Santa Barbara


I grew up in Ventura County, so Santa Barbara has always been a hop, skip and a jump away. My sister has been living there for a few years now, and whenever I visit, it boggles my mind why I don’t go there more often. This was my last trip there.

Just like the perfect host she is, she took me to one of her favorite spots for breakfast/lunch before she had to go to work.

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I love walking on State St, especially on such a beautiful day.

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a cup of joe

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Panini por favor

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I’m normally an egg whites gal, but I always forget to ask. Still good.

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the writing’s on the wall- “you’ll always remember your first crush”

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Nicole bought me a mini-cupcake to go…Red Velvet.  Heavenly!

-photos by me

-more pictures here

Weekend Rendezvous

It’s been a long time since I’ve been to Santa Barbara, and I almost forgot how amazing and relaxing it can be.  The drive up the coast is picture perfect, especially on nice days like this. Make a wish it’s 10/10/10!


Everything you need is on State St. My sister Nicole lives two blocks away from here and we walked to a wine tasting! I liked the Pinot Noir at Oreana Winery
$10 for the wine tasting… loved it.

I wish I had more time to spend… there is so much walking and exploring to do.  My sister has been living here for the past year and she loves it.  I don’t blame her 🙂

There’s a great wine tasting selection and State St. is a shopper’s paradise.  Don’t believe me? See for yourself…  SB shopping

I suggest you bring your walking shoes, or a bike if you have one.   Otherwise, you’ll be coming home with a few blisters… and that’s no fun.

If your not sure where to start, check out this event calender for fun ideas!