Friday, April 24, 2009

Jet Setter: Big Sur

Sorry I haven't blogged lately.  I spent a few glorious days in magical Big Sur, California. Nature and romance at its best!  I had originally planned to get married in Big Sur, so it was appropriate for my husband and I to spend our 7 year wedding anniversary there.  

Big Sur has some of the most breathtaking coastline vistas in the world.  It's the perfect place for a wedding, honeymoon or a romantic getaway.  From luxury resorts to rustic cabins, there is something for everyone.  Picnics at the beach, hiking through giant redwoods to spectacular waterfalls, then relaxing at a spa - all in one day!

The ultimate in luxury is the Post Ranch Inn.  The rooms, the restaurant, the spa...ahh, total bliss.  Ventana Inn is another amazing option.  It's also a great place to hold your wedding. 

For a quaint cabin in the woods, budget-friendly Deetjen's Big Sur Inn is the place.  Deetjen's has one of the best restaurants in Big Sur.  But my favorite restaurant is the Big Sur Bakery, which has the best filet and is all organic! 

Things to do in Big Sur:
1. Hiking in the Ventana Wilderness
2. Picnic at Pfeiffer State Beach
3. Soak in the hot tubs at Esalen.  Clothing optional.
4. Drink wine while watching the sunset at Nepenthe Restaurant (Wedding Spot)
5.  Visit the Henry Miller Library (Wedding Spot)

Hot Tub at Esalen

What to Wear:  The temperatures in Big Sur range from foggy mornings to sunny afternoons, so think layers.  One of my favorite lines is Nau.  "An outdoor apparel company turning out designs strong enough for the backwoods and stylish enough for the urban jungle".
Where to Buy: Nau

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