Ventura, CA Travel Tips from a Designer at Patagonia
Daniella Manini is an artist and textile designer at Patagonia. She tells us her secrets for finding the beauty in Ventura
Peruvian-born artist Manini surfs, paints, and shops her way through the Southern California beach town. The self-taught creative has a wide-spanning portfolio too—you’re just as likely to see one of her murals in a retail space across the globe as you are to see her artwork on a piece of clothing.
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You’ll want to find a beachside house to rent for the full experience of Ventura’s laid-back lifestyle. Manini loves the design and location of Ventura Coastline’s home rentals. “The best time to rent one of these is from September to November, when school summer vacation and surf camps are over and it’s less crowded,” she says. “The surf won’t be crowded, and the beach is right outside your door—it’s so peaceful.”
For Manini, mornings are hectic with her young children. She refuels at Prospect Coffee Roasters, a sleek, white-tiled coffeehouse on S Laurel Street. “I usually get an almond-milk latte here, but there’s also a ginger latte and a rotating list of specialty drinks that are pretty good,” she says. In the evenings, she joins the surf crowd at Topa Topa Brewing Co. “You’ll definitely get a buzz after your first beer,” she says. “They always have a food cart parked outside if you’re hungry, and bands play live music too.”