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Unironic Bliss in San Diego

San Diego’s charms can disarm even the crankiest among us, putting many a northerner at home in its revitalized downtown.

Color Ideas to Make Room

Interior designers Angelisse Karol and Laura Martin Bovard say beige is passé, warm whites are just right, and the grays are here to stay. Add bold splashes of a color in rich, deep shades for a fresh new look.

Lampshades and Lushness Come to Restaurant Decor

What’s good for au courant restaurant decor may be finding a way into residential homes.

Fabrics Made for the Outdoors Move Indoors

High-performance outdoor fabrics—like solution-dyed acrylics—are softer, brighter, and more durable than the old stuff of awnings and cushions and are finding new uses indoors.

Wily Window Treatments

A little prep, a bit of measuring, and a generous dose of fabric add up to stylish.

Russian River Getaway

Guerneville and others are rich in resorts, redwoods and rainbow flags.

Vintage Romance in Beautiful Los Angeles

Los Angeles city still offers opportunities for 1920s-esque romance and pampering and its dining, cocktail, and fashion scenes are stronger than ever.

Feeling at Home in Quaint Winters

While Winters has always been worth a detour, thanks to a few blocks of well-preserved 19th-century commercial buildings, it's enjoying a renaissance as a destination for good eating.

History Comes Alive in Amador County

Amador County, a 2 1/2-hour drive from Oakland, encompasses a handful of small and smaller towns, but boasts an incredible history.

Paso Robles Evolves Into a Wine-Lover's Paradise

That sleepy, backwoodsy Paso Robles you might remember from some long-ago visit is worth another look.