I love everything about the Grand Californian Hotel. From the decor to the architecture to the landscaping, it is imbued with a Disney interpreted Arts and Crafts vibe. When I think of the Grand, I think of strength and peace. Something about those clean lines and 'natural' materials seem to give one permission to take a deep breath. If you're lucky enough, you may even find a rocking chair near the gardens to take it in, which is exactly where Michaela and I were headed as I stopped to take this picture. As we walked through this archway, the cares of the world faded.