Tuesday, March 8

Beautiful California... why I don't I live here?!

So the husband and I arrived in California today, 
(we're here for a work conference in Monterey)
and oh my goodness, I feel so refreshed already.

I forgot how deprived I've been in Montreal....  of sun, of greenery, of fresh sea air. 
I could feel my winter blues disappear with every breath.
We arrived in San Francisco to cloudy skies, but it didn't matter. The scenery was lush, and beautiful.

In Monterey, we're staying at this adorable little hotel called the Spindrift Inn. It has the sweetest little balcony, and is well-stocked with my favourite Aveda body products.
Oh and I can't wait to sleep in that gigantic bed tonight!

So anyway, I just wanted to pop in and say a quick hello. I expect I'll be a bit busy with work over the next few days, but after that we're heading off on a road trip around the southwest, so undoubtedly I'll have tons of pictures to share with you!


Monique said...

Wow, your trip pics so far are amazing. My favorite is the art work on that wall. I love finding random street art like that. Enjoy your time there. So great to here you are shaking off the winter blues. Looking forward to your road trip pics.

mermaid gallery said...

looks wonderful...i know what you mean about being deprived. Sunshine just opens us up.....

Anna Walker said...

I Have no idea why you don't live in CA It's amazing! :)
Monterey is so lovely and nice! Go check out the aquarium and the awesome Jelly Fish then go enjoy Bubba Gumps! :)
I swear it's so much fun!


Noemi said...

Well I am partial to Sunny South Florida since I live here, but those photos are fantastic, and I love the Aveda product reminds me of my 40th bday and the little boutique hotel we stayed at in South Beach. Have fun it looks wonderful :)
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Anonymous said...

nice, can't wait to see some pics of sunny California :)

Nancy said...

I always ask myself the same thing when I visit CA. Monterey is such a gorgeous area - enjoy! Drive down to Big Sur if you have the chance. I'll be up in Marin for a retreat in a couple of weeks, can't wait :)

Emily said...

oh you just wanted to pop in and brag! ;)
Why did I have to visit the part of california that was buried in snow 2 weeks ago???

Pinecone Camp said...

Monterey is one of the prettiest places in California. Love it! I also love your pics.

Diana Mieczan said...

Wow those photos are fantastic and I feel happy just looking at them:) Have a wonderful time, sweetie

Ps: I’m hosting a charming jewelry GIVEAWAY today! Hope you’ll join in:)

Elizabeth said...

Wonderful pics of our California! You are here at a great time with all of the hills such a pretty green. Enjoy your time here!


Ashley said...

I've only been to So Cal, but I truly ask myself pretty much every day why I'm not living there yet.

Tanya (a Taste of T) said...

Oh I love that area!

Okie said...

Gorgeous pictures. We're trying to budget in a family vacation to a beach house. This post makes it so tantalizing...I just want to go now. :)

and flowers pick themselves said...

monterey is one of my favorite places in the world! can't wait to go back some day. enjoy your time!

xo Alison

Crazy Sweet Life (Brianna) said...

Hope you're having fun! It looks so gorgeous there...meanwhile, we just got another little mini snow storm and now it's freezing rain!

this free bird said...

monterey is the cream of the crop in CA...did you visit big sur?? now there's a slice of heaven on earth!