Wow, doesn't that just take your breath away?
I have been to a LOT of places all over the world and I don't think that I can think of a prettier place than
Monterrey and Carmel.
Everywhere you look the coastline is just spectacular.
This is where we stayed:
The Martine Inn in Pacific Grove. It's much prettier than this photo. It was built in 1899 and remodeled into this slightly Spanish/Mediterranean facade. You can walk right down to the water and walk 10 minutes to Cannery Row in Monterrey.
Here is our room: The Parke Room which overlooks the ocean. It was the original Master Bedroom. We would leave the small windows open at night and listen to the waves crashing against the rocks.
There were lots of windows and look at this wonderful 1860 four poster bed.
There were too many antiques to mention
and yet it didn't feel stuffy.
I think the extensive use of white bedding and the soft curtains helped to lighten it up.
The original claw foot tubs remain in the home even after many renovations.
We were able to sneak a peek at the other rooms. They would leave them open after they cleaned them. See how they hang the pictures on the molding? Love that!
I bet this bed has a history!
This was one of my favs. I'm a sucker for blue toile...
Another cozy room with an awesome headboard.
In the dining room breakfast would be served overlooking the view. And, evening wine and snacks too!
Have you ever stayed in a B&B?
I know some people don't care for them.
As my sister put it, it feels like you are in too close of quarters. But it doesn't bother me as long as I have my own personal bath. I like the coziness of a B&B.
Of course a trip to Monterrey and Carmel would not be complete without a trip through 17 mile Drive.
17 miles of Spectacular coastline and three golf courses which I guess are spectacular Haha! Pebble Beach is the most famous course but Mr. Beaux says the the Spanish Bay is much prettier.
Here is my idea of pretty on the golf course! Look at these cuties! And the golfers would just walk right by them.
The famous "Lone Cypress" is over 250 years old.
I love this photo!
I won't bore you (sorry if I have already) with a million vacation photos but you do have to suffer through a few more. This is a B&B named
the Gosby House in Pacific Grove.
We stayed here on our honeymoon 30 years ago. Unfortunately it was booked so we couldn't stay there this time around. But I did go up on the porch and Mr. Beaux took my picture.
And there I am way back when!!! I know, nothing has changed right? Cool wedges!
Wrapping up our trip I will post this photo taken in Carmel 30 years ago. Looking at these newlyweds today I can't believe all that we have accomplished together. We have been through so much together and I feel so lucky to be married to my best friend. I could go on and on but this is supposed to be a design blog...
Until Next Time,