Santa Barbara Escape.

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I spent last weekend in beautiful Santa Barbara celebrating a good friend’s bachelorette party.  We rented a house in the hills overlooking the ocean and truly had a serene weekend.  The weather was absolutely perfect and we soaked up the sun.

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The view from our coffee deck every morning.  We spent almost all of our time at the house outdoors on this patio.

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Sunset selfie with the bride to be!

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Having the most tasty breakfast on State St here!

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Two of the girls rented a convertible and we were cracking up at our convertible hair.  That’s the way to go when you are driving along the coast!

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Sheena, the maid of honor, enjoying the morning light.

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We rented paddle boards from here!  We paddled out in the ocean and came across these adorable seals!

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Paddle boarding through the harbor.

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The inbetweens enjoying the garden at our house.

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The flowers were so vibrant.

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These beautiful daisies with vibrant centers.

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A day at the beach!

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Strolling through the adorable downtown area.

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We went to tea/champagne at the Four Seasons Saturday afternoon.  The views were gorgeous.

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Everyone got their own pot of tea and a glass of champagne.  We were well stocked on the liquids.

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Some delectable desserts.

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We spent an afternoon cruising around the Funk Zone which was a very hip, small district of restaurants/breweries/wineries.

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Even the bathrooms had awesome art haha.

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Beautiful sunsets.

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And gorgeous nights.

Santa Barbara was a wonderful place for a bachelorette weekend!

Bee Happy!

pooh bear honeyBy now you have heard that the San Francisco 49ers lost the Super Bowl, so I have been trying to soften the pain the best I could…with sweets! Brittany is always trying to keep me in check by making me spit my cookie out into her hand, walking by and pulling candy apples out of my mouth, and even swapping out my secret candy stash with baby carrots. I can’t help it, I love HONEY! I wanted to share a few of my favorite honey inspired items with you to try and sweeten your day a little!

honey perfume loccitane(I always start my day with a spray from my favorite perfurme from L’Occitane “Miel & Citron”. It is no longer available for purchase- best I could find was a bottle for $200 on Amazon! But fear not, they have come out with a limited edition honey line that will only be around for a few months so stock up!)

pushing Daisies

(One of my favorite TV shows of all time was Pushing Daisies. There has been nothing as beautifully crafted on TV since and it is a shame that is was cancelled prematurely (it won seven Emmy’s)! Bees and honey were an underlying tone throughout the series allowing the set and costume designers to have a lot of fun! Netflix the show if you are ever looking for something unique to watch, I own the series!)

honey candle(Beeswax candles smell amazing and are lightweight, they sit perfectly in pretty much holder because they have a sticky base. I love to burn them but they melt so quickly!)

honey massage(Did you know there are spas that massage you with honey?! Sign me up!)

honey-lemon-tea-b(This is how I love to start my morning!)

honey(My friend has a jar of honey sitting on the back seat of his car. I would be telling a lie if I said I didn’t take a quick taste when he wasn’t looking. I recommend leaving a jar in your car, it makes sense, you never know when you are going to be stranded somewhere and your honey levels are low)

If you are feeling a little gloomy over the Niners loss, you’re not alone. But I just showed you how to make the taste of defeat a little sweeter.