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.

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Plow and Angel at the San Ysidro Ranch

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

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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!

XO,

JAE

 

 

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Santa Barbara Mother’s Day

From the time I can remember my earliest memory, I wanted to be a mother.  I thought about what my kids would be like, where I would live and taking them to school.  I pictured at least three to four kids.  I did not waver from this.  I wanted a career as well and  wanted to establish that first and then juggle it all.  I carefully watched others in the workplace do their juggling act and had concerns about how it would be done and where the sacrifices would be made.

I took me a long time to find my husband and along the way I had multiple careers.  We had our son later in life and it was not easy to get pregnant.  I feel so grateful that I am now a mother and also know that Mother’s Day is a tough day for a lot of people.  My third date with my husband was the night before Mother’s Day, ten years ago.  He had lost his mother twelve years before that.  It was a hard day for him.  For many years it was hard for me too, waiting for my turn and wondering when and if it would happen.

I feel honored and lucky to be the mother of my incredible son.  He constantly surprises me with his old soul knowledge and then follows it up with silly  Kindergarten antics. He and my husband planned a very special day for me that included a drive to Santa Barbara and a lovely brunch at The Stonehouse at San Ysidro Ranch.  We had recently celebrated our Anniversary with an amazing meal at their other restaurant Plow and Angel .  My husband had the brilliant idea to do a day trip for their Mother’s Day Brunch.  It was flawless.

XO,

JAE

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Quick stop at the Biltmore to look at Beanie Babies
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Beautiful menu at The Stonehouse
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Entrance to The San Ysidro Ranch
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Amazing Meal
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Gorgeous Dessert Buffet
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Learning to make Creme Brulee

 

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Exploring the San Ysidro Adobe built in 1825
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Always about the shoes

Outfit details:

Me: J. Crew Liberty Flats, J. Crew Blazer (on sale!), J. Crew Sleeveless Drapey top (on sale!), AG Jeans

My husband:  J. Crew Shirt, J. Crew New Balance Shoes (similar here), AG Jeans

My son: J.Crew shirt (similar here), J. Crew shoes (similar here), Joe’s Jeans