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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
J Tree. So if you're going to come out to the desert you gotta do things right and head up to Joshua Tree for at least a few hours, I recommend sunset. Then head to Pappy and Harriet's for dinner and usually great music. Pappy's is such a gem of the hi-desert I can't stress enough how important it is that you just go there. Other places that should be mentioned but that aren't getting their own posts: Birba (bar/dinner), Jake's (brunch), Workshop (dinner), Koffi (coffee), Ernest (coffee), and Hacienda Cantina (pool+bar). Thanks for following along my Palm Springs weekend takeover! – @csleeper #KarlaOnVacationTakeover
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.
The most ultimate #desertvibes can be found at Moorten Botanical Garden. Such a magical cactus wonderland that I wish was my backyard. 🌵🌵🌵 If you stop by here (and you should) definitely take some time to chat with the owner, Clark, about Palm Springs' golden age. (Note: entry is $4 bucks so bring that with ya it’s worth it) – @csleeper #KarlaOnVacationTakeover
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!
Heeeey @csleeper here! Hope you all enjoy my tour de Palm Springs this weekend 🙂 One of my favorite things is going out for brunch, and while there are quite a few great places to get your brunch on, I highlyyyy suggest Cheeky's! The wait is usually long but you need to go, if not for any other reason then the fact that they have a flight of bacon for $5 on their menu. The jalapeño one is amazing. Like, I just didn’t know bacon could be that good. Eggs bene is also prime. This is the first Palm Springs post and you're already ready to book your next vacay, am I right?! – @csleeper #KarlaOnVacationTakeover
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.
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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