A couple of weeks ago, Matt and I went to a wedding in Monterey. Thus, an opportunity presented itself: To stay in one of our favorite + incredibly romantic spots: Carmel-by-the-Sea. Two nights without the kiddos. Seriously: amazing. I'm still having withdrawals. We stayed in the old La Playa Carmel, which had gorgeous grounds, and they served wine and cheese in the study at 5pm every night (naturally).
We slept in. Strolled to brunch. Napped. Read books. Took baths. Walked on the beach. Ate dinner at 8:30. Ordered dessert. Marvelous.
As a married couple with children, it was one of those refreshers. Life can get overwhelming, exhausting and can seem like a drill every night, with the kids' always taking precedence. There's rarely anytime for ourselves these days, and when there is, all we want to do is sleep.
Matt in his "oh my God, another photo?" facial expression.
Do you have any favorite romantic spots? I'd love to hear.
PS I would totally recommend La Playa, if you are going to Carmel. The room we stayed in was small, but it was sweetly updated, and it felt a little bit like inhabited a little piece of a long gone era.
Top two photos: La Playa Hotel. Bottom three: Alexa Evans for Short & Sweet Blog