Mar 31, 2011

California Trip in Pictures

It was so very nice to get away for a while.

The powerful presence of the mountains made me not want to leave.

Stay with me, sunshiny perfect moments. . .

So pretty it can bring one to tears!

Celebrity sighting at King's Highway restaurant on Palm Canyon Drive. Guess who? ;)

Funniest picture taken!


My boyfriend's babies that he brought back from the Moorten Botanical Gardens.

The song immediately started playing when I saw this hotel!

Loved the brightly colored modern look in the place we stayed.

While at the botanical gardens, I got too close to a cactus taking pics on macro setting and this is what happened! Don't worry, I was laughing, not crying.

Inside the cacti green house.

My sis was in town the same time we were, was nice to meet up for a bit, she'd just bought those pretty earrings.

One of the highlights of the trip, picking fresh citrus off of trees just outside. I mean, COME ON! Paradise! :)

I posted many more pics on Flickr, but these were some of the highlights for me. I took SO many scenic photos, I couldn't believe it when I counted them all. Isn't it nice to get out of town for a while? The wedding we attended was also lovely as ever! I ended up finding out that it was the same place Christina Applegate was married!

This trip made me realize I probably won't be a mitten girl forever. The sunshine, fresh fruit just out the doorstep, warmth, and those breathtaking mountains have convinced me that I need to be in a warmer, sunnier climate for my overall happiness. No immediate plans as of yet, but I'm starting to really think about it.

On another note, I missed you blogger and twitter friends! Cannot believe I was without the internet for 5 days. I did manage to tweet from my little phone here and there, but that's about it. I was thrilled to see my son after over a week yesterday, and I'm feeling completely refreshed. Now it's time to return to routine, and get BACK TO WORK! Expect a shop update soon. :)



  1. I am sooo jealous! Looks like you had a wonderful time, the scenery is just stunning and what a cool hotel room. Lol at Joaquin secret spy pic!

  2. so jealous of your trip to cali! looks like you guys had a blast! I miss the sunshine so much. i feel like it's never coming! and i'm totally with you on the move to the warmth. essential for overall happiness!


  3. who is the celebrity, couldn't tell....great pictures..and you look awesome in that Mexican dress! that endless sky huh...

  4. i love the fir's good tst picture. it's good there are still people still inlove that it actually shines.

  5. I can *totally* see you as a California girl. Just looking at all those sunshiny photos--it's kind of the anti-Michigan. (And that is coming from someone who loves the Mitten's gray skies.) You should visit Colorado sometime too, if you haven't already. Pretty mountains, lots of sunshine.

    Looks like a fabulous trip, and you look so cute in that dress you wore to the botanical gardens!

  6. Yay, you knew it, Smashingbird! :)

    Karen, Colorado ranks as one of my top spaces on the planet!

    Thanks for the compliment on the dress, gals, it was a gift to my aunt from my Gram, and handed down to me, never ever getting rid of it, it means so much.


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