the Cheshire Cat Inn // Santa Barbara, CA

We had a small stay at the Cheshire Cat Inn in Santa Barbara earlier this summer.

It was very charming. Full of knickknacks. Great location, too.

One thing I distinctly remember during our stay here was staying up late to surf the internet and watch all the news segments about the Higgs boson. For some reason, I was obsessed with it. (Specifically, trying to figure out what it meant! It only took, like, 20 articles before I understood.) Priorities.


The magical window


I’ve now seen the loveliest apartment in all of San Francisco, and it belongs to Cindy and Seth.  Everything about it was perfect for pictures: white and airy, and the lighting was soft but bright.  I could have spent hours taking pictures there.  Ah well, these will have to suffice.  Thanks to Cindy & Seth for letting me take pics, and also to the sweet kittehs who knew just how to pose.

PS: I was lucky enough to have my blog post on Ardenwood Farm featured as a “Freshly Pressed” post on the front page of WordPress on Friday.  Thank you to all the visitors who stopped by, and also those who left such wonderful comments.  So much appreciated!


The best day of the week


Just some random snapshots I took inside a hotel. I loved how they had a rotary phone that was digital. (So really, just a faux rotary phone, I suppose. Still, I found it charming.) Did you ever have to use a rotary phone? When I was much younger, our house still had one. I don’t think it’s that I am that old… more that my family was just that cheap. True story.

Happy Friday! Hope your weekend is a fun one.