May 17, 2013 § 4 Comments
I loved this day so much.
Sailing is one of my all-time favorite things so getting to spend an entire afternoon out on the water with absolutely perfect weather was just the best.
This is all we did in Santa Barbara and I couldn’t have been more ok with it. « Read the rest of this entry »
May 16, 2013 § 3 Comments
I was always under the impression that beach towns in California are all the same.
Thank goodness I was wrong – just when I thought I’d seen all that they could offer I saw Pismo Beach. « Read the rest of this entry »
May 14, 2013 § 5 Comments
Hey London, I’m coming for you!
Seriously, I can hardly believe that this is real.
Once I’ve arrived/am somewhat settled I’ll start Instagramming up a storm, so follow along if you wish @eemlblog.
Oh, and look out for my final stops on my PCH roadtrip plus a guest post from a lovely blogger named Sophie :)
See you across the pond!
Image source: A Night at Harrod’s by Irene Suchocki // Font extracted from the Audrey Hepburn Quote print by The Print Design Studio
May 13, 2013 § 2 Comments
If Hearst Castle was on MTV’s Cribs, no other mansion would stand a chance.
Not even a little bit.
I’ve never seen one as big and ornate. Designed for newspaper magnate and publisher William Randolph Hearst, it has 165 rooms and 127 acres of gardens, terraces, pools and walkways.
No big deal.
This place is so big that separate tours are offered for different areas of the property. Heather and I paid for guided tours of the grand rooms, but much to our disappointment we didn’t find it worth it. We waited nearly two hours for our tour to start and once we got there, we found the rooms too heavily decorated and gaudy for our liking.
The grounds were an entirely different story though. « Read the rest of this entry »
May 10, 2013 § 5 Comments
Leaving Carmel was so sad. We both fell head over heels crazy in love with it and only left because our hotel made us check out.
Isn’t it just so silly when they make you do that?
Besides our final stop in LA, we couldn’t imagine loving any other part of the roadtrip as much as we loved Carmel.
Little did we know what we were about to see. « Read the rest of this entry »
May 9, 2013 § 2 Comments
Heather and I rented out bikes and started making our way down the coast when I suddenly got really faint, started shaking and getting head spins. Apparently I hadn’t eaten enough for breakfast and the physical activity coupled with the heat hit me all at once. I begrudgingly had to return my bike and was seriously bummed out because I felt so badly!
It all turned out for the best. « Read the rest of this entry »
May 8, 2013 § 3 Comments
Oh hey there! Remember me?
That school thing forced me to go into hiding for a while. But now… « Read the rest of this entry »
April 19, 2013 § 1 Comment
It’s easy to visit a place like Carmel and not want to do anything but lie on the beach with a book in hand to watch the sunset.
Besides its amazing beach, Carmel is also home to the 17 Mile Drive, which includes this really great place called Pebble Beach - a resort right on the water with a really famous golf course. Sometimes I like to pretend I’m a golfer, and this is one place I’d absolutely love to play at. But until that day comes, I’ll stick to patio lunches overlooking the 18th green :)
So after a morning visit to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, that’s exactly what Heather and I did. We snagged the last outdoor table at Stillwater Bar and Grill, devoured fresh fish n’ chips and watched golfer after golfer finish up their rounds against an ocean backdrop.
It was perfect.
This is seriously a must-do if you ever take a trip down the PCH. Even if you’re not a golfer (or even just a part-time pretend one like me) I promise you it’ll knock your socks right off. « Read the rest of this entry »