Santa Barbara Snaps

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I often think that I was supposed to have been born in California but somehow ended up in New England.  I mean, the beachy, laid-back (at least in summer) lifestyle of the Cape is actually very similar to many of the places I’ve visited in CA, but visiting CA always leaves me feeling rested, happy, and at peace.  If I didn’t have any responsibilities (or friends or family) I’d probably move to Venice or Santa Barbara, live in a little hut by the ocean, and make jewelry all day by the beach.  I know that NY’ers aren’t supposed to love CA (or gush about it) this much, but I can’t help it… it’s kind of like a little home away from home to me.

This past week, I was in LA for work meetings on Thurs + Fri, and then we visited my guy’s mother in Santa Barbara.  Heaven.  I always say that it’s my second favorite place on Earth (besides Cape Cod, of course).  We got in some time by the pool, went to my two favorite SB restaurants (The Boathouse + San Ysidro Ranch).  It goes without saying… I did not want to come home!

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{My bf’s mom’s rose garden}

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{Honeycomb mojitos + ambiance at the Boathouse}

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{flowers + my Thai Lychee Martini at San Ysidro Ranch}

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{Yummy Eats at the San Ysidro Ranch:  Parmesan Crusted Halibut, + Brussels Sprouts + home grown carrots.  YUM.}

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  1. that halibut! my god.

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    • TOTALLY chiming in with Meg – looks amazing!

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  2. the foods and drinks look amaze! i’ve never been to California but i pretty positive i’d love it 🙂

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  3. great pics, the food looks amazing and you guys are the cutest couple ever.

    xo
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  4. yum brussel sprouts! LA is always looking so beautiful! x

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  5. Looks like a fun trip!

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  6. What a beautiful trip! I am sure it was just magical. Stung up lights and palm trees. There is nothing like it. I am glad you had a good trip. xo

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  7. It looks like you had the best weather!! SB is my favorite place 🙂 Come back and visit soon!!

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  8. I LOVE California too. I’d be right there on the beach with you my friend. What a fun weekend (and an adorable pic of you and the man)! xo

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  9. This looks like such a nice (and yummy) weekend! Loving your white dress!!

    Kristina does the Internets

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  10. My husband and I love California too – cannot wait to go back in the fall!

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  11. this looks like such a fun time. those flowers are gorgeous, the drinks look fab and the food – yes please!

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  12. need to get there!! looks gorg

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  13. I went to Santa Barbara last summer for a wedding. It was the first time I had ever been and I didn’t realize what I was missing! I can’t believe I lived in San Diego for 5 yrs and didn’t go to SB every weekend. It’s so gorgeous and FUN! Great pics. xo

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  14. i mean… i cant believe we were there the same weekend and didnt connect! sad but im glad you had a fabulous time. the weather was GORGEOUS wasnt it?!

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