Castles + Wine = A Good Good Time

Adventures (+ beauty) are out there- you just have to open your eyes and look around a little. When friends visit us – after showing them the beach, the mountains and our favorite burritos in Santa Barbara, we love taking them to our favorite winery, Gainey. Over the Santa Ynez Mountains, sitting sleepily amongst the…

Reagan; Man, Legend, Inspiration

An hour south of Santa Barbara, inland from the gorgeous 101, nesting peacefully atop a hill, overlooking a one of a kind view of Simi Valley rests the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum. Since we moved north to Santa Barbara, I had been dying to go and finally, one Sunday we got our chance.…

San Diego: A Story of Sunrises

One of my goals for the New Year was to wake up early and greet each day with a fresh and open mind. The best way for me to do this was to wake before the sun and watch her beautiful rays wave hello to the moon. Dave and I had been spending our final…

Do You Believe in Magic?

Back in January, Dave and I spent a weekend at the Magical Disneyland… and I did not post anything of the adventure. However, I have a few photos and thoughts that I just need to share : ) I truly believe everyone should have a person in his or her world that just makes the…

On Top of the World – Adventures with Imagine Dragons

“What do you love about music?” “To begin with… everything.” *** Sometimes, what starts as a wonderful adventure- turns into something so much more than you could have ever planned. Dave and I were nearing our anniversary and to celebrate our year together, I knew it would be only appropriate to surprise him with tickets…

Up, Up and Away

The older I get, the more I see and understand the importance of experiences over ‘things’. It’s nice to spoil a special someone sometimes, but frequently those things get thrown, used then forgotten about. So, when my special someone was turning 26 last week, I knew I wanted to plan a little adventure for us…

Lord Huron: Strange Trails

Earlier in May, Dave and I went to see Lord Huron at the Observatory North Park in San Diego. They are currently touring for their sophomore album, Strange Trails. Psst.. You should probably go!  We had both seen the young band a few years ago when they opened for Dave Matthews Band at the Gorge.…