Villa del Sol was our home for the week when we visited Turks & Caicos. It was the perfect place to stay with our group of 6. The 3 bedroom and 3 bath villa was located on Grace Beach on Provo Island. The updated kitchen, open living spaces and large bedrooms were great amenities for us. The outdoor space had a lot of outdoor furniture, a hammock, beautiful pool and access to the beach. The beach was amazing – secluded, clean and big enough for our lounge chairs, paddle boards and fruit rum drinks. We can’t wait to go back and stay at Villa del Sol.
How would you spend your perfect Sunday? Taking a walk? Going to the gym or movies? Baking in the kitchen? Well, all those are great things as long as you enjoy doing them. T.W.O. spent their Sunday afternoon in Santa Barbara, which is one place they used to call home. It has a special place in our heart – from soccer tournaments, to watching our brothers play summer college baseball, to one of us attending UCSB and most recently a family wedding.
A perfect Sunday in Santa Barbara to us would be brunch at The Boathouse, a stroll on State Street, stopping by Wendy Foster for our hair ties and ending with a visit at Coast 2 Coast Collection.
The Boathouse (formerly known as Brown Pelican) is a great restaurant located on Hendry’s Beach. It’s a great spot for family, friends or even a romantic date! Three out of four times when we have dined at The Boathouse, we have seen dolphins. Let’s hope that we just didn’t jinx ourselves – or you! After lunch – – – on to State Street!
Coast 2 Coast Collection was introduced to us 2 years ago and little did we know that it would be a part of our lives. From candles, home décor, vintage jewelry and most recently a custom made bracelet for a bridesmaids’ gift from our sister-in-law, Coast 2 Coast is a definite stop on our trips to Santa Barbara. This luxury gift and tableware boutique has a wide array of brands – Bernardaud, Chrstofle, Hermes, Lalique and St. Louis. Immediately when you walk in the store, your jaw drops and you just want to buy everything for your home. From the linens to the table settings and frames and mirrored trays to the serving utensils – they all are luxurious pieces.
And what goes well with these pieces…of course vintage costume jewelry! Some of the designers are Chanel, Dior, Givenchy and Miriam Haskell. We didn’t have any trouble finding something we liked – – – that’s for sure! These pieces are classic and original. The person sitting next to you at the charity event won’t be wearing the same necklace. Sounds fabulous, right?
Men – there is also a sports memorabilia section for you – – – so don’t wait in the car!
Next time you are in Santa Barbara, you have to make a stop at Coast 2 Coast. Don’t walk away empty handed; you will regret it later! Thanks Holly for having us!!
If you are looking for a nice relaxing vacation or getaway weekend and are willing to spend some money – The Bacara Resort and Spa is a great choice! Located North of the downtown, this resort has it all. Beach, pool, spa, dining, views and a fantastic wine room! T.W.O. spent a lovely afternoon walking around the grounds and some time in the Foley Wine Room. (More to come on that in a later post!)
This Spanish-style resort is welcoming right when you pull in. The “piazza” has a gorgeous fountain that is calming and the service is fantastic. The lobby is inviting with the beautiful floral arrangements and the complimentary lemon and cucumber water. It feels like you walked into the ultimate spa! The outside amenities include a pool, cabanas, fire pits, outdoor seating and the best part – views of the ocean.
Check out some of T.W.O.’s favorite highlights of the Bacara!