a san ysidro celebration + my bang debut!

Friday afternoon the hubs and I  hit the road to sunny Santa Barbara for a special weekend celebration–the 10th wedding anniversary of our good friends Anna & Mason. Because sipping champagne and half marathon training don’t really go well together, I got up early Friday morning to tackle my first long, training run. Friday was supposed to be a rest day so the run was more of a 7 mile slog, but it was nice to have it behind me before the start of the weekend!

Unfortunately for my tired legs, the weather was too perfect not to do a hike on Saturday. We indulged in sleeping in but then got our butts in gear and trekked the 45 minutes up to Inspiration Point. I had heard it’s a Santa Barbara classic with spectacular views–I now know why so many of you recommended it the last time we were there! I snapped this photo looking back on Inspiration Point from the pier yesterday, which is almost as beautiful as the views from the top.

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Saturday night’s anniversary festivities were held at the stunning San Ysidro Ranch. The venue was amazingly beautiful and the decor like a lawn party at Restoration Hardware, my favorite home store ever. We sipped sparkling wine, shared an incredible meal (including the best mac & cheese of my life) and danced under the stars until our feet couldn’t take any more. It was so fun being able to celebrate Anna & Mason who were just in Italy for our wedding three months ago! After this weekend, I’m already looking forward to our tenth anniversary celebration/2nd wedding. Only 9 years and 9 months to go!

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Oh and as promised, a photo of my new bangs! They do require a bit more work in the morning but I think they’re a fun change for Fall.

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What fun did you get into this weekend–any parties, hikes or training runs?

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