I am a longtime spa entrepreneur, artist and writer living in Santa Cruz, California. I can't live without the great outdoors, running with my dog, (website hidden), airbnb, my wonderful husband and my family (biological and "composed".) My favorite places in the world include Big Sur, Santa Fe, New York, Florence, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz (where we live) and our next destination. We are enthusiastic guests who love to soak up the local ambience whereever we go, and try to understand what makes a destination special. Especially the food! Mark and I tend to forge new friendships whereever we roam. At home, we love to entertain and host friends and family.