santa barbara pt 2

2/20/2012



After spending time at the beautiful courthouse, having a picnic and poking around, we climbed the clock tower to see an incredible view of the city. To the north we saw nestled homes within a lush green landscape, and to the south we saw the Pacific ocean. It's easy for me to envision my dream life here, with a little house somewhere near the mountain peaks, which overlook the ocean. Oh, how I wish!



Vanessa and the ocean behind her


On the way to the beach with my cat phone & peppermint tea in hand





The view was incredible; I never wanted to leave. The area feels so untouched, even though at certain angles you could see sailboats and locals walking their dogs. They know how to live life. It's in these moments that I love the California coast.





After a relaxing afternoon, we changed gears entirely and played a round miniature golf. It's one of my favorite things to do, because it feels like i'm living in the 1970s. I also appreciate the different props that adorn each hole, such as ornate castles and windmills!




After being worn out by complex miniature golf labyrinths, we ate copious amounts of sushi in honor of my birthday. Donald always orders the brightest rolls and nigiri, which I never get tired of photographing. So delicious!





I'll be back in Santa Barbara in April to see Radiohead live, and I already can't wait! x

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  1. Gorgeous photos, lovely outfits... you reamind me of Sophia Coppola.

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    1. Thank you, that is a sweet compliment! My sister and I get those comparisons sometimes which is fine by me, since she is fantastic all around :)
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  2. I want to be where you are! :) I am going to be so envious every time you show your kitty phone cover! :) x

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    1. Oh haha, then I'll refrain. I actually switch it off sometimes because it's already quite scuffed. I wish I could be where I was too! I live about an hour away from that gorgeous town, boohoo. x

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  3. Wow right back at you, it always seems like you have so much fun :)) I had no idea Santa Barbara was so beautiful and I'd love to play minigolf someday haha, it does seem like something that just came out of the 70's! I can't believe you're gonna see Radiohead live, how lucky XD
    And no, the sweater did not come with a pompom, I made that out of yarn and put it in a necklace XD hat way I can add pompons wherever I wish!

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    1. It's even more beautiful than I had time to show! There are so many streets and little cottage-type inns. I'm super excited for Radiohead, I've seen them many times, but never in Santa Barbara :) I actually went all the way to Paris the first time to see them! Luckily for you, you're already there :) And that sounds like an awesome creation x

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  4. So stunning. You and your sister are beautiful. The picture of you so small against the cliff is amazing. Also, if ever you visit Newcastle, I must show you around!! :-)

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    1. Gosh, thank you Paula. We were surrounded by about 20 dog-walkers so I'm glad that photo turned out! I would still love to visit Newcastle and would definitely love a tour! :)

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  5. Your imagery really captivates me. Glad to have located this blog!

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    1. Likewise! Your blog is so pretty. Will be mutually following :)
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  6. Both you and your sister are absolutely lovely! The pictures are incredible and give off a definitely dreamy atmosphere. Also, I love your cat phone! :D

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    1. Thank you :) The day was definitely dreamy, and most of my days tend to be a lot more subdued so it was welcome!

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  7. lovely pictures,and I agree... Sophia Coppola !x

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  8. it's beautiful there, why don't I have a cat phone? Or cat everything for that matter...

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    1. I agree. I'll have to put a limit on my cat-related possession pretty soon. The cat phone was so cheap and purchased at a Japanese toy store, so anyone can get it with a google search I'm sure :)
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  9. Oh I love your cat phone too!! Santa Barbara looks beautiful! I'll have to check it out sometime soon! & awesome sushi pictures : )

    Victoria
    Forever Fashionably Late

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    1. Just looking at the sushi makes me want to eat it all over again! You should visit Santa Barbara if you get the chance, it is so worth it! x

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  10. I love your Iphone case!!!!!

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  11. Santa Barbara looks breathtaking, I adore the vivid colours of these photos! And the sushi looks so delicious <3
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    1. The city is so colorful on its own, was happy to just be there to capture it! x

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  12. i love your dress! and your iphone cover is just adorable. and by coincidence i have the same dress as your friend, from forever 21! :)

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    1. Thank you and I even have a similar dress to hers! hehe :)

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  13. The miniature golf looks so fun! Haha ♥

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    1. It is! I like to play every once in a while, and it always makes the night special. I hardly win though!
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  14. Wow these picture are outstanding! Makes me want to get away :P
    -Heath Jean

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  15. Thank you! Luckily it's only an hour away, so whenever life gets a little dull, it doesn't take too much to pop over. If only I could be there every weekend! x

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