Carmel By The Sea

Monday, December 27, 2010

So our little pre-Christmas mini vacation was, to put it plainly, magical. The surprise destination was Carmel by the Sea, which is right next to Monterey. Lots of delicious food, beautiful scenery, and it seemed as though, after about a week of straight rain, the weather cleared up for those couple of days just for us! It was total perfection.

Oh yeah, and to top it all off, Anthony proposed...and of course, I said yes!!

[the view from our hotel room balcony]

[the remains of our first dinner there. sooo stuffed!]

[trying to spot whales in the morning. complimentary binoculars in our room!]

[breakfast with an ocean view]

[french toast and fried fruit]

[spanish bay. our first stop on the 17 Mile Drive]

[the lone cypress. another landmark on the drive]

[at our last stop on the 17 Mile Drive, Anthony proposed! this was taken right after i was able to compose myself for a photo lol]

[the ring]

[cute candy shop on old fisherman's wharf]

[champagne and chocolate covered strawberries waiting for us at the hotel room when we got back]

[dinner at Casanova's. our appetizer- bruschetta with garlic cloves, squash, and a sweet herb-garlic butter]

[his meal: Costilla Orexana- slow-braised beef short rib in smoked paprika jus served with sautéed local green beans, cherry tomatoes, Marcona almonds & crispy polenta]

[my meal: Cannelloni alla Romagnola-homemade pasta filled with beef tenderloin, ricotta cheese and black truffle baked in a fresh tomato sauce, 'au gratin']

[before we left, i had to get a shot of my favorite building in the area. a mansion made completely of stone, built right on the edge of a cliff, complete with a crystal blue cove directly below.]

It was most definitely a trip I will always remember. Thank you so much for being in my life Anthony! I love you more than anything!


  1. Oh my goodness!!! Congrats Cassie!!!! Looks like you had an amazing time and the ring is beautiful! How incredibly exciting!!!



  2. OHMYGOSH!!! CONGRATULATIONS, CASSIE!!!! :) Wow, that is SO exciting!! I'm so happy for you!! :) :)

    You look so happy! :)

    And P.S. LOVE that ring! :)

    Ahh, so happy!! Hehe, it's the same excitement I have for friends :) Congrats, Cassie!!!

  3. congratulations!!! and merry belated christmas! :)

  4. I'm so happy for the two of you!! Congratulations!
    ( Beautiful tattoo, by the way :) )

  5. Congrats Cassie !! This is a wonderful news !!!
    It's a wonderful Christmas gift, isn't it ??!!
    (very nice ring !!)

  6. Oh my god! So many engagement posts today! I'm jealous of you all!

    But congrats anyway. Nice ring ;)

  7. Congratulations!! Welcome to the Fiancee Club ;)

  8. To top it off!!! YAYYYY. I'm so happy for you Cas!!! What an amazing proposal trip. Good boy, Anthony :) xo

  9. Thanks everyone! I really felt like I was announcing our engagement to a group of good friends once I posted this up here. I'm so grateful for the acquaintances I've made through this blog :) Thank you all again for the sweet comments!

  10. Congratulations! I wish you and Anthony all the happiness you can possibly contain. You are too adorable!:) P.S. The ring is Beautiful!

  11. Congratulations!

    I know lots of people who do cakes, photography, and invitations if you need them! They're all in the LA area. So exciting!

  12. Hooray! Best Christmas present ever! The wedding is going to be so much fun! Let me know what I can do to help, ok?

  13. ohhh I haven't been paying attention because i saw you were planning a wedding but missed this. Anyway...CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

  14. Keep living the dream sweet girl!Congrats to both

  15. Congrats on the engagement!!! I wish you two the very best. That definitely seemed like a great trip :-)

  16. WHAT!!! you got engaged! I'm so happy for you, I was just trying to catch up on all your blog posts and now I can't believe it!!! yay! yay! yay!



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