney California Adventure Park.

News, Travel, Santa Monica

"Frozen Fun" A Cool Blast Of Excitement At Disney California Adventure Park

Posted Apr. 9, 2015, 10:15 am

A new “Frozen Fun” experience has been making visits to Disney California Adventure Park extra special for guests since the attraction opened in January.

Mirror Editor-At-Large Beverly Cohn has been named Visit Temecula Valley's recipient of its PR Professional of the Year award.

News, Awards, Travel, Santa Monica

Beverly Cohn To Be Awarded PR Professional Of The Year

Posted Mar. 11, 2015, 1:06 pm

Visit Temecula Valley has announced that this year’s recipient of The PR Professional of the Year is the Santa Monica Mirror's Editor-At-Large Beverly Cohn. This annual award is bestowed upon a travel writer who has had the greatest impact through media in promoting Temecula as a tourist destination.

Big Bear Mountain is expected to remain open through mid-April after 16-20 inches of snow coated the mountain this past week.

Los Angeles, Travel, Santa Monica

Big Bear Snow Season Extended After Fresh Powder Coats Mountain

Posted Mar. 6, 2015, 9:03 am

As wet weather doused the Westside last weekend, the same winter storm delivered plenty of fresh snow to Big Bear – making for the perfect weekend getaway before beach weather arrives.

Los Angeles International Airport.

News, Travel, Lax

LAX Officials: Record 70.6 Million Travelers Passed Through Airport In 2014

Posted Jan. 28, 2015, 9:08 am

A record 70.6 million travelers passed through Los Angeles International Airport in 2014, with the total passenger volume increasing 6 percent from the previous year.

Los Angeles International Airport.

News, Travel, Weather, Lax

Northeast Blizzard Leads To 73 LAX Flight Cancellations

Posted Jan. 26, 2015, 9:14 am

A blizzard warning in the Northeast today has led to 73 flight cancellations at Los Angeles International Airport, authorities said.

Disneyland is offering special tickets to Southern California residents.

California, Travel, Santa Monica

Discounted Disneyland Tickets Go On Sale For Southern California Residents

Posted Jan. 8, 2015, 8:18 am

In what has become an annual tradition at Disneyland, Southern California residents today got a chance to buy special tickets allowing access to the Anaheim theme park as well as Disneyland California Adventure park, where its attractions based on the movie "Frozen" kicked off.

News, Travel, Holidays

Disney California Adventure Park To Celebrate Three Kings Day

Posted Jan. 2, 2015, 9:08 am

A celebration of Three Kings Day will be held at Disney California Adventure Park today through Tuesday, with the addition this year of "The Spirit of Navidad," a storytelling performance presented by two bilingual musical artists.

Los Angeles International Airport.

News, Los Angeles, Travel, Lax

LAX Travel To Take Off With Busiest Days Of The Year Today, Tomorrow

Posted Dec. 22, 2014, 8:48 am

Today and tomorrow are expected to be two of the busiest days of the holiday travel season at Los Angeles International Airport, so travelers should pack some patience along with their luggage.

News, Travel, Santa Monica, Lax

LAX 14-Day Holiday Travel Period Starts Friday; 2.97 Million Passengers To Use Airport

Posted Dec. 18, 2014, 8:30 am

Nearly 2.97 million passengers will pass through LAX during the 14-day holiday travel period that starts Friday and ends. Jan. 2, a 4.1 percent increase over last year, airport officials said today.

Mar’sel chef du cuisine Charles Olalia will dish up special holiday menus this Christmas and New Year's Eve.

Dining, Holiday, Travel, Rancho Palos Verdes

Celebrate Holidays In Style At Terranea Resort With Special Dining, Extended Stay Promo

Posted Dec. 12, 2014, 11:21 am

Perched on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, Terranea Resort is gearing up for the holiday season with special dining options this Christmas and New Year’s.

Terranea’s signature restaurant mar’sel offers an inventive twist on California cuisine with seating indoors and out.

Dining, Travel, Ocean, Rancho Palos Verdes

Terranea Resort Serves Up More Than Just Ocean Views

Posted Dec. 12, 2014, 11:13 am

With eight unique dining experiences on its 102-acre estate ranging from formal dining restaurants with sweeping ocean views to cute cafes, Terranea Resort executive chef Bernard Ibarra leads a busy work life heading up a culinary team of more than 100 chefs.

News, Los Angeles, Travel, Santa Monica, Gas Prices

Gasoline Prices At Lowest Level For Thanksgiving Since 2009

Posted Nov. 27, 2014, 8:42 am

The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County was at its lowest amount on Thanksgiving since 2009, dropping seven-tenths of a cent today to $3.104.

News, Los Angeles, Travel, Santa Monica, Lax

3.5 Million Southland Residents Estimated To Travel This Thanksgiving

Posted Nov. 26, 2014, 8:24 am

More than 3.5 million Southland residents are traveling during this Thanksgiving holiday, a 3.8 percent increase over last year that the Automobile Club of Southern California attributes to lower gas prices and improved personal finances.

News, Holiday, Travel, Santa Monica, Lax

LAX Forecast To Be Nation's Busiest Airport Over 11-Day Thanksgiving Travel Period

Posted Nov. 21, 2014, 9:11 am

Los Angeles International Airport is forecast to be the nation's busiest airport during the 11-day Thanksgiving holiday travel period which begins today.

Wine expert John Cressman invites a wine seminar participant to open a bottle of wine using a sword.

Dining, Travel, Santa Monica, Rancho Palos Verdes

Terranea Resort Celebrates 5th Anniversary With Celebration Of Food & Wine

Posted Aug. 14, 2014, 4:11 pm

As Terranea Resort on the Palos Verdes Peninsula continues to celebrate its fifth anniversary, it is only fitting that the luxury oceanfront property host its first-ever Celebration of Food and Wine, which is set to become an annual event for the luxury getaway just 45 minutes from Santa Monica.

The air is still and peaceful floating thousands of feet over vineyards

Travel, Santa Monica

Temecula Valley A Relaxing Nearby Getaway

Posted Jul. 13, 2014, 9:06 am

A lovely invitation arrived from the folks at Visit Temecula Valley inviting a select group of travel writers to cover their annual Balloon & Wine Festival, along with visits to some of their restaurants and award-winning wineries.

News, Travel, Santa Monica

July 4 Travel Expected To Increase To 2.88 Million In Southern California

Posted Jul. 2, 2014, 8:59 am

In spite of high gas prices, 2.88 million Southern Californians -- an increase from last year -- are expected to travel for the Fourth of July weekend, starting Thursday.

Zarkana by Cirque du Soleil is a spirited journey through an abandoned theater where an extraordinary circus comes back to life.

Theater, Travel, Santa Monica

Zarkana: A Stunning Modern Acrobatic Spectacular In Las Vegas

Posted Jun. 12, 2014, 8:27 am

Set in a world where physical ability meets the extraordinary of Cirque du Soleil, the show Zarkana has embraced its new home of ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.

News, Travel, Santa Monica, Memorial Day Weekend, Aaa

Near Record Travel Expected For Memorial Day Weekend

Posted May. 22, 2014, 7:58 am

More than 2.6 million Southern Californians will travel at least 50 miles from home this Memorial Day weekend, nearly 2 percent more than last year and the largest number since an all-time record of 3.2 million was set in 2005, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California.

Left: Jubilee! recently celebrated its grand reopening at Bally’s Las Vegas, ushering in a whole new chapter for one of Las Vegas’ most iconic shows. Right: The meatballs at Rao’s inside Caesars Palace are must try for first time visitors to the restaurant.

Travel, Santa Monica

Jubilee Begins New Chapter After 33-Year Long History

Posted Apr. 11, 2014, 10:00 am

The longest-running burlesque show on the Las Vegas Strip – Jubilee! – reopened late March after a six-week hiatus after undergoing a major transformation.

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