California Dreaming


I had the opportunity to travel to California twice for work over the past few years and I took some personal time to explore. Both times I stayed in the heart of San Francisco and on the second trip I was able to make it out to Sonoma Valley with some friends to explore wine country. I'm dreaming of the day I can make it back to see other parts of California because San Francisco and Sonoma stole my heart for the entire beautiful state. Just look at that majestic view of the Golden Gate bridge I was able to capture on a clear day. It's typically quite foggy around the bridge.

Here's a glimpse at some of the scenery I witnessed while touring California.

San Francisco











Sonoma, CA







This recap makes me want to plan a trip asap back to California to explore more of the beautiful US west coast.

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31 comments

  1. San Fran is such a cool city--so much stuff to do and see. And now the Full House is being used again ;) haha jk

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  2. I have never been to California and I want to go so bad. San Fran is on mine and my husbands list and after seeing these gorgeous pictures, we need to go!! So pretty!!

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  3. I've been to San Fran twice and the second time I was actually able to enjoy it because I was old enough to head to Napa and Sanoma lol! Such a great city with so much to do and not far to wine country!!! xo, biana -BlovedBoston

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  4. I love California so much! One of our favorite trips was when Chris and I did a Northern California road trip and visited Napa, San Fran, Lake Tahoe, and Big Sur! It was so gorgeous! You're making me want to plan another trip there as well!

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  5. Cali is so gorgeous! You are definitely making me want to make a trip back out there. I still need to visit wine country! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  6. I would love to make it out to California one day!!! There are so many different areas to visit and the state is so big!!! I heard driving up the coast is amazing too. So much to add to the bucket list! San Fran and Sonoma look so amazing in your pictures.

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  7. i miss cali too for sure! i can't believe it's been over a year now since i've been to san fran. take me back! great photos love!

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  8. SO many pretty pictures, you saw a lot while you were in California. I think I need to schedule a trip there, I haven't been since I was 5.

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  9. I love the SF area. My heart belongs to Half Moon Bay, but Sonoma looks lovely too!!

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  10. What beautiful pictures. I have never been to San Fran before but I have always wanted to. One day.

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  11. Sonoma looks like my kind of place. So peaceful! I've never been to California and now I really want to!

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  12. this is awesome. i would love to see more of california. i have been to disneyland and spent like 5 minutes in LA (okay, a bit more) but i've never been to san fran or sonoma. this post makes me want to go even more!

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  13. Cali looks so beautiful. I've never been to the west coast. It's definitely on my travelers list!

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  14. I haven't been to California in 20 years, which makes me sound so old! haha But I was actually 7 years old when I went to San Francisco to visit my uncle. It looks like it would be a lot more fun now! Thanks for hosting the linkup!

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  15. This looks like such a fun trip!! California is one of the places I have on my list to go visit. San Fran looks like such a beautiful city, plus all the fun sights to see look great. Sonoma looks so tranquil :)!

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  16. Aw... lvoe this! Makes me miss home!

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  17. Such a gorgeous city! I've been wanting to get out there for a while, and also go to wine country! You'll have to let me know when you're planning a trip back <3
    Green Fashionista

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  18. You got such a great shot of the bridge! When I went it was always super foggy! Also really loved Sonoma- seems like you had a great time!

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  19. San Francisco is one of my FAVORITES, but I've never been to Sonoma - it's always been on my bucket list :) Thanks so much for hosting this linkup!

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  20. Hey! My new city :) Yes, it's so pretty! You can see the GG Bridge from my office and it still makes me pause and catch my breath. Gorgeous place.

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  21. San Francisco is one of my favorite places in the world. Love your photos! :)

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  22. I have heard such amazing things about California! And as a wine enthusiast I'm thinking it just needs to happen sooner rather than later right?

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  23. Your pictures are beautiful. I haven't been to California since I was 14 years old. I am dying to go to Wine Country! In the meantime, I'll just "research" California wines by drinking them!

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  24. So stunning! Did you take all of those photos? Now I really want to go to California!!

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  25. I've never been to California but would love to go some day! It looks like there is a huge variety of things to do!!

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  26. Beautiful photos!! I haven't been to California since I was a teenager. I'd love to go back sometime soon. It's such a beautiful place!

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  27. Oh man, this makes me miss living in California so much! My husband was stationed in San Diego for 4 years and we loved it. Perfect weather all year!!!

    xoxo Alexis @ Chemistry Cachet

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  28. Loved this!! We are pretty much obsessed with California and if I didn't work for a family business we quite possibly would have already moved there. San Francisco/Napa area is such a nice place!

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  29. Cali is so beautiful. I have been to LA but hope to get a chance to visit San Fran one day. Gorgeous!

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