on our road trip, we saw so many beautiful beaches. it was too cold to go for a swim but they were sure beautiful to look at! the beaches around big sur are by far the most breathtaking i have ever seen with their steep cliffs and majestic rocks. carmel by the sea has a cute little beach that allows dogs to run free which is quite a sight to see. i’m so blessed to live in such a beautiful state.
carmel has the cutest cottages! they remind me of the cottages i saw all over the english countryside when i was there a few summers back. every morning, i walked with my mom and my dog to breakfast at the mission ranch and took pictures along the way of the gorgeous homes and quaint cottages. as you can tell by these pictures, my favorite thing to take pictures of is doors and arbors. my dream house would be a little cottage with a colorful door and an ivy covered arch in carmel. a girl can dream
carmel is heaven! its like visiting a fairytale world. i have been going to carmel at least every year since i was 3 months old and it will always feel just as much like home as newport. its so nice to get away and just relax. i travel a lot but its rare for me to take time and just chill out when i’m away. i love wandering the streets and walking on the beach and getting some much needed reading time in. i do yoga everyday in town at my favorite yoga studio which is the perfect way to make the most of my vacation and actually relax. we have our favorite restaurants that we go to year after year but its also fun to find new places. after coming here for so long, we always think we have tried everywhere but then a new place will open or we’ll find a hidden gem and we re-fall in love with this darling town. carmel is super dog friendly so its fun to walk around with colette and i’m sure its fun for her to meet new people and dogs. carmel, i love you!