Visit, Read, Watch, Listen
In a hidden angle on your right driving from Big Sur Station, spot the yellow road sign “Narrow Road”. Just 2 miles from there, and after a short walk, discover preserved Pfeiffer Beach, its creek and its natural arches pounced by constant waves. A lonely and rugged place to watch the soft rays of the sun setting in the west.
Stop for a glass of Californian wine by the fire on the terrace of Bar Nepenthe. It was built on the ruins of a cabin that Orson Welles bought for Rita Hayworth but where she refused to spend any time. The fool!
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Step back fifty years at the Henry Miller Memorial Library, an eclectic bookshop housed in a wooden cabin. Enjoy the bohemian atmosphere and peaceful garden while reading one of the author’s controversial masterpiece.
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Big Sur and the Oranges of Hieronymus Bosch, a memoir by Henry Miller about his life in Big Sur, where he lived for 18 years.
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Pull My Daisy, directed by Robert Frank, written and narrated by Jack Kerouac this short film portrays the Beat Generation.
The Family Acid. A photographic journey through the colours of California in the 70’s by Roger Steffens, a music producer and reggae archivist. For a little nostalgia.
5 things to take with you for a stylish journey
1/ A bad ass boyfriend
The kind that drinks too much, lives by his art, and travels around the world.
2/ A film camera
Forget Instagram filters, buy films and photograph your trip with a old Minolta. Never mind your clumsiness, those blurry pictures will perfectly capture the rough beauty of the rugged coast.
3/ An vintage suitcase.
The one you’d find in your grandmother’s wardrobe, a small used leather suitcase, in which you can pack only the very necessary. Pack just five flower dresses.
4/ A straw hat.
To protect you from the burning Californian sun that will shine on you every day.
5/ Big Sur, by Jack Kerouac
Immerse yourself in the spirit of Big Sur’s golden years.
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