For an LA writer and her two daughters, the stress of city life disappears the moment they hit the road in the first-ever Cadillac CT6.
The traffic and asphalt tangle of LA sometimes can make me feel as if true escape is impossible. But with Laguna Beach just one county away, and the miracle of my daughters and me being free on the same weekend—a week before the Golden Globes, the proverbial lull before the storm—there’s no time for indecision. We start packing for our getaway.
My girls, Madeline and Isabelle, are in the entertainment business (Madeline is a singer/songwriter and Isabelle is an actor), we all travel a lot, and being able to get away without boarding a plane is a treat. Of course, it takes us forever to get out of the house; time is a funny thing when you don’t have a flight to catch. The CT6 Luxury, equipped with a 2.0L turbocharged engine, is quite the glamorous sedan to whisk away three ladies and their adorable Cavalier King Charles spaniels, Lilly and Jennings.
The pups get comfy, Madeline and I adjust our seats, and together we make our way south. It’s a quick drive, a mere 90 minutes, but we are not in a hurry. I follow a friend’s advice and take the long but scenic route to Laguna; instead of jumping on the 405, we cruise Highway 1 in the South Bay for its glimpses of beach towns and the ocean—and because we want to enjoy the snazzy car we have for the weekend, with all the bells and whistles. I’m eyeing the touch-sensitive Cadillac CUE®1 screen, which can also be controlled with a console touchpad in case you don’t want to touch the screen. “It might be too high-tech for you,” Madeline jokes. She types in our destination before I have a chance to think of a smart retort. Isabelle feels right at home in the back, adjusting the available climate control system to meet her own comfort needs and reclining in her rear seat.