I had the chance to go out to California last week for a few days, and spent a night in Claremont, which is a cute little college town. They have a nice downtown area and my favorite part was the boutique hotel I stayed at: Casa 425.
They had a GREAT outdoor area for drinks and music, with these modern fire pits… I’d love to have one in my imaginary Californian backyard. It was also so nice to get out of the city – I felt like I could breathe a little easier, and it was just so spacious and relaxing. You kind of forget the little things when you’re always rushing around the Big Apple..
And the rooms actually opened out to the balcony, Motel 6 style, which was a little freaky, but also very Californian. I liked it.. I liked it a lot.
Anyway, if you’re ever out in Claremont, go grab a drink at Casa 425!