right before christmas, my whole family went on a little vacation up to lake tahoe. a lot of my favorite things were involved: my family, those ridiculously cute wee little babes, lots of coffee consumption, christmas music + movie watching galore, and lounging around with absolutely no agenda. the boys did a little snowboarding, the girls did some baking, we played in the snow…it was a grand ol’ time. waking up to mountains and trees covered in snow was also a major treat for this southern california/hawaii born bunch! two thumbs up for mountain getaways. thanks mom and dad, you guys are the best!
when i first discovered wellen women on instagram, i was instantly in love with their laid back, beachy, carefully curated brand. so when they reached out to me a few months ago and kindly sent me a skirt and shirt, i was super excited! not only do i love their clothes (currently eying this sweater + this tee) but their packaging is so good too! they have a team of incredible designers and hand letterers (including this insanely talented lady!) and everything from their mailing envelope to the rose gold foiled hang tags are perfection. they also sent these rad little buttons that i put in a ‘safe’ space so i wouldn’t lose them and guess what? i lost them. i promise they are super cute though.
if you remember this post where i talked about investing in some good loungewear to wear to the “office”, you know i love being comfortable 24/7. this maxi skirt and this white tee fit all of the criteria and are so comfy that the reason the tee is wrinkled in these photos is because i slept in it the night before. they are currently offering a special 15% off discount on the skirt + shirt pack (a deal already on its own!) with the code: SKIRTSHIRT. hope you snag a pack because that’s a steal!
it’s become a special tradition for reis and me to spend our anniversary in santa barbara and this year we added ojai into the mix! we stayed at ojai rancho inn for a night and looveed it. free bikes, cute (and cheap) rooms, yes please. we stopped into shop summer camp on our way out and talked to the sweet owner rachel for a good 45 minutes and learned all about how their adorable shop came to be. we headed up to santa barbara and spent the afternoon wandering around the courthouse sunken gardens and eating real good food at our old fave eateries (that town has the best mexican food). in the several years we lived there, neither of us had ever been up to the bell tower at the courthouse so we made our way up there and it was beautiful! highly recommend seeing the city from that view. oh santa barbara, we love you!
and what. i still can’t believe we’ve been married two years!! best two years ever. time FLIES.
enter the code THANKS2014 for 20% off your entire purchase from friday, the 28th through monday, the 1st…happy shopping!
this past weekend we spent up in santa cruz for our dear friends’ wedding! it was one of the most beautiful weddings we’ve ever witnessed…a 2 day glamping wedding nestled in the redwoods with every little detail so well thought out and perfectly curated. pics (+ film) to come soon! we also got to spend a lot of quality time with my brother and sis-in-law and little niece parker who live in SC. we had such a relaxing and GOOD weekend…full of family + friends + good conversation. we went on long strolls around their cute, beachy neighborhood, did some shopping downtown, and went to verve at least 2x a day :) it’s definitely starting to feel like fall in northern california and it got me so excited for cooler temps to hit here down south! we left early yesterday morning and stopped in santa barbara for a tasty lunch at d’angelo’s bread, the cutest little bakery/restaurant where we snapped these photos.
all in all a solid weekend with a solid crew!