Our trip to Carmel-By-the-Sea

My husband and I celebrated our 30th anniversary in Carmel, CA. I always feel so much at home in Carmel because my grandparents lived there. I have fond memories of summers and many holidays spent there. Here are photos I took during our stay, mostly on our walks. We stayed at the luxurious 1929 Cypress Inn, which was awesome! The rooms are beautiful, updated to the 21st Century and the staff were wonderful. I love the charm and diversity of the homes in Carmel. I'm always fascinated with the natural, weather-worn look of gates and fences framing so many of the houses. 

My husband, Bob and I, at the Cypress Inn.

Here are a few examples, along with photos of the breathtakingly beautiful beaches and trees.
 I never tire of the storybook homes. 

This is a beach south of town, in the Carmel Valley.
An adorable 1905 cottage:

 A deer in the road - we never see this in San Diego!

 A garden arbor, Carmel style

. . . and yet another arched door

 I sound like a broken record, I loved all the whimsical gates and entrances to gardens

and more fences . . .

 A wonderful corner bistro we found and had a great lunch!

it was delish!

and yet another great fence!

and lastly, the Mission Ranch Inn, where we had dinner on our anniversary

 The beach at the foot of Ocean Avenue in the village of Carmel

 Pacific Grove Antiques - felt at home in this charming shop!

More fences and arbors:

 The Homestead Cottages looks like a sweet place to stay.

 and a view of the sky and sea through the trees.



Best Fleas & Tent Events Across the USA! Right here in Point Loma!

The Spring 2012 issue of Romantic Country Magazine is out and the Point Loma Garden Walk boutique is included in the magazine's selection of the "Best fleas & Tent Events Across the USA".

Thank you to Sunday Hendrickson, stylist extraordinaire, for her wonderful photos! . . . and to all of the wonderful vendors who took part in the boutique, the volunteers and Rady Children's Hospital Auxiliary - Dana Unit members. You all rock!

Everyone, come on out for the Point Loma Garden Walk on Saturday, April 28, 2012. Hope to see you there!