Jason and I just got back from a 9 day trip to California. It was my first time out west, and was completely worth the wait. We flew into LAX and rented a car (Ford Flex woot woot!) and drove up the coast on Route 1. Over the course of our trip we visited Santa Barbara, Montecito, San Simeon, Monterey Bay, Carmel by-the-sea, Sonoma/Wine Country and San Francisco. By far my favorite place we visited was Montecito and the place we took our Engagement photos. Nestled in the hills, overlooking the ocean is the most gorgeous ranch you will ever visit – San Ysidro Ranch. It was here that John F. Kennedy and Jackie spent their Honeymoon, and where Vivien Leigh married Laurence Olivier. It was also here that Jason and I spent a few hours with our amazing photographer, KT Merry, walking barefoot and climbing ladders in lavender fields.
We spent the night in a beautiful little cottage, the Fig, and spent the next morning walking around the rest of the property. We fell in love with every bit of it. Although the rest of our vacation was amazing, San Ysidro really stole our hearts. We talked about it nonstop the rest of the trip, and hope to go back on our anniversary. Well, one of our anniversaries at some point. I’m happy that this beautiful place has such significance to us now.
Can’t wait for our photos, because as you can tell, we do not take good photos! That second picture is courtesy of SYR Properties, the rest are ours.
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