Saturday, March 20, 2010
I've just returned home last night from a wonderful vacation in Santa Monica!
It was short, to be sure, but sweet. Perfect weather gave way for long, long, full and fun days. Thank you to all who offered helpful recommendations...between my favorite spots and new places, we were covered. We enjoyed our stay at Viceroy — a heavenly, urban beach retreat. It was so beautifully decorated and styled by the talented Kelly Wearstler. The patio area was a favorite spot, as was the chic library — I wished that I could have spent hours and hours looking through the numerous travel, decorating and design books.
The beach was just picturesque, though the water was still quite cool. We also spent an afternoon, strolling down Third Street Promenade, passing delicious Pinkberry, stopped for an Italian dinner, made a dash for Anthropologie (I finally picked up this sweet dress!) and L'Occitane. Not so glamorous, but very fun, we also spent some time at Universal Studios and Disneyland. I could have stayed for about another week, but have definitely returned feeling refreshed and renewed, inspired and full of new ideas...
Thank you for leaving comments and visiting in my absence. I look forward to catching up on all your lovely posts that I've missed, and returning some of your kind words. And of course...Happy Spring!
( images captured by Mario Sierra )