Carmel is one of Northern California’s most charming escapes. You're probably already familiar with its seaside splendor and famed nearby aquarium, so here are some other stylish spots where you can eat and drink and play golf, then cozy up next to a rustic hearth come nightfall.
Northeast Walnut Creek is a mélange of architectural styles, but none are as popular right now as the mid-20th century homes developed by Joseph Eichler. Built between 1949 and 1966, Eichler’s compact geometric homes helped define the popular style that came to be known as “California Modern.”
Founded in 1963, BAMPFA is an exhibition space and resource center for both film and the arts. Its collection encompasses over 19,000 works of art and 17,500 films and videos in 25,000-square-feet of versatile gallery space, along with a huge library of cinematic archives.
People today often seem blind to their surroundings, absorbed talking on their phones or plugged into headphones listening to music. Public Art pieces break up ordinary life and provides a new way to experience the city.
Talk about buzz. Xavi Padrosa was already feeling upbeat about the praise he’d been receiving for his new restaurant, Teleferic Barcelona, when one of the most respected chefs in the world came in to dine.