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It's WAY less expensive to buy Goyard in Paris

Here I break my handbag cost minus the VAT refund against what I would have paid for the same Goyard handbag in California.

Can you guess what the percentage savings is?

#luxury   #shopping   #goyard   #paris  
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The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman

I'm totally convinced this is the best Grand Cayman luxury hotel for any type of traveler, but especially families.

I did visit as a guest of tourism board but I was blown away by the island's food, beaches and water activities. We will definitely return.

#RCMemories #GrandCayman #familytravel #luxurytravel
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Aegean Airlines Regional Business Class

While I can't stand the seating configuration, they made up for it with great service, excellent food and on time departures on all 5 of our flights!

#luxurytravel #familytravel #avgeek #greece
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Save Time and Money with Google Express!

Inside this post, I have promo codes for a free 6-month trial and a $15 credit on your first order. Google Express provides free NEXT-DAY delivery of Costco, Whole Foods and more with a $15 minimum order.

It's really awesome. I can't stand the Costco parking lot so am happy to avoid it! #ad   #shopping   #GoogleExpress  
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Mandarin Oriental, Taipei

If your travels take you to Taipei, this is the most luxurious hotel in the city. Mind blown.

#luxurytravel #familytravel #taipei #mandarinoriental
See why Mandarin Oriental, Taipei is the best luxury hotel in the city.
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Arrowhead Springs

We took a helicopter deep into the San Bernardino mountains to see one of the natural springs where Arrowhead Mountain Spring Water sources water. In the process, we toured an abandoned Golden Era hotel and learned about the legendary arrowhead on the mountain below.

One of the craziest, most interesting trips I've taken!

#naturallydifferent   #ad   #travel   #california  
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Introducing the Lisa Bridge Collection

I'm totally in love with this everyday line at Ben Bridge Jeweler featuring real gemstones and metal. Check it out!

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My first meal delivery subscription service

There's a lot about Terra's Kitchen I liked. The quality of the meat was superb, recipes take as long as they say (15-30) minutes and delivery was easy.

I have a promo code for $30 off in this post, if you want to try it. That could be a free meal for 4 on average.

I'm curious to see how they compare to others. Do you subscribe to meal delivery? #TKLife   #ad   #recipes   #food  
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Vail, Colorado in Summer

If you haven't experienced a #VailSummer, you are missing out. I might even say I prefer it to ski season. There is just so much to do like the mountain playground pictured here called #EpicDiscovery.

[I was hosted by Vail on this trip but have been plenty on my own.] #familytravel #travel 
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I've heard it is amazing!

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A hacienda restored to a luxury retreat

Grab your friends or family and head to Hacienda Petac in the Yucatan near Merida, Mexico. It's a special, full-staffed retreat with amazing food and lovely service for small groups. We enjoyed daily laundry, cooking class, a serenade by the best in the region and the onsite spa!

#travelyucatan   #mexico   #hosted   #luxurytravel  
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Fun Kids Lunches

I love shaping food into people and animals because kids are more likely to eat it. I was challenged to use naan so I did and these sandwiches were a hit at my daughter's play date yesterday! See how to make them.

#HelloNaan #ad   #Kids   #Recipes  
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Join #KidsNTrips  on Thursday, June 9 at 9:30 a.m. PT/12:30 p.m. ET to chat about summer family road trips with sponsor +Visit California .

We're giving away 4 San Francisco CityPasses and $300 gift card to use toward a San Francisco hotel stay!

#familytravel   #california   #giveaways  
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La Jolla, CA
London - Hong Kong - La Jolla
Luxury travel, family travel and lifestyle writer
I write a Southern California lifestyle site called La Jolla Mom and am the 10Best/USA TODAY Travel local expert for San Diego. Other freelance writing work can be viewed on Have Family Will Travel (a Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts blog), Taste by Four Seasons and Four Seasons Magazine online.
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Mom to one 6-year-old daughter and giant dog. Wife to an international corporate attorney.
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After talking on the phone with them twice this morning, I drove all the way down to their San Diego drop off location with my personal laptop. They failed to tell me that I should have gone somewhere to have my hard drive removed. I wasted over an hour of my time, which at the moment is an hour I don't have to waste. So this makes me wonder what else they would have been forgetting to tell me. I find this extremely poor service.
Public - 4 years ago
reviewed 4 years ago
We have used Chism Brothers many times over the last 7 years. They do the best work, by far, and it's nice to have people in the house that I trust. Highly recommend.
Public - 4 years ago
reviewed 4 years ago
3 reviews
Dishonest, wasted my time and now my car still needs brakes. They knew the make and model of my car, what time that I was bringing it in, and that I had my 4 year old daughter with me and would need to wait nearby. Two hours after I took a taxi to Fashion Valley Mall I CALLED (they told me they would) to check on the car. It was 5:14 (I dropped the car off at 3:15pm) and they said they didn't have the rotors in stock and that it would have to wait until the following day. Not only that, but by the time I wasted cab fare, and the fare I'll have to waste tomorrow to take it somewhere else (would your 4 year old wait 3 hours in a Midas? I didn't think so) I'll have spent the $100 in savings on pads that I would have accrued two years from now or whatever. I am not price sensitive though, if you tell me you can fix my car, then you had better freaking fix it. I would have paid $800 tonight for them to just have freaking fixed it. It's the slow roll, shady, dishonest thing that I HATE.
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Public - 5 years ago
reviewed 5 years ago