A Trip to Cali + Inspiration

A July trip to CA was a mixture of business + pleasure for me and my bf. Our first stop was San Francisco, California where our first stay was The Hotel Clift. As I’m sure almost everyone that visits this hotel lobby has a picture the same as mine…but I couldn’t resist. My bf captured the perfect shot. The Hotel Clift was designed by legendary Philippe Stark! I was in heaven!

Also in the lobby were these organic and inspiring metal sculptured chair and poof! And surprisingly comfy!

Our next stay was at the ultra-farm-home-stay, The Carneros Inn, Sonoma, California. Equipped with outdoor shower/tub, a private deck and heater. I got lucky and got super close to our neighbors…the cows! Sonoma and Napa were filled with organic, natural art. Check out the artwork at The Eldorado Hotel…all sticks…and the barrel collage made from old wine barrels at Long Meadow Ranch.

After visiting the vineyards of Napa, California, my bf and I headed to Carmel, California. A quick visit with a client (and boy did we have a blast…go straight, look left!), and we were off to Sausalito, California. Our last stop before our flight was back in San Fran at Mid Century Mobler…a furniture land of mid century pieces that have made it through the test of time. We purchased an amazing set of chairs for our beachfront balcony, and drooled over the original Hans Wegner console!

All-in-all the trip was an inspiration. From the modern beach front condo, to the bustling city of San Fran, the farm home Sonoma, the quaint french bistro in Carmel, to Mid Century heaven…and back again in 7 days!