May 14, 2013

the magic of california.

There's nothing quite like a long, lingering dinner, especially when you're sitting within a towering circle of redwoods, lights strung high above your heads, wine bottles filling the table, belly laughs leaving you doubled over for what feels like hours on end. There's nothing like jaunty, back-and-forth conversation filled with life's greatest meanings and most offensive, ridiculous jokes. There's nothing like dessert, and there's nothing — absolutely nothing — like almost-summer, that in-between season marked by lukewarm nights that remind you of childhood and fireflies, s'mores and flashlight tag.

And really, there's just nothing like the magic of California. It's never lost on me.

(Photo: Dinner at the Lark Creek Inn | My Instagram)


Erin~Just*Grand said... [Reply to comment]

What an enchanted evening and setting! And I love what you love, that feeling of almost summer, where it's all stretched out in front of you. Magic!

Alice said... [Reply to comment]

This is utterly enchanting!! Evening with friends ANYWHERE are fantastic, but in a setting like this? Magical. xx

lifeisaredcarpetblog said... [Reply to comment]

I just love this post. Sounds like the most magical evening :)


Katie + Courtney said... [Reply to comment]

Wow, this is beautiful:) I agree 100%!

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Nicole Marie said... [Reply to comment]

ABSOLUTELY going there when i get back. how amazing