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Saguaro Palm Springs

Saguaro, Palm Springs

Anthea Gerrie takes a walk back to happiness at the retro Saguaro Palm Springs

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The Stables Inn, Paso Robles, California

Considering it only opened in June 2020, the Stables Inn, Paso Robles has lost no time attracting the attention of critics.   

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In Praise Of Paso

Anthea Gerrie returns to Paso Robles to find this delightful Californian town has more to offer than just being a base for wine tours.

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Mama Shelter LA exterior

Mama Shelter Los Angeles

Anthea Gerrie finds a warm welcome in Tinseltown at Hollywood’s hip Mama Shelter

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La Quinta Inn & Suites, San Luis Obispo, California

To enjoy those mountains, it’s imperative to request a room with a balcony, as much for the wonderful light flooding in through French doors as for the outside space with a table and chairs, perfect for greeting the morning with your complimentary in-room coffee

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Allegretto Vineyard Resort

Allegretto Vineyard Resort, Paso Robles

Tuscan wine country may have it on ancient stones, but you can’t beat central California for the breathtaking coast and vintages which are increasingly being ranked among America’s finest.

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