During the bleak, short days of winter, there is no natural resource the body and spirit crave more than sunlight. We asked art photographer Clarissa Bonet to capture five urban sanctuaries designed to make the most of this precious commodity.

Summer House Santa Monica

In photographing the sun-drenched atrium dining room of this popular Lincoln Park restaurant, Bonet created a simple vignette: “I was allowed to shoot only before the restaurant opened, and so I created the scene of a person waiting for her friends to arrive. The light pours in through the barrel-vaulted glass ceiling, and plants are hanging all over — you definitely get the feeling of California.”