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Getaway: Four Seasons Biltmore

Heaven on Earth is probably the best way to describe the Four Seasons Biltmore. We arrived on a gloomy and rainy day, which is rare for Santa Barbara, but the ocean was greeting us with its beauty. As we drove into the hotel driveway we were in awe of the beautiful architecture of the Spanish style hotel. It instantly brought back memories of my childhood in Mexico. Some of my favorite memories as a child are staying in haciendas with beautiful decor and history. The Biltmore is nestled in charming Montecito, which is just 10 miles south of Santa Barbara. As you wind your way through the beautiful resort you find yourself getting lost in the stunning gardens with magnolia trees, palm trees and flowers growing as far as the eye can see.


What makes the Biltmore unique are the breathtaking views of the ocean. The first night as we were trying to decide where to go for dinner, we walked through the stunning lobby and saw that the Bella Vista restaurant in the hotel had a front seat to watch the ocean as the sun was setting. How could we pass that up? After a breathtaking sunset we enjoyed homemade pasta that melted in our mouths. It was the perfect end to a our magical day.


The following day we enjoyed a casual walk by the ocean to get one last glimpse of our view. After we check out of the hotel we of course had to stop into our favorite shops in town – Rooms and Gardens, Diani, and Dressed in Santa Barbara and Botanik in Summerland. All of these are a must!


As we left to continue our road trip down to LA we agreed that another stay at the Biltmore was definitely in order – it was the perfect home away from home.


Photos by Caitlin Flemming


“Getaway” will be appearing on Sacramento Street to document my travels. I’m hoping to make it a monthly feature. If you have a favorite hotel in your city that you think should be featured please leave a comment or email me. I’ll be traveling a far amount in 2013 and hopefully it’ll be to a city you recommend!

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it’s friday + link love!

Wowza, this week has got the best of me. I feel as though I’ve been completely MIA on twitter – missing out on a whole lot, but work has been busy busy.

By the time you read this I will be on a plane to LA for the opening day of the Maison de Luxe Greystone Mansion opening. The entire Kendall Wilkinson team will be there to see our room in person – the photos I’ve seen are stunning. I can’t wait to see all of the rooms, mingle with bloggers I haven’t seen in awhile, hear a few lectures and then toast to a fabulous team. On Saturday I’m meeting up with Jessica and Fallon for lunch – I can’t wait to meet them both! Then I’ll be back to SF for a dinner party. Phew, it’s going to be a busy little weekend, but it’s going to be a blast!

While I’m away be sure to pop over to these links:

- These book covers have me swooning.

- Erica Tanov is hosting a holiday soiree Saturday at the SF store (if you live here be sure to stop by) and they are participating in the Remodelista Holiday Market at the Marin Country Mart – I’m totally bummed I’m going to be out of town.

- Love this fall look.

- I’ll definitely be making this for lunch next week!

Hope all of you have a lovely weekend ahead.

xx, Caitlin

Photo from I Saw Today
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off to the desert . . .

After experiencing a extremely cold summer here in San Francisco, Eric and I thought it was time to get the heck out of this gloomy climate and take a vacation to Palm Springs. We’re going with a fun group of friends – some old and some new, which makes it a perfect combination for a fun time.

Sunshine, lounging by the pool, and cooking delicious meals is what I’m looking forward to this weekend. I’m signing off early this week. Be sure to follow me on twitter and instagram to get an inside peek into the trip.

While I’m away be sure to check out these fabulous posts:

*NYFW has come and gone, but this round up is the best I’ve yet to see . . .

*Transitioning into fall looks, I’m loving this ensemble . . .

*Weather is getting crisp, so these essentials might be necessary soon . . .

*Need some inspiration? Be sure to follow Mr. Grant on Pinterest . . .

* Be sure to check out my interview on Interior Connector . . .

Have a lovely weekend everyone! I’m off to enjoy some warm weather!

xx, Caitlin

Photos: 1. Wallpaper Magazine 2. Ace Hotel 3. David Roemer for Marie Claire Spain

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it’s friday + link love!

This weekend I am off to get away from the madness of the busy work week – I’ll be driving down to Carmel with my mom to spend some quality time with my family. It’s just what the doctor ordered. Plus my aunt and uncle just finished renovating their entire house so I’m excited to see it all finished. I’m looking forward to drives along to ocean (a must with my uncle – he loves showing us what’s new), walking their Beagle Lucy, shopping trips to Carmel by the Sea, tea time with the family and long dinners around the table. So if you’re looking for me – I’ll be in my comfies hanging out with the family!

While I’m away check out a few highlights from the week:

* Dreaming of having a dinner party with these essentials.

* This lovely palette has my heart swooning.

* Already thinking of transitioning my wardrobe from summer to fall.

* I’ve got the travel bug because of Simone’s trip on the coast and Peggy’s trip overseas.

* Lastly, a few things I’ve been coveting this week . . .

Also, thank you to my wonderful new August sponsors Interior Connector, Public Bikes and La Boutique. All of these companies are amazing and if you have the time you should take a peek at each of their sites – I promise you’ll love them.

Hope all of you have a wonderful and relaxing summer weekend. Enjoy every minute of it!

xx,
Caitlin


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camp terrain . . .

I’ve been following Terrain for many years and daydreamed about what the store was like in person. Let me tell you, it’s beyond what you would expect. I’m going to warn you now, once you read this you’ll want to jump in your car or a plane and go visit. It’s out of this world and I wish it was around the corner from my house – although that would be dangerous.

As we embarked on our blogger’s day at Terrain we were welcomed by nature surrounding us in every which way, and the staff made us feel right at home. Everywhere you turned your head you were greeted with beauty – the plants, buildings and merchandise. I was in awe.


We had a full day of activities from a terrarium workshop, to a tour of the entire property that included them telling us about how they come up with inspiration for the entire store. We also has some amazing spa time in a mushroom hut and ended the marvelous day with a seven course meal that was out of this world (not to mention the group of people sitting around me were amazing and made me laugh so hard).


Overall, I couldn’t have asked for a better day – it’s just what I needed. It’s something I wish I would do every day. Thank you to the entire Terrain team for bringing us out for summer camp and making it a day I will always remember. Next time we’ll have to sing around a camp fire.

Terrain
914 Baltimore Pike
Glen Mills, PA
610-459-2400

*Photos by Caitlin Flemming

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