Tuesday January 28, 2020

Oliver Callan does California

Callan witnesses the good and the bad on a road trip along the Californian coast

14th August, 2016
Palm trees in Santa Barbara

If you visit high street fashion stores you’re likely to see summer wear adorned with silhouettes of palm trees and other images meant to conjure up California. But this sunny American state is badly misrepresented by tacky clichés.

It’s a stunning landscape with desert-like scrub and surf culture to the south, and great yawning valleys and misty wine landscapes to the north. The beaches are perfect all the way along, with...

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