A Honeymoon.

In the early stages of wedding planning, D and I tossed around exotic honeymoon ideas. But the idea of planning an elaborate trip on top of planning an elaborate wedding (not to mention the additional costs) made us rethink our gameplan. We decided that we'd take a short, semi-local honeymoon right after the wedding, then go to Europe in the late spring/early summer of 2013.

We booked a three night spa package at The Bacara in Santa Barbara, and it was truly amazing. Room service, pool time, massages, and a whole lot of vino.

We took a day trip into Los Olivos, had the best burger of my life (the Bacon Burger - unreal) at Sides Hardware & Shoes, and did some wine tasting in town. Big fan of Presqu'ile - picked up some rose and pinot noir there.

Overall it felt decadent and relaxing and the perfect way to unwind after such an epic 4 days with friends and family.