042415-042615 Santa Barbara Weekend

During my freshman year, I fell in love with the Imaginary Zebra brand and was super into blogging. Nicole was one of the common commenters on the Imaginary Zebra/Benson’s blog and we ended up connecting with each other. It has been years since we started chatting, but we have remained contact over the years. She is a total sweetheart and I am happy to call her a friend. 🙂 #BlogFriendsAreRealFriends

Cathy and I wanted to visit Nicole in Santa Barbara before she graduated. I invited Ly who brought her cousin Stephanie along and we ended up spending the weekend checking out the city.

The four of us flew to LAX and rented a car for the drive. (Thank you for driving, Ly!) After we landed, we went to eat at Roscoe’s. It was delicious!


Ly dropped Cathy and me off at Nicole’s apartment. Upon arrival, Nicole was in the process of baking cookies. 😀


The next morning, Nicole curled my hair!


Ly and Stephanie picked us up. We went to eat at El Encanto Dining Room. We wanted to do high tea, but we were too early and we had to make reservations. Failed a little on the research, but it turned out just fine.


Some lovely snaps from Nicole:


We went shopping around Paseo Nuevo afterwards.

UntitledPC: Nicole

We had some talks about a selfie stick over the weekend, so Cathy and I surprised Nicole with a selfie stick!


Nicole introduced us to Pacific Crepes. Bomb!


Nicole talked about wanting to get her second lobe piercing. Cathy was willing to do it too, so they actually went for it.


We swung by the Santa Barbara Public Market afterwards. It reminded me of Eataly in Chicago since it filled with many cute little food shops inside. Great designs all around!

UntitledUntitledUntitled How clever are these little signs!?

Ly and Stephanie dropped us off for the night. Cathy, Nicole, and I ate at Sorriso Italiano for dinner. The place looked like a fast food joint, but it wasn’t exactly. Food wasn’t shabs!

UntitledUntitledCathy and Nicole showing off their matching piercings. 😛

Nicole found excuses to use her selfie stick. Haha! 🙂


She also baked more cookies!


The next morning, Nicole made us breakfast. Look at this cuteness!

Before we left the apartment, we went on a photo taking spree. 🙂

Untitled Ly and Stephanie picked us up for our last day in Santa Barbara. We went to see Stearns Wharf.

UntitledUntitledUntitledUntitledUntitledUntitledUntitledUntitledOur final Santa Barbara stop were for macarons. So colorful!

It was a super fun weekend with Nicole and I hope we can hang out again over the summer. 🙂


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