Designed by award-winning architect Mickey Muennig, the Esalen baths were re-built after the El Niño storms of 1998. Made primarily of board-formed concrete, sandstone, and clearstory windows, the design matches simple elegance with enduring strength.
The site, on a rocky ledge perched just 50 feet above the Pacific, is unparalleled in history and in its majestic beauty. Natural hot springs flow from the ground at 119 degrees at 80 gallons/minute. These same healing waters have been flowing for centuries, providing respite for Esselen Indians and others.
The baths’ proximity to the ocean offers rare and up close glimpses into the lives of sea creatures such as otters, seals, birds, and migratory whales with their young.

Designed by award-winning architect Mickey Muennig, the Esalen baths were re-built after the El Niño storms of 1998. Made primarily of board-formed concrete, sandstone, and clearstory windows, the design matches simple elegance with enduring strength.

The site, on a rocky ledge perched just 50 feet above the Pacific, is unparalleled in history and in its majestic beauty. Natural hot springs flow from the ground at 119 degrees at 80 gallons/minute. These same healing waters have been flowing for centuries, providing respite for Esselen Indians and others.

The baths’ proximity to the ocean offers rare and up close glimpses into the lives of sea creatures such as otters, seals, birds, and migratory whales with their young.


Stepping back in time in Utah, Colorado and New Mexico


Friends go on a classic American road trip through Utah, Colorado and New Mexico, with an emphasis on neon signs, midcentury charms and movie history.

Stepping back in time in Utah, Colorado and New Mexico

Friends go on a classic American road trip through Utah, Colorado and New Mexico, with an emphasis on neon signs, midcentury charms and movie history.

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Check out 13 panoramic images of Southern California travel destinations, such as downtown L.A.’s Bradbury Building, the Chinese Garden at the Huntington Library, Crystal Cove’s cottages, Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, Griffith Observatory and more.
Pano credit: Bryan Chan / Los Angeles Times

latimes:

Check out 13 panoramic images of Southern California travel destinations, such as downtown L.A.’s Bradbury Building, the Chinese Garden at the Huntington Library, Crystal Cove’s cottages, Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, Griffith Observatory and more.

Pano credit: Bryan Chan / Los Angeles Times

Hanoi emerging as a destination for foodies

Hanoi emerging as a destination for foodies

(Source: Los Angeles Times)

Home Sweet Home.
Southern California Close-Ups: Pasadena and environs
The area has its traditions, including  Craftsman homes, Old Pasadena and the Rose Bowl, its greenery including  Huntington Library, its Asian flare with Vietnamese and Chinese  restaurants, and its fun and funky side at Eagle Rock hangouts.

Home Sweet Home.

Southern California Close-Ups: Pasadena and environs

The area has its traditions, including Craftsman homes, Old Pasadena and the Rose Bowl, its greenery including Huntington Library, its Asian flare with Vietnamese and Chinese restaurants, and its fun and funky side at Eagle Rock hangouts.

Scoop It Up! Where To Find The City's Best Ice Cream

New York ice cream tour - next time I’m there!

"An amazing breakfast in the beautiful Imperial No. Nine garden at the  new Mondrian SoHo in NYC… the garden motif taken from entrance to bar  is gorgeously fun ~ and so much glass and light!" via http://tasteologie.notcot.org

"An amazing breakfast in the beautiful Imperial No. Nine garden at the new Mondrian SoHo in NYC… the garden motif taken from entrance to bar is gorgeously fun ~ and so much glass and light!" via http://tasteologie.notcot.org