Magazine article Art Business News

An Ode to California Dreaming

Magazine article Art Business News

An Ode to California Dreaming

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DEAR READERS,

I recently spent a week in the Los Angeles area visiting several galleries and art publishers, and I realized why the Mamas and the Papas waxed so eloquently about California Dreaming. Though I lived in the city for a year after college, I had forgotten the intoxicating pull of the West Coast and the Pacific Ocean. However, the minute I stepped off the plane, the sunny skies and ocean breeze immediately hooked me back in.

I stayed in a charming little bed-and-breakfast in Santa Monica located right on the beach, and every morning, I walked down to the water and was able to appreciate a stunning panorama of blues, greens and golds. I also visited the breathtaking oceanside community of Laguna Beach, the lush hills of Duarte and watched the sun set on the pier in Redondo Beach and was equally romanced by my surroundings.

It's easy to see why so many artists, publishers and gallery owners flock to the beautiful West coast. …

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