11.04.2015

Carmel Recap Day 1- Hiking and Wandering

L'Auberge Carmel, Itsy bitsy indulgences

Whenever TJ and I go on vacation, we typically like to explore the surrounding areas. We’ve found that there is no better way to do so than by killing two birds with one stone: a little workout and sightseeing combined. Having been to Carmel several times before (here, here), we decided to revisit our favorite hiking spot, Point Lobos, and then head down the 1 into Big Sur to hike McWay Falls. It wasn’t anything too challenging, but it got us out, moving, exploring, and spending quality time together. Components that always make for a good day… especially when it starts with a little breakfast in bed.

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Big Sur Ca, itsy bitsy indulgences I love that when you are traveling down the 1 you can pull off at various lookout points, snap a few photos, and take in the absolute beauty that the coast has to offer.

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Bixby Creek Bridge, itsy bitsy indulgences

bixby creek, itsy bitsy indulgences

bixby creek bridge, itsy bitsy indulgences After Point Lobos, our first stop was Bixby Creek Bridge. If you wander across the road you can catch some pretty spectacular views.

big sur ca, itsy bitsy indulgences The cutest little gas station. Ever.

McWay Falls, itsy bitsy indulgences

McWay Falls, itsy bitsy indulgences

McWay Falls, itsy bitsy indulgences

McWay Falls, itsy bitsy indulgences

McWay Falls, Big Sur, Itsy bitsy indulgencesMcWay Falls is absolutely spectacular. An easy 4 mile hike, with the most gorgeous water colors… almost reminded me of Hawaii.

Ventana Inn, Itsy bitsy indulgences

ventana inn, itsy bitsy indulgences After our hikes, we stopped at Ventana Inn for a little lunch, while taking in the ocean view. I enjoyed the falafel wrap (highly recommend) and some of TJ’s french fries.

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leather jacket with sweater dress, itsy bitsy indulgences

karen walker sunglasses, chloe marcie bag, itsy bitsy indulgences

sweater dress with leather jacket, pregnancy style, itsy bitsy indulgences

sweater dress, baby bump, itsy bitsy indulgences

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itsy bitsy indulgences

pregnancy style, sweater dress, itsy bitsy indulgences

L'auberge carmel, itsy bitsy indulgences Once we got back into Carmel, we got ready and headed out for a little exploring. I love this sweater dress because it is absolutely perfect for a little wandering around. We picked up some Chai Tea Lattes and meandered the streets. For dinner we headed to Dametra Cafe for some delicious Greek cuisine. We ended the evening with a few little cookies in bed.

{Outfit Details || Dress: Madewell (on-sale) | Jacket: Nordstrom (similar) | Shoes: Chloe, cheaper option | Purse: Chloe | Sunglasses: Karen Walker}

{Workout Outfit Details | Pants: Nike | Red Sweater: Zella (on-sale) | Top: Zella}