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My short vacation is sadly coming to an end, but I had a great time and thought I'd share what I've been up to. When hubby and I got married, we never actually went on an official honeymoon because of time constraints... but we did spend some time at an amazing place called San Ysidro Ranch which is a short drive away. They offer private individual cottages and a secluded and peaceful atmosphere, as well as amazing food and impeccable service. It's definitely a splurge but we loved it so much that we had to go back!
We stayed at a different cottage this time, and here's a quick tour starting with the private entrance:
A welcome message & treat:
The fluffy & romantic canopy bed:
The window desk overlooking the back patio:
The picturesque private patio surrounded by forest green...
... complete with a hot tub and outdoor shower!
The bedside fireplace to snuggle by after hot-tubbing in 50-degree weather :)
The cottage also has a separate living room, and here's where we ate most of our meals:
One of the best parts about staying at SYR is that we could order room service from the excellent on-site restaurant menu. We took tons of food pics but this post is getting long, so I'll just share some of our favorites.
They make the most amazing crab cakes I've ever tried:
And the best tortilla soup in the world:
Pan-Seared Salmon with Wasabi Mashed Potatoes, Baby Bok Choy, Soy Ginger Sauce:
16-hr Braised Beef Short Ribs with Boursin Whipped Potatoes, Broccolini, Smoked Sea Salt:
The food was great, but I also loved the little touches like fresh flowers with each meal:
I brought a few outfits along to take pictures of, but ended up doing mostly nothing except for lounging around and watching HGTV. Here's as close to an outfit pic as I got on this trip:
We did spend some time trying out a new lens for our camera, which I thought turned out pretty nice pics for its relatively inexpensive price. I know this was a picture-heavy post, but I hope you enjoyed the vacation recap!