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Our top Do’s and Don’ts for 2019 weddings

We’re well into 2019 at this point, aren’t we Cakies? OMG, it’s almost March!! How. We’ve been thinking and talking a lot about where wedding trends are heading this year. It’s a constant topic of discussion while we’re working at Festoon, actually, so we thought we’d put together some of our top Do’s for 2019. Because everyone loves seeing new trends! But of course we’ve gotta start with trends that have run their course. Can’t have new without saying goodbye to the old, after all. (image cre...
Tags: Wedding, Italy, Baby, St Barths, Don, Big Sur, Norman Blake, Wedding Inspiration, Monstera, Caitlin Mociun, Oren Co


Return the Coastal Commission’s authority to help relieve the affordable housing crisis

In John Phillips’ Jan. 31 column, he suggests Gov. Gavin Newsom could increase the state’s affordable housing stock by curtailing the California Coastal Commission’s authority. As evidence of such overreach, Phillips cites how the commission has protected open space in the Santa Monica Mountains, world-class views along Highway 1 in Big Sur and wildlife habitat in the Bolsa Chica wetlands. Scandalous! The argument that housing and a healthy natural environment can’t coexist is a false choice. Fo...
Tags: California, Opinion, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Commission, Gavin Newsom, John Phillips, Legislature, Phillips, Dana, California Coastal Commission, Santa Monica Mountains, Big Sur, Coastal Commission, Bolsa Chica


Newsom is a bigger threat than black socks with sandals to Huntington Beach

Well, it didn’t take long for  Gov. Gavin Newsom to get involved in a courtroom tussle with a big red Republican city, as he used a new state law to sue the city of Huntington Beach over a lack of low-income housing, solidifying the mystifying belief that beachfront living is now a civil right for the economically downtrodden. #TanLinesMatter. In a statement, Newsom said, “Cities and counties are important partners in addressing this housing crisis, and many cities are taking Herculean efforts t...
Tags: Google, California, Opinion, Senate, Sacramento, America, Sport, Soccer, Bill, Orange County, Malibu, Devil, Gavin Newsom, Santa Monica, John Phillips, Huntington Beach


Ironman World Record: Smashing World Records at 60

Will Turner is aiming to complete 60 Iron-distance triathlons in a single year—and smashing a world record along the way. When I catch up with WILL Turner, he’s in his car driving from his hometown in Richmond, Va. down to New Orleans to compete in a quintuple ultra-triathlon—five Ironman distance triathlons (2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike, and 26.2-mile run) back-to-back for five consecutive days. But he isn’t stopping there. A few years ago, as Turner’s 60th birthday approached, he decide...
Tags: California, Sport, Cycling, New Orleans, Turner, Naples, Richmond, Chris, Telluride Colorado, USAT, Richmond VA, Big Sur, Naples Florida, Chris DeStefano, Will Turner, Lake Anna Va


10 amazing Vogue-caliber wedding dresses

Happy Friday friends! You may have seen this Big Sur wedding and this candy-striped beauty we’ve been ogling at over on Instagram, and what can we say? We just couldn’t stop there. We had to add this Chanel haute couture (shot by Elizabeth Messina) to the mix, the first in a slew of incredible Vogue-caliber gowns for you to spend your weekends dreaming about… Here’s Caitlin Mociun in that AMAZING Carolina Herrera gown for her Puglia wedding. (Photo by Gesi Schilling) Isn’t this full, formal M...
Tags: Utah, Instagram, Minnesota, Vogue, Wedding, Patagonia, Ralph Lauren, Chanel, Mandy Moore, Big Sur, Loire Valley, Rodarte, Reem Acra, Norman Blake, Wedding Dress, Bridal Fashion


The best family trips for 2019

It’s the start of a new year, and that means it’s time to make some family travel resolutions and start planning. Whether you want to explore more national parks and state parks, introduce the kids to urban culture in cities like New York, or take them overseas — say, to New Zealand — these are our favorite family travel destinations for the year ahead. 1. Bozeman, Montana Photo: Jeremy Janus Photography/Shutterstock Head to Montana for spring break, and you’ll still catch plenty of spr...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Europe, New York, Sweden, California, Montana, Mexico, New York City, US, America, Tenerife, New Zealand, West Coast, North America, Seattle


Sean Parker Builds Beach-Access App To Atone For His Rule-Violating Wedding

An anonymous reader quotes the Associated Press: A tech billionaire whose elaborate wedding in a redwood grove violated California rules has helped create a smartphone app that shows users a map of more than 1,500 spots where people can get to the coastline. The California Coastal Commission unveiled the YourCoast app at its meeting Thursday in Newport Beach. "This is an only in California story," Commission Chair Dayna Bochco said in a statement. "Where else could you find a tech mogul partneri...
Tags: Facebook, California, Tech, Associated Press, Sean Parker, Parker, California Coastal Commission, Napster, Newport Beach, Big Sur, Dayna Bochco


Report rips costly decisions in California wildfire fight

A new report criticizes decisions made to stop a 2016 fire in California's Big Sur area that became the costliest wildfire fight in U.S. history.
Tags: California, Finance, Article, Associated Press, FBN, Big Sur, Brian Melley, Fbn/markets, Fox-business/markets, 00cb4b9f-529f-5510-b7b9-44d3a2da12c0


Current Obsessions: French Sense

Abandoned châteaux, artist studios, and 9 other things we’re thinking about this weekend. Have a look: Rattan Revival: New and Vintage Wicker from Atelier Vime in Provence On our collective minds this weekend after a visit to Edward Hopper’s studio in New York: a Hopper walking tour of Seventh Avenue, and Hopper in his studio, circa 1965. An abandoned French château in the forest, before the renovation. (We sort of hope they leave it like this.) Margot let us know about a new restaurant i...
Tags: Books, New York, London, La, Paris, Ikea, Portland Oregon, Seattle, Pacific Northwest, Provence, Hopper, Edward Hopper, Connolly, Julie, Margot, Spring Street


Hunter S. Thompson letter archive up for auction

Nearly 200 personal letters by Hunter S. Thompson to a lifelong friend are up for auction today. Bidding ends today (9/27) at 5pm PDT. The minimum bid is $110,000 and there are no bids as of this writing. From Nate D. Sanders Auctions: Archive includes Thompson's famous letter written the day of JFK's assassination (the complete letter, which was only partially published in "Proud Highway"), and other extremely controversial letters, such as brutal and unpublished details of his time at th...
Tags: Post, Books, News, Hunter S Thompson, Jfk, Authors, Louisville, Thompson, Fitzgerald, Big Sur, Nate, Gonzo, Slates Hot Springs


Travel News: July 26, 2018

Lindblad Eliminates Single-Use Plastic Fleetwide Travel Pulse Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic has completed a fleet-wide plastic elimination initiative. All ships are now free of single-use plastic bottles, cups, straws and stirrers. The effort coincides with National Geographic’s “Planet or Plastic?” Campaign. The multiyear project aims to raise awareness about the global plastic crisis, especially as it affects the oceans.   Barcelona taxis strike to protest ride-hailing apps Travel ...
Tags: Travel, California, Spain, Catalonia, Barcelona, Delta, National Geographic, Journal, Cabify, American Airlines, News And Deals, Big Sur, Doug Parker, California Department of Transportation, Arch of Triumph, Ed Bastian


California to celebrate re-opening of State Route 1 with parade featuring a car from every year of its history

Photo courtesy Visit California. More than a year after landslides took out a portion of California’s State Route 1 and made national headlines, California’s Department of Transportation will re-open the scenic highway with a caravan of cars representing each year of the highway’s existence. “Car culture is a foundational part of California’s very identity, and to this end, this event will shine a global spotlight on how California has more to offer in the way of epic driving experiences than a...
Tags: California, Los Angeles, Autos, CalTrans, Monterey, Pacific Coast Highway, Pacific Ocean, Department Of Transportation, San Luis Obispo County, Big Sur, Hemmings Classic Car, Hemmings Daily, Road Trips And Cruising, Morro Rock, Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge, Caroline Beteta


Highway 1 in Big Sur opens more than a year after California landslide

California's scenic Highway 1 south of Big Sur reopened Wednesday more than a year after a major landslide buried the road, transportation officials said.
Tags: California, Cnn, Big Sur


'Lifeline' Stretch Of California's Highway 1 Reopens 14 Months After Massive Mudslide

More than 1 million tons of earth had come crashing down on the road in the rugged Big Sur area. Motorists can now drive uninterrupted along the coast between LA and San Francisco.(Image credit: AP via Caltrans)
Tags: News, California, La, Ap, Reopens, Big Sur, San Francisco Image


'Lifeline' Stretch Of California's Highway 1 Reopens Months After Massive Mudslide

The road in the rugged Big Sur area is back in business 14 months after more than 1 million tons of earth collapsed. Motorists can now drive uninterrupted along the coast between LA and San Francisco.(Image credit: AP via Caltrans)
Tags: News, California, La, Ap, Big Sur, San Francisco Image


The Latest: California's Highway 1 near Big Sur reopens

BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the reopening of (all times local):
Tags: News, California, Ap, Big Sur, Big Sur Calif


California’s iconic Highway 1 near Big Sur ready to reopen

BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) — California transportation officials say an iconic stretch of Highway 1 in the scenic Big Sur coastal region that was blocked last year by a massive landslide is ready to reopen to traffic. The California Department of Transportation says the road that connects Los Angeles to San Francisco will be open […]
Tags: Travel, News, California, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Ap, Big Sur, California Department of Transportation, Nation & World, Big Sur Calif


Stranded woman drank water from moss after California crash

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An Oregon woman who was stranded for a week after her Jeep plunged 250 feet over a cliff into the ocean near Big Sur in California says she survived by drinking water dripping from moss. Angela Hernandez posted a detailed account Sunday night on Facebook of her survival after the crash. […]
Tags: News, California, Oregon, Los Angeles, Ap, Big Sur, Nation & World, Angela Hernandez


Woman survived 7 days after driving off California cliff

MORRO BAY, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a couple on a camping trip came upon a missing Oregon woman who survived nearly a week after her car went over a cliff in coastal California. The Sacramento Bee reports Chelsea and Chad Moore were hiking near Big Sur on Friday when they spotted a Jeep Liberty […]
Tags: Travel, News, California, Oregon, Ap, Chelsea, Sacramento Bee, Big Sur, Nation & World, MORRO BAY Calif, Chad Moore


"Angela Hernandez, 23, survived by drinking water from the radiator of her wrecked jeep" which had plunged 200 feet off a cliff in Big Sur.

It took a week before some hikers noticed her car, partly submerged in the waters below the cliff. Hernandez said she'd "swerved to avoid hitting an animal on Highway 1."BBC reports.I wonder what animal? The common land-based mammals in Big Sur are:Black Bear, Black-tailed Mule Deer, Bobcat, Coyote, Gray Fox, Gray Squirrel... Mountain Lion, Raccoon, Opossum... Skunk, Wild BoarDriving on that highway, with a 200 foot fall to one side of  you, wouldn't you grip the steering wheel with steely resol...
Tags: Law, Animals, Bbc, Driving, Survival, Hernandez, Big Sur, Ann Althouse, Angela Hernandez


Woman survives on car radiator water for a week after crash in California

A woman who disappeared a week ago was rescued from the bottom of a California coastal cliff where she survived by drinking water from the radiator of her wrecked 4x4 vehicle, authorities said on Saturday. Angela Hernandez, 23, of Portland, Oregon, was found by a pair of hikers on Friday evening after they saw the remains of her Jeep Patriot partially submerged at the bottom of a 200ft cliff in the Big Sur area, according to Monterey County Sheriff’s Office spokesman John Thornburg. Ms Hernand...
Tags: News, California, Cctv, Portland Oregon, Carmel, Big Sur, Angela Hernandez, Monterey County Sheriff 's Office, John Thornburg Ms Hernandez


Woman survives seven days on radiator water after California crash

Angela Hernandez, 23, of Portland was found by a pair of hikers on Friday evening after they saw her wrecked Jeep Patriot SUV partially submerged at the bottom of a 200-foot cliff in the Big Sur area, said Monterey County Sheriff's Office spokesman John Thornburg. The hikers discovered Hernandez conscious, breathing and with a shoulder injury, Thornburg said.
Tags: News, California, Portland, Hernandez, Big Sur, Monterey County Sheriff s Office, Thornburg, John Thornburg, Angela Hernandez


California cliff crash survivor spent a week drinking car’s radiator water

The woman was rescued from the bottom of a cliff after her 4WD swerved off the highway into the oceanAn Oregon woman who disappeared a week ago was rescued from the bottom of a California coastal cliff where she survived by drinking water from the radiator of her wrecked sports utility vehicle, authorities said on Saturday. Angela Hernandez, 23, of Portland was found by a pair of hikers on Friday evening after they saw her wrecked Jeep Patriot SUV partially submerged at the bottom of a 200-foot ...
Tags: California, Oregon, World news, US news, Portland, Big Sur, John Thornburg, Angela Hernandez, Monterey County Sheriff 's Office


Pacific Coast Highway reopens

Just in time for the summer , the Pacific Coast Highway in California is about to reopen. The scenic Highway 1 closed last year after heavy winter storms caused landslides and an estimated one million tonnes of rock and dirt scattered over 12 miles of the road. The highway is set to reopen at the end of July, two months earlier than anticipated, following a major clean-up, stabilizing efforts, and the construction of a safety wall built at the foot of the landslide. Communities near Highway 1 ...
Tags: Travel, California, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Pacific Coast Highway, All, Big Sur, California Department of Transportation, Highway 1, Pfeiffer Canyon, California Coastal Highway, Richard Rosales


The Jackson House floats at the base of a canyon in Big Sur

This beautiful home located at the base of a canyon in Big Sur is made from an array of materials, including copper and concrete. Fougeron Architecture designed the Jackson House as a modern holiday house on stilts that appears to float over the site. The house was designed as a place where the inhabitants can enjoy their weekends and reconnect with nature. Fougeron Architecture worked for three and a half years with several consultants to build the modern family retreat. Related: Gorgeous ...
Tags: Design, California, Architecture, Gallery, Idaho, Green Architecture, Glass Facade, Copper, Floating Houses, House On Stilts, Concrete, Big Sur, Holiday Home, Terrace, Butterfly Roof, Family Retreat


Highway 1, closed near Big Sur since 2017 slides, could reopen in fall

BIG SUR — California transportation officials are targeting mid-September for reopening a stretch of iconic Highway 1 in the Big Sur region that was blocked almost a year ago by a massive landslide following winter storms. The slide has hindered visitors and hurt businesses on the major tourism route among classic California coastal vistas and landmarks between Los Angeles and San Francisco. The California Department of Transportation’s estimate for reopening the highway is subject to change, ho...
Tags: News, California, California News, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Ap, Traffic, Soccer, CalTrans, Pacific, Pacific Ocean, Cruz, Landslides, San Luis Obispo, Calif


Marathons around the world

The marathon was inspired by the legend of Pheidippides, a Greek soldier who raced from Marathon to Athens with news of the Greek victory over an invading army of Persians in 490 B.C. While the modern marathon is still the same 26.2 miles (42K) in distance, most races are held on boring stretches of city pavement — hardly motivating scenery for someone who needs the extra push. Thankfully, though, more and more races are popping up throughout the globe in some of the most picturesque and surre...
Tags: Travel, California, China, Russia, South Africa, Athens, Running, Patagonia, Marathons, Myanmar, Jordan, Greenland, Marathon, Pacific, Jones, All


Cliffside Big Sur Elopement with Luxe Boho Details

We’ll give it to you straight: there’s almost too much to love about this luxe bohemian Big Sur elopement captured by Carlie Statsky. Graceful charm and natural beauty aside, the design details flood together in a way that’s purely symphonic. So much attention to detail from the fashion to the table to the cutting edge paper goods… you’ll be glad you settled in to admire this gallery! Rich chair swag of tangled garlands and a cliffside sweetheart table overlooking the rolling waves? View full...
Tags: Wedding, Art Deco, Big Sur, Wedding Design, Elopements, Carlie Statsky, Bohemian Luxe


Glamping in Big Sur – Luxury in the Redwood Forest

Camping in luxury? It can be done and Glamping in Big Sur is some of the most luxurious camping you'll ever experience. We arrived just before sunset at Ventana’s Redwood and Canyon Glampsites located off California's fabled Highway 1. The Big Sur Coast Highway is the ultimate drive in California and staying at Ventana offers a […] Read the original post Glamping in Big Sur – Luxury in the Redwood Forest on The Planet D: Adventure Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, California, United States, Redwood, Redwood Forest, Big Sur, Ventana, Big Sur Coast Highway


50th Anniversary Trip the California Coast and Monterey.

Friday 1229.One reason we stayed at Ft. HunterLeggitt was its location near the NacimientoFerguson Road a very narrow and curvy road through the mountains to the Big Sur region of the Pacific coast. Due to highway 1 being closed just south of
Tags: Travel, Monterey, Pacific, California Coast, Big Sur, NacimientoFerguson Road