Pfeiffer Beach: Home of the Purple Sand

Pfeiffer Beach at Pfeiffer State Park in Big Sur is a beautiful and unique sight.  The parking lot was full, so I took the free route parking on the highway opting for the 3 mile trek down the beach road.  Not far down the road, a friendly older couple from the east coast stopped to offer a…

Yoga in a Yurt and More…

This is my first morning and full day to be here in Big Sur, and I certainly started it out right!  I woke up before sunrise and walked the entire area in my robe and slippers with my big camera in tow.  This early bird got all the worms.  I saw the sunrise over the…

Twilight over Big Sur at Post Ranch

I woke up before sunrise (as I did every morning–to my surprise–on this trip) and went out on the balcony to experience the best views of the mountains.  Then I took a magical walk to see all the unique cabins and the changing colors of the sky over the sea.  Not a creature was stirring, not even…

First Day at Post Ranch Inn

We were greeted by three lovely deer upon arrival into Post Ranch around mid afternoon on Friday. We were also greeted with bottomless Prosecco once we reached the main lodge at check in.  I especially appreciated that and the over sized POST RANCH branded pumpkin. Great first impression of our cabin!  I couldn’t wait to…

Point Lobos

After breakfast in Carmel we headed to Point Lobos.  Point Lobos is a beautiful state park found in between Carmel and Big Sur. We trekked the entirety of it along the coastline witnessing many sea otters, sea lions, and seals sunning and napping on the rocks or rolling around playing in the water.

Breakfast in Carmel by-the-Sea

I woke up at the crack of dawn to get my first view of Carmel in the daytime and what a sight it was.  My balcony had a magically delightful ocean view!  I brought my book out (which I never opened) and a cup of coffee to accompany me, but I just couldn’t take my eyes…

Welcome to TRUCKEE

This town is so rad! Coffeebar is the most popular coffee shop in town with a nice crowd inside and out.   Donner Lake was so serene and gorgeous on our stroll along the beach.  We also enjoyed gawking at the outstanding million dollar homes and cabins encircling the lake. High up on the hill…

An energizing start to a long day of baking and cooking gone bad

Started out the day with an exhilarating yet hot and exhausting run…so I earned this glass of Rose with lunch;) I have to support the local Ojai winery! Next up, baking cookies then preparing the pasta salad and shrimp cocktail for the big pool party tomorrow. If you’re wondering what the greenery is, that’s the…