Bring on the Romance.

7/29/2014


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.

My parents graciously took the kids for the weekend and it is exactly what we both needed to reconnect. Two hour conversations about world affairs and politics and the housing market. We may have mentioned our kids a couple times (maybe more than a couple), but for a time it was just us: the ones who started our family in the first place. And it felt good.


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

10 comments:

Albertina M. Cisneros said...

We need one of these stat!! So glad you got to sleep in and reconnect...in such a beautiful place!

Gloria said...

Yay! Glad you two were able to squeeze in some alone time - what a gorgeous place!!

Jillian Manesh said...

wow! looks like an amazing spot for a vacation! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

You two are so cute! The hubs and I had one of these trips not too long ago and it was such a treat. We are going to try and do them once a year now.

Alex Byer said...

What a STUNNING place! Perfect for a getaway!

Stephanie said...

So necessary for a healthy relationship! For your next romantic weekend getaway, I'd recommend Mendocino. We went for the first time for my birthday weekend a couple of years ago and it was awesome. Specifically, the Stanford Inn. Big comfy beds, fireplaces and large tubs in the rooms, beautiful views of the grounds, yummy vegan food (and I'm not even vegan) with most of the veggies and fruit grown on the property, and a few goats and llamas to roam the grounds and keeping the growth in check. Though I think the best part were the complimentary homemade chocolate chip cookies room service left us every afternoon. Definitely worth a visit next time you need a romantic, scenic getaway (and it's only about 2.5 hour drive from SF!).

Laura said...

It looks amazing!

A Crimson Kiss said...

What an amazing getaway–and at just the perfect time!

henning love said...

you two are the cutest.

Laura {happily ever} Parker said...

Love Carmel and we escape to it often. Casanova is an amazing restaurant there you ought to try (with the rule you MUST order the gnocchi!)