A mild coastal fragrance of crushed lime leaves, sagebrush, light marine brine and pale musk. The sun rises and illuminates the sky, a searing cerulean (the brightening beauty of lime leaf). A single cypress, cool and tingling, stands watch over the white sand beaches that stretch effortlessly for miles. The sun streams through cypress’ branches and shadows fall across the fine sand, long fingers from the forest embracing the sea. Gnarled driftwood adorns the coast, an ornament that, with its wood sweet sea brined smell, connotes the relationship between land and water. Marine breezes blow, bringing fresh mountain air down from the cliffs with a whimsical whip. Do we detect a sniff of soft, milky sage? We do, as well as the subtle scent of inland animals making their inevitable pilgrimage to the water. Unctuous and earthy, sage and musk underpin this sandy paradise. Succulents spike upwards, sucking up the sweet air and ever-sufficient sunlight, quenching our salt air thirst with their crisply cruciferous snap. Pacific coast is unbeatably refreshing, a sophisticated montage of aquatic and vegetal textures that relocates us on the central coast, staring out over the ocean in amazement.