Devra Z. Hill exemplifies the spreading belief that today's patient is tomorrow's physician.
In failing health herself several years ago, she sought help from medical doctors, but none were able to help her. She decided to take matters into her own hands, learning all she could about health and nutrition in order to regain and sustain optimum health.
She earned a Master of Science degree in nutrition from Donsbach University School of Nutrition and a Ph.D in communications from Golden State University.
With knowledge and a daily regime of nutrition and physical exercise plus her inherently cock-eyed optimist attitude she personally restored herself to good health.
Currently, Devra does radio shows around the country talking about Hollywood and health.She does weekly and monthly movie reviews and entertainment news for radio stations across America and can be heard on World-Wide Internet radio from her website: www.devrazhill.com; radio station KHAI with Mary Jane Popp-Off, Sacramento, Calif. Devra authored the books; "Rejuvenate" "Chopped Liver for the American Spirit" and "The Best of Your Life for the Rest of Your Life." and her latest book What Almost Happened to Hedy Lamarr
Devra is listed in the who's who of American Women, Distinguished Authors in America and Great Britain and in Foremost Women in Communications.
A native of San Francisco she now resides in Beverly Hills, California with husband Irwin Zucker. They have three grown daughters and five grandchildren. For relaxation she likes to walk, golf, bicycle, swim and work in her garden.
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LOS ANGELES MAGAZINE
Who's Who of American Women; Marquis
Who's Who in the West; Marquis
Foremost Women in Communications; Bowker Pbl.
International Biographical Society
Distinguished Authors in Britain & America
Ph.D Golden State University.
LA, BA, Union University.
LA, MS, Donsbach University.
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Glorietta Bay Inn, Coronado, California
One of my favorite movies of all time is Some Like It Hot with Marilyn Monroe and Tony Curtis. The movie was filmed in Coronado-a lovely beach community in San Diego. Coronado exudes old world charm. I recently had the pleasure of staying at The Glorietta Bay Inn in Coronado. Overlooking San Diego’s scenic Glorietta Bay and one block from the Pacific Ocean, this Coronado landmark is comprised of an 11 room bed and breakfast and 89 rooms in the contemporary buildings surrounding the mansion. The mansion rooms have recently been remodeled while keeping the old world charm.
I especially enjoyed relaxing in the lobby and taking in the warm ocean breeze. The Glorietta Bay Inn serves a hearty continental breakfast which includes fresh fruit, cereals, bagels, bread, yogurts, tea and coffee. There are also gluten-free options.
Each room has a refrigerator, and the facility has washer and dryers for hotel guests to use. The Glorietta Bay Inn is centrally located to shops, gyms and the beach. The Glorietta Bay Inn is a historical monument with architectural integrity. A true gem in Cornoado!
Gloriettta Bay Inn
1630 Glorietta Bay Boulevard
Coronado, CA 921118
Omni La Costa in Carlsbad, California
With an impressive entrance and manicured grounds Omni La Costa Resort is the ideal getaway. La Costa combines natural beauty with perfect weather making it an perfect location for an escape from everyday life. It has an acclaimed spa, exceptional golf courses, tennis courts, several pools including a water slide and luxurious guest accommodations. La Costa attracts guests seeking wellness and relaxation, and I certainly enjoyed the serenity of La Costa!
Guests can grab a quick bite to eat at the on-site cafés, which are located at the Spa(I recommend the Honey & Calendula Body Buff!) and poolside. The Marketplace brews fresh coffee and offers a choice selection of grab-and-go snacks, locally made gelato, pastries, and other treats. It’s open 24 hours, too!
Omni La Costa Resort
2100 Costa Del Mar Road
Carlsbad, CA 92009
The Apple Farm Inn
The Apple Farm Inn is a wonderful getaway in the heart San Luis Obispo, California. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. They are happy to share information about the area and what events are happening around town. In the lobby you can relax and sip on a glass of wine, fresh apple cider, lemon water, tea or coffee. There is even apple cider and candies in the room as well as a coffee maker. This charming, non-smoking hotel has spacious rooms with a gas fireplace and high-speed wireless Internet access. The Apple Farm Inn has a heated pool and spa and free parking.
The Apple Farm has a lovely gift shop with seasonal, local and Apple Farm products. The Bakery provides local farm to table cuisine, fresh pastries and pies that are world famous! Every stay includes a $ 5 dining credit to use at their bakery or restaurant. The pumpkin muffins were so delicious that I bought extra to take back home.
The Apple Farm Inn
2015 Monterey Street
San Luis Obispo, California 93401
1 (800) 255-2040
Park Hyatt Aviara Resort
As I pulled up to The Park Hyatt Aviara Resort the valet greeted me with a welcoming smile and a refreshing chilled bottle of water. The Park Hyatt Aviara is situated on over 1,000 lush acres and offers views of the Pacific ocean and scenic landscapes of the Batiquitos Lagoon Wildlife Sanctuary.
As I walked through the grand entrance of The Park Hyatt Aviara I was embraced by the sweet smell of jasmine. There are oversized guestrooms and suites, four exquisite restaurants, 24 hour in room dining, lively lounges, a 24 hour fitness center, swimming pools for children and adults, babysitting services, a beauty salon, as well as tennis and golf. The Park Hyatt Aviara is the home to the LPGA Kia Classic and offers a botanical oasis that challenges the novice and seasoned golfer alike.
I took an invigorating walk around the Batiquitos Lagoon and afterwards I went to the Spa and indulged myself in a body treatment, The Coconut Sugar Scrub. The spa was clean and inviting with a sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi.
At the end of the day I enjoyed a warm cup of tea and listened to the piano player who plays from 2-6pm daily. The restaurants at The Park Hyatt Aviara offer fresh, seasonal and organic cuisine. The Vivace is a four diamond signature Italian restaurant offering interpretive, regional cuisine. This Five Star winning hotel is worth experiencing and I highly recommend making it your ultimate vacation destination!
Park Hyatt Aviara Resort
7100 Aviara Resort Drive
If you are looking for a wonderful retreat where you can get into your "zen zone", then The Marsh is the place for you. It is an integrated wellness center situated on the edge of a scenic Minnetonka wetland. It is a medically-based fitness facility that includes an indoor lap pool and water therapy pool, group exercise classes (Pilates and Yoga), a full-service spa, restaurant, a small boutique and six overnight guest rooms. I especially enjoyed swimming in the indoor lap pool.
The Spa has several treatments which include massages, facials, acupuncture, life style and weight loss programs and salon services. The Aromessence Body Polish & wrap includes a steam shower, a full body exfoliation and mask application with a warm blanket wrap followed by a an application of special oils and moisturizing lotion. After enjoying a Spa treatment I recommend going up to the Mediation Tower that overlooks the wetland.
The Marsh has a large membership and it has a strong commitment to one's health and wellness. They offer some complementary services during the first 30 days of the membership that include a one hour consultation with an exercise specialist, a private session with a certified Pilates instructor, 30 minute consultation with a licensed physical therapist, and 50% discounts at the spa service of your choice.
If you want to stay at a quiet, low key place where you are greeted by the friendliest people ever, then The Marsh is the place for you.
15000 Minnetonka Boulevard
Minnetonka, MN 55345
Hotel La Jolla-Curio Collection by Hilton
By Judi Mjelde
The Hotel La Jolla, Curio Collection by Hilton is just steps away from La Jolla Shores Beach and La Jolla Village. This centrally located non-smoking boutique hotel is close to shopping, The Scripps Institution of Oceanography and UC San Diego.
The hotel staff is knowledgeable and very friendly! They provided me with literature about La Jolla and made some great suggestions on what to do and see in La Jolla. The Curio Collection reflects the independent and unique character of each hotel’s local area.
I enjoyed spectacular ocean views from my furnished balcony. The rooms are clean and peaceful. Each room includes a large flat screen TV, coffeemaker, charging station, work desk and small refrigerator.
Perched on the 11th floor is The Award winning Cusp Restaurant. The food specializes in seasonal produce and local faire. I highly recommend The Chilaquiles (a tasty egg dish that includes black beans and roasted tomato salsa). The homemade granola was delicious! My husband loved the Pan Seared Scallops which included a coconut black rice, grilled corn and a Thai red curry sauce. The bar serves craft cocktails and local and beers. The dining experience is taken to another level of enjoyment due to the panoramic ocean views from the floor-to-ceilings! It’s worth going to just watch the sunset!
Having the fitness center on the premise was an added plus. The hotel provides complimentary bicycles to cruise around the area. The outdoor pool is heated all year round and it’s the perfect place to relax and enjoy the fresh sea breeze.
Hotel La Jolla
7955 La Jolla Shores Drive
La Jolla, California
The Inn at Spanish Bay
By Shari Kilstofte
Nestled among majestic Monterey pines and fronted by a Scottish Style links golf course this hotel provides breathtaking coastline views!
All the guest rooms feature stylish and comfortable furnishings with a warm, cozy fireplace making this an ideal retreat! If you love to golf, then you’re in for a treat! The landscaped grounds, pine forest, Pacific ocean create a perfect setting for a glorious golfing experience!
Was able to catch up on some reading as I sat on the private balcony of my scenic room. Each room has complimentary Wi-Fi, LCS flat-Screen televisions, fireplace and lavish modern bathrooms with signature amenities. The scenic room was located on the upper level.
The Inn provides several fantastic restaurants and it’s just a stroll away from the award-winning Spanish Bay Club and Tennis Pavilion.
The Inn at Spanish Bay
2700 17 Mile Drive
Pebble Beach, California 93953