Posts Tagged ‘California’

California Dreaming

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

Now that I’m more than a decade into being a full-fledged California girl, it’s been fun working on some of the issues of Visit California magazine — the state tourism guide. My latest: A cover interview with Extra host Mario Lopez for the 2018 edition of Visit California that will be out all year.

Here’s his “California Questionnaire” which also links to all sorts of good Golden State recommendations.

And as for my recommendations? Here are mine, shared in my contributor Q&A.

—Amy

HGTV: A Makeover, Bright Side Up!

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

I added a new kind of interview to the mix this season by talking with a California family and their home designer for this month’s issue of HGTV magazine. The story highlights a fresh before and after makeover of the Ueberroth family home in Costa Mesa, CA.

They revamped their slightly dark and dreary former house into a light, bright home for their vibrant family of five—with a lot of paint and without tearing down walls.

Check out their gorgeous home in the sixteen-page feature in the September 2017 issue.

You can read the full story here: A California Home Gets an Impressive New Look. But in the meantime, here’s a taste of some of that decor…

—Amy

An idea and a magazine: Visit California!

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

As a break from my usual gig interviewing artists, actors, creative stars and up-and-comers, I did a little exploring around my town of Los Angeles for the brand new, redesigned 2016 edition of Visit California—which is technically the California state tourism guide. But cool, like.

The magazine hits on every area of California—Northern wine country, San Diego, the desert areas, etc.—but I got to write about all the latest greatest stuff in L.A. Here’s a taste of the spots I wrote about (speaking of taste, mmmm, those oysters):

VisitCaliCOMP

You can also go to the Visit California site for travel ideas. My stories aren’t on there yet, but it’s currently being redesigned as well and will soon be rad. Another option is to actually visit California. I vote for that one.

—Amy