Saturday, March 20, 2010

The First Day of Spring









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 )

21 comments:

  1. what? you were in my neck of the woods, and I didn't know in time to give you some awesome recommendations? Abomination! I'll have to be more on top of things next time around.

    Happy Spring.

    Fri @ Wedding Nouveau

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  2. You just reminded me that tomorrow is the first day of spring..........I will wear something lavender as that dress certainly put me in the spring mood. Happy to hear the trip went so well. XO

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  3. Glad you had a nice trip.

    Happy Spring even though the temp dropped in Toronto today.

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  4. Dreamy photos you posted here. I'm glad your mini vacation was terrific as well - sounds like a renewing holiday.

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  5. Happy Spring Sarah
    I think a mini vacation to Santa Monica sounds terrific!! Gorgeous gorgeous photos.. may I have that car please ?? xx Julie

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  6. I LOVE LOVE LOVE these photos. That green eyeshadow is to die for!

    Hope you had a great trip! Sounds like you did.

    Caroline

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  7. The interesting pleats and scalloped edges are great! I absolutely need some fun new dresses now. Sounds like you had a wonderful getaway:)

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  8. All the photos are beautiful, but I especially love the dresses in 4 & 6...I am so glad spring is here...I look forward to my garden and some new inspiration for it :)

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  9. Third Street is one of my favorite places! I love to go shopping there, and they have some great restaurants, too. But I think the atmosphere is really what makes it special, esp at night. And you chose the perfect time to go, the weather has been lovely lately!

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  10. C - there are so many pretty details, aren't there?

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  11. Sounds like a lovely trip, indeed!
    These photos are quintessentially spring. I'm feeling the urge to run through the grass barefoot, in a pretty dress- only no grass here... ;)

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  12. Happy Spring Sarah.. Looking forward to catching up...

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  13. What gorgeous dresses: how I would love to take any one of these pretties on my trip to San Fran in early May.

    Welcome home, glad your trip was great.

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  14. Love these photos!! The model has such a pretty face. Beautiful purple colors on the dresses, and the green eye shadow gorgeous!

    Glad you had a good trip! I love visiting Santa Monica. Need to visit again. :)

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  15. Jennifer - you do! It's gorgeous right now :)
    Sunny and lovely...

    That model is stunning - I never thought I would like green eyeshadow - but it's lovely here!

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  16. sounds like a wonderful trip -- happy, happy spring, sarah!
    xo

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  17. Happy Spring to you as well, R :)

    Bonnnie and Clyde - thanks!

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  18. Amazing moments, awesome model :)

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