California: Day 1 {Santa Barbara}

Reese and I had an AMAZING time in California. Everything was perfect - the weather, the scenery, the company...it was just what I needed. We flew into LAX on Friday night with Reese's brother, Bert and his wife Christine (who were fabulous travel buddies!). Obviously, as soon as we got off the plane we drove straight to In-n-Out Burger. BEST burgers ever. We woke up Saturday morning in beautiful Santa Barbara. Reese's cousin Gina, her husband Dave, and their kids Trevor and Kelly have a beautiful house there and they are wonderful people. They were so hospitable and made our trip truly special - I can't thank them enough! Their house is nestled on the side of a hill with breathtaking views that offered complete serenity. Look at Reese - such a stud. DSCN0007

We went to an awesome farmer's market where we picked up fresh veggies, cheese, fruit and snacks for lunch - everything was so delicious. Fresh olives, walnut oil, roasted peach jam and coconut roasted almonds were just a few of the goodies we picked up. I absolutely loved the packing of these jams and marmalades! DSCN0022

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Later that day, we took the Kosmo family dog, Riley, to the beach. Such a great day - the photos do all the talking.

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That night, we ventured into the "Funk Zone" - yes that is the actual name - for dinner and drinks. We went to The Lark for dinner and it was incredible. Each dish was just as amazing as the first, and the cocktails were divine. The atmosphere was adorable - vintage furniture, galvanized tubs and exposed beams filled the restaurant. They also had a fantastic wine room in the back where we had drinks after dinner.  The "Funk Zone" actually held true to it's name - it was eclectic, trendy and unique, and we had a blast!

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Check out tomorrow's post to hear all about our day in wine country!

xo Court