Savvy California is about enjoying life in California, from day trips to nightlife to savvy living on the left coast. We explore the best places and cool spaces in our own backyards — in big cities and beach towns, wine country and farm country. We head out to state parks and theme parks, new hot spots and old-growth forests, all in a day or easy weekend.
We know where we live isn’t perfect, but there’s no place we’d rather be. And sure some people call this the left coast as a put down, but the savvy consider it a term of endearment.
California is a famously diverse state with plenty of people, places and things represented. Still, the silly stereotypes won’t quit (you know the ones). The thing is, clichés can be a little bit true. And it turns out that’s where the fun is.
So if we’re not at home or in the garden sharing our stories with savvy readers, you’ll find us cruising the coast highway, in a convertible, wearing cliché-colored sunglasses, for a lighthearted look at all things:
Artsy fartsy, fruity nutty, veggie yogi, local foodie,
Tree huggy, celebrity crushy, culture quirky, indie groovy,
Wine tipsy, bucket listy, hippie dippy, eco snooty,
Day trippy, trail trekky, beach bummy, surfer dudie.
Love California like we do?
Join us on a journey to map out the hella fun, awesome, gnarly, chill escapes — no hate — in the great Golden State. (Layin’ on the lingo totally tongue in cheek. Savvy?)
Kat is a California lifestyle writer and the founder/publisher of Savvy California. She typically travels the state with her husband Troy, an airline pilot with a vintage race car habit, or walking on the beach with her little dog Gracie, a total
terrorist terrier and terrific road tripper.
Together Kat and Troy have called several California locations home: Troy was born in Los Angeles and graduated from the University of Santa Cruz. Kat grew up in Palo Alto and Costa Mesa, then went to college on the east coast and then Arizona, where the two met. They got married at a little chapel in Lake Tahoe, California, and now live on California’s beautiful Half Moon Bay Coastside.
Magazines: Kat’s articles have appeared in Real Simple, Outside, Experience Life, Natural Solutions, Better Homes & Gardens, Consumer’s Digest, American Profile, Hemispheres, Health, Natural Health, Shape, Yoga Journal, Prevention, Fit Pregnancy, Journey, MSN.com, and many others.
Books: Her work has also been published in books by HarperCollins, Forbes Travel Guide, Mobil Travel Guide, and Rodale Books.