The motorcade of President Barack Obama leaves Lola's, a Southern seafood restaurant in Oak Bluffs, Mass., on Martha's Vineyard, and cruises to the usually crowded downtown street early Monday, Aug. 15, 2016, after a first family late night social event with friends. Something happened to Obama during his summer vacation on Martha's Vineyard: He turned into a night owl. But this summer, his final one as president, Obama has spent almost every night of his escape to this breezy Massachusetts island painting its towns red - so to speak.
As Southern California cedes to the Central Coast at the Gaviota Tunnel, most travelers stick to the 101. Next time take the exit to Highway 1, a mile or so past the tunnel, and cruise 20 miles through oak-dappled hills and past scattered ranches to Lompoc. Lompoc isn't a faux-Scandinavian burg, nor is it a cow town gone Hollywood. It's a small, hard-working community painted with brightly colored murals, surrounded by fields and minutes from the beach and some of the most acclaimed vineyards in the world, with true all-year weather. The clean air is free.
Actor-director Emilio Estevez has sold his compound in Malibu for $6.35 million in a deal completed outside the Multiple Listing Service. Tucked behind gates in the Point Dume area, the home includes a small vineyard that was previously used to produce Casa Dumetz, a wine label created by Estevez and his partner, Sonja Magdevski. Fruit orchards, garden beds, a bocce ball court and swimming pool accompany the grapevines on more than an acre of grounds. The main house, built in Mediterranean style in 2008, features limestone fireplaces, hand-painted frescoes and stained glass details throughout. Truss-beam ceilings in the living room further the home's Old World vibe.