an anniversary, an engagement, and a whole lot of wine : paso robles [ 38 ]

Highlights: Firestone Walker  | Central Coast Jeep Tour Adventures  | Dunning Vineyards | The Hatch | Monochrome Wines (my recommended #1 stop in Paso wine region) Honorable Mention: Bistro Laurent, now known as BL Brasserie, which was an amazing dinner but has completely changed since we went.   Last summer, to celebrate our first wedding anniversary among many other wonderful things to come, we … Continue reading an anniversary, an engagement, and a whole lot of wine : paso robles [ 38 ]

spring break!!! : knoxville [34]

Hey y'all! Remember me? Remember this little baby blog that hasn't had any new posts in a few months? It's been a whirlwind of a summer...I started my grad school summer classes in June, July was full of concerts and travel and weddings and engagements and general insanity, and then California schools start SO early, … Continue reading spring break!!! : knoxville [34]

VEGAS BABY #slaycation2018 – girls weekend in Las Vegas [32]

As soon as we knew we'd be moving to the West Coast, my best friend and I started planning a Vegas trip. It's one of her favorite places to visit, and I'd never been before, so it seemed like the perfect destination for a girls' weekend. We went during Presidents' Day weekend, from Thursday until … Continue reading VEGAS BABY #slaycation2018 – girls weekend in Las Vegas [32]

food, drinks, & fun in the bay area / central coast [31]

The first quarter of the year (how is it March already!?) has led us on plenty of adventures in a nice couple of hour radius from Monterey. We've seen a bowl game in Santa Clara, explore a little bit more of San Francisco, saw another concert in Oakland, hiked - and drank plenty of beer! … Continue reading food, drinks, & fun in the bay area / central coast [31]

October roundup: San Jose Sharks, Laguna Seca, Mission Ranch, California life [23]

Hey y'all! It's been a while. We've been pretty busy, between things around Monterey and traveling a whole bunch in the beginning of November. Before I get into our November travels, here's a summary of our October adventures! First up, some sports. We are about an hour and change away from San Jose, and for … Continue reading October roundup: San Jose Sharks, Laguna Seca, Mission Ranch, California life [23]

if I never see another box again, it will be too soon [20]

We have had our things in our house for about a week and a half and I am still drowning in boxes. So - if I never see another box again, etc. etc. It is a little strange and surreal to be unpacking things into this house. Our apartment in Mystic was spacious, but moreso … Continue reading if I never see another box again, it will be too soon [20]

settling in : the beginning of monterey [17]

Hey y'all! Sorry for the radio silence. Turns out the actual moving part of this move has kept us pretty busy - not to mention two trips back out of state almost immediately after arriving in California (posts about those cities to come). We have been in Monterey for almost three weeks now, and just … Continue reading settling in : the beginning of monterey [17]