Apple Picking

For my birthday, Chris and I took a road trip up the California coast to Mendocino–a quiet, quaint town with endless views of the pacific ocean. Even after almost two years of living in the Bay area, we still feel like newbies, so I love to explore all there is to see on the west coast. Along the drive up we stopped at a few places, and I got to check off one of my fall to-dos: apple picking! 

As I did a little research for our trip, I was extremely delighted to discover an apple farm situated on the path towards Mendocino. This cute farm is in a small town called Philo. When we pulled-up in the car, there were no visitors besides a few sleepy, lingering dogs. We had the whole place to ourselves, with the exception of a few workers. So admittedly, I got a little snap happy taking countless photos.
This dress is incredibly comfortable, and versatile. I like to feel comfy when I travel, so it’s perfect for a long car ride where you’ll be sitting awhile. It also pairs well with tights for cool autumn days. The best part of this investment piece is you can wear it in the summer. Paisley is such a classic pattern that’s acceptable all year round. I’ve also worn this dress with a pair of heels to work, and layered on a faux-fur vest–it was so cute! I’ll have to show you a pic next time 🙂After we checked into the hotel we spent some time outside admiring this amazing view! It’s called Smugglers Cove–but I prefer to call it the blue lagoon. You can practically see through the crystal blue water, even from a distance. It was sight for sore eyes–so we grabbed a cup of tea and relaxed on the back porch soaking in the fresh coastal air.
I’ll be sharing more photos from our trip soon, and a few fun places you can visit in case you’re ever in the area. There are great wineries, places to hike, explore and of course–eat!

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Dress: Calypso St. Barth | Shoes: Nordstroms | Cardigan: Ann Taylor

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