It’s BLISS BITS Wednesday!
And what a blissful week it has been.
I spent most of it in Carmel, California with my best friend- you’ll get a preview of that trip here!
Here are (some of the) SMILES from my week.
Cruisers parked on Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica.
Many types of margaritas for ladies night out in LA.
My preference? Pomegranate. Reminder: drinks in Cali are stronger than drinks in Utah.
Decor inside Harvelle’s.
Soon to be…
What closets look like with two tiny princesses in the house.
Chilled bubbly awaiting us at the Cypress Inn. Purr.
Courtyard art at the Inn.
Welcome to Carmel-by-the-Sea: perfect Manhattan.
Dinner at Nico, served by a French Johnny Depp.
Tiramisu and Italian vino. Heaven!
The gardens in Carmel are spectacular. I am NOT exaggerating.
A “good morning” from the Pacific Ocean.
I read that at one point, the dog-to-human ratio was 5:1. I LOVE THAT.
Coffee and sand between my toes. I could become a morning person if this was reality.
One of the best Bloody Maries I’ve tasted, and Amanda’s first raw oysters. (She loved them!)
Flowers are happy in Carmel.
Chalkboard art at La Bicyclette.
Beach = bare feet required.
This cypress tree is 250 years old and glorious. Inspiration.
Early morning power walk on the beach. See? Morning person!
Course #3 out of 5 at Mission Ranch‘s brunch. I dined with sheep.
Seahorse love at Monterey Bay Aquarium.
Pondering the early life of a penguin. Egg time.
Happy hour, indeed.
I mean…. please. Is a caption even necessary? Pause for enjoyment.
My cozy goodbye to the Cypress Inn.
The best part of the Big Sur stretch of the Cali coastline was Amanda seeing it for the first time!
A brief stop at one of our regular haunts: Fermentations.
My hubby-to-be, sweet Cholula, and sushi take-out awaited me when I got home.
Oh, and FALL officially took over while I was gone.
No, really. The hills are vibrant right now.
You know. Just the usual bliss.
I leave tomorrow morning for another ladies weekend- this one in the San Juan mountains of Colorado.
Stay tuned for recaps of both trips upon my return!*