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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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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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homeward bound . . .

After a wonderfully relaxing week in Portland with friends and family, we’re finally making the journey home to San Francisco. I’ll miss my mom’s delicious breakfasts, beautiful house and all the dinner parties we hosted, but I’m excited to bring all of our new Christmas goodies home. There might be some redecorating in my future . . . shhh, don’t tell Eric.

Hope all of you were able to spend quality time with loved ones this holiday season – it always fills my heart to see mine.

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Wedding Wednesday: Kauai House

Last week, I featured some photos that got me in the island mood. So much so that I wanted to share some photos of the house we rented in Kauai. It was love at first sight when we found this little two bedroom house and we can’t wait to get there.

I can’t wait to cook dinners, relax read books and best of all it has a hot tub. I’ll share all of the details with you when we get back.

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Wednesday Wedding: Island Inspiration

When I thought Spring had arrived in San Francisco, the weather turned from beautiful blue skies to dark, cloudy and rainy. The only thing putting a smile on my face right now is the thought of being on my honeymoon in less than six weeks.

When I came across these beautiful seaside dreams feature that This Is Glamorous put together, it instantly made me think about how I will be sitting on the beaches of Kauai very, very soon.

I’ve been searching far and wide for a beautiful vacation wardrobe. I’ve succeeded in finding fabulous bathing suits, dresses and the perfect hat. But a girl always needs a few more things to put in her suitcase.
If you have any suggestions for last minute items I should be packing for my honeymoon, I would LOVE your recommendations!

Next week I’ll give you a little sneak peek at the amazing house we rented.

{photo’s courtesy of a glamorous little side project via Carter Smith}
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