How to Vacation Like a Movie Star in Mexico

You don’t have to be a movie star to enjoy Baja’s ultimate and most prestigious hotel, which is surprisingly affordable!

It’s easy to vacation like a movie-star in Mexico! All you have to do is cross the border from San Diego into Tijuana, and drive south for just a few miles until you reach Rosarito Beach, an area in Baja/Cal-Mex known for its Puerto Nuevo lobster, glorious coastline and movie stars.

What do Sinatra, Hayworth, Douglas, Peck and Monroe have in common besides the obvious?  They all stayed and played at the beautifully renovated Rosarito Beach Hotel. 

The legendary hotel is a haven for the cinematic stars of Hollywood.

It was here that the place was proudly proclaimed as Frank Sinatra’s favorite bar, and where Rita Hayworth had her steamy love affair with the son of the Shah of Iran decades ago (later, they were to marry).  And now, this luxurious hotel invites you to be a part of their history and member of their family, as they certainly know the definition of “high-class hospitality.”

From their humble beginnings as a 12- bungalow hunting lodge in 1925, to their star-studded era of the 1940’s & 1950’s when guests included a galaxy of luminaries, the Rosarito Beach Hotel has completed their brand new, exquisite 18-story Pacifico tower. As part of The Legend, which is more like a hotel-condo, it’s a montage of tradition and beauty of Mexico’s past with all the current creature comforts and infusion of excitement of Mexico’s future. The suites are just beautiiful and zen-like, while also being luxurious and very modern. There’s a coffee-table in the great room which provides a sand tray of pebbles to play with, a full kitchen with stove, fridge, cupboards full of dishes and drawers filled with cutlery. There’s a huge bathroom with a sunken bath tub and separate shower. Plus some of the most comfortable beds and pillows you’ll ever sleep on are featured in the beautiful master bedroom… complete with dramatic lighting. All the suites boast two plasma TV’s.

Aside from many tourists, most recently pop-performer Britney Spears spent a few days there, and actor Mickey Rourke (9 ½ Weeks) decided he liked the atmosphere and surroundings so much he stayed for several days.  Movie studios are located just a few miles down the coast, where Russell Crowe starred in Master & Commander, Brendon Frasier was spotlighted in The Eye and Leonardo Di Caprio and Kate Winslet proved their on-screen passion in the  award-winning film, Titanic.

At Rosarito Beach Hotel, their tour will allow you to learn about the couple who started it all—businessman Manuel Barbachano and his gorgeous wife, Mexican actress Maria Luisa Chabert. Not only do their descendants still own the hotel, but Chabert’s nephew is actually the Mayor of Rosarito Beach. You’ll walk in amazement as you look around their beautiful mansion that they called home. It’s now the decadent Casa Playa Spa and the elegantly refined Chabert’s Restaurant, known for their “Frenchican” fare, serving up escargot, flaming Crepes Suzette, grilled Puerto Nuevo lobster, traditional, fluffy Mexican rice and freshly hand-tossed tortillas.

You will travel to the beginnings of the hotel through the Pasillo Maya corridor, where you’ll discover unique, ancient art as you go along. From there, you’ll re-visit the past as Rosarito Beach Hotel began to grow and expand—preserving the past while still planning for the future.

Why not travel to Baja and book your suite at the Rosarito Beach Hotel? It’s a memorable journey through Baja’s largest and most historic oceanfront hotel—and through time, one you’ll always remember. So put on those movie-star sunglasses and scarves and come travel back in time and tradition as you vacation at the exclusive, but not elusive, legendary Rosarito Beach Hotel. See


The Bad Ass Giveaway: Enter to win Body Lotion

Trilipiderm All-Body Moisture Retention Crème now available with SPF

I just discovered a fantastic body lotion duo made in beautiful Jackson Hole, Wyoming. It’s pharmacy-recommended TRILIPIDERM All-Body Moisture Retention Creme, available with and without SPF.

By utilizing natural, plant-derived ingredients, TRILIPIDERM hydrates your skin while preventing water loss and replaces essential lipids for both men and women with dry skin. In addition, all the breakthrough benefits of TRILIPIDERM is now available with sunscreen protection and Vitamin D. It heals and protects dry skin while helping to prevent against sunburn with an SPF 30.

I love these products so much simply because of their highly-effective no-nonsense main benefits:

TRILIPIDERM is paraben-free and does not contain petrolatum or greasy mineral oil. This fast-absorbing lotion promotes the hydration of your skin cells and restores vitally-needed lipids while improving the tone, texture and appearance of your skin, leaving it soft, supple and younger-looking.  Moreover, both body cremes are non-comedogenic and cruelty free; not tested on animals. TRILIPIDERM even features an array of amino acids and Vitamins A, C, D & E.

The ingredients are wonderful-a harmonious combination of natural ingredients uniquely designed for you, including jojoba, to keep your skin moist and healthy, chamomile and calendula  to soothe and heal your skin from wounds and inflammation, plus meadowfoam to significantly improve the tone and texture of your skin.

If you’re searching for an easy solution to dry skin, TRILIPIDERM is the moisturizer your skin craves.


To score your complimentary lotion, simply fill out and submit the contact form on this site or email to enter to win.  Be sure to include your shipping address, email and phone number. Two winners chosen at random will receive a full-size TRILIPIDERM body crème!

Now available in the Sacramento and North Bay areas at Nugget Markets and online at

TRILIPIDERM-inspired by nature, created for you.







The Ultimate Travel Show is Coming Our Way

Tickets Now Available for 2018 New York Times Travel Show, ‘Celebrating 15 Years of Uncommon Adventures’

Annual Event to Showcase Latest in Global Travel Trends January 26-28, 2018

Today the New York Times announced that registration is open for its 2018 New York Times Travel Show, the largest and longest-running trade and consumer travel show in North America. Now in its 15th year, the event will take place Friday, Jan. 26 to Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Tickets are available at

They will be presenting an expansive showcase where industry experts and travel enthusiasts come together to share the latest travel news, trends and inspirations for the year ahead. The Travel Show will feature more than 560 exhibitors from around the world and is expected to draw more than 30,000 attendees in January.

The 15th anniversary celebration will include exhibitions from leading experts in various travel industries including hotels, resorts, spas, cruise lines and airlines and highlight the latest in travel news and trends.

Trade Day – The first day of the Travel Show on Friday, Jan. 26 is reserved exclusively for travel industry professionals and members of the media. The day will include expert seminars, which will inform travel professionals of the latest industry products and services, destination information and consumer trends.

New Seminars – Saturday, Jan. 27 and Sunday, Jan. 28 will be open to the public, with two full days of cultural presentations and performances, food demonstrations, and one-on-one conversations with travel experts and influencers on myriad travel topics for diverse demographics.

2018 New York Times Travel Show Sponsors

South African Tourism, a supporter of the Travel Show since 2008, is a gold sponsor of The New York Times Travel Show. MSC Cruises and Visit Florida are silver sponsors.


About The New York Times Travel Show (

The Travel Show is the largest and longest-running trade and consumer travel show in North America, featuring the Travel Industry Conference, Consumer Seminars, and an interactive Exhibition including more than 500 exhibitors from Africa, Asia, Australia/South Pacific, Canada, the Caribbean, Europe, Latin America, Mexico and the United States. In addition to discounts and special offers, the show provides educational seminars and live entertainment for families, individuals, couples and seniors. Join the conversation and follow @NYTTravelShow for the latest Travel Show news.





Aromatherapy for Your Car

You heard right-it’s aromatherapy for your car and its easy to use, Try INVIGORATE’S car essential oil diffuser. This beautifully designed diffuser connects to any standard 12VDC vehicle power socket or a USB power source. It delivers an effective way to enjoy your favorite essential oils while you’re on-the-go. Their patent pending design controls both airflow and vaporization to produce superior results: Your car will smell like a day spa. My favorite essential oil to use is Bergamot because it is uplifting.

It’s easy to use, too. Simply place a few drops of your favorite essential oils onto one of it’s filters which comes in the package, plug in INVIGORATE, and enjoy!

Moreover, you can even recharge your USB compatible mobile devices with their included power adaptor.

This makes a thoughtful gift or a prefect present for yourself.

For more details, please check out

Sexy Moon Dust Drinks Increase Libido

Now that I have your attention…

There’s an exciting new and innovative herbal supplement “juice” called Moon Dust. Created by a mother, chef and alchemist to harness the healing power of plants, Venice, California-based Moon Juice makes well-being edible to nourish you from the inside out.

Moon Dusts are custom blends of superherbs used in Ayurvedic and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Each particular Moon Dust helps combat the effects of stress in a specific way; to nourish your body from the inside out.

There are six different blends:

  1. Beauty Dust for edible beauty radiance to expand beauty luster and glow from within
  2. Brain Dust for intelligence aligns you with the mighty cosmic flow needed for great achievement
  3. Sex Dust for attraction is alchemized to ignite and excite your sexy energy in and out of the bedroom
  4. Power Dust for strength formulated to support success and harmony in accomplishing physical or entrepreneurial feats
  5. Spirit Dust for bliss and helping you to unwind and expand peaceful awareness
  6. Dream Dust for rest and lulling you into a deep, restorative nocturnal tranquility.

This stuff smells funny and doesn’t taste very good unless you mix the dust with stevia. Then it becomes a real sensation! Non GMO, vegan, gluten free, nut free and zero sugar, their main ingredients I find fascinating. Moon Dust is alchemized with organic and wildcrafted adaptogenic plants, bioactive minerals and mushrooms. Its unlike anything I’ve ever tasted. For example. in Sex Dust, you’ll find ingredients such as Ho Shou Wu, Maca, and horny goat weed.

Keep it simple and add Moon Dust to beverages such as coffee, tea and smoothies. Or you can do what I do, and add it to heated almond milk. They are packaged in little sachets for each serving convenience.

Cosmic in a cup, order your Moon Dust at today.


The Queen of all lip Stains

Introducing Olaxer

OLAXER is an up and coming beauty product company. With bath bombs and facial brushes, beauty blenders and beautiful lip stains, they are a business worth watching.

My favorite product of theirs is a collection called BLOOM! It features six different colored lip stains, from soft pink to bright red to peach and purple. I really enjoy this product. I was rocking out at a Bon Jovi concert recently and the lip stain stayed on the entire time without having to reapply it. I can use the soft pink shade when I go to my Barre workout and it lasts and lasts without a smear or a budge. I am truly impressed by this beauty product. Each tube lasts a very long time.

For just $19.99 for a complete collection of lip stains at, you, too, can rock this lip stain to your heart’s content. Check out OLAXER today!

Beautiful You in a Bottle

Beauty in a bottle is what I call it, but its really called DECLEOR, and they have been around for years. They came out with aroma-therapy induced beauty products before anyone else knew what aromatherapy was.

Their beauty product line is enticing. All of the DECLEOR products smell fantastic, and they all do as promised. Let’s take Aromaessence Neroli for example: It’s a hydration oil serum with essential oils such as Sandalwood, Sage and Juniper berries. It hydrates your skin and restores your radiant complexion.

I also like to soothe my skin with their Aromessence Rose D’Orient 100% natural soothing oil serum. The oil serum of Damask Rose mingles nicely with Roman Chamomile and Petigrain with hints of Neroli. It softens and soothes the skin while reducing feelings of discomfort and acts as a true effectiveness booster for their day creams.

Combining nature’s purest and most potent active ingredients, DECLEOR scientifically selects and masterfully blends premium essential oils and plant oils to deliver targeted and proven skin care solutions for every skin need.

The scent is decadent and makes it fun to do your nightly routine. I like to use it all over my face, with special care around my eyes and mouth, where I’m starting to get wrinkles! Argh! But DECLEOR is on my side and I feel very happy about that!  I truly love these products so give them a try.

100% Natural-Paraben free-No preservatives-No icky mineral oil-Colorant free

Made in France