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Carmel Beach, California
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Carmel-by-the Sea

There are some places which are breathtakingly beautiful and no matter how many times you visit, somehow, each time its natural wonder just seeps into your soul. Carmel, just 90 minutes drive south of San Francisco, on California’s Monterey Peninsular …

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Garden in Carmel-by-the Sea, California
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Flowers of Carmel-by-the-Sea | ‘Home thoughts from Abroad’

I love flowers, most girls do!! I love growing them, something I need to perfect, picking them, something I am adept at, buying them, for others and myself, being given them and arranging them! Also, there is nothing more beautiful …

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Authentic Mediterranean property in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, USA
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Beautiful, stunning and unique, the homes of Carmel-by-the-sea!

Carmel homes boast a wealth of different styles of architecture, everything is unique, which adds to its charm. The one I am featuring above is my absolute favourite! Looking at it, one really could be in Tuscany or Provence, so …

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The clay tile roof by Carmel Mission, Carmel, California, USA
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Carmel, California, another one of my special places!

When I wrote my first thoughts about living in Lourmarin, in Provence, France, I asked: ‘when do you know that you are somewhere special and what makes a place special?’ Of course the answer is different for all of us. …

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The 405 San Diego Freeway – where our Californian love affair began

Why would anyone be reduced to tears in the hazy, virtually standstill, 6 lanes of gas guzzling  405, San Diego Freeway? A Los Angeles freeway that I always think of as ‘mine’. A road full of so many memories and …

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