California Promotes Art and Culture Districts

In the month of October, Governor Jerry Brown of California signed into law Assembly Bill 189. This law has empowered the California Arts Council to designate areas of California as Cultural Districts. The bill was set into law in the hopes that the California Arts Council would foster Art Districts throughout the state, which would […]

Beyond the Beach: Once In A Lifetime Desert Adventures in SoCal

The beaches and palm trees are great, but there’s a lot more to California than just that. In fact, a lot more of Southern California is desert than is coast. It’s a pity, then, that the desert is so often overlooked in favor of the seaside cities and retreats, when inland SoCal has some of […]

Top 5 Reason People Move to California

Even though it is difficult, time consuming, and tends to be expensive, many people choose to move. A variety of reasons come into play, from a new job to just wanting to be a new area. Here at Inspired by California, we love the West Coast State — and want to shine a light on […]

September is Wine Month in California: A List of the Best Wine Festivals

California is a state that is known for their hot sun, beautiful beaches, and delicious wine. With over 400 wineries in Napa Valley alone, it is no wonder that California has an entire month dedicated to celebrating wine. In the month of September, California is taken over by a different wine festival almost every day! […]

California Wildfires and Global Warming

The western slope of the Sierra Nevada burned this year and the smoke rose to the cruising altitude of a passenger jet. Wildfires are bad in California. The state has already overspent its $209 million dollar budget to fight them this season by dipping into a state emergency fund to the tune of $70 million. […]

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Top 5 Vacation Spots in California

After a year of working hard, you might be excited to plan your next vacation. Everyone needs a vacation from time to time. Without a break, there’s the risk of burnout. There’s likely many places you would like to visit. But if you’ve never taken a trip out west, why not visit California. With so […]

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California Inspired Tattoos

  If you absolutely love body art, you might contemplate going to a tattoo shop and getting some custom ink. However, choosing the perfect tattoo for your body can be difficult. On one hand, you want a tattoo that’s different and unique, but on the other hand, you want your tattoo to mean something — […]

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9 Best Places to Visit in California

Are you long overdue for a family vacation? If you can’t remember the last time you were able to escape, it’s time to start planning your next vacation. You work hard, so you deserve a little fun from time to time. Even if you don’t have a lot of money to spend on a luxurious […]

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What is California Style Clothing?

As usual, California is on the cutting edge of style, just as it is on the forefront of ideas and technology. The recent spike in popularity of the California clothing style may have you wondering, “How can I achieve the look?” The California look promotes comfort and freedom while emanating grace, confidence and beauty. Learn […]

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Top 5 California Modern Architecture Trends of 2015

There are a few new architectural trends to be on the lookout for in 2015. Expect to look forward to these 5 trends in modern California architecture. 1. Designs Meant for Bold Color Making a strong statement in a space is a tricky modern trend to pull off. But west coast architects are embraced the […]