Last week I had a few extra days off work so we decided to take a fun little trip to the coast. We woke up early on Wednesday and drove down the 101 to Cambria.


We stayed at the most adorable little Inn by the ocean. They have this boardwalk which was pretty long and great for walking. The weather was absolutely perfect!

There is a Elephant Seal rookery just a few minutes away so we had to check it out.

Look all of them! Don't be deceived they are actually huge; the adult males can get up to 16 feet and 5,000 lbs!
lilly pulitzer cooler
Lilly Cooler (similar) // Monogram cups // Lilly for Target Blanket
 We then spent the rest of the afternoon hanging out at the beach in front of the Inn looking for moonstones and enjoying happy hour.

The next morning we drove a few minutes down the road to Hearst Castle! It was absolutely stunning.

The castle is located in San Simeon on the top of a hill overlooking the ocean. And fun fact, the Hearst family sold off some of their property back in the day to my husband's family! 

Dress // Bosom Buddy Bag
 The spring is a great time to visit as all the flowers on the property are in bloom.

I absolutely loved the indoor pool! All the tile work was so beautiful. 

Bosom Buddy Bag Lilly Pulitzer

Everything was just so over the top. It would have been so fun to be an invited guest back in the castle's heyday.

Bosom Buddy Bag

I seriously took the Bosom Buddy Bali Bag (in X-Large) everywhere on this trip. It was the perfect size for my large camera, a sweater, sunglasses, wallet and makeup. I love that the ribbon and motif are totally customizable. This one has a aqua, lime green and white stripe with a starfish (a little nod to Hawaii) but they have so many color options to choose from. Make sure to check out their website.  

Hearst Castle

 If you are ever taking a drive down Highway 1 Cambria and Hearst Castle are worth a stop! Next up is San Luis Obispo and Pismo Beach.
PS. And because it's Master's Week (are you watching?!!) here's a few little signs I made in the past and plan to recreate this weekend for our viewing party!