In Carmel-by-the-Sea, snug homes are named, rather than numbered, and neon signs and chain restaurants are out of the question. Visitors must make do with the timeless pleasures of cycling along the beach, exploring hidden passageways, attending live concerts, sampling regional food and wine, and touring almost 100 art galleries.
Recently Rolan, a couple of our friends, and I took an overnight trip to the White Mountains in New Hampshire. While the area seems to have plenty to offer skiers, we traveled there to enjoy gentle but breathtakingly beautiful hiking and stylish lodge living.
Rolan is originally from Guatemala, and he and I go there each winter to visit his family. While they live in the capital, Guatemala City, we always make a point of taking a day trip to Antigua, the former colonial capital of Central America and Guatemala.
Rolan and I just finalized our plans for Valentine’s Day, electing to take a hike or visit our favorite greenhouse depending on the weather, watch Dirty Dancing (He’s never seen it!), and try the Saturday night prix fixe at Da Vinci in the South End.
Cute, coastal winter can be harder to come by than you might think. Last year, over “spring” break, my boyfriend and I took a road trip from town to town throughout New England.
To be clear, this is not just 10 things to do in downtown Boston, as that would imply you could and should do any and all of these activities whenever you want in whatever order you want.
As a college student moving among cities, homes, dorms, and apartments on a regular basis (six moves in the last year alone), most of the places where I hang my hat are necessarily temporary.
What does spending all summer addictively reading interior design blogs get you? A transformed sensibility, a college dorm that looks like this, and the following list.