Escape The Room…Embrace The Genesis: 2017 Hyundai Genesis G-90


– By Melanie Droz Shawcroft In order to celebrate summer birthdays this year, my girlfriends and I signed up for the 1980s-themed Escape the Room. Although the majority of us were born in the ’80s, we barely made it out in the 60 minutes allotted. Something we did not want to escape during our ladies’ Saturday […]

Hit of the Party: 2017 Dodge Durango R/T RWD


– By Melanie Droz Shawcroft My oldest son just turned six, and this year marks his final overindulgent, overcrowded and over budget birthday bash. From now on, I will take five friends on an understated adventure. One thing that was definitely not over embellished at the party was the 2017 Dodge Durango we were able to […]

Baby Giant In The Highlander: 2016 Toyota Highlander Limited PLT


– By Melanie Droz Shawcroft There is a unique stress that comes with having a second child, especially when it is five years after your first son was born. Add to that, the doctor keeps telling you this is going to be a big baby (close to 10 pounds) so let’s schedule your induction. Luckily, during […]

The “ALTIMAte” CEO & The 2016 Altima 2.5 SL


– By Cathy Droz & Melanie Droz Shawcroft I often wonder when reviewing a vehicle who makes all the decisions other than designers, marketing and engineering? Who is the CEO of the company?  Why were they chosen?  You hear a lot about Mary Barra and former Ford CEO Alan Mulally, but what about some of the other […]

2016 Toyota Avalon: Is It A City Or A Car?


– By Cathy Droz  The name Avalon was not familiar to me until I moved to the West coast and had a chance to visit beautiful Catalina Island. As you arrive into Avalon Harbor, via high-speed passenger boat, you are immediately impressed with the picturesque setting including lush trees and endless mountains. I wanted to know […]

It’s All About The Journey: 2016 Dodge Journey Crossroad Plus AWD


By Melanie Droz Shawcraft – My 4-year-old son graduated from preschool a few weeks ago, and I still cannot believe I now have a kindergartener. He is just beginning his journey; all he really needs to know, he is going to learn in this next year. The 2016 Dodge Journey shares some of the same experience […]

CarCorner Review: The Guy Magnet Car – 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C


By Cathy Droz – We’ve all heard the term “Girl Magnet” right?  It might be in reference to guys who drive their red Corvette or Ferrari at high speeds when passing a group of women… maybe it’s the guy who flashes his bank roll at the bar or talks about his boat in Newport Beach […]

CarCorner Review: Super – Hero – Status…2015 Lexus NX 200t


By Cathy Droz – Have you noticed lately that we seem to be inundated with Superheroes? They seem to come from every angle including comics, movies, television – and have you ever been to Comic-Con? They generate millions of dollars for movie producers, toy makers and event planners. More importantly, they give each generation of […]

CarCorner Review: A Day Out With The Outlander – 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport


By Melanie Droz Shawcroft – When you have a three-year-old and your husband has been at Army basic training for nearly four months, relaxing, independent days are few and far between.  So when I finally had a day off work but was still able to drop Berrett off at school, I quickly decided that I, along […]