Alice Starmore has a number of out-of-print, elusive books, among them Pacific Coast Highway. I don’t have this book, published in 1997, and I don’t have a pile of doubloons to go get one.
I did, however, get to drive up the actual Pacific Coast Highway with the family, and the finally finished Starmore sweater.
It doesn’t take a genius to see that there are endless, spectacular colors to inspire a person. You can imagine Alice Starmore going out of her mind as she wound her way up Highway 1.
It was pretty much irresistible to stop along the way to hang out with mammals other than my family, the elephant seals of PIedras Blancas.
You can watch them, once the sun’s up, via the Elephant Seal LiveCam. They do this flipper thing where they flip sand onto their backs while otherwise remaining ponderously inert. This was entertaining to us for a very long time.
I am seriously in love with the colorway known as Elephant Seal.