Dinner and Sunset in Montecito

Our end of the Summer mini-vacation included an amazing meal at Plow and Angel at the San Ysidro Ranch.  It is just so beautiful there.  I wore a J. Crew dress that I featured in Stripes and Paisley on the Vineyard.  This time swapping the pops of pink for my favorite leopard print.  The dress is so easy to wear and is a great neutral shirting stripe that can be styled so many ways.

Enjoying the beautiful grounds after dinner.

Dinner at or absolute favorite restaurant.  It is rare to find a place with such amazing food for adults and healthy options that are appealing to kids too.

Plow and Angel at the San Ysidro Ranch

Then we headed back to Butterfly Beach and The Biltmore for sunset.



My outfit details:

J. Crew Dress

J. Crew Featherweight Italian Cashmere Cardigan (on sale!)

J. Crew Ryan Sunglasses in Blush

J. Crew Leopard Printed Calf Hair Belt

J. Crew Sandals (similar here and 25% off with the code SHOPNOW)

Calf Hair Clutch from last year.  Similar here, here and here

My husband and son are twinning (of course) in their favorite striped Johnnie-O Shirts (men’s and boy’s) and J. Crew Shorts (men’s and boy’s).

Happy Shopping!





In the Pink at The Biltmore

It is nearly impossible not to feel “in the pink” in Santa Barbara, especially at The Biltmore, overlooking Butterfly Beach.  The Biltmore was built in 1928 and epitomized Southern California glamour and was a favorite retreat of old Hollywood.  The grounds are just so beautiful and Butterfly Beach is a favorite of ours.  The butterflies actually left soon after the construction and care was put it to the landscaping and trees so that they would return.  We learned about this in the beautiful children’s book “Butterfly Beach” by Polly Caldwell Bookwalter that we purchased in the gift shop for vacation bedtime reading.  We spotted a few butterflies on one of our morning walks. The beach walks were so beautiful that I even managed to win my weekly Fitbit step contest against several competitive New Yorkers.


J. Crew Margot Top in French Blue Airy Cotton Pique

J. Crew Jane Sunglasses in Pink

J. Crew Cashmere Cardigan in Neon Hibiscus (on sale plus 30% off with code SHOPSALE)

J. Crew Paisley Gemma Flats (25% off with code SHOPSALE)

J. Crew Signet Bag in Deep Wine

J. Crew Coin Purse in Italian Calf Hair

J. Crew Lookout Jeans (25% off with code SHOPSALE)

Happy Shopping!