Artist and writer Meagan Morrison of @TravelWriteDraw recalls a whirlwind tour of California’s most picturesque landscapes, where wine, art and memories combined for the trip of a lifetime.
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From the heights of the San Jacinto Mountains in Palm Springs, by way of the highways of L.A., I arrived in Santa Barbara, and was immediately struck by the dramatic change in climate.
Twenty-four hours later, we set off on an early flight to San Francisco, where we began our food tour with the executive chef of The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco. Though I’d visited San Francisco before, I’d never explored it through this lens.
From San Francisco we drove an hour east to Livermore Valley to meet the engaging Steven Kent Mirassou of Steven Kent Winery. The landscape of tumbling hills, with row upon row of grape vines, was so visually striking.