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Day 13: Staycate or Vacate

Day 13: Staycate or Vacate

“Our mission is to inspire and create joy in every aspect of our guests’ stays,” said General Manager, Anna Olson. “‘Allegretto’ is our ‘Aloha’.’’ A little over 200 miles from L.A., this vacation destination is nestled on 20 acres that include wine-grapes, olives and fruit trees, 171 guest rooms and suites, a restaurant with chef’s garden, wine bar, 12,000-square-foot courtyard, pool and cabanas, spa, Abbey (a multi-use French-inspired chapel), ballroom, indoor and outdoor event space, walking paths, manicured Mediterranean gardens, specially crafted vignettes, and arts and artifacts that invoke the luxury, warmth, and beauty of la dolce vita.

Feature: Bernadette Murphy – From Knitting to Motorcycles, it’s all about risk says this Antioch University Professor

Feature: Bernadette Murphy – From Knitting to Motorcycles, it’s all about risk says this Antioch University Professor

By deborah granger Feature photo by Adrienne Helitzer/Still productions Author Bernadette Murphy is not only a master of words, having written several well-regarded books, but in busting down the confines of self-imposed comfort zones. Risk is not just a Hasbro board...

Bestselling author Bernadette Murphy re-discovered herself in mid-life by facing her fears with Orgasmic benefits in the Bestselling book HARLEY and ME

Bestselling author Bernadette Murphy re-discovered herself in mid-life by facing her fears with Orgasmic benefits in the Bestselling book HARLEY and ME

Murphy wrote a book that is riveting, intimate, and a fun read. Learning about our four brain chemicals that determine our personality traits is interesting however, I found Murphy’s personal experience even more intriguing. Not every woman is going to embrace mid-life on a Harley, but living vicariously through Murphy’s travels gives us insight into what it means to embrace mid-life rather than complain about it. Her story and her book is compelling. What a joy it was to spend an afternoon in my easy chair riding on a bike with Bernadette Murphy.

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