Our Anniversary Getaway! ...

Yup, Eric and I celebrated our 6th wedding anniversary last weekend! I'm only telling you now 'cause we just got back from our getaway yesterday. What's more is that it was our first overnight getaway without the kids! Indeed, this was a double milestone. So we decided to run off to beautiful Santa Barbara. Even in the rain and cold we had a great time. And thankfully we were well equipped for the weather. Even random dude with his wetsuit and fins.
We walked the entire time in the rain and I loved it! It was really romantic actually. Especially when we stumbled upon this great Danish bakery called Andersen's on State Street. Our pastries and coffee were perfection. Prior to this we had lunch at Jeannine's where we had this amazing Italian Wedding soup, but I forgot to take photos–sorry, I was famished. I also did not take any photos of our awesome hotel, Canary! Luckily you can see pics of the hotel here. The Spanish and Moroccan style and decor was exactly what I wanted in Santa Barbara.
As luck would have it, the sun made its way through the clouds on our final day as we drove the coast home through Malibu. The scenery and food at Neptune's Net were amazing! Eric had the fish and chips and I had the perfect cheeseburger and fries. Once again, perfection!
The rest of our drive home was fun and adventurous. I couldn't believe the views on either side of us, nature all around. Overall, it was a wonderful celebration of our amazing six years and two kids together. I have the best husband ever!

26 comments:

Brandi {not your average ordinary} said...

Oh, Haydee, I'm so glad you two had a wonderful anniversary getaway. You look adorable. And very random guy in fins. California never ceases to amaze me.

jillian :: cornflake dreams. said...

happy anniversary! looks like you two had a wonderful weekend :) xoxo jcd :: cornflake dreams

Lillian (Unstitched.) said...

Aw, so glad to see that you had a wonderful time celebrating! A getaway to Santa Barbara sounds so lovely - I've always wanted to go visit! I love that you saw a random guy with a wetsuit...I guess with all that rain, it makes so much sense (though I can't imagine it would be comfortable, especially with those flippers!). But good food, plus beautiful beach...it looks fantastic :)

rikshaw design said...

hapy anniversary! glad you got away!

Dancing Branflake said...

How sweet! I love that you highlight the food. A must on a getaway. You are so beautiful!

Becca said...

looks like such a lovely trip! my mouth is watering looking at the food.
glad you got a shot in of the scuba dude

Chassity (Look Linger Love) said...

So glad you were able to get away and chose to share here. Congrats!

kabuka said...

Happy Anniversary!!!! Sounds like the perfect weekend! I have never been to Santa Barbara but after reading your blog today I want to go!

the southern hostess said...

What a great trip! I've always wanted to visit Santa Barbara. Happy Anniversary!

katie | hip hip shoe-ray! said...

oh, I love that bakery! I went to school in santa barbara and remember going to breakfast there a few times. they have the best (and most calorific) eggs benedict ever. glad you had a lovely weekend!

Gabriella {sensiblyluxe} said...

Sounds like you both had a lovely time! The baked goods made me hungry.

Krissy Engle said...

Happy anniversary!!! Congrats! What a fun trip! Tell Eric I said hello! xoxo

La Feem said...

I'm so happy for you, you're both great. xo

Julia Wheeler said...
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julia wheeler said...

you two are the best! happy anniversary! i hope you re-enacted the famous phone make out in honor of this. xo

Claire Gibson King said...

Happy Anniversary! I am so happy you went away and celebrated!!!! Congrats!

Amy said...

Happy anniversary! Am glad to see you enjoyed your weekend!

Cheers.

Jacqueline said...

happy anniversary! love these pics -- made me feel like i was there.

Grace Happens said...

happy anniversary! love the recap. makes me wanna take a road trip:) xoxo

TheBeautyFile said...

That is WONDERFUL!! You are so adorable, I can't even begin! I can't get over the random dude in the wetsuit. From the looks of the food it looks like it was heaven!! So amazing you had such a beautiful drive down the coast! Today's our 10 year dating anniversary, I think a celebration is in our future as well...

Stephanie said...

love that hotel. stayed there when it was called something else. the rooftop pool is the best (but not in the rain i suppose. =) happy anniversary!

DH Hunter said...

Hmm 6 years (you) 31 years (me) a sneaky get a way ~ no matter where it is- (although Santa Barbara / Malibu Never Hurt) Fantastic. Cheers!

Linda [the young curator] said...

congrats on your double milestone!!! so happy to see how much in love you and your husband are :]

and the next time i'm on the west coast, i'll definitely have to check out the places you highlighted.

bink and boo said...

This post makes me want to escape with my "luvah". Looks like you two had a wonderful time. Congrats on the anniversary you love birds.

Oh and thanks...I now have a serious craving for fish and chips.

Being Ingrid said...

How positively fun and GREAT that you had your first night away. I hope you had a spectacular time!

jessd6 said...

Happy anniversary! I'm an alumna of UCSB and those pictures of State Street are making me homesick...last time I was up there, it was rainy and we ended up at Andersen's, too. I need a road trip there, and fast!

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