Monday, July 7, 2014

EN VACANCES :: SAN FRANCISCO TO CARMEL


Good morning, Everyone! I hope your week is going great so far! I wanted to take this opportunity to share a few of my favorite Summer activities and hangout spots. You see, when Emil and I met 8 years ago, our love of travel was one of the first things that brought us together. Over the years, we have taken countless trips exploring new destinations, because for us, there really isn't anything quite like discovering a new place together, yet there are a few of those magical spots which will forever hold our hearts and keep us coming back over and over again. With time, traveling to these places became an annual tradition and a road trip to Carmel is definitely something we have done every Summer for the past few years. Now, I can probably write a book telling you why I love these road trips so much but I figured a better idea was to do a blog post documenting our adventures. So, I hope you enjoy this journey with me!


This post was brought to you in collaboration with David Yurman, all opinions are my own. 


This time around, before going to Carmel we decided to stop in San Francisco. Though we've been there before, our last visit was too brief to really explore the city. So this time, we were really dedicated to getting to know San Francisco a little better. Our absolutely favorites were the beautiful downtown area, the Lombard street and of course the Golden Gate park. We also couldn't resist taking another look at the Golden Gate bridge, and I have to tell you, seeing the sun set over it never seizes to amaze us! Since Emil and I are complete and total foodies, we never pass up on an opportunity to explore local cafes and restaurants. The one place we found particularly charming was the Tartine Bakery, which was recommended to me by a reader during my last visit. And I have to say, I am truly thankful for her recommendation. The coffee and pastries were absolutely outstanding, so if you have fondness for either, I definitely recommend stopping by. 

After spending a few days in San Francisco, we headed to Carmel. We've stayed at a number of different places in Carmel before, but this time around we decided to look for something a little different. You see, lavender happens to be a particular favorite of mine, and I have always dreamt of seeing the beautiful lavender fields. We arrived to our hotel early in the morning, and from the moment we got to Carmel Valley Ranch, it felt like we were in a fairy tale. Extending from Carmel-by-the-Sea to Santa Lucia mountains, the ranch is covered in vineyards and lavender fields as far as the eye can see. We spend the next few days wondering around the organic gardens, the vineyards and lavender fields and relaxing by the pool. 

I can't help but to re-live the memories of our adventures as I am writing this post, which of course inevitably results in planning yet another trip to Carmel. And since it's been a few weeks since our visit, I think it's definitely time to do it again!:)

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Look 1: Reed Krakoff Boxer tote { also love this very pretty version in soft blue on SALE here } | Torn by Ronny Kobo Rivi pantsDolce & Gabbana Kate patent leather pumps |  Finders Keepers Star Eyes check grid print top | Look 2: Truth & Pride silk blazer { similar option here & here } | Schutz Fiorenza heels | Nanette Lepore strip flirty skort | Loeffler Randall Agenda cross body bag { also love this color option } | Look 3: J CREW Panama hat & top { similar here & here } | Chanel Boy flap bag | Theory Veneza Ganelle dress | Look 4: Finders Keepers Call Me dress Saint Laurent Jane leather ankle strap sandals 

David Yurman jewelry throughout: 
Bracelets: The Cable Wrap Collection bracelet with blue topaz & diamonds, The Willow Collection open five-row bracelet with diamonds, The Waverly Collection bracelet with diamonds, The Cable Classics Collection bracelet with rose quartz and diamonds | Earrings: The Cable Wrap Collection double-drop earrings with blue topaz and diamonds, The Cable Wrap Collection earrings with rose quartz and diamonds | Rings: The Willow Collection open four-row ring with diamonds, The Labyrinth Collection triple-loop ring with diamonds | Timepieces: Women's classic 38mm quartz watch, Classic 34mm lavender ceramic quartz watch 

Thank you for reading
& Keep On Smiling,
LOVE,
Annabelle

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82 comments:

Emma H said...

Very pretty cutout dress and I like the boxy windowpane printed top!
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nice look ;-)


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Jess said...

Gorgeous outfits, very elegant, I can't even choose one as favorite! Stunning pictures and place!
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Karen Liesens said...

The second and thirth outfit are very pretty! Pictures are amazing!

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Federica Guatelli said...

I like your shoots!!
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Amanda chic said...

Gorgeous jewels

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Girly said...

wow!!! like all ur outfits!!!!

Maria is on fashion said...

Love these outfits as for the shoes they are just perfect

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Bianca Malata said...

Beautiful jewellery, I love the ones with the blue stone. Dont know if thats aquamarine or blue topaz. Stunning shots.

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Luba Dimitrova said...

Classy look! I hope you are enjoying your holidays !
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OXANA MUA said...

Amazing pictures! You look incredible!

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Mónica López Gutierrez said...

amazing pics!!!
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Sasa Zoe said...

Beautiful photos, babe:)

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TERESA A said...

Amaing outfits! Love the first and 3rd looks.

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Berty Morales said...

So stunning, and what a fabulous, and gorgeous post.

Mei Fleming said...

Wow such gorgeous photos!! Your outfits are all amazing. Love the striped skirt and last white dress.

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Dethilma said...

wonderful photos !!

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Natali said...

I've always loved your style and it's all the time just getting more and more amazing!

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Krisztina @ krisztinawilliams.com said...

Beautiful shots as always. I LOVE that white cut-out dress. So gorgeous!

Liz Lauren said...

all these looks are really pretty


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Dilek Asanoska said...

I have to say, I cannot pick a favorite look because you look great in each photo! ^^

Denisa said...

Amazing as always.
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Chiara T. said...

I adore the first outfit! That top is gorgeous
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Breakfast at Cindis said...

Adore that first top with the geometric print !

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Rach Dulay said...

Very chic! I love the rose gold heels!

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Chrissabella said...

Wow ... I'm in love with all the outfit and the jewellery is gorgeous!

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Liz Andrade said...

Love the outfits, and obviously the jewels are gorgeous :)
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AP said...

Love the shoots with white dresses!!!!!!
When I travel I do my best to keep stylish look as well, but you do it even better!
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Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous post full of pictures the next more beautiful than the latter! I love the photos of your jewellry and other little details of your outfits. Thanks for the lovely blog Annabelle!

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Camille said...

Gorgeous pictures
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Beatrice Gutu said...

Love these photos so much, especially the first look! Amazing :)

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Beatrice Gutu said...

Love these photos so much, especially the first look! Amazing :)

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Nico lowbudget-lowcost said...

What wonderful looks!


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Pacific to Park said...

Beautiful clothing and lovely pictures. Thanks for sharing!

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Vannessa@Luxuria said...

My God!!! Your images are stunning. Love the DY jewelry you selected. In fact my current blog post also has some DY pieces on it ;-)
It's my dream to do a road trip to Carmel, so loved seeing your images and reading your post x

Sarah Enuwa Audu said...

All outfits are amazing. I don't even know which one to choose from. You rocked all these white colours. I adore your white pants in the first look. You killed it as usual.

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Tonia Rose said...

Classic outfits <3 They define sheer effortless elegance and the jewelry is absolutely stunning :)

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Tonia Rose said...

Classic outfits <3 They define sheer effortless elegance and the jewelry is absolutely stunning :)

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shannette messam said...

Love all my fave is the first one wuth the grid print top. www.fashionobsessher.blogspot.com

ediot said...

sensational photographs. Cant get over these stunning looks. love the white dresses the most- they are fantastic
youre so pretty
x

RaeSaysHey said...

Love everything about this post! I went to San Francisco last summer and I have a similar picture of that house on Lombard street with the gorgeous pink flowers (: The city was breathtaking!

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Janielle Dunkley said...

Your gorgeous...xx

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Sabrina T. said...

OMG stunning pics!! love all the outfits:)

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Julie Pink said...

You are so beautiful and all your outfit are perfect!!

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CIRANUS said...

No podía ser... Tenía que existir un afortunado Emil...
Bellísima como siempre!!!

Kirsten Schwalke said...

Thank you for that beautiful post and all those great pics!!! The jewelry is outstanding and goes great with your outfits:o)
Xoxo Kirsten

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Cheyenne said...

Beautiful photos!
xx

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Jessica said...

In love with these photos. You just inspired me to take my next vacation!

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PS Lily Boutique said...

Beautiful photos :)

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Elizabeth Hawn said...

love these outfits! totally gorgeous photos

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Melissa Tierney said...

GORGEOUS photos! I love the one of you standing on the swing!
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Lyndsey Emma said...

These photos are simply stunning!

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Hi Tea Style said...

The photos are beautiful and your outfits are amazing!

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Allison Weeks said...

Amazing outfits! <3

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Lara Tura said...

Great look! Love that bag, great colours!
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Venoma said...

Love the shoes, love the photos, loooove the outfit! Great post!

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Liz | Shopping My Closet said...

Love the white dress!


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Yoko Nguyen said...

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YouCanBe said...

Me encanta el post de hoy, es precioso! Las fotos son súper bonitas y tengo unas ganas de ir a San Francisco... Además, todos los looks que sacas son preciosos. Un besito

Vane

YouCanBe said...

Me encanta el post de hoy, es precioso! Las fotos son súper bonitas y tengo unas ganas de ir a San Francisco... Además, todos los looks que sacas son preciosos. Un besito

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Cristina Gomez said...

Carmel and San Francisco are 2 of my favorite places in the world! You look gorgeous Annabelle, I really like the white cut out dress : )

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individuelle said...

For me, you are a Beauty like Audrey Hepburn and Marylin Monroe. You are so beautiful and i love your own style and class. It´s a timeless Outfit and fits you.

Carmen Renee said...

Gorgeous! I love the photos and the outfits!

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fashiondiariesbyk said...

Gorgeous Top!! Love the jewelry!!
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Lindsay Truax said...

Love your jewelry.

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Dresseos said...

Lovely pics!! your are so beautiful!

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Jia said...

The photos are so beautiful! Love the white dress so much! It's gorgeous!

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Monika Basiaga said...

Amazing outfits! Love them all :) Especially the last one.

Lauren arriola said...

LOVE the pointy-toe heel! The patent looks super cute with this look too! They pumps remind me of my new pair of Chinese Laundry "Side Kick" pump! SO adorable. Check them out: http://www.chineselaundry.com/products2.cfm/ID/4173/c/chinese-laundry-pumps/attr1/947

Daniella C said...

love!
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Mi otra piel said...

Ame el segundo y ultimo look, la verdad es que eres maravillosa, amo tu blog!! :)
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Carmen Nadal Esteve said...

In TOTAL LOVE with every outfit!! Basic, simple but chic. Kisses from Spain!

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jessbuurman said...

nice footwear

anoddgirl said...

beautiful photos!
love these looks
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Laura lexo said...

Awesome photos & perfect location! You look beautiful


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z6 said...

Such a beautiful outfit and your clutch look really beautiful, i love your blog so much

Georgiana said...

I like your chic outfits and I really enjoyed all the beautiful photos.

DeDiXeSo Xatzi said...

elegant and chic....
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