Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and Black’s Beach, as seen looking north from the cliffs along the gliderport.
Originally part of the massive Irvine Ranch, Crystal Cove is a hidden beach along Pacific Coast Highway between the towns of Laguna Beach and Corona del Mar in Southern California. As kids growing up in Orange County in the 1960s, we could ride our horses and dirt bikes along the beaches and in the hills… Read More Newport Beach: Crystal Cove Cottages
We spent another sunny and warm afternoon in Palm Springs, this time exploring the architectural gems of the desert for Modernism Week 2020. Our first stop on our extended journey is Palm Springs City Hall, located at 3200 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, just down the street from the Palm Springs International Airport. Designed by legendary… Read More Modernism Week 2020
A “burly” and “buff dude” known only as Sam removed the Sword in the Stone before stunned visitors at Disneyland in a feat legend holds can only be accomplished by the new king. All hail King Samuel the Burly, first of his name, king of Fantasyland, lord of the Magic Kingdoms and protector of… (you… Read More ‘Burly’ #Disneyland visitor pulls Excalibur from Sword in the Stone — Orange County Register
Well-hidden behind a modern office building in a busy suburb just north of Austin, Texas sits this crumbling barn. It was a Sunday when I stumbled across it while strolling through, so no one could tell me the history, secrets it held, or reasons it survived. Do photographs of old barns qualify as subjects of… Read More Old barn hidden in plain sight.
Stop the talk about the walk. It’s time to walk.
Initially anxious to return to civilization, most of the newcomers grew to love Shangri-La once they learn their arrival was no accident. The founder of Shangri-La, High Lama, is rumored to be over two hundred years old, kept forever young, like the other residents, by the magical properties of the paradise he created. Now High… Read More Shangri-La
One of Southern California’s top ranked hotels according to Condé Nast Traveler. The Kimpton Rowan Hotel, as seen from the steps of the Palm Springs Art Museum. The High Bar sits atop the seven-story gem.
On August 14, 1927 The Los Angeles Examiner wrote, “On the Coast Highway between Balboa and Laguna is a bathing resort that has the atmosphere of a South Sea atoll with thatched huts and long-fronded palms.” Originally settled over 10,000 years ago by the Tongva and Acjachemen native Americans, Crystal Cove State Park evolved into an… Read More Crystal Cove. Newport Coast, California