Last week Amanda and I headed up the coast for a girls getaway before doing a little shoot with Jose Villa. We stayed at El Capitain Canyon, which has both safari tents and cabins to rent. What a glorious weekend. Antique shopping, tacos at La Super Rica in Santa Barbara (thanks, Joy!), ice cream and mint chocolates at Ingeborg's, a drive up Figeuroa Mountain Road, owls, hiking, dance parties in the car, cherry ring pops, drinking red wine through paper striped straws, crafting on picnic tables (do you know this tumblr, Ghetto Hikes? You must!). From top to bottom: the tents, the trees, the cozy inside, straws, hike, this sweet note I found inside of a silk nighgown at the antiques store, Jose at work + his divine office, the rainbow mottled bark of a tree (and the new header for winter '12). It was so fun to meet Jose and Joel in person, having collaborated with them on so many fun projects. Thanks so much for the outstanding suggestions, guys! Can't wait to come back!