California here we come! From mid April my boyfriend and me will be going to California for a month. We are very much looking forward to it and it would be great to get some recommendations from locals and other California connoisseurs. I would love to know the hidden (and not so hidden) gems: where can we get the best coffee & food, where are the great (little boutique) shops and design shops, what are nice neighborhoods to stay in, tips for hotels, what to see and where to stop etc. Here is some information about our trip.
We will start in San Francisco from where we will leave for our road trip. Our route will roughly be: Yosemite NP, Las Vegas, Grand Canyon, Joshua Tree NP, LA, and along the coast (with stops in for example Santa Barbara, the wine country, Santa Monica, Big Sur, Carmel etc.) back to San Francisco.
Your advice is very much appreciated. You can leave a comment or contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. To return the favor, I am working on a detailed guide for Amsterdam. This will be featured here on the style files very soon and will contain great addresses for (design) shopping, eating and sleeping.