Photo Diary: SB --> SD --> LAS (Part One)

Jul 26, 2016































Last fall we went on holiday to celebrate our first wedding anniversary and getaway together before the baby arrived. We dreamed up the perfect trip: Santa Barbara, rent a car and drive to Del Mar to hang out with Mark's aunt + uncle who had recently remodeled their home {featured in San Diego Magazine!} and invited us out. Lastly, we'd road trip with them to Vegas before heading home. 

Travelling in my second trimester proved to be a breeze (thankfully) and we had an incredible holiday spending quality time together before parenthood. 

We stayed at the Wayfarer in the heart of the Funk Zone and within walking distance to East Beach. We enjoyed breakfast in their massive community kitchen, played giant jenga in the common space, biked (I gave up on a hill just like in Santa Fe) to the Santa Barbara Mission, explored State Street on foot, worked out on the beach and took ascenic drive up Gibraltar Road. We also rented surf boards (after a mad dash to buy suits as we thought it'd be too cold) so we could try SUP. Mark did awesome, I stood up, got back down and promptly exchanged my board for a kayak. 

Memorable Eats + Drinks:

The Lark -- one of the most incredible dining experiences to date. Gorgeous presentation, delicious (mock)tails and the food was subperb. And we'd know because we ordered half the menu. No regrets.

D'angelos Bakery -- yummy breakfast spot on State Street. Bonus points if you dine outside.

Four Seasons Resort at the Biltmore-- perfect for sunset drinks al fresco overlooking the ocean. Lavender Soda for me, Gin + Tonic Cura for him. If you enjoy G+T get the cura, its an experience and plates beautifully.

McConnell's Fine  Ice Cream -- No explanation needed.

Enterprise Fish Company -- Lobster. Bisque.

Next Stop, Del Mar!

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