I love being home and visiting California. I love so many things about this home town of mine. For one, seeing my family is a treat :) And two, there are so many GORGEOUS places just a short drive away from the Bay Area. Last week my mom and I went to Carmel. Our first stop was the Farmer's Market, per my friend Amanda's recommendation. The David Austin Roses didn't disappoint!
Hope loved the flowers, too!
She also met a white boy poodle who she played with for a minute. So sweet...
My mom is so darn cute, especially with our pup by her side.
See what I mean?! These roses are to.die.for. If I could, I would have bought every single bunch they had available. They're only $7 per bunch!
After the market, we ate lunch at Grasings, one of the most delicious restaurants in town! Next, we took Hope down to the beach to run, and boy did she! The beach, much like my mom, is her happy place, that's for sure.
Again, the cutest.
Another shot, because wow.
Speaking of my friend Amanda, she was so kind and drove to down town Carmel just to say hello, even though she should be on bedrest ;) We said hi for a few minutes and I was reminded just how sweet she is. I wish we lived closer!! Follow her blog, Marshall's Abroad for some delicious recipes and gorgeous photos.
Outfit details | Top: Nordstrom / Jeans: AG brand / Sandals: Steve Madden
We had a wonderful day! Have you ever been to Carmel, CA?! If so, where is your favorite place to eat and shop?
Have a wonderful day!