Less than three hours later as we gassed up the car under a large sign reading “Gateway to the Redwoods” we widened our eyes to the switchbacks on the map that lay ahead, impressed and thrilled it was going to take us almost an hour to go 19 miles.
So when we moved to California, and suddenly had not just a beach, but an enormous rugged coastline in our backyard at our constant disposal, it seemed a trivial detail that the waters were ankle achingly frigid year round, the waves intimidatingly dangerous at almost every shore, and the wind bone chilling half the year.
Warm summer evenings in California, featuring the pinafore style backless Girona Dress in Indigo.
Staying close to nature, this hat guide was photographed on the coastline of Big Sur, California. Flourishing 100% natural fiber styles made from palm straw and raffia, these summer hats are the most understated way to stay cool and look chic while keeping the sun off your face and your skin protected.
Many pause to stare at the Golden Gate Bridge, yet just over the ridge lies another world easily overlooked; a serene beach with crashing waves and dark sand contrasted by bright white sea foam.