Cambria

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Have you been to Cambria? It’s on the central coast of California, right at the spot where sunny, carefree southern California meets the cooler, more serious north. At least, I think so. I’m sure locals have their opinion of where their town is located.

You can see the landscape take on a more rugged look, and the architecture changes from stucco adobe-style homes covered in bougainvillea to cedar-shingled homes nestled among pine trees.

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The town center has several charming shops, but my favorite is Heart’s Ease which has a perfect little secret garden tucked behind its walls.

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Inside the shop there is a wonderful selection of potpouri in large clay pots that you can scoop up into paper bags.

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My favorite reminded me fall in New England.

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There are historic inns and romantic restaurants….

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like Robin’s Restaurant.

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Healthy, locally-sourced food and decadent desserts…

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Made even better with a chilled glass of chardonay, of course.

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A sunny spot outside the museum to enjoy and antique shops to explore…

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After we explored the town, we drove out to the Fiscalini Ranch Preserve and discovered a landscape that reminded us of the moors of  Scotland. There was even a bagpipe playing in the foggy distance. How cool is that? It was such a welcome relief from the heat we had just left farther south.

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This pretty much sums up what exploring the cool, fresh sea air of Cambria felt like during the hot summer months.

**all photos taken with my trusty iPhone 4s

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Hi! I'm Nuvea. I live in Southern California with my husband, three horses, four dogs and one cat, but can frequently be found restoring our tiny stone cottage and olive grove in Portugal.

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