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A taste of the future, and lifestyle trends that are happening here first.


A New Museum for Stanford—and a New Neighbor for Us!

On September 21, the Anderson Collection building opened at the Palo Alto campus of Stanford University—our frequent partner-in-crime when it comes to celebrating the West.

How to Prepare for the Next Big Earthquake: Brace Yourself, Home, and Wine Rack

Growing up in Southern California, I got used to being shaken awake. (And learned early that you shouldn’t have glass-framed art above your bed.)

Santa Barbara’s Hidden Gem

My colleague Kathy Brenzel, our sage Garden Editor and the doyenne of dahlias and dogwood, recently told me how much she loves the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, so I made a beeline there on a visit earlier this month. I’ve been to Santa Barbara countless times and I’d never heard of the garden, which is tucked up Mission Canyon, a […]

Idea We Love: Floating Sauna by goCstudio

On any given summer day, the waters around Seattle (Lake Union, Lake Washington, the Puget Sound) are bustling with water toys: sailboats and kayaks and SUPs (standup paddle boards). There are even SUP yoga classes. Yes, people hold yoga positions while balancing on boards floating on the water. (I am not one of those people.) Whatever the aquatic activity, on […]