Staying in Monterey, Pacific Grove, or Carmel, California? Type Julia Phieffer Burns State Park into your GPS, turn off your cellphone (you won’t need it) & go! As you travel down Highway 1, the houses become as sparse as the cell reception as you travel higher up the cliffs of Big Sur. This stretch of scenic coastline runs from Carmel to San Simeon and the two-lane road you’ll travel is bordered by the Santa Lucia Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. And while every picture of Big Sur is gorgeous, none quite do it the justice of experiencing it in person.
Anywhere you stop along the trip will be nothing short of breathtaking. We chose McWay Falls as the destination. All 80 feet of the falls provides the perfect postcard of Big Sur, as well as the perfect mid-point of the trip before our return to reality. A pathway around the cove provides 180 degree views of the waterfall and while the park is a must-see, tourists respect the tranquility and barely speak above a whisper. It felt like I had spent a day at the spa upon returning to Monterey. Truly a must-visit right here in the US!
Hey y’all! I am so excited to share with you that I will be on hand at Concord Mills this weekend to Accessorize your Spring! From May 7-May 31, Concord Mills Mall is running a fabulous sale and as part of the Accessorize Your Spring Sale, I’ve been selected to surprise lucky shoppers this weekend with Accessory Ambush Makeovers! Selected shoppers will receive fashion and advice from yours truly and will have the opportunity to shop some of this season’s hottest accessories from a variety of hand-picked items.
I will be at Concord Mills Sunday, May 8th from 4-6pm ET – come say hello! I’ll be in in an area just off of the food court. I may even select you as one of the lucky winners! If you’re at Concord Mills shopping during the Accessorize Your Spring Sale, be sure to share your accessory finds on social media using #accessorize!
My worldwide adventure is finally coming to an end… I am boarding a flight home within the hour and cannot wait to sleep in my own bed for the next few weeks! I can’t explain how excited I am 🙂 While I loved California, I love my boyfriend and puppy more. I can’t wait to share pics in the upcoming weeks of how beautiful California is. But I don’t think pictures will do justice to how expansive and breathtaking Big Sur is. Stay tuned! For now, I had to share this off-the-shoulder romper because it is going fast! I am wearing the S/M, but wish I had ordered the M/L (for reference, I am 5’4 and wear 27 in pants).