Category Archives: Design

A Guide to Santa Cruz B&Bs

While hotels are often geared for business and efficiency – like the proverbial Cliff Bars of lodging – Bed & Breakfasts are geared for leisure. Think of hotels as the big summer blockbuster and B&Bs are your favorite independent, art-house flick. They’re human-scale and human-paced, peaceful and personal. Plus, they’re often housed in buildings that…

More Santa Cruz Style

I did an earlier post where I profiled three local hotels that I thought defined Santa Cruz style. Today, I’m picking three additional spots — 2 restaurants and a winery — that further exemplify the local aesthetic. Shadowbrook Old World Charm VIBE: There’s nothing quite like Shadowbrook. A wonderful destination restaurant resting between a lush…

Santa Cruz Style: 3 Hotels to Inspire Your Home Decor

Those little shampoo bottles aren’t the only thing I bring home from hotels. If it’s an especially stylish spot, I also return with eager plans to redo my living room. I can’t help coveting an atmospheric lobby or a chic guest room. I have a Pinterest page packed with images of hotels whose ideas I…

Category Archives: Design

A Guide to Santa Cruz B&Bs

While hotels are often geared for business and efficiency – like the proverbial Cliff Bars of lodging – Bed & Breakfasts are geared for leisure. Think of hotels as the big summer blockbuster and B&Bs are your favorite independent, art-house flick. They’re human-scale and human-paced, peaceful and personal. Plus, they’re often housed in buildings that…

More Santa Cruz Style

I did an earlier post where I profiled three local hotels that I thought defined Santa Cruz style. Today, I’m picking three additional spots — 2 restaurants and a winery — that further exemplify the local aesthetic. Shadowbrook Old World Charm VIBE: There’s nothing quite like Shadowbrook. A wonderful destination restaurant resting between a lush…

Santa Cruz Style: 3 Hotels to Inspire Your Home Decor

Those little shampoo bottles aren’t the only thing I bring home from hotels. If it’s an especially stylish spot, I also return with eager plans to redo my living room. I can’t help coveting an atmospheric lobby or a chic guest room. I have a Pinterest page packed with images of hotels whose ideas I…