Sometimes you come across a place that evokes such beauty it feels like heaven on Earth. I’m sure the Caribbean has some scenic beaches that meet such requirements, or maybe standing in the center of a glacier in Alaska, and from what I can tell in pictures, one feels that way in one of those fancy huts on the water in Bora Bora. It’s even more special when such a place is 25 minutes from your own backyard.
The San Ysidro Ranch, in the hills of Montecito, is uber fancy and uber exclusive in the most down-to-Earth way. Each of the private casitas look like ranch homes, there is an expansive organic vegetable garden that the chefs at the on-site restaurants use to curate their exquisite food, and every inch is a green thumb enthusiast’s dream. So when it was time to pick a place to celebrate my husband’s and my date-a-versary, we opted for their casual dining restaurant, Plow and Angel, so we could have a whole experience instead of simply a meal.
When it came to pick the outfit for such an occasion, I relied on my tried and true for this last month. No one’s counting, but I have worn this palm frond romper at least twice in the last week alone.
It was perfect for a casual date night with a chambray shirt tied and delicate jewelry. For a bachelorette party, I ditched the outer layer and jazzed it up with an edgy necklace and black-fringed booties.
The bodice is surprisingly structured which is a great juxtaposition to it’s fun print.
Where is the closest to heaven on Earth you have found?