A Best Friends Weekend – Santa Barbara Style

With my extended travel just around the corner, my best friend Rachel came up to Santa Barbara from LA for a girls weekend. We wanted to enjoy each other’s company, laugh, and revel in all the luxuries I won’t have on the road — all while experiencing all that Santa Barbara has to offer.

We did just that—moving from the beaches, to the mountains and gardens, to downtown.  As an homage to my upcoming trip, we both wore some of my favorite items I’ve collected while abroad: scarves and beads from India, jade bangles and pearls from China, clothes from European jaunts, rings from Nepal.

We absorbed the scenery, took some photographs, and reflected on past trips, the present day, and the days (and the trips!) the future will hold.

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  1. I love this. Looks like such a great weekend!!! And I love all your exotic finding from other countries, how fun! I can’t wait to see what you will bring back from this trip.

    • Thanks, girl! It was! I keep joking that we were indulging in all the luxuries I won’t have for months as a backpacker, such as frequent showers and more than a few wardrobe choices. Haha.
      I’m sure I’ll find even more items this trip…it’s just how to get it all home! Let me know if there’s anything I can send you 😉

  2. Santa Barbara is so cute, and you girls look great!

  3. YOU … in the blue/white dress? THAT shot is awesomely beautiful! Fun time with your girlfriend!!

    • Thank you, Naomi! My friend was joking around with the camera when we got that shot so it’s a total candid! We laugh at it all the time.
      I’m going to miss these comforts of home and being by those I love, but I can’t wait to hit the road! (Less than one week!)

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