Life moves in a slower rhythm in California. All the better to pause and feel the sun on your skin, the breeze on your upturned face and taste the salty tang of the ocean on your lips. The sunset lingers a while before dusk takes its turn, with a soothing palette of deep blues, blush pinks and warm purples ushering in a serenely beautiful end to the day. Lights glow warmly against a dark velvety sky, and the sounds of waves crashing against the shore floats on the night air.
The days are vibrant, the colors alive and the pool just begs to be an oasis of relaxation. And that it is, after the end of a surfing lesson, a pleasant afternoon spent on horseback or a massage at the spa.
It's my new favorite place in America, and I'm already trying to convince lovely husband C. to go back for our Christmas break. Somehow, I don't think it'll be that hard!