Villa Blanca in Beverly Hills

Villa Blanca in Beverly Hills

We wanted to stop by the Villa Blanca Italian restaurant because Crystal is a huge fan of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and one of the stars on the show, Lisa Vanderpump, owns this restaurant. We actually stopped by one of her other restaurants, Sur, a couple of years ago and ran into Mrs. Vanderpump herself! Crystal was so happy and Lisa was kind enough to take a picture with her. We weren’t so lucky this time, but still had a fun time at the restaurant.

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Tampa Museum of Art

Tampa Museum of Art

I haven’t been to the Tampa Museum of Art in awhile and since I had free admission by staying at the Le Meridien Tampa hotel, I made sure to take advantage of a visit. Tampa Museum of Art is a beautiful museum located in the heart of downtown Tampa. The award-winning building was built in 2010 by architect Stanley Saitowitz and has become an icon at Curtis Hixon Park.

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Our Fun 4-Day California Road Trip

Our Fun 4-Day California Road Trip

This summer we decided to take a 4 day road trip through California. We didn't take the typical road trip along the Pacific Coast Highway. Instead, we started our trip heading east from Los Angeles, then we made our way up north to the desert and the forest. 

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Manzanar National Historic Site: WWII Japanese-American War Relocation Center

Manzanar National Historic Site: WWII Japanese-American War Relocation Center

We wanted to visit Manzanar National Historic Site because it really hits home for us. It's not a site in the United States that is very well known. We actually found out about it recently through a friend. We knew the history behind it, but didn't know that the camp site was preserved. 

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You Must Stay at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas

You Must Stay at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas

I’ve always loved Vegas hotels because they put such great detail into the theme hotels and they make everything bigger than life. The Paris hotel is one of those hotels and they immediately give you the feeling that you've walked into France the moment you enter the hotel. 

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Lone Pine and the Alabama Hills

Lone Pine and the Alabama Hills

Lone Pine wasn’t originally on our California road trip itinerary, but since it was so close to Manzanar, we decided to make a quick visit after we toured the Manzanar Historic Site. We loved this little town! Everything is western themed because the location is famous for western movies being filmed often back in the day. Hollywood still uses Lone Pine and the Alabama Hills for it’s movie set every once in awhile like Tremors and Django.

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Amazing & Memorable Stay at the Le Meridien Hotel in Tampa

Amazing & Memorable Stay at the Le Meridien Hotel in Tampa

I've been taking notice of Le Meridien and Bizou's beautiful Instagram feed and had to check this place out for myself. The Le Meriden Tampa hotel and it’s restaurant, Bizou, is located in downtown Tampa and the building used to be the city's formal federal courthouse. I passed by this building numerous times before and had no idea it was a hotel until I started researching the place! I was even more intrigued and wanted to stay here for the night to get the full experience of this unique hotel.

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The Eiffel Tower Experience in Las Vegas

The Eiffel Tower Experience in Las Vegas

One of the iconic buildings you’ll see in Vegas is the replica of France’s Eiffel Tower at the Paris hotel on the Vegas strip. You get to go up the 460-foot tower and get incredible views of the Vegas strip. We were told that you have to do this at least once if you’re in Vegas, so since we were staying at the Paris hotel, we thought why not get the full experience!

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Experience the Rich Cuban Culture in Ybor City, Florida

Experience the Rich Cuban Culture in Ybor City, Florida

Ybor City used to be a thriving cigar industry composed of Cuban and Spanish immigrants and was founded in 1885 by a group of cigar manufacturers led by Vicente Martinez-Ybor. The Cuban culture still remains in Ybor and it's also filled with vintage stores, restaurants, coffee shops, bars and breweries.

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