A Visual Travel Guide to San Francisco

It’s as iconic in landscape and style as they come, but this locale is more than just sights and scenery, it’s an experience in Californian living. Get carried away by an awe-inspiring marriage of the familiar and the unexpected. Known for both its personality and its landmarks, we give you: San Francisco.

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Easily one of the most internationally recognized symbols of California and the U.S., the Golden Gate Bridge was once known as the “bridge that couldn’t be built.” Now considered one of the seven modern wonders of the world, this iconic bridge might just stand as the perfect emblem for the populous  on the other side of those golden arches. It would be a travesty not to snap a photo, make sure you take a few!

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You’ve seen them before, but never like this. Postcard Row, also called the Painted Ladies, a strip of jaw-dropping Victorian style houses that have graced San Francisco’s skyline since the early 1900’s. Still trying to figure out where you know them from? Although they’re most remembered for their appearance in the opening credits of Full House, they’ve had their fair share of time on the big screen. Pay these ladies a visit and a have a relaxing picnic on the lawn.

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Aside from the obvious stops in the Golden City, there are a few tucked away destinations with a gorgeous view waiting. On Billy Goat Hill travelers often find a tree swing overlooking the cityscape. Jump on for a breeze through your hair and a moment you won’t forget.

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The best way to start any day is with coffee and pastry – this we know to be true. Get your fill from Dynamo Donuts, a staple in this City by the Bay. Known for pairing playful flavors with traditional masterpieces, Dynamo offers a taste every foodie should check off their bucket list.

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More a dinner party than a restaurant, Lazy Bear offers an entirely new and unique dining experience for their guests. The evening begins in the upstairs living room with comfortable conversation and light fare, then descends into the dining room for joint seating at large, communal tables. The tasting menu is explained at every course and served to each guest synchronously. Plan ahead for this rare treat, tickets must be purchased in advance.

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Simple yet sophisticated decor incorporates unexpected touches at San Francisco’s Clift Hotel. Enjoy a drink at the bar or stay overnight in the perfect suite for a selfie snap.

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First things first – let’s pack! What Karla Colletto suit will you be taking on your next trip? Explore our line at Bergdorf Goodman to get your next swim fix.

 

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A Visual Travel Guide to Palm Springs

Nestled on the edge of Coachella Valley lies an unmatched destination for sun seekers, adventure lovers, and laid-back atmosphere connoisseurs. If you’re looking for the perfect place to get away, whether by plane, car, or screen – this is it. Enjoy just the right amount of sun, a dash of Hollywood stardust, and an unmatched atmosphere through the tantalizing photos below.

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Aside from offering countless unique boutique shops, galleries, and intriguing museums, one of Palm Springs’ best qualities is its proximity to nature. Could it be the calming scenes of the desert that gives this locale its relaxed, laid back vibes? Fall head over heels into desert life with an evening spent contemplating the stars from Joshua Tree National Park, you don’t want to miss that sunset view.

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A far and wide favorite from locals and travelers alike is the Moorten Botanical Gardens. You’ll be dazzled by the rugged and ephemeral beauty found along it’s many arid pathways.
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Cheeky’s – the place to be for breakfast. Some claim it’s the best around! Look forward to an always changing experience with new menus weekly. Don’t miss taking a bite out of this delicious slice of Palm Springs!


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Ace Hotel – much more than just a place to stay, but rather an excursion in and of itself. Curators have given new life to this once forgotten mid-century desert modern, adding a unique culture to go with its fresh yet bohemian design. An unforgettable charm awaits with unhindered desert art and decor, frequent events, great food, and a monumental locale.

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Be sure to check out the inspiring instagram accounts featured here. You’ll adore following Gaspar and Zoe, @roaminglovers, through their seamless feed as they travel to their favorite places around the world & Caroline Sleeper’s gallery, @csleeper, is sure to fill your creative cravings with delight!

 

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