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Next stop San Francisco #BlogTourCali

October 18, 2014

We are now a few days into BlogTourCali and have been immersed in a design and wellness adventure and thoroughly spoilt by Modenus and the sponsors. Our trip to the Bacara Resort and Spa organised by tour sponsor Mr Steam was pretty amazing, and emphasised the point that exercise and looking after yourself is so important.

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Today we are continuing our roadtrip up the Pacific Coast Highway after an overnight stay in Cambria. As someone who is happiest when I’m by the beach I’m enjoying the inspiration a rugged coastline always gives me.

We stopped off for dinner at the Caliza Winery in Paso Robles last night. Dinner under the stars was amazing, the quality of the wine matched only by the fantastic menu of local food. The Harvest supper was attended by 80 people, and one of my most magical BlogTour experiences ever.

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As always the sponsors have been so very generous on our tour. Dinner on our first night, at a rooftop restaurant in Hollywood no less, was sponsored by DXV, a new brand launched by American Standard. Their range features bathroom and kitchen products in styles from very classic to ultra contemporary.

Another sponsor for this tour is WestEdge Design. After spending a day at their show I now have a mountain of information to pour over and so much inspirations for client interior design projects when I am back in London.

Tonight we will be at the end of our roadtrip and arrive at our hotel in San Francisco. You can’t but help to love this city, I first visited over 20 years ago and always have fun on my visits. We will be enjoying a dinner with sponsor Zephyr here with the legendary architect Fu Tung Cheng. Known in part for his work with concrete it will be really interesting to learn more about his collaboration with Zephyr. The bold home below was design by Fu Tung in Mammoth Lake, and has an interior that features materials including concrete, stainless steel, zinc and maple.

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On Sunday, our final day on the tour, we will be exploring San Francisco on a design tour lead by a local interior designer Courtney Lake. With an amazing architectural history and a naturally beautiful landscape I’m looking forward to learning secrets from a local and discovering the hidden SF!

Our farewell dinner will be hosted by another tour sponsor Miele in their San Francisco showroom. As leaders of technology in the kitchen I’m know the Mixology Class will be a highlight of the tour. Let’s hope they pop a steam oven into a goodie bag, I’ve specified this for clients and its healthy cooking at it’s best.

I’ll be spending a few extra days in San Francisco after the tour ends before flying home to pick up on client design projects. You can follow me on twitter or Instagram throughout #BlogTourCali and beyond as I discover and share all the California design scene has to offer.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. October 18, 2014 10:23 pm

    Each day sounds better than the last. I’ll be so curious to read your thoughts about the S.F. tour.

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