Garrick Ramirez

About the Author Garrick Ramirez

Garrick Ramirez is a freelance writer and photographer motivated by destinations, drinks, and design. A sucker for interiors, he’s especially fond of places with rich, immersive atmospheres like tiki bars and stylish hotels. You’ll find him seeking out cool new stuff throughout California and writing about it for his blog, Weekend del Sol.

Clift Hotel San Francisco Drink Me Magazine
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Clift Hotel, San Francisco

You’ll leave the outside world behind when you step foot in the sumptuous Clift Hotel. Design comes courtesy of Philippe Starck who transformed the historic grand dame with sleek design, dramatic lighting, and playful flourishes. The lobby features a soaring 35-foot bronze fireplace and Through-the-Looking-Glass furnishings, such as a Salvador …

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The Wydown Hotel Drink Me Magazine

The Wydown Hotel, St. Helena, Napa CA

The 12-room, boutique Wydown Hotel is a worthy alternative to Napa’s mega hillside resorts. The sleek contemporary interiors exude calm. Stylish guest rooms are flooded with natural light and boast comfy beds and Keurig coffee makers. The downtown location means you can ditch the car and stroll St. Helena’s historic Main Street that’s filled with …

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48 Hours in Santa Cruz Drink Me Magazine
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48 Hours in Santa Cruz

Somewhere between the surf and sand, the redwoods and radicals, Santa Cruz’s rep for exceptional wine, beer, and spirits gets overshadowed. It’s no wonder. The renowned bastion of counterculture sits on an enviable stretch of land conjoining California’s majestic redwoods with the marine sanctuary of the Monterey Bay. Yet amidst …

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