It’s a businessman who left the East Coast for the milder South California that built this Victorian mansion in 1887. Converted into a b&b in the ‘90s, Bissel House retains all the charm of a family house. Mornings here have the taste of a ritual where all guests sit together around the oval table while the owner serves a delicious and perfect breakfast. The 7 rooms have flowery tapestries and you might find a vintage laced long dress hanging in your wardrobe, a reminder of the dinner parties often hosted by Anna Bissel at the beginning of the 19th century. Bissel House is located in South Pasadena, an elegant small town close to Los Angeles that every second Sunday of the month hosts the famous Rose Bowl Flea vintage market.