California

Travel stories, city guides, travel tips, recipes, and more inspired by our home state of California.
Santa Maria Barbecue-Inspired Chili Rub | http://saltandwind.com

Santa Maria Barbecue-Inspired Chili Rub

A bit smoky, a touch spicy, and a ton flavorful, this is a simple barbecue chili rub that is inspired by our California BBQ and that's our go-to spice blend for everything from chicken to tofu to pork chops!

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American Craftsmanship: 5 U.S. Makers We're Crushing On | http://saltandwind.com

American Craftsmanship: 5 U.S. Makers We're Crushing On

Lately, it seems more than ever, we can hardly keep track of all the amazing creative businesses around the country who are producing specialty design items for the home. So we did some research and we’ve pulled together 5 businesses we’re currently crushing on based right here in the good ‘ol US of A who have flung hearts into our eyes and hefty orders into our mailboxes.

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24 Hour Itinerary: Echo Park with Valerie Gordon | http://saltandwind.com

24 Hour Itinerary: Echo Park with Valerie Gordon

Award-winning chocolatier, acclaimed cookbok author, and all-around pastry queen, Valerie Gordon, shows us around the Los Angeles neighborhood where she spends most of her days: Echo Park.

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The Best Places To Eat Like A Local In Los Angeles | http://saltandwind.com

The Best Places To Eat Like A Local In Los Angeles

For a long time, Los Angeles had the reputation of being more of a dieter’s town than a food-lover’s haven. A place where diners were more concerned about celebrity sightings than James Beard Awards and the word Michelin only referred to tires. Here is where to eat now to appreciate Los Angeles in its fullest.

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Road Trip Los Angeles To Austin: 5 Day Itinerary California to Texas | http://saltandwind.com

Road Trip Los Angeles To Austin: 5 Day Itinerary California to Texas

Let’s get one thing straight, shall we? Road trips should be a trip where you spend a lot of time getting from point A to point B and really enjoying it all, you know? To me, road trip perfection was that time I headed out of Los Angeles and took my sweet time to get Austin, as in 6 days amount of time. 

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West Coast Road Trip: The 8 Craft Breweries To Visit Now | http://saltandwind.com

West Coast Road Trip: The 8 Craft Breweries To Visit Now

It wasn’t long ago that a “craft beer road trip” wasn’t even a thing. But with the explosion of craft breweries up and down the coast, it's time to do a West Coast craft beer road trip!

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Weekend Itinerary: Essential Malibu Day Trip | http://saltandwind.com

Weekend Itinerary: Essential Malibu Day Trip

The ultimate summer day trip for us Angelenos? A weekend day spent running around Malibu with some beach time, fish tacos, and, yup, even local wine!

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California Getaways: How To Savor Sonoma Like a Local | http://saltandwind.com

California Getaways: How To Savor Sonoma Like a Local

Whether or not you’ve done Napa, you haven’t experienced the heart of Northern California wine country until you’ve explored Sonoma Valley. We're partial to Sonoma, with its unhurried European pace and warm — here are our travel tips for a weekend away in Sonoma. 

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California Design: 5 Ways To The Golden State Home | http://saltandwind.com

California Design: 5 Ways To The Golden State Home

There’s nothing quite like the easy breezy style of California—a little tousle mixed with a touch of refinement. If there was one look we could never get tired of it would be the pairing of cheeky and boho that only California can make cool without taking itself too seriously and we're channing that in these relaxed, on trend pieces for the home.

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48 Hour Digital Detox At The Fairmont Grand Del Mar | http://saltandwind.com

48 Hour Digital Detox At The Fairmont Grand Del Mar

Your to do list is never-ending, you incessantly scroll through Insta to see who has posted lately, and the news alerts just won’t stop. And you’ve developed an eye twitch that you swear wasn’t there before. It’s time for a Digital Detox. 

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24 Hour Itinerary: Long Beach, California with Beth Manos Brickey | http://saltandwind.com

24 Hour Itinerary: Long Beach, California with Beth Manos Brickey

Beth Manos Brickey, the talent (recipes, photography, design!) behind Tasty Yummies — her gluten-free, real food website — takes us around her much-loved, new-ish hometown, Long Beach, California.

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LA Guide: Picasso And Rivera at LACMA | http://saltandwind.com

LA Guide: Picasso And Rivera at LACMA

What I learned on my last visit to Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA): Pablo Picasso and Diego Rivera had a tumultuous relationship that would today be summed up as, “it’s complicated.” 

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