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Daytrip to Santa Barbara

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Last weekend Doug and I woke up and decided it might be fun to take little trip to Santa Barbara. About 1.5-2 hours north of Los Angeles its not an awful drive, so we just grabbed some coffee and hopped into the car.

Our first stop was just a few miles south of Santa Barbara in a little town called Summerland. We stopped into the  wine tasting room of Summerland Winery, and then popped into a few antique shops before we headed up to Santa Barbara.  And the lovely ladies that worked at Summerland were nice enough to give us some lunch and winery recommendations for the rest of our day so we didn’t even need to plan our trip!

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Chambray Shirt / White Jeans / Jean Jacket
Earrings from Istanbul (similar) / Bag / Sunglasses / Sandals

We  stopped at a few tasting rooms and had an amazing lunch at Seven Bar & Kitchen. I definitely think that Santa Barbara would be a really amazing weekend trip — we were so preoccupied with the tasting rooms in town that we didn’t really get to spend any time next to the ocean. I’ve been doing a little Air BnB research for some places that will let us bring Zinnie along — hopefully there will be another Santa Barbara trip soon!

Malibu Wines

After my work trip in California I spent the weekend in Los Angeles with my friend Kristen. I had a super long bucket list of all the things I wanted to do and amazingly we hit everything on the list! One of the things I wanted to do was go wine tasting in Malibu. Even though it was a little overcast, we packed a picnic and headed over to Malibu Wines.

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Was super excited to spend some QT with these lovebirds! Kristen and Lyman got engaged in April in Napa Valley, just like Doug and I!

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It was fun to meet some of Kristen and Lyman’s friends, David and Cathy. We also hung out with them on Sunday at the Hermosa Beach Festival.

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The table next to us left a pretty impressive wine glass sculpture when they headed out. You can’t see from this angle, but all of the adirondack chairs had wine glass holders carved into the arms!