more about: Big Sur

Book now: 10 dreamy cabin escapes for fall

Every autumn it happens: By the time the weather chills, and it occurs to me that I want to escape to a cozy cabin in the woods—it’s too late to book one. This year, I’m vowing not to let that happen. I’m planning now for my fall getaway.

No, that wasn’t really Esalen in the “Mad Men” finale

Don’t worry, we won’t let slip any serious spoilers—the episode did only air on Sunday—but if you have watched it, here are a few links you might want to check out. (And if the show is still waiting on your DVR, well, get to it already!)

The best water-saving idea yet

My new water-conservation hero is John Cox, the executive chef at Sierra Mar, the restaurant at the much-loved Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur.

A nest for humans in Big Sur

Birds are big in the West, as evidenced by the rise in pet sitters who specialize in chickens, ornithological references on Portlandia, and chicken coops with more style than my apartment. There are even nests for humans, like this one at Treebones Resort in Big Sur — though I’m not sure if it makes me want to call up a few […]